The region's swimmers will have the opportunity to compete in official races on their home turf on Saturday.
Corrimal will become the first Illawarra club to host a meet since the coronavirus shutdown in March, with the organisation working with Wollongong Council and Swimming NSW to ensure the competition is COVID-safe.
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While a considerable amount of time has been spent meeting all regulations, the club's head coach Tracey Waters said it's vital children have the opportunity to race.
"The number one thing was trying to get kids back in the water competing, just giving the kids something to look forward to," Waters said. "A lot of them haven't raced since the end of February.
"They are all very excited. We've had our Friday night pointscore, but it's great to compete at an actual competition. This gives them a purpose, they've been waking up at a crazy hour to go training, now they can get back to racing."