ONE of the Portland Swimming Club’s leading performers in the pool over the past decade is looking to take that leadership to another level as she attempts to relaunch the club that gave her her start in the sport.
Paige Olejniczak is currently behind a push to bring the Portland Swimming Club out of a recess it has been in for about two years and with a handful of other former swimming club members behind her is confident the club can return to the heights it reached last decade when it had close to 60 active competitors and regular had representatives at State level.
Olejniczak, who at one point in her junior swimming career returned a haul of nine medals from one Victorian Country Swimming Championships, said through her role now with the YMCA she was aware of a growing need for the club to return.
“The club stopped running around a year and a half to two years ago, simply there wasn’t enough members, so it folded,” Olejniczak said.
“I decided at the beginning of this year that I wanted to restart the club, because there wasn’t that opportunity there anymore for young swimmers and I had been getting a lot of questions about it.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.