“The WAC” turns 30

08
Nov
2009

On Sunday 8 November 2009, Warringah Aquatic Centre celebrated its 30th birthday by paying tribute to the officials of Warringah Amateur Swimming Association who had made valuable contributions to the sport and who had also worked on the Olympic Pool Committee set up to advise on building the facility.

Paul Couvret, Mayor of Warringah in 1979 with Michael Regan, who currently holds this office, cut the 30th birthday cake which was enjoyed by all

Paul Couvret, Mayor of Warringah in 1979 with Michael Regan, who currently holds this office, cut the 30th birthday cake which was enjoyed by all

The Mayor of Warringah Council, Michael Reagan, inaugurated an Officials’ Hall of Fame into which Warringah ASA Life Members:
Mrs Isa Wye, MBE, OAM, Mrs Joan Somerville, OAM, Mr Don Roberts, Mrs Sunny Bidner and Mr Jamie Jenkins were inducted. Also inducted posthumously were the late Mr Stuart Somerville, OAM and the late Mrs Marj Smith.

The Council also mounted an Honour Board in the foyer of the Centre, showing the names of WASA’s twenty-nine Life Members.

Mitchell Patterson (Warringah Aquatic SC) was also inducted into the Swimmers’ Hall of Fame in recognition of his recent successes in international competition.MitchellPatterson

The way we were

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(L to R) Isa Wye, the late Stuart Somerville Jamie Jenkins and Narelle Simpson enjoy a joke pool side at the 20th Birthday celebrations in 1999.

Warringah Aquatic Centre
Hall of Fame Inagural Inductees 2009

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Jamie Jenkins with photo – Stuart Somervilled OAM, Joan Somervile OAM, Isa Wye MBE OAM with photo – Marjorie Smith OAM, Don Roberts, Sunny Bidner and Cr Vincent De Luca OAM