The Bunbury Swimming Club was established in 1960 and goes back to the days of the 'Jetty Baths' and our local international champion, David Dickson. David is a multi-medalist from the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1962 and 1966 Commonwealth Games.
Founding Club member, Neil Earl, was one of four swimmers to compete in the first recorded Rottnest Channel Swim in 1956.
In the late 1970’s, the “Bunbury Amateur Swimming Club” moved to the new outdoor Olympic pool at Hay Park, where swimmers still trained and competed hard no matter the weather.
The Club is still supported by the Ciffolilli, McKenzie, Winwood, Barbour, Davies, Hall and Banks families. Our swimmers still compete for many of these families 'Cup Trophy' swims in our Club events.
We have had many swimmers compete at State and National levels over the years with great success. The Club is fortunate to have the indoor Olympic size pool at the South West Sports Centre as its home where the Club hosts the annual Bunbury Open Carnival. In 2024 the Club will celebrate the 50th consecutive Bunbury Open Carnival.
A proud past and now an exciting future, Bunbury Swimming Club is committed to developing champions not just in the pool but all walks of life. Discipline, sportsmanship, hard work, and team involvement are throughout the program. Through the dedication of its swimmers, coaches, and parents, Bunbury Swimming Club carries on this tradition, continuing to contribute to the sport of swimming in WA.
Above: Bunbury Jetty Baths Below: David Dickson