TUART Hill Swimming Club has been selected as the inaugural resident club at Scarborough Beach Pool.
President Peter Petroff said swimmers had trained in summer only at Tuart College for more than 50 years, before the club sought year-round facilities four years ago.
It had been sharing space at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre in Inglewood with Riverside Swimming Club.
“This led to a change of approach to our coaching by bringing in year-round performance coaches, Clark Carlson and Travis Nederpelt,” he said.
“These two coaches were fully supported by all of our members and as a result have made a huge difference over the past four years.
“During that time, we have travelled from D division to winning B division this year, making us an A-grade club for the first time since the early ’80s.”
Mr Petroff said the new home represented a huge opportunity for the club to be sustainable and competitive in the future.
Swimming WA chief executive Darren Beazley said it had been fantastic to watch the club and members’ progress.