Reunion for pool of swim talent

REDLANDS Swim Club is holding a 1985 to 2000 reunion for all past members, swimmers, parents and coaches who were with the club during that golden era.

Redland Swim Club has been a club for champion swimmers and for families, like the Beutel family, pictured, in which Merryl Beutel (right) worked in the canteen at Cleveland Aquatic Centre from 1991 to 1998 and is now a life member of Redlands Swim Club. Her daughter, Michelle Beutel ( second left), was also a club member from 1986 to 1990, and Michelle s children Emily, 14, and Ryan, 12, Jamieson are current members and have represented the club at state championships.    
Photo courtesy of Redlands Swim Club

Redland Swim Club has been a club for champion swimmers and for families, like the Beutel family, pictured, in which Merryl Beutel (right) worked in the canteen at Cleveland Aquatic Centre from 1991 to 1998 and is now a life member of Redlands Swim Club. Her daughter, Michelle Beutel ( second left), was also a club member from 1986 to 1990, and Michelle s children Emily, 14, and Ryan, 12, Jamieson are current members and have represented the club at state championships. Photo courtesy of Redlands Swim Club

A blast from the past: Redlands Swim Club swimmers at the 1992 State Titles, from left, Victor Larder, Tanya Smith, Jessie Hamilton, Scott Dales, former Olympian Glen Housman, Scott Forno and Amanda Smith. 
Photo courtesy of Redlands Swim Club

A blast from the past: Redlands Swim Club swimmers at the 1992 State Titles, from left, Victor Larder, Tanya Smith, Jessie Hamilton, Scott Dales, former Olympian Glen Housman, Scott Forno and Amanda Smith. Photo courtesy of Redlands Swim Club

From 1985 to 2000, the club placed in the top 10 and every age and open nationals.

It was during this period that Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts, who will be attending the reunion, joined the club as a promising eight-year-old and that Ashley Callus made history as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Sydney Olympics.

Swimmers Glen Houseman, Jodie Clatworthy, Scott Dales and Duncan Armstrong also ended their careers with Redland Swim Club.

The 15-year period also saw the club repeatedly having junior and senior swimmers in state and national titles, as well as dominating the selections for school swimming.

The 1985 to 2000 reunion will be held at Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point from 7pm to 11pm on Saturday, September 14.

Cost is $25 per person, with children under 12 free.

RSVP to Neena on 0419 244 671 or by email to mnjn_ingerman@hotmail.com by this Thursday, August 29.