Adam Gammon, Abbey Gammon, Steph Cooke MP and Gareth Jones stand out the front of the Cootamundra Pool. They hold a large cheque between them and are standing 1.5 metres from each other.
Adam Gammon, Abbey Gammon, Steph Cooke MP and Gareth Jones.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced funding for the Cootamundra Swimming & Lifesaving Club from the NSW Government’s Sports Grants program.

The Club was successful in securing two grants for the program; $1,550 to purchase swimming training equipment, and $5,000 to cover the registration fee for two local coaches to attend the ASCTA conference.

Ms Cooke said the grants would help the club expand their skills and the opportunities for members.  

“The In a former life I was a passionate swimmer and know just how important equipment and training is for this wonderful sport,” Ms Cooke said.

“While many people can’t imagine getting in the pool in this weather, these Sports Grants will help the Cootamundra Swimming & Lifesaving Club be ready for the season ahead. I am so pleased this local club has gotten a share of this program.”

President of the Cootamundra Swimming & Lifesaving Club Mark Lake said the Club has been growing quickly and hasn’t been able to meet the increased demand for equipment.

“This is a massive bonus for our club, as these funds will be put to great use for the benefit of our swimmers and coach’s development for the upcoming season. Over the last two years the club has seen an increase in participation levels with young children from within the town and surrounding villages joining our club,” Mr Lake said.

“Our Club and I would like to thank the support from the State Government in providing these grants for regional sporting and community bodies. I would also like to thank our local state member of parliament Steph Cooke for her continued support.”

For further information visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/localsport