New Shade Tent Sponsor

Huge THANK YOU to Luke Geercke for sponsoring our new shade tent! It looks amazing and will bring much needed relief from the harsh Australian sun during our summer swimming season. Not only does it provide much needed shade for our families but it is an easily recognisable meeting point for new members.

Many thanks to our parents & youngsters who assist with set up and take down each week. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Northern Beaches Swim Club

Banana Boat Swim Kids

Banana Boat Swim Kids Series – 2 February 2019

This season a team of more than 20 young swimmers from NBSC tried their hand at something a little different and contested their first ocean swim. The Banana Boat Swim Kids Series was swum at Shelly Beach with races for 7-8yrs 100m swim; 9-10yrs 200m swim & 11-12yrs 300m swim.

Our swimmers were outstanding! Most of our competitors places in the top 10 for their event!

Great to see some of our parents contesting the Cole Classic on the same day!
Congratulations to Ava Bartlett who finished 3rd in the 9-10yr division.

northern beaches competitors at Banana Boat Swim Kids

Banana Boat Swim Kids

WASA Scholarships

Each year Warringah Amateur Swimming Association kindly donates various swimming scholarships for young swimmers to assist in their training and foster a love of swimming.

Congratulations to the following Northern Beaches swimmers who were awarded scholarships for the 2019 season.

  • Eli Mork – Winner of the Dick Gallie Memorial Scholarship – WASAs highest award
  • Aidan McGrath – Winner Warringah Aquatic Centre season pass
  • Brigette Mozes – Winner Warringah Aquatic Centre season pass
  • Sophia Maurer – Winner $200 towards training expenses

On behalf of Northern Beaches Swim Club we congratulate our award winners and thank the WASA Committee for their ongoing support and assistance of our young swimmers.

Eli WASA Scholarship
Eli being awarded his prize from WASA President Lois Clarke

Northern Beaches Swim Club Point Score

Northern Beaches Swim Club uses a point score that encourages participation and rewards swimmers for each individual swim. Thus, the more events a swimmer contests and the more weekly club sessions a swimmer attends the more points they will accumulate.

  • The 10m & 15m point score is based on times.
  • Swimmers earn points for swimming close to their time, improving their time or for participating.
  • 25m, 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke & Butterfly point scores are based on placing in handicapped events.
  • Additional Point Scores exist for the 100m Freestyle Series & 200m Freestyle Series.
  • Club Championships are held towards the end of the season with swimmers grouped according to their age.
  • Age Championship points are added to our season point score to determine overall Age Champions.


Banana Boat SwimKids Series

Banana boat swimkidsThe Banana Boat Swim Kids series is a great way to introduce your child to ocean swimming.

The Banana Boat swim is for children aged between 7-12 years at will be swum at Shelley Beach, Manly on Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Participants receive:

  • a finishers medal
  • sunscreen
  • silicon cap
  • race bag with goodies

Ages and Distances swum are as follows:

  • 7-8 years = 100m swim
  • 9-10 years = 200m swim
  • 11-12 years = 300m swim
For more information or to enter your child click here

The 2018/19 Season is finally here!

nbsc swimming racesSign on at the clubhouse between 2:50-3:20pm

For our new families please note the first two weeks of club races is often a hectic time for everyone. We ask that you have a think about what strokes and distances your children would like to swim before you sign on for races at the clubhouse between 2:50pm-3:20pm. Swimmers can choose their preferred strokes and distances and as they improve throughout the season may wish to try additional strokes or increase their distance.

From week 2 our club races are handicapped giving everyone an equal chance at placing first throughout the season. Our weekly races are graded according to distance and speed so that children of similar ability are racing together. The water is a still a little fresh the first few weeks of the season so if your child has a wetsuit or thermal rash vest please bring it with you and have some warm clothes ready for them once they have finished racing.

Races begin after 3:30pm every Sunday but ALL swimmers must mark their names off in the clubhouse PRIOR to 3:20pm. This gives our handicappers a mere 10minutes to finalise our daily program so any swimmers arriving after this time will not be included in regular handicapped events. They will be offered the chance to swim with other late swimmers in a scratch event (all at Go) only.

We have more than 70 new members registered this season so it may take us a few weeks to get to know your children and remember each of them. We marshal for events at the eastern end of the pool near the ramp so please congregate close enough to this area so you can hear your child’s name being called.

As a family orientated club we cannot run our events each week without some assistance from our families. Where possible we ask our parents to assist with simple tasks such as time-keeping. Time-keeping allows you to help us get things going whilst giving you the best vantage point to watch your kids swim!

Following our races this Sunday we will hang around for a meet and greet in case any of our new families have questions they’d like answered. Remember the first day is always a little chaotic but things settle quickly from week 2 onwards. Looking forward to meeting our new families and sharing your aquatic journey!

For the latest news & information regarding NBSC register with Team App. Team App is loaded with links to our website, social media pages as well as listing entry forms for upcoming carnivals & a schedule of events for the entire season.

In addition Team App allows us to send a message to all registered members regarding cancellation of events due to inclement weather.

If you don’t have a smartphone for Team App keep up to date with us on facebook, Instagram or visit our website. 



Northern Beaches Swim Club is now on Team App.

Make your life easier by having all this seasons information at your fingertips and available direct to your mobile phone.

With Team App you can keep up to date with all club news & scheduled events.

  • Get direct links to Northern Beaches Swim Clubs website, facebook & instagram pages.
  • Get a direct link to the Warringah Amateur Swimming Association page.
  • View carnival dates and download pdf versions of the program entry forms.
  • Sync club dates & carnivals directly to your mobile phone calendar so you never miss a date!
  • Access & read our club Newsletters (November, January, March) throughout the season.
  • Use the Members Directory to contact club members or committee members.

Team App is sure to make things extremely easy for our families this season.

If you need further assistance with downloading or creating your account chat to Rowena at the pool.


NBSC Team AppNBSC team app highlight


WASA Spring Meet Sat 15th September

Entries for the WASA Spring Meet to be held at the Warringah Aquatic Centre on Saturday 15th September close this coming Saturday the 8th September.

Ages 6/U to 14 years.

Please note the date listed on WASA’s website it incorrect. The correct carnival date is 15th Sept not 21st as listed.

Please ensure all entries are emailed to Lois prior to Saturday 8th September.

$4 per individual event.

Spring Meet Program


2018/19 Season Program

The 2018/19 swimming season will begin on Sunday 21st October. Sign on for races from 3pm. Please ensure all swimmers are marked off for their events before 3:20pm in the clubhouse upstairs so races can begin on time just after 3:30pm.

Distances include 10m Bubble race; 15m/ 25m/ 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke & Butterfly.

Remember the first few weeks of club are generally a little cooler and kids may wish to wear their wetsuits until temperatures improve.

Remember we cannot hold our weekly races without the support of our parents. Each week we need a little help setting up the lane ropes, time-keeping and putting the ropes away. The more hands the easier the workload for everyone!

Looking forward to seeing all our amazing kids, parents & families for another wonderful season. Prospective members please note the first two weeks are always a little hectic with registrations and time-trials but things settle down after this time.


Date Weekly Events Specialty Events Other
Sun Oct 21 Fr Bk Br Fly Time Trials
Sun Oct 28 Fr Bk Br Fly
Sun Nov 4 Fr Bk Br
Sun Nov 11 Fr Br Fly
Sun Nov 18 Fr Fly Bk 100m Freestyle
Sun Nov 25 Fr Bk Br 100m Freestyle
Sun Dec 2 Fr Br Fly 100m Freestyle
Sun Dec 9 Fr Fly Bk
Sun Dec 16 Fr & Brace Relay XMAS Party
Sun Dec 23 No Swim Club Events NSW School Hols
Sun Dec 30 No Swim Club Events NSW School Hols
Sun Jan 6 No Swim Club Events NSW School Hols
Sun Jan 13 Fr Bk Br Fly 200m Freestyle NSW School Hols
Sun Jan 20 Fr Bk Br Fly 200m Freestyle NSW School Hols
Sun Jan 27 Fr Bk Br 200m Freestyle NSW School Hols
Sun Feb 3 Fr Br Fly 200m IM Championship NSW State Nippers
Sun Feb 10 Fr Fly Bk
Sun Feb 17 Fly Freestyle & Backstroke Championships
Sun Feb 24 Fr Bk Br
Sun Mar 3 Fr Breaststroke & Butterfly Championships
Sun Mar 10 Fr Br Fly
Sun Mar 17 Fr Bk Br 100m Freestyle Championship
Sun Mar 24 Fr Fly Bk
Sun Mar 31 Fr & Family Races Family Challenge End of Season BBQ


Fr = Freestyle; Br = Breaststroke; Bk = Backstroke; Fly = Butterfly; IM = Individual Medley