Bunbury Swimming Club was named Optus Club of the Year by Swimming Australia at their annual gala awards dinner in Adelaide last Sunday.
The award aims to recognise and reward swimming clubs that are demonstrating a commitment and passion for supporting all members to become the best swimmer they can while effectively managing and strengthening the club’s infrastructure.
Bunbury Swimming Club was judged to be the nation’s best across a number of areas including club achievements, club committee and governance, members and inclusion.
The award follows on from Bunbury Swimming Club receiving the Swimming WA regional club of the year award for two years in a row.
The club was established in 1960 and is now one of the biggest clubs in the South West with more than 300 members.
Swimming WA chief executive officer Darren Beazley offered his sincere congratulations to the club.
“They should be incredibly proud of this achievement and it is deserved recognition of their efforts over the past few years,” he said.
“They have certainly played their part in ensuring that swimming is an essential part of the WA way of life.”
Bunbury Swimming Club president David Hunt said the award was great recognition for the club’s committee, coaching staff, officials, swimmers and parents.