In October 1969, a meeting was held in the Modbury Primary School to form the Tea Tree Gully Amateur Swimming Club. This was because no swimming club existed in Tea Tree Gully and a new Olympic pool had just been opened at Waterworld.
The Club trained at the Waterworld pool in the summer, and during the winter at the Strathmont Centre and Hampstead pools.
Mr Ray Riddell was the first club President and along with his daughter Davinia, former State swimming champion, coached the Club until 1973 when Barrie Scott took over.
In 1972 the first Open carnival of the Club was held at Waterworld directed by Kevin Bampton
THE FIRST COMMITTEE OF HISTORY
Mrs. M. Gogilis
Kevin Bampton, Mrs. E. Bampton, Mrs P. Ribinskas, D.Ross, Ron Thompson
Some of the early swimming members of the club were Darrell and Michael Bampton, Andrew and Christina Scott, Geoffrey Beagley, David Ross, Peter McMurtrie, Annette and Sharon Stead, Sharon, Paul and Colin Thompson, Alan Kerrison, Vaughan, Astrid and Maree Van de Velde and Paul and Jane Ribinskas. Read about one of our Club Founders Barrie Scott or some Committee Members and Coaches Phil and Glenda Small