Metro South West Sprint Meet

The final Long Course meet of the summer, the Metro South West Sprint Meet, will be held at Blacktown Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 17th March, 2018.

Entries for this meet close on Thursday, 15th March.

The Sprint Meet is a selection event for the Metro South West Development Squads. Some Novice and all Junior, Development, Age and Senior Squad Members should compete at this meet.

If you have questions about which events you should enter, please speak to your coach.

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Training Changes - State Masters, Metro South West Sprint Meet

Due to both the NSW State Masters Championships and Metro South West Sprint Meet, there will be no training sessions for the following groups on Saturday, 17th March:

  • Junior Squad
  • Development Squad
  • Age Squad
  • Senior Squad
  • Masters Squad

For swimmers not participating in the meets, the following groups will run at the specified times:

  • Novice Squad (9:15am to 10:00am)
  • Teen Squad (9:15am to 10:15am)
  • Adult Squad (9:15am to 10:15am)

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5-8yrs Meet Results

Congratulations to our team of 6 swimmers who competed at the Metro South West 5-8yrs Meet yesterday.

Our team were finalists in 7 events, and swam 17 new personal best times from the 18 events entered.

Well done to the whole team on their swims!

Issue 21, 2017/2018

What a February!

Well now February is over we can catch our breath as we enter the last 4 weeks of the season. What a month February was with two major swim meets being held at Merrylands.

The Merrylands SwimFest was an outstanding success, with our club’s 30 swimmers achieving 63 PB’s and winning 3 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals. A fantastic result, so congratulations to each one of you and to your coaches.

Out of the pool we again saw the family culture of getting in and doing any job required our club is renowned for. A great big thank you to everyone who helped organise the meet and on the day setting up, jobs during the meet and packing up. The weather held off and we finished earlier than the timeline, so a great effort in ensuring the flow of the meet throughout the afternoon. The Merrylands swimming family is a great example of community spirit and we have received some great feedback from other clubs about this.

I would also like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors for the meet, Club Merrylands, Accucom Systems Integration, Nikkis Pizza and Merrylands Swimming Squad.

MSW 5 – 8 Years Development Meet - today

Good luck to our 6 swimmers who are competing in the MSW 5 – 8 Years Development Meet today. May the whale be with Joseph Assi, Abraham El-Chami, Pare Nader, Lisa Shrestha, Unish Shrestha & Daniel Vicic. Thank you to Margaret Edwards, Kylee Murray, Leanne & Emily Tovkach who have volunteered for our hosting duties at the meet.

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

The Lolly Guessing Competition is well underway, with lots of guesses so far. I wonder if anyone has yet guessed the exact number? 50c for a guess and you can have as many guesses as you like. See Margaret to have your guess.

Club Photo – Saturday 10th March, 2018

We will be taking our club photo on Saturday 10th March, 2018 (next Saturday) after club races so please wear/bring your full club uniform on the day. We would like to see everyone join in the photo on the day.

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

The Whales Picnic is being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater) on Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm).

Trophy Return & Annual Presentation

Please return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season on a Saturday morning to the club room (you have 3 more weeks left to do this).

We will be deciding on a date for our Annual Presentation evening (generally held in late May) at the next Committee meeting and we will communicate this as soon as we have the date and venue confirmed.

Winter Squad Training

We have applied to council for lane space during the winter months for squad training and once we have this confirmed the coach will determine squad training days and session times.

Race Starting Time and Entries

With championships underway and running until the end of the season it is important that we start on time at 7.00am. So to make sure you don’t miss your race, arrive before 7.00am and be ready when called at marshalling.

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Active Kids Program

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Closed

MSW 5 – 8 Years Meet

Saturday 3rd March

Closed

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MSW Long Course Sprint Meet

Saturday 17th March

Thursday 15th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Merrylands SwimFest Results

The Results of the Merrylands SwimFest are now available.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and to all the members of our club and other volunteers who worked at the meet, we couldn't have run it without you and you did a great job.

The results of the meet are now available in the SwimFest section of our website.

Mounties finished 1st in the Club Point Score, with Ripples St Marys in 2nd, and Merrylands 3rd.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the meet for their continued support.

The 2018 Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet is proudly sponsored by:

  • Merrylands Bowling & Sports Club
  • Accucom Systems Integration
  • Nikkis Pizza

See Also

Issue 20, 2017/2018

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

We hope you enjoyed the 50 Cup Cake day last Saturday. Over the coming weeks we are holding a Lolly Guessing Competition. 50c for a guess and you can have as many guesses as you like. See Margaret to have your guess. To the winner go the spoils (and the sugar hit).

MSW Qualifying Meet

Congratulations to Michael Evans, Reece Tomkinson & Alison Sakurovs who all swam at the MSW qualifying meet last Sunday. PB’s galore were swum, so a fantastic effort by the swimmers and coach.

Merrylands SwimFest Meet – Today

Today we are hosting the Merrylands SwimFest with 236 swimmers representing 34 clubs, with 30 swimmers from our club participating. We will be setting up after club races and squad training today, so if you can stay and help that would be greatly appreciated. Final set up will commence from 12.30pm, with warm-up for swimmers at 1.30pm (all of our swimmers should be stretching and in swimming costumes prior to warm-up commencing) and races commencing at 2.30pm.

If you haven’t yet confirmed you are able to assist during the meet please see Graham or Margaret this morning. Good luck to all of our swimmers and thank you to everyone who is helping out on the day.

Remember there are also time changes (for swimmers not participating in the SwimFest) or no training for some squads this morning:

Squad

Time

Novice

9.15am to 10.00am

Adult & Masters

10.00am to 11.00am

Teen

10.00am to 11.00am

No Training for these squads

Junior, Development, Age, Senior

Hosting Duties – MSW 5 – 8 Year Meet - Saturday 3rd March, 2018

We are rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years Meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

The Whales Picnic is being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater) on Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm).

Trophy Return

Please return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season on a Saturday morning to the club room (you have 4 more weeks left to do this).

Beer, Burgers and Bowls

Have some spare time tomorrow? Club Merrylands has the Beer, Burgers and Bowls activity on at Guildford Bowling Club from 11.00am. No need to book just roll up (that’s a bowls gag) 

Race Starting Time and Entries

With championships underway and running until the end of the season it is important that we start on time at 7.00am. So to make sure you don’t miss your race, arrive before 7.00am and be ready when called at marshalling.

Remember to also get your race entries in on time (it eases the load on the Race Committee)

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Active Kids Program

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Closed

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Closed

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th February

MSW 5 – 8 Years Meet

Saturday 3rd March

Closed

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MSW Long Course Sprint Meet

Saturday 17th March

Thursday 15th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Training Changes - Merrylands SwimFest

Due to the Merrylands SwimFest this weekend, there will be no training sessions for the following groups on Saturday, 24th February:

  • Junior Squad
  • Development Squad
  • Age Squad
  • Senior Squad

For swimmers not participating in the meet, the following groups will run at their usual times:

  • Novice Squad (9:15am to 10:00am)
  • Adult & Masters Squads (10:00am to 11:00am)
  • Teen Squad (10:00am to 11:00am)

See Also

Issue 19, 2017/2018

Masters BPS Meet

Last Saturday saw our club host our 2nd Masters Meet. It was a great success again, with feedback from visiting officials very complimentary about how smoothly the meet ran and the family culture of our club.

Thank you to everyone who helped out, be they our junior swimmers, masters swimmers, parents and officials. Behind the scenes Alison spent weeks preparing the meet, so an extra big thank you to you Alison.

For the record Ryde won the point score, with Merrylands 2nd and Warringah 3rd.

Speedo Sprint Heats

Congratulations to the 10 swimmers who represented our club last Sunday. Great results with a lot of PB’s achieved across all strokes. Well done to all of our swimmers and coaches.

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

As we have mentioned a range of celebrations will be held over the 2018/2019 season and the sub-committee are commencing the celebrations today with something to whet your appetite. We hope you enjoy it. Thank you to the sub-committee for their work in making the surprise.

Relay Team Revised Times – 17th February, 2018

The relay team competition is underway again with 3 rounds to go. Your team can submit a revised time to the Race Secretary before the relay swim today.

Merrylands SwimFest Meet – Saturday 24th February, 2018

We need a lot of help on the day to run this meet, so if you haven’t yet advised you are able to assist on the day, please let Graham know today.

We will also be running a major raffle on the day and we have two great prizes already, however we would like to offer more prizes. So if you could bring donations that would be greatly appreciated as we can prepare some additional hamper prizes.

Hosting Duties – MSW 5 – 8 Year Meet - Saturday 3rd March, 2018

We are rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years Meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

The Whales Picnic is being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater) on Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm).

Trophy Return

Please return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season on a Saturday morning to the club room (you have 5 more weeks left to do this).

Race Starting Time and Entries

With championships underway and running until the end of the season it is important that we start on time at 7.00am. So to make sure you don’t miss your race, arrive before 7.00am and be ready when called at marshalling.

Remember to also get your race entries in on time (it eases the load on the Race Committee)

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Active Kids Program

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Closed

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Closed

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th February

MSW 5 – 8 Years Meet

Saturday 3rd March

Tuesday 20th February

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MSW Long Course Sprint Meet

Saturday 17th March

Thursday 15th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Speedo Sprint Heat Results

It was a PB-a-thon for Merrylands at the Speedo Sprint Series Heats held at Blacktown Aquatic Centre on the 11th February, 2018. Merrylands had a team of 10 swimmers competing in 34 events. The team absolutely smashed it with 29 new personal best times.

The meet commenced with Breaststroke and our swimmers achieved 100% for personal bests. Laura-Belle and Elie swum under 50 seconds for the first time. Matt demonstrated perseverance at training pays off and achieved a 4 second PB in his Breaststroke.

The Backstroke was up next and the times continued to drop. Michael was first up and not only did he swim under 40 seconds for the first time but skipped the 39s and went straight for a 38! Team Shrestha smashed their times with Summer, Niushka and Nevah all clocking new PBs. Joab came well under his entry time with an 8 second PB too!

Following on was the Butterfly and Bilal made Merrylands proud. It was Bilal’s first-time swimming 50m butterfly and whilst there were nerves before the race, Bilal not only completed the race but held two stroke breathing the whole way!

The final event was the Freestyle and although it had been a long afternoon, the run of PBs continued. Michael locked in an official PB after already having swum a PB at his school carnival a few days earlier. Summer also made swimming under 40 look easy by skipping a 39 and going for a 38 for the first time. Our 9 years girls pushed each other with new PBs for Nevah, Niushka and Ameena. Joab was last to swim for the day and finished our run with a 3 second PB.

There was great team spirit and it was wonderful to see our team cheering loudly and supporting each other’s achievements throughout the afternoon.

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Ryde wins Merrylands Masters Meet

Congratulations to Ryde who finished on top of the point score for the second year running at today's Merrylands Masters Meet.

Merrylands finished in 2nd, with Warringah in 3rd place.

A big thank you to the visiting officials for their assistance in running the meet, and to our members, especially our junior swimmers and their parents for providing all the timekeepers and runners.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope you enjoyed the meet.

The results of the meet are now available.

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