Glad and Jim Pye, two long standing Life Members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club, were recognised for their service to the club at a special ceremony at Merrylands Swimming Centre this morning.

Glad and Jim have been members of our club since it was formed in 1968. They have been tireless workers at all levels of swimming, from club through to national level, for nearly 40 years. Their service to our club in particular was recognised today with the naming of the Club Room at Merrylands Swimming Centre in their honour.

In the presence of many current and former members of the club, family, friends and dignitaries, the "Glad and Jim Pye Club Room" was officially named by the Mayor of Holroyd, Councillor Dr John Brodie.

Both very emotional, Glad and Jim, together with the Mayor, unveiled a new plaque on the club room to mark the event.

The ceremony began with a high level of anticipation at the pool. In order to keep the naming of the club room a surprise for Glad and Jim, only a select number of members new what was going to be announced by the Mayor. However it didn't take long for all those present to realise we were there to honour two very well loved club members.

Glad and Jim's respective achievements were recounted before the official unveiling, with a number of impressive achievements listed to rounds of applause. (Their full biographies can be found in the Life Members section of our website).

The club would like to thank Glad and Jim for their years of service to our club and also thank the Staff and Councillors of Holroyd City Council for all of their support with this project.

See Also
  • The Glad and Jim Pye Club Room

  • Mrs Glad Pye, Life Member - Biography

  • Mr Jim Pye, Life Member - Biography

  • Naming Plaque