Still making a splash after all these years
ONE of Ipswich's longest-running swimming clubs is gearing up for a new season, focusing on its traditional values.
The West End Swimming Club has been operating since the 1961-62 season, celebrating its 50th-year milestone a few seasons ago.
"We're definitely more on the social side,'' club president Darren Rosolak said.
"We cater for all ages - from four-year-old swimmers to 50-year-old swimmers.
"We're hoping to get some new families along.
"We have a few competitive swimmers but mostly it's to get the kids in the water and have a good time.''
Swimmers compete in Monday night meetings at the Bundamba pool.
West End's new season starts on October 13 with a sign-on at 7pm.