The mission of the WSSASC is to offer an organised program of swimming events for members that helps them gain personal satisfaction and enjoyment from their continual improvements in swimming.
This mission will be achieved through the engagement of quality coaches, organisation and management of events throughout the season and continued development and fostering of a strong sense of community for swimming club members and their families.
The Wilston State School swimming pool was one of the first Queensland school pools built and reflects community efforts in fundraising and preliminary site work.
Opened on 10 November 1923, the reinforced concrete pool was originally 23 metres long and 7.6 metres wide. A year later, a long timber dressing shed with a brick base, weatherboard walls and a gable roof was built to the west of the pool, and is now listed as a heritage building.
In 1970, as part of the school's Jubilee project, the swimming pool was widened to six lanes and lengthened to 25 metres. At the time, the pool represented 48 years of swimming history at the school and the pool update was considered a suitable commemoration to all who contributed to it. This project was funded jointly by the Wilston State School Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) and the Queensland Government. In 2016 the pool was given a face lift with new starting blocks, lane ropes, flooring around the pool, and the pool itself was painted.
The promotion of water safety, as well as acknowledging the value of swimming to children’s health, were key motivating factors to the establishment of all school pools in the early 1900’s. Thanks to the efforts of the school and pool community, water safety, fun and fitness remain key priorities for WSSASC today.
2024 Swim Committee:
Chair: Kenneth Leung
Secretary: Catherine Dwyer
Treasurer: Carla Lowe
VP: Christina Ward
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