Funding supports swimming stars of the future

Swimmers in Narromine will soon be able to make even more of a splash thanks to over $3000 announced by Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders today.

Mr Saunders said the Macquarie Yabbies Swim Club has secured $3,359 through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program.

The funding will allow the club to purchase and install backstroke start ledges, and purchase competition management software.

“The Macquarie Yabbies are a relatively young club, but they already boast an impressive membership base,” Mr Saunders said.

“Swimming is a skill for life and it is vital that those who pursue it as a sport have the same opportunities to excel, regardless of where they live.

“This part of the world has produced a number of impressive swimmers over the years, from Narromine’s AJ Newman to Coonamble’s Lydia Murray and Warren up-and-comer Maddie Marks; this funding will give the next Lydia Murray the best chance at success.”

The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.

Macquarie Yabbies Swim Club president Kerry Roberts said the club is thrilled to find out they were successful in their application.

“Being able to install competition grade backstroke start ledges, and owning the competition management software will vastly improve our ability to host carnivals and ensure Narromine swimmers have the same facilities as our larger city counterparts,” Mrs Roberts said.

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