Events, News & Results

PCSC Celebrates Xmas in July

On the 29th of July, the people of Perth City Swim Club celebrated their annual Christmas in July. It was a wonderful evening full of food and festivities, thanks to everyone for making it down for the... read more

4th Annual: John Porter Cup – Sat, April 22nd 2017

Congratulations Daniel Mckeon, this year’s winner of the John Porter Sprint Cup! A closely fought event with Dan just 0.34 seconds ahead of last year’s 2nd place getter, Siobhan Wilkins, with a rapidly improving Gary Namestnik in 3rd. Thanks to all participants, time keepers and our social committee for pulling it all together. Thanks Allison and Robyn for getting and cooking the BBQ food, to Jackie for baking biscuits and to all who brought something for brekky! Biggest thanks go to John Porter for coming along to swim and present the... read more

Masters State Open Water Swimming Champs – 10 Dec

The MSWA State OWS Champs are coming up soon. It would be great to see as many club members as possible swimming or supporting. It’s a great event for both! When: Saturday 10 December (rego 6:15-7:00am, briefing 7:15am, start 7:30am) Where: South Beach (Fremantle) What: * The State Championship event is the 2.5km swim, and you will accrue points for our club if you do this distance. * However, if that seems too far, there are a 500m and an 1.25km swim on offer – these are a great way to give open water swimming a try in the relatively sheltered waters of South Beach with all your clubmates around for support and encouragement. * If you’re training for a Rotto solo, we won’t begrudge you if you want to step up and do the 5km. How: Enter yourself at the link below (rather than through the club as in the past). Don’t forget to put down that you are a member of Perth City (there is a drop down box beneath where you enter your details). Registrations close midnight Thu 08 Dec. https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=3447 More details: Go to the entry link or speak to one of your committee or coaches Food: Downs Syndrome WA will be cooking up a BBQ brekky that you can buy on the day. If you’re not into BBQ brekky then why not bring down something to share? Either way bring a blanket or chair to sit on and we can enjoy a post-race meal and chat all together. This is a great event for club participation so we would love to see you all... read more

PC Merchandise – How to be Hot!

If you want to look incredible both in and out of the pool, get yourself some Perth City Merchandise! On offer are (get them to look hot): T-shirts (S, M, L, XL) $30 Polo shirts (Ladies 8, 10, 12 & Mens M, L) $30 Swim caps (Silicone) $10 Mens bathers (Boys 10, 14 & Mens 14, 16, 18, 22) Boys $20 and Mens mostly $30 Womens bathers 1-piece (10, 12, 14) $55 Bargain Basement prices for old styles (get them while they’re hot): T-shirts Red cotton short sleeve T-shirts (Child M and Adult S, XL, 2XL) $5 White cotton short sleeve T-shirt (Adult S, XL) $5 White cotton long sleeve T-shirt (Adult S, L) $5 Women’s bathers 1-piece (12, 16) $20 2-piece (14) $25 Hoodies – expressions of interest for an order (get them to stay hot in the colder weather): Black with red trim (Child 16 and Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL) $55 Orders Please email Em emilychetwin@hotmail.com with your order (or expression of interest for a hoodie). We will order hoodies once we get enough to fill the minimum order number. Payment is best made via direct deposit to the club (Em can give you details when you order) or can be made via cash to Em, Jon, or... read more

3rd Annual: John Porter Cup – Sat, April 23rd 2016

The third edition of the famous John Porter Sprint Cup is happening on Saturday the 23th of April, 10:15am @ Perth College John Porter himself (a club member for 15+ years) will be here to present it ! This fun event is based on two handicapped races, a 50m Freestyle event and a 50m Backstroke event. You must swim both events to be eligible for the cup, and it’s your combined time that counts. Handicaps will be based on the lane you normally swim in and some kind of estimate of your current best time. The Cup is back up for grabs from last year’s winner Troy, lets see who will be the next one to have his name engraved on it ?? Following the JPS Cup, we’ll have the BBQ cranking and rustle up some bacon’n’egg burgers at $5 each, so bring your... read more

Flutter Kick Technique

Flutter Kick has 2 Purposes: Propulsion: Approximately 10% of swimming speed comes form your kick.  Body Stability: Kicking stabilises the body both left and right as well as keeping the body level in the water. Common Flutter Kick Mistakes Large kick: legs kick too wide, creating more drag and resistance. Bicycle kick: knees bend too much, and the power generated by the hips is lost.  Kicking with bend knees means that you only use power from your knees. Flutter Kick Tips Relax your ankles. Only bend your knees slightly. Generate the kick from the hips. Keep the kick small and consistent. This video demonstrates good flutter kick... read more

Effortless Swimming Freestyle Stroke Correction Clinic

Effortless Swimming is putting on a 3-hour freestyle stroke correction clinic with underwater filming and analysis that helps swimmers and triathletes improve their technique and efficiency by using the latest stroke development techniques.  All clinics are run by specifically trained Effortless Swimming coaches who have have competed or coached at a National or International level but have experience working with all levels of swimmers.   For more information head to Effortless Swimming’s website... read more

2nd Annual John Porter Sprint Cup

The Second Annual John Porter Sprint Cup & Club Picnic is on Saturday 6th June, 10:15am @ Perth College. The John Porter Sprint Cup is on again and John Porter himself (a club member for 15+ years) will be here to present it ! This fun event is based on two handicapped races, a 50m Freestyle event and a 50m Backstroke event. You must swim both events to be eligible for the cup, and it’s your combined time that counts. Handicaps will be based on the lane you normally swim in and some kind of estimate of your current best time. The Cup is back up for grabs from last year’s winner ‘Where’s Waldo’, aka Chris W, so let’s see if someone can steal it from him! Following the JPS Cup, we’ll have the BBQ cranking and rustle up some bacon’n’egg burgers at $5 each, so bring your... read more

Have you entered the Point to Point?

Don’t forget everyone to enter next weekend’s Swimming WA Open Water Round 5 Point to Point Swim from Leighton to Swanbourne, covering 6km for Duos and 5.75km for Solos. Click on the link below to find out more, check who has already entered and secure your place! http://www.openwaterswimming.com.au/point-to-point/    ... read more