Club named award finalist

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The Busselton Masters Swimming club has been named a finalist in RAC’s Sport Star Awards for the Community Club of the Year for its outstanding contribution to Busselton.

The club is one of the largest masters swimming clubs in WA, supporting people of all ages and abilities to reach their swimming goals.

Busselton Masters Swimming club president Darryl Kelly said it was an acknowledgement of the hard work many members put back into the club.

“We keep to our masters motto which is fun, friendship and fitness,” he said.

“It’s not just about swimmers, it’s about helping the community as well.

“We help people stay fit but a social club can never stop growing and helping because that is its strength,” Mr Kelly said.

This year the club is planning a trip to Thailand as a bonding experience and to say thank you to its committed and dedicated members. The club has also built relationships with a number of other local swimming clubs and businesses, fostering and connecting the community.

“We conduct fundraising events and volunteer to help other clubs including Busselton Magpies Football Club, the Busselton Festival of Triathlon, The Jetty Swim, Busselton Surf Lifesaving Club and environmental restoration organisations,” Mr Kelly said.

RAC Insurance chief executive Andrew O’Hara said sporting clubs often developed inspiring leaders.

The RAC WA Sports Star Awards recognise the contribution that sports make to build the identity, resilience and spirit within local communities,” he said.

The club is looking to grow to 100 members and split their training between the Geographe Leisure Centre and the Busselton Jetty swimming enclosure.

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