About Railway Swimming Club

Railway Swimming Club meets every Friday night at the Georgie Conway Swim Centre on Toongarra Road, Leichhardt, Ipswich, Queensland. Competition starts at 7.15pm and concludes at approximately 8.30pm.

Our season runs from the 4th school term through until approximately Easter.

We encourage and promote swimming for all ages. We offer 12.5m kickboard events for children who are unable to swim without assistance. Swimmers are then offered a variety of distances to swim in all four strokes each club night. These include, 12.5m, 25m, 50m, 100m and a distance swim of either 200m or 400m in their preferred stroke.

To also encourage participation and fun we move away from the structured format above and offer some relay evenings. These are handicapped freestyle trophy swims and are enjoyed by all.

Club Patron


Councillor Charlie Pisasale

Railway Swimming Club is proud to announce that Councillor Charlie Pisasale, Councillor for Division 8, in the city of Ipswich, is again our Club Patron.

Charlie has, and continues to be, a tireless worker within his electorate. He has been extremely supportive of not only Railway Swimming Club, but the community in general. Charlie is passionate about his city, and his nature and ability sees him getting jobs done, which Railway Swimming Club are very grateful for.

A bit of History

Railway Swimming Club has a very long history. It was formed in 1902 and is one of the oldest swimming clubs in Queensland, Australia at 115 years old. We are acknowledged as the oldest swimming club in Ipswich.

It is reported that initially the club swam in the Bremer River.

For many years the club operated from the Jim Gardiner Pool Complex at Eastern Heights in Ipswich before moving to the Georgie Conway Swim Centre at Leichhardt where we now operate from.

If anyone has any information regarding our club history we would love to hear from you so that we can compile a detailed history of our club.

Points of interest would include names of past Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers, meeting minutes, photographs and trophies etc.

Please e-mail president@railwayswimmingclub.com.au with any information on Ipswich's Railway Swimming Club.