Sale Swimming Club is ready to dive into a brand new swim season as they make a splash with some exciting changes and fresh faces at the helm.

The club has recently appointed Steve Allen as new head coach. As a former assistant coach, Steve brings a wealth of experience to the role, and a passion for helping the club’s swimmers reach their full potential as swimmers and people in the community.

In addition to the new coach, the club has also appointed a dynamic new leadership team.

Popular club members Tara Dihood and Scarlett Tavasci will act as joint club captains for the season. Tara and Scarlett are not only fantastic swimmers, but they’re also inspiring young leaders who bring sportsmanship, integrity and enthusiasm to the pool deck.

Supporting the new captains and adding an extra layer of leadership, are the new club vice-captains Oliver Dyer and Lilly Wheeler. These two young leaders are looking forward to assisting the captains where possible, and developing their own leadership skills and abilities.

The club has also recently launched their new strategic plan, which outlines the future direction for the club. The plan aims for the club to provide a rewarding experience for swimmers and their families to belong, and it strives to develop them as people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and are active contributors to sport and community.

There is also big changes to the club’s training base, with the Aqua Energy Leisure Centre commencing $23m redevelopment works which will see the installation of a new 25m indoor pool, as well as some other key upgrades.

The works will see the club temporarily relocate to the West Sale Pool until the works are completed in mid-2025. The redevelopment is a fantastic project, and will provide the club with an outstanding base from which to train and grow in the years ahead.

Club president Kylie Watson said she couldn’t be more excited with the changes.

“This new season is all about growth and progress. With a new head coach at the helm and a terrific new leadership team, our swimmers are set for success in and out of the pool,” she said.

“With the launch of our new strategic plan, new club website and the exciting redevelopment project at Aqua Energy, the club is perfectly positioned to develop and succeed in the years ahead. There’s never been a more exciting time to be involved with the club.”

Sale Swimming Club proudly offers a fun, family friendly and accessible environment for swimmers to learn and grow.

New members are most welcome and may visit the club’s website at www.saleswimming.org.au for more information.