June 2004

News Archive


Congratulations to Peter Freney

Peter was honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2004 with an Order of Australia Medal in the General Division for service to Swimming in the ACT and surrounding districts, particularly through the Telopea Swim Club.

A much deserved honour, congratulations from the Telopea Swim Club and all your colleagues, swimmers and friends in the ACT.

Peter Freney

Peter was the coach of the Telopea Amateur Swimming Club from 1975 to October 2002.  He is an Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Level 3 coach and a tutor coach for NSW Swimming. Peter has also been the coach for several NSW Swimming squads which have toured overseas including the NSW Touring Team to New Zealand in 2001. He has coached at several training camps for Australian Swimming and was a coaching member of the Australian Oceania Team to Noumea in 1993 and the Australian World Cup Team to Hong Kong and Beijing in 1994. Peter has served as Vice-Chairman of the NSW Branch of ASCTA. Peter was awarded Telstra Swimmer's with a Disability Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000. In November 2000, he was awarded ACT Academy of Sport Coach of the Year. In February 2001, Peter was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for significant contribution to swimming. 2001 was also a busy year for Peter as Head Coach of the NSW Sharks Squads as well as Head Coach of the NSW Cultural Exchange Team to Darmstadt, Germany.


                      Volunteer Recognition

   As displayed at ACT Swimming's Web Page

Congratulations Les from the Telopea Swim Club


ACT Swimming is committed to recognising the contribution made by the many people who assist the local swimming community in a variety of ways. Each month a worthy volunteer is recognised. Watch this page for the monthly winner.

Volunteer for May 2004

Les Barclay

Les, as well as being the head coach of the Telopea Swimming Club, has provided considerable support to school teams over many years. This year was no exception. Les is also a selector for ACT Swimming. He provides help and tutoring for locals using Team Manager. Over the years he has taken on the role of Race Secretary for Telopea, a role he is currently fulfilling.

Les has contributed to the community through his involvement in in the training (hands on) of local swim coaches.

Also, he has been and continues to be an active member of the School Swimming Management Group.

Les, thank you from the ACT Swimming community for your contribution to our sport and to the swimmers and coaches you so willing help.


                                              Upcoming Events:

  2004-2005 CALENDAR CHANGES      

With the confirmation of the 2005 Australian Championships and the revision of the 2005 NSW Championship Program, the Summer 2004-2005 Calendar has undergone a number of changes recently.

  NSW Country Short-Course Championships                      17th & 18th July

  NSW State Open Short-Course Championships                  7th & 8th August



                                              Latest Results:

  TVSC Main Meet - Telopea Results                                    5th & 6th June

 Ginninderra State & Country Qual Meet- Telopea Results      19th & 20th June


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