Issue 17, 2021/2022

Season Conclusion

Another club season comes to an end. Once again not much of a summer weatherwise, but another season full of great results from our swimmers. I looked back over the end of last season and we had heavy rainfall then as well, as this photo shows from the 1500m Championship morning.


Despite losing a couple of Saturday mornings during the season we have been able to complete our full program of Championships together with a lot of external meets. The Competition Committee has worked tirelessly to ensure the race program came together and made changes as needed to fit everything in.

Thankyou to everyone who has helped during the season. Running club races every week requires the help of everyone and your participation is greatly appreciated. Thankyou to our Committee again worked hard preparing for the season and throughout the season. We also welcomed two new Club Captains this season. Thank you to Darla Assi and Matthew Vicic for your work throughout the season.

Squad Training

Training moves to Guildford Swimming Centre next week (from Monday, 28th March, 2022). Sessions will be held in the outdoor pool and are scheduled to return to Merrylands in October.

Club AGM & Annual Presentation

We have confirmed dates for the club’s AGM and Annual Presentation this year.


The AGM will be held on Monday 16th May, 2022 in the club room. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and we encourage all members to attend the meeting.

As you know the Committee has not changed much over many years now and we really encourage members to consider taking on a Committee role, as the future of the club is directed by the Committee. All positions are open for nomination. To nominate for a Committee position you simply need to complete a nomination form by Saturday 16th April 2022.

Annual Presentation

The Annual Presentation will be held on Saturday 21st May, 2022 at Club Merrylands (in the first floor function room). The room will be open from 6.00pm, with presentation commencing at 6.30pm.

Club Merrylands kindly provide our club with use of the function room for our presentation and we encourage you to support the club by enjoying the meal options at the club either before or following the presentation.

Swimming NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships

Last weekend our club was represented by Alison Johnston, Vanessa Ozols & Matthew Vicic. A number of PB’s were swum, as well as finalist results being achieved. Congratulations to you all. A full report of the meet can be found here.

Swimming NSW Junior State Age Championships

Joseph Assi represents the club in the 50m & 100m Breaststroke events this weekend. Good luck Joseph and may the whale be with you. 🐳

Club Merrylands Sunday Funday – Sunday 27th March 2022

Looking for something to keep the kids occupied ?? Club Merrylands is holding a Sunday Funday at Guildford Bowling Club (97 Bursill Street, Guildford) tomorrow from 11.30am.