CLUB HISTORY

The Geelong Swimming Club has a long and proud history, forming on December 7th, 1882. The club was created via the merging of Geelong, Meredith, Geelong Western, Parkside and St Helens Swimming Clubs. The first name of the club was Geelong Western Swimming Club.

Women were first allowed into the club in 1929, however decided to form their of club – the Geelong Western Ladies Swimming Club. In 1959 they returned, but retained their own identity within the club and even had their own committee. The club amalgamated in May 1966.

In 1970, the club officially changed its name to the Geelong Swimming Club and established its headquarters at the Geelong & District Memorial Swimming Centre (Kardinia Aquatic Centre), where it remains. In 1984, the club become and incorporated body – The Geelong Swimming Club Inc.

LIFE MEMBERS

Life Members of the Geelong Swimming Club have been a member of the club for a minimum of ten years and have contributed to the club beyond expectations. All Life Members have been extremely active in devoting hours of their time to the club, beyond the position they held.

Applications for Life Memberships must be received by the Club Secretary by April 1 each year and must be submitted to the committee for approval.

Life Members;

  • B Millmott (D)
  • Mrs Blair
  • Ron Doak (D)
  • Mrs Clarke
  • Max Parker (D)
  • Jack Doak (D)
  • D Strahan
  • Norman Bond (D)
  • Robert Bond (D)
  • Michael Caroll
  • Lloyd Batten
  • Peter Doak
  • Leon Batten (D)
  • Edna Touzel (D)
  • Eunice Beswick (D)
  • Harry Beswick (SNO)
  • Patricia Bond (D)
  • Pam Firth (D)
  • Peter McNeil
  • Robert Goodwin
  • Michael Hand
  • Darren Steere
  • Jan McNeil
  • Bob Kelly
  • L Touzel (D)
  • Marilyn McLaren
  • Judy Karutz
  • Michael Carrol
  • Amber Karutz
  • Liz Watson
  • Fiona Skinner
  • Vicki Kelly
  • John Beckworth
  • Megan Hussain