EVERY club needs a leader. It's what drives and inspires those still filtering through the ranks, and Emerald Seals has theirs after appointing its club captains for the 2011/12 season.
Voting was conducted by the team and president Vicki Edmistone announced the results at a club night earlier this month.
"We are very pleased to appoint Tory Edmistone and Lachlan Sands as club captains for the season," Vicki said.
"With an increasing number of younger children signing up this year, it is important for the older, experienced swimmers to lead by example and promote team spirit and enjoyment of the sport."
Duties for the captains will include representing and speaking on behalf of the club at carnivals, and assisting younger swimmers at club nights and carnivals.
Tory Edmistone said she was looking forward to representing the club at the upcoming carnivals this season.
"We have a full calendar of competition during November, with many carnivals still to come," she said.
The Seals have been training hard, despite the disruption caused by the renovations to the Emerald 50m pool.
Upon completion, the revamped Emerald Aquatic Centre is set to be one of the best in the region.
"The new pool facility will be fantastic when it is finished," Vicki said.
"In the meantime, we are very grateful to the council and to Dave and Tracey at the pool, who have helped us negotiate training times and lanes in the 25m pool.
"The staff at the Australian Agricultural College Corporation have also been very helpful, and are letting us use the pool out at the ag college for the senior swimmers."
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