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.

See Also

Speedo Sprint Series

Good luck to our team of 10 swimmers who will represent Merrylands at the Speedo Sprint Series Heats tomorrow.

The heats will be held at Blacktown Aquatic Centre.

Our team consists of:

Ameena Abdelraheem
Laura Belle Casey
Bilal El-Chami
Joab Hada
Elie Menhem
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Matthew Vicic
Michael Vicic

Our team will compete in 34 individual events at the meet. This year the meet starts at 12:00pm for warm-up, 1:00pm the races hit the water.

Good luck to our whole team at the meet.

Issue 18, 2017/2018

Masters BPS Meet - Today

Today we are hosting our annual Masters BPS meet. This event has attracted a total of 75 Masters swimmers from across various clubs in NSW/ACT, as well as 11 visiting technical officials.

The meet commences with warm-up at 11.00am and races starting at 11.30am. We expect the races to conclude by 1.00pm. We will be staying after club races & squad training to set up for the meet and I would like to thank our members (young and old) and parents who are helping with the meet today.

Merrylands SwimFest Meet – Saturday 24th February, 2018

This meet is one where every junior club member should be entering events as it is our major swim meet for the season. Entries close online at 5.00pm TODAY.

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 over the next two weeks that would be greatly appreciated as we can prepare some additional hamper prizes.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

Recently Swimming NSW sought nominations for new members to join the Youth Advisory Panel for the coming season. It gives me great pleasure to advise you that Sophia Vicic is one of 7 new appointments selected from a large group of applicants. Sophia will join Reece Tomkinson on the panel, giving our club two representatives on this important panel.

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). So save the date.

Trophy Return

It is now time to return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season. Please return these on a Saturday morning to the club room.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

Metro South West Area programs will be changing during the 2018/2019 and this will include date and championship meet format changes. These changes operate in conjunction with Swimming NSW & Swimming Australia program changes and one of the major changes will be to Area & State Championship age group qualification, number of days/sessions of meets and events offered.

As we receive final confirmation of new dates and program changes we will communicate these to you. However our coaches are aware of the proposed changes and their training programs will reflect the changes to ensure our swimmers are suitably prepared for these meets.

Race Starting Time and Entries

Remember to enter races the Saturday prior to or during the week before the cut-off times (manual card entries at 6pm Wednesday & online entries at 8pm Thursday). There is a limit of 2 swims in addition to a championship swim (when there is a championship event for your age group).

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

Relay Team Revised Times – 17th February, 2018

The relay team competition recommences today. Your team can submit a revised time to the Race Secretary before the relay swim next Saturday (17th February, 2018) for the last 4 rounds.

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

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

A range of celebrations will be held over the 2018/2019 season and the sub-committee want to whet your appetite for these celebrations, so on Saturday 17th February, 2018 they have a little surprise planned for you. Make sure to bring your 50 cent coins with you!!

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 Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Closed

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Closed

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Closed

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th 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

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

High Performance Nutrition for Swim Meets

Nutrition is an important area of successful performance in any sport. Swimmers need to eat nutritious foods to compete and train to the best of their ability. Coaches need to ensure that swimmers are eating well and re-hydrating to complement their training program.  Parents want to help their kids achieve their goals and are keen to support them in every possible way.

Swim Clubs and swimming organisations, selling food and drink at Swim Meets need to ensure that a variety of highly nutritious healthy options that can still generate income and raise funds are available to the swimmers.

Swim Meets, Swim Competitions and Swimming Championships are the places where all the vested interests in swimming nutrition come together: swimmers, coaches, parents and administrators. Everyone is looking for the same thing: how can we maximise the opportunity presented by the competition?

Swimmers want to maximise the opportunity of swimming fast at the Meet. Coaches want to maximise the opportunities for the individual swimmers and team to compete successfully. Parents want their kids to make the most of the competitive opportunity and swim well. Administrators want to maximise the opportunity to generate income from the fund raising activities at the Meet. Is it possible to develop an overall nutrition strategy to meet the needs of everyone?

Swimmers

A feature of successful athletes in any sport is how they take responsibility for their own performances. As swimmers get older and approach open level competition they should be encouraged to take responsibility for their own diet and nutrition program – to become coach and parent independent as far as food preparation and consumption are concerned.

On Meet day, swimmers should check their own bags to make sure all the fuel they will need over the day has been packed. This includes not only an adequate supply of food and drinks for the Meet day but enough nutritious snacks to cover the crucial post race recovery period. If for example, the last race of the day is 4:00pm and the swimmer is unlikely to eat dinner before 7:00pm, it is important that foods like fruit, sandwiches and other nutritious snacks are available to munch on between 4 and 7pm. (It is unlikely you can “ruin the appetite” of a competitive swimmer!).

Athletes, by their actions, are above average people. They choose to push themselves to their limits and in doing so are “high performance” human beings. Just as High Performance motor vehicles use a high grade, high octane fuel, “high performance humans” need the best possible fuel to perform at their best. However, athletes do not need to live a hermit type existence and abstain from all Take Away Foods, snacks, nibbles, lollies etc. The pressures of advertising and their peer group will make a totally junk food free existence near impossible for kids in the current times. The goal should be to practice sensible nutrition habits the majority of the time, to understand the basics of high performance eating and to be aware of the link between good food and fast swimming.

Immediately after racing, drink. Water is perfect, or try other fluids such as sports drink, cordial or fruit juice. Also eat something light within 10 minutes of finishing the race. This is the time when your body is best able to absorb and utilise new fuels.

If the Meet is two days or longer in duration, Recovery Nutrition is an important part of racing successfully. Recovery nutrition is about planning an eating and drinking strategy that helps your body:

  1. Recover from the physical stresses of racing.
  2. Prepare for the racing to come.

This is also called the Repair-Prepare approach to Swim Meet eating. Recovery nutrition is a technique which provides the swimmer’s body with what they need to recover (eg carbohydrates to replace used up energy, proteins for muscle building and repair) and prepare for the next day of competition. In between races, recovery nutrition is about replenishing energy stores quickly and effectively so that the next race can be completed at maximum speed.

Foods that aid in a recovery nutrition program between races include fruit, blended fruit packs, tinned fruits and sports drinks – things that are easy to digest and absorb into the body. To maximise the impact of these “recovery foods” they need to be eaten or drunk as soon as possible after racing.

A key element of a successful Swim Meet nutrition program is Eating Timing. Swimmers need to ensure that their eating program is as finely tuned as their training and racing schedule. If competing early in the morning some swimmers may find it necessary to rise early (3-4 hours before warm up) eat, then go back to bed for a little more rest. Other athletes may chose to eat, then go for a short walk or jog to start the warm up / race preparation process going.

Competition Schedule - What to Eat / When to Eat

Early Morning Heats (8: 00am – 10:00am)

Breakfast – Light meal Complex Carbohydrates the focus 6:00am-7:00am

Afternoon Heats/Semi Finals/Finals (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Light lunch – Salad and Sandwiches. Cooked lunch of rice or pasta. 11:00am - 1:00pm depending on start time.

Allow approx 2 hours between eating and racing

Evening Events (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Late Afternoon Meal (Early dinner) - Small quantities of rice, pasta, vegetables. Bread, bread rolls. Fruit. 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

For a Medal winning Meet morning breakfast try some of these suggestions:

  • Cereals (not the popular Chocolate or sugary ones). Try WeetBix, Vita Brits, Sustain, Just Right, Sports Plus.
  • Reduced fat milk – e.g. Shape, Physical, Rev, Hi-Lo
  • Low fat fruit yoghurt. Selection of fresh and/or tinned fruit (in natural juice).  Sliced banana goes great on Weetbix and Vita Brits!
  • Selection of bread, toast, crumpets, muffins, and spreads such as margarine, jam, vegemite and honey.
  • Drinks – fruit juices, water, and milo.
  • Spaghetti, baked beans or creamed corn on toast.
  • Poached eggs or grilled tomatoes on toast.
  • Pancakes or pikelets (with small amounts of syrup).

If travelling to a Meet where you are likely to be arriving early in the morning or late in the evening have swimmers carry their first two meals with them. This reduces the temptation to seek Fast Food for dinner or breakfast.

Arriving in a competition venue in the evening means that the only food outlets open will be Home Delivery Pizza and the Hamburger chains.

Arriving at the competition venue early in the morning means coffee and donuts or the Fast Food chains.

Weeks of hard work and tough training may all be for nothing if the final two meals before competition are high fat, high salt and high sugar food choices.

Have swimmers follow a set nutrition and re-hydration routine around every race. Try the R-D-T-E-R routine (Race-Drink-Talk-Eat-Rest). Swimmers race, then grab their drink bottles and take a sip, go the coach for the post race review, have a bite to eat then rest.

Lastly, swimmers don’t always notice it, but sweating occurs when training and racing – even though the activity happens in the water. It is vital that a good supply of cool water, cordial, sports drink or juice is on hand at Swim Meets.

Issue 17, 2017/2018

Race Entries

As we enter the last 8 weeks of our season we have championships every Saturday morning. A couple of reminders to help these mornings run smoothly:

  • A limit of 2 swims in addition to a championship swim (when there is a championship for your age group)
  • Manual card entries close at 6pm on Wednesday
  • Online entries close at 8pm Thursday
  • No late entries or changes to swims are accepted

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

Trophy Return

It is now time to return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season. Please return these on a Saturday morning to the club room.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

As part of the Swimming NSW competition changes being implemented in 2018/2019 Metro South West Area programs will be changing.

An invitation is extended to all Coaches, Club Members and Parents to attend an information evening where the proposed new competition structure will be presented by MSW.

This meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018 at Guildford Pool at 7.30pm.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries closed)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Please see Graham to confirm you can help on these days. The more helpers we have on the days the smoother the meets run. If you have family members or friends who would like to also help out please let Graham know.

Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim program commences this morning and runs for 6 weeks. Welcome to our returning and new learn to swim participants and thank you to all of our instructors and helpers for volunteering for this program.
Hosting Duties

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.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commenced on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher is available and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

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

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm) sees a Whales Picnic being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater). A great time is planned to relax and socialise away from the pool.

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

As we have mentioned earlier in the season 2018 will see our club celebrate our 50th anniversary. As the swimming centre officially opened in November 1968 we will have a range of celebrations over the 2018/2019 season. We have a sub-committee (Ian Wilson, Trish Johnston & Margaret Edwards) working on ideas for these celebrations. If you have any ideas or would like to assist please see one of these people.

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

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Closed

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th 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

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Issue 16, 2017/2018

Ready.Set.Race - Today

Today we are hosting a Ready.Set.Race event as part of the Australia Swims celebrations. We extend a welcome to our visitors this morning and hope you enjoy this event.

NSW State Open Championships

Reece Tomkinson & Alison Sakurovs both represented our club at the NSW State Open Championships last weekend. Congratulations on your achievements including two PB’s to Reece and a season best time for Alison. Enjoy the well earned rest (even though it may be short lived!).

Next Friday Night - 2nd February, 2018

Don’t forget next Friday night we are holding our 1500 metre Freestyle Open Championships together with Junior Handicap & Mystery Medley events. Entries close Wednesday (manual card entries) & Thursday (online entries). Warm-up & marshalling is at 6.45pm.

Speedo Sprint Heats

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

As part of the Swimming NSW competition changes being implemented in 2018/2019 Metro South West Area programs will be changing.

An invitation is extended to all Coaches, Club Members and Parents to attend an information evening where the proposed new competition structure will be presented by MSW.

This meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018 at Guildford Pool (McCredie Park club room) from 7.30pm.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW ’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries close 2nd February, 2018)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Graham is obtaining names of helpers, so please see him to confirm you can help on these days.

Hosting Duties

We have been 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.

Learn to Swim

Next Saturday (2nd February, 2018) sees the start of another Learn to Swim program. This program will run for 6 weeks. Thank you to all of our instructors and helpers for volunteering for this program.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commences on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher will be available from 31st January, 2018 and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

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

Ready.Set.Race

Saturday 27th January

Closed

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Junior Handicap & Mystery Medley

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

The Big Swim & Little Big Swim

The Big Swim (Palm Beach to Whale Beach – 2.5km) & Little Big Swim (Palm Beach – 800m) are on tomorrow, Sunday 28th January, 2018. Online entries close today (27th January, 2018) at 3.00pm. Visit https://www.thebigswim.org.au/

State Open Results

Four great swims by our team at the NSW State Open Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on the weekend.

Reece Tomkinson finished the weekend with 2 new personal best times. Reece swam new PBs in the 100m Backstroke (1:03.35) and 200m Backstroke (2:23.36), while his 50m Backstroke was only 2/10ths outside his best time.

Alison Johnston also swam well, with a season best time of 28.76 in the 50m Freestyle - her fastest time since 2016.

Well done to both Reece and Alison on their swims.

See Also

Training Cancelled - Tuesday Afternoon

Swimming Training for all afternoon squads has been cancelled for Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018. Tuesday morning squads are on as usual.

Peter and Alison are unable to attend due to a funeral.

Swimmers who usually attend training on a Tuesday afternoon may attend an alternate session:

  • Novice, Junior or Development Squads: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon
  • Age or Senior Squads: Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon
  • Masters, Adult or Teen Squads: Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon

If you would like to attend an alternate session, please email squad@merrylandsasc.asn.au to let us know which session you would like to attend.

See Also

Issue 15, 2017/2018

Ready.Set.Race

Next Saturday (27th January, 2018) we will be hosting a Ready.Set.Race event as part of the Australia Swims celebrations. This is a great morning for kids looking to have fun and get some racing practice for their school swimming carnival.

Do you know someone who has children aged 7 to 12 years who are not already a swimming club member and would enjoy some races and a skills coaching session? A great way to prepare for school carnivals. They must be able to swim 25 metres Freestyle and 25 metres Backstroke and/or 25m Breaststroke.

The cost is $5 per swimmer (plus pool entry) and entry is at https://www.merrylandsasc.asn.au/readysetrace/

NSW State Open Championships

Reece Tomkinson & Alison Sakurovs are both representing our club at the NSW State Open Championships this weekend. Congratulations on qualifying and may the Whale be with you both for your swims.

Speedo Sprint Heats

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Australia Swims

A 9-day celebration of water from 20th January, 2018 to 28th January, 2018. For more information on planned events and activities see the noticeboard in the club room or visit https://australiaswims.com.au

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries close 2nd February, 2018)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Graham is starting to obtain names of helpers, so please see him to confirm you can help on the days.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW ’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

Hosting Duties

We have been 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.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commences on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher will be available from 31st January, 2018 and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

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

Whales Challenge

Saturday 20th January

Closed

Ready.Set.Race

Saturday 27th January

Wednesday 24th January

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Race Entry Cycle

If you have questions about club races or entries please email race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au