West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club is set to receive $10,000 which will go toward installing new starting blocks, thanks to investment from the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the starting blocks are the latest improvement to the Holland Park Swim Centre after the recent completion of a project to install a new PA System, which has modernised the centre for all to enjoy.
“New starting blocks will greatly enhance the competitive swimming events held at the centre, with a number of schools also set to benefit from this upgrade when they hold their school swimming carnivals,” Ms Cooke said.
“These upgrades will ensure the pool meets current Swimming Australia standards allowing larger carnivals to be held.”
“Replacing the blocks is a small but important step in maintaining a pool in which the community and visitors can enjoy.”
West Wyalong Amateur Swimming Club Secretary Dayanna Jordon said these new blocks will be the same used by athletes at the Sydney Olympic pool.
“These improvements allow our club to stay competitive and provide us with the opportunity to host large carnivals, allowing us to showcase the wonderful area we live in,” Ms Jordon said.
Since 2017 we have seen a total of 64 projects to the value of over $353,000 delivered across the Cootamundra electorate under the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grants Program.
Grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 per project were available with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.
More information about the program is available online.