About Rochedale Rays
Club History

The first meeting of the Rochedale State School Amateur Swimming Club was held at the Rochedale School on 2nd August 1976. In the minutes of that meeting, the original committee stated that the aim of the club be:

That the Swimming Club will aim to provide opportunities for all children to enjoy the wholesome and worthwhile physical outlet that a well-run swimming club can offer.

The first President elect was Mr Dave Dockray, who was presented with a Life Membership in 1979.

In 2016, the club name changed to Rochedale Rays Amateur Swimming Club Inc. when we began operating independently as a Not-for-Profit Incorporated Association. 

THE SEASON

The Swimming Season commences at the start of School Term 4 (first Club Night is the first Friday of Term 4) and concludes at the end of School Term 1 the following year with a break over the Christmas Holidays. Please check our Calendar for more detailed information.

CLUB NIGHTS

The Swimming Season commences at the start of School Term 4 (first Club Night is the first Friday of Term 4) and concludes at the end of School Term 1 the following year with a break over the Christmas Holidays. Please check our Calendar for more detailed information.

SWIMMING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Swimming Program developed by our Club is designed to encourage our swimmers to achieve their best results throughout the season. Various challenges are offered to all swimmers from Novice Swimmers (Learn to Swim) to Representative Level. Those swimmers who are not fastest in their age groups, however consistently improve their times during the season, have a great opportunity to win points trophies in each stroke at the conclusion of the season. Swimmers who are fastest in their age groups have the opportunity to win championship medallions at the Club Championships. Swimmers are encouraged to compete in various Inter-Club Carnivals which provide healthy individual competition whilst developing team participation. There is something for everyone and the Clubs emphasis is on the enjoyment of the sport whilst encouraging personal development.

CARNIVALS

During the swimming season the Club competes against other Clubs of similar standard from around our district making it enjoyable for all who compete. The Carnivals are usually held on Saturday afternoons/evenings and, whilst not compulsory, participation is considered an integral part of participation in the Club.