Cumberland Development Squads Announced

The Cumberland Development Squads have been announced with the following 6 swimmers from our club being selected:

Novice Squad
David Wang
Achiever Squad
Mitchell McFarlane
Todd Jenkin
Jessica Burden
Target Squad
Mitchell Emery
Challenge Squad
Troy Tomkinson

The Novice Squad will attend the Sydney Aquatic Centre for a 1½ hr pool session and then a guided tour of the Centre on 17 August 2002.

The Achiever Squad will attend the Life Adventure Site Camp for Team building exercises. 40 of the squad will then attend the NSW Development Meet with the remaining members attending a selected swim meet. The selected swim meet will be one of the NSW Country Regional Meets or another meet in the Metropolitan area.
The “Life” camp will take place from Friday evening 6 September 2002 until midday Sunday 8 September 2002 with Cumberland subsidising the cost of accommodation and main meals.
The NSW Development Meet will take place on 29 September 2002 at Sydney Aquatic Centre. The selectors will select those that are to swim at this event.
Those that do not swim at the Development Meet and who attend the camp will be invited to attend the other selected meet later in the year.

The Target Squad will attend a camp at Narrabeen Fitness Camp on either 11/12/13 or 18/19/20 October 2002 depending on availability. The program will consist of training sessions and land based activities.
Cumberland will subsidise the cost of accommodation and main meals.
Congratulations to the 6 swimmers selected. Swimmers in the squads will be receiving letters over the next couple of weeks.

More information is available on the Cumberland Website.

See Also
  • Cumberland Amateur Swimming Association
  • QANTAS Skins Tickets

    The tickets for the 2002 QANTAS Skins have arrived.

    If you have purchased tickets through the club you will be contacted over the next week and told how you can collect your tickets.

    The QANTAS Skins will be held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre on Friday, 21st June, 2002. The competition will commence at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:00pm and will feature all of the 2002 Australian Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championship team members.

    See Also
  • Exclusive QANTAS Skins Offer
  • Australian Swimming
  • Metropolitan Short Course Entries

    Entries for the 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships close on Monday, 17th June, 2002. The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards, which will be available at training from Tuesday 11th June, 2002.

    To compete at these championships you must have achieved the qualifying time at a “District Approved Meet”.

    Meets that are not District Approved include:
  • School Swimming Carnivals (School, District/Zone, and some Regional/Area)

  • RSL Meets

  • RSL Club nights

  • You can not use times achieved at these meets and entries will not be accepted if these times are used.

    The Multi-Entry cards must be completely filled out including date and place that times were achieved. Entries must also include your registration number.

    For more information on NSW meets read the Championship Procedures information in the Swim Meets Section.

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants
  • 2001/2002 Presentation Evening

    “Team Johnston” and “The Legges” have been announced as joint winners of the 2001/2002 Relay Competition at this year’s Presentation Evening.

    In the closest finish to the competition since it began in 1996, 5 teams had a chance of winning the competition before the final round. In the end, the top 5 teams were separated by only 5 points with two teams on equal points in first place and two teams on equal points in third place.

    In the Graded Pointscore Nathan Cause took home the Michael Rossek Trophy for the highest placed Junior Boy for the second year in a row. Amber Johnson received the Ronald Exley Trophy for the highest placed Junior Girl. Congratulations must also go to Glen Stanford who had the highest points overall but as a senior swimmer was ineligible to receive the Michael Rossek Trophy.

    The Jack Smart Encouragement Award was presented to Kacey Beranek, a new member to the club this year. Kacey steadily improved over the season, progressing from 25m to 50m in two strokes and also competing in the Relay Competition.

    The final award of the evening was the Champion of Champions Award which was presented to Robert Griffey for the third year running.
    The Champion of Champions Award is presented to the club member who is the best all round performer in that season. It takes into account performances both at club and at representative meets. Robert was a deserved winner, breaking 9 Championship records on his way to victory in both the Senior Mens and Open Championships. He also represented the club at the District, State and Metropolitan Championships.

    The night was very enjoyable and those people that stayed after the presentation had a good time joining in the fun. Thank you to all the people who helped organise the presentation and who helped throughout the season.

    You can find the season results in the Club Races section.
    What did you think of the Presentation? Fill in the 2001/2002 Presenation Evening Survey and let us know.

    See Also
  • Presentation Evening Survey
  • Graded Pointscore Results
  • Championship Results
  • Senior Handicap Results
  • Relay Competition Results
  • 2002 QANTAS Skins

    The 2002 QANTAS Skins will be held on Friday, 21st June, 2002 at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

    This year’s Skins will feature the entire Australian Commonwealth Games Team. Australian Swimming together with NSW Swimming is offering the following special offer to NSW Swimming Clubs.

    Clubs will be able to get tickets for only $5 each for both adults and concessions. This offer is only available through the club and only a limited number of tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.

    Your only opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2002 QANTAS Skins as part of this special offer will be at the 2002 Presentation Evening on Saturday, 18th May, 2002. Tickets will posted out to the club in the two weeks leading up to the event.

    More information will be available at the Presentation Evening.

    See Also
  • Presentation Evening
  • Australian Swimming
  • 2002 Presentation Evening

    This season's Presentation Evening will be held on May 18, 2002 at Widemere Public School.

    The presentation will be preceded by dinner commencing at 6.00pm and followed by games and dancing. The night usually concludes at about 9.30-10.00pm.

    All swimmers receiving a trophy will soon be receiving a letter about the presentation and the trophies they will be receiving.

    Food for the dinner must be pre-ordered. If you haven't already done so please fill out the form you will receive and return it by Friday, 3rd May, 2002.

    We will also be taking orders for any club uniforms for the 2002/2003 season on the night. Please see Kerrie or Pauline if you need to order anything. Items include swimming costumes, shirts, shorts and jackets.

    For more information see the Presentation section.

    See Also
  • Presentation Evening
  • Australian Age Championships

    Troy Tomkinson will represent Merrylands at this week’s Australian Age Championships. This year the championships are being held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre from April 9 to 13, 2002.

    This year will be the second year that Troy has competed at the Nationals after placing 5th in the 50m Freestyle in Melbourne last year.

    This year Troy will again be competing in 3 events at the championships. He will contest the 50m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly on Tuesday, April 9th and the 100m Freestyle on Saturday, April 13th.

    You can follow Troy’s progress at the championships at

    See Also
  • Australian Swimming
  • Troy Tomkinson
  • A Mixed Bag for Troy at the Nationals
  • Australian Championships

    Sydney looks set to host the Australian Swimming Championships next year after conditions at the Chandler Aquatic Centre were compared to that of a sauna.

    The opening day of the competition was held in unseasonally hot conditions with the temperature rising to 33 degrees. The high temperatures and lack of air conditioning in the centre were widely blamed for Ian Thorpe narrowly missing his own world record in the 400m Freestyle on Monday night.

    Brisbane was a firm favourite to host the next 3 national titles before they move to Melbourne in 2006 to double as the Commonwealth Games trials. But the problems with the air conditioning and the starting blocks, which had to be repaired half way through the meet, have prompted a re-think about the venue for next year’s championships.

    Two other Australian Swimming Meets are set to be held in Sydney over the next 6 months. The QANTAS Skins have been moved forward in the calendar to Friday, June 21st, 2002 from it's traditional date in early December.

    The Telstra Grand Prix will also return to Sydney in July. The second meet in the Grand Prix series will be held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre from 19th -20th July, 2002.

    See Also
  • Australian Swimming
  • Cumberland Sprint Meet

    Merrylands collected 16 medals at the Cumberland Sprint Meet held at the E.G. Whitlam Centre today.

    Both Nathan Legge and Amber Johnson won their first Cumberland medals. Nathan won the Silver medal in the 9yrs 50m Freestyle while Amber won the Bronze medal in the 9yrs 50m Butterfly.

    Other medallists at the meet included Jessica Burden, Rachel Johnston, Jordan Burden, Mitchell McFarlane, Troy Tomkinson, Robert Griffey and Peter Johnston. The full results are now available.

    Medal Tally

    Gold 7
    Silver 5
    Bronze 4

    See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland Sprint Meet Results
  • Restricted Age Series Finals

    At Auburn Swimming Centre today, Etiuate Veamatahau won his first medal at the Restricted Age Finals.

    ET won the bronze medal in the 12yrs 50m Freestyle in a time of 29.49. He also qualified for the Grand Finals of the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly placing 4th and 9th in the events.

    Our other two swimmers at the finals, Mitchell Emery and David Wang, competed in the 50m Breaststroke events. Mitchell broke his PB twice in the 11yrs 50m Breaststroke on his way to placing 5th in the Grand Final in a time of 41.74. David narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final of the 8yrs & Under 50m Breaststroke after finishing 11th overall in the preliminaries.

    Congratulations to all 3 swimmers.

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW Restricted Age Series Finals & Grand Finals Results