Coach George Brown said the equipment meant swim times from club events would be recognised by Swimming WA, and therefore used to enter State competitions.
‘The electronic timing system not only automatically records and averages the times for each athlete, but stores the results on computer and is available for printing of results in a few minutes,’ he said.
The club could share the equipment with schools for swimming and athletic carnivals. A $1700 City of Gosnells grant, sponsor support and funds raised by members funded the purchase.
‘The Thornlie Swimming Club is very appreciative of the City of Gosnells, their councillors and sponsorship staff,’ Mr Brown said.
The club needs new members of all ages. Those interested can go to Leisure World in Gosnells for time trials on Tuesday evenings.
‘We have a dedicated band of qualified officials, two of whom have officiated at international level and a coach of national finalist level who will assist in the stroke development of all swimmers,’ Brown said.
‘This is a good opportunity for swimmers who attend in-term swimming lessons to come down and try out their skills under a semi-competitive time trial night.’
For more information call club president Peter Anderson on 9459 7077.