Issue 20, 2019/2020

SwimFest Photos

If you had taken photos during the day we would appreciate you sharing these with the club. Please send an email to swim@merrylandsasc.asn.au and we will provide you with a link so you can upload them to the photo gallery on the club website.

Speedo Sprint Finals

Matthew Vicic, Daniel Vicic & Joseph Assi competed in the Speedo Sprint Finals at SOPAC last Saturday. 3 PB’s were swum out of the 4 swims. Unish Shrestha had also qualified for the finals but was unable to attend. Congratulations to each of you on your achievements in reaching the finals and performing at your best.

Swimming NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships

Congratulations to Summer Shrestha (3 events) and Matthew Vicic (4 events) who have qualified for and are competing at the Junior Metropolitan Championships at SOPAC this weekend. We are very proud of you both and may the Whale be with you.

Whales Challenge #3 – Saturday 14th March, 2020

Next Saturday we have the 3rd and final Whales Challenge for the season. Can the White Emery team top the pointscore or will the Maroon Turner team make it a season clean sweep?

Club Photo – Saturday 21st March, 2020

We look forward to having everyone at club races on Saturday 21st March, 2020 as we will be taking the club photo for the season. Please bring/wear your club uniform on the day.

Trophy Return

With 3 weeks of the season left after today we ask that you please return any perpetual trophy’s you have before the end of the season.

Club AGM & Annual Presentation

Club AGM – Monday 25th May, 2020 commencing at 7.30pm in the Club Room
Annual Presentation – Saturday 30th May, 2020 commencing at 6.30pm at Club Merrylands

We encourage all club members to attend the AGM and we would welcome nominations to join the Committee. All Committee members play an important role in the decisions made by the club and it is your opportunity to help steer the direction of the club into the future.

The dates for nominations for committee positions and club awards are:

  • Service Excellence Award – closes 31st March, 2020
  • Life Member nomination – 60 days before the AGM (Thursday 26th March, 2020)
  • Committee nomination – 30 days before the AGM (Saturday 25th April, 2020)

See the club website for more information about these and how to submit a nomination. If you would like more information or have a question please see any of our current committee members.

Free Membership for 8 Years & Under – 2019/2020 season

This season, thanks to Club Merrylands, the club has provided free membership for swimmers 8yrs & Under who regularly swim in our club races or train in our squad program. The free membership is provided in the way of a reimbursement of membership fees paid and is limited to the first 30 registrations who meet eligibility criteria.

If you have a child who qualifies for the free membership and you have not yet claimed reimbursement of the membership fee, please submit this before the end of the season. For the criteria and online reimbursement see the Free Membership page.

Casual Swimming Coach

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Swimming Coach to assist with our Squad Program at Merrylands Swimming Centre (and Granville Swimming Centre during the winter season). If you know of someone who would be qualified and suitable for the position please direct them to the advertisement on Sportspeople.

Upcoming Events

MEET/EVENT

MEET/EVENT DATE

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSING

MASC 200metre Freestyle (Senior)

Saturday 7th March

Closed

SNSW Junior Metropolitan C/Ships

Saturday 7th March &

Sunday 8th March

Closed

SNSW State Open C/Ships

Friday 13th March &

Sunday 15th March

Closed

Whales Challenge # 3

Saturday 14th March

Thursday 12th March

MSW 5 to 8 Years Meet

Saturday 14th March

Closed

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 21st March

Thursday 19th March

Club Photo

Saturday 21st March

 

MSW Sprint Meet

Saturday 21st March

Tuesday 17th March

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Senior)

Saturday 28th March

Thursday 26th March

End of season Breakfast

Saturday 28th March

 

SNSW Junior State C/Ships

Saturday 28th March &

Sunday 29th March

Tuesday 17th March

McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary

Sunday 5th April

Thursday 26th March

Club AGM

Monday 25th May

 

Annual Presentation

Saturday 30th May

 

Sponsors

We again thank our major sponsors who provide fantastic support to our club. If you know of a business or organisation who may be interested in providing sponsorship or support to our club please let Graham know.

Raffle prize sponsors for the Merrylands Masters BPS & SwimFest Meets

Photography

NSW Metropolitan Championships

Three swimmers have qualified for the NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships, which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Summer Shrestha, Matthew Vicic and Niushka Shrestha* have qualified for the championships. Our team will contest 7 events at the meet:

Summer Shrestha
  50m Butterfly (Day 1, Session 1)
  50m Breaststroke (Day 1, Session 2)
  50m Freestyle (Day 2, Session 4)
Matthew Vicic
  50m Butterfly (Day 1, Session 1)
  100m Freestyle (Day 2, Session 3)
  50m Backstroke (Day 2, Session 3)
  100m Butterfly (Day 2, Session 3)


Congratulations to our swimmers on qualifying and we wish them well at the meet. You can follow their progress over the weekend via the Live Results page.

Unfortunately Niushka Shrestha is unable to attend due to an family event.

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Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results

Fantastic swims from our members at the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today, with 3 new personal best times from 4 swims.

Matthew Vicic swam a new PB in the 50m Butterfly, taking 1.17 off his time to finish in 32.05. Matt also swam his second fastest time ever in the 50m Freestyle, just 0.05 outside the time he swam at the SwimFest last week.

In the 50m Freestyle, Daniel Vicic took 0.15 off his time, finishing in a new PB of 37.65.

Lastly, Joseph Assi swam a new PB of 48.49 in the 50m Breaststroke, taking 0.89 off his previous best time.

Congratulations to the boys on their swims!

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Issue 19, 2019/2020

Merrylands SwimFest & Masters BPS Meets

What a great day last Saturday. Our 2nd time running both meets on the same day was a great success again. Thank you to everyone who organised the meets, worked on the day setting up, roles during the meets and packing up. We received a lot of positive feedback about the meets and especially how our club was able to provide people for almost all of the roles to run the day. Congratulations to everyone on a job very well done. As Young Mr Grace would say “you’ve all done very well”!

Also a big thank you to our club sponsors, Club Merrylands, Starr Partners & Merrylands Swimming Squad. We appreciate the kind support provided by these organisations in sponsorship of the meets and during the season. Thank you also to Engine & Fashion Fish Design who kindly donated fantastic prizes for the raffle held on the day.

The overall club point scores for the meets were:

 

Masters BPS

SwimFest

1st

Ryde

Ripples St Marys

2nd

Warringah

Mounties

3rd

Manly

Merrylands

Masters BPS Meet achievements

The meet was Round 3 in the Masters Branch Pointscore program and Merrylands swimmers achieved a total of 193 points, finishing 4th on the combined team point score table (2nd in the Mens & 8th in the Womens). Congratulations to the team who swam representing our club. Brendan Kirkpatrick finished 1st & Peter Johnston equal 1st in the individual point score for their age groups.

SwimFest achievements

A total of 33 (5 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze) medals were won by Merrylands swimmers. A fantastic overall result. Congratulations to everyone who swam and to those who also won medals and swam PB’s. Gold medals were won by Unish Shrestha (50m Breaststroke) who just pipped Joseph Assi by 0.02 seconds, Katie Hope (50m Backstroke), Matthew Vicic (50m Freestyle & 50m Butterfly) & the Merrylands team (Summer Shrestha, Nevah Shrestha, Niushka Shrestha & Matthew Vicic) in the 12 & Under relay.

If you had taken photos during the day we would appreciate you sharing these with the club. Please send an email to swim@merrylandsasc.asn.au and we will provide you with a link so you can upload them to the photo gallery on the club website.

Speedo Sprint Finals – Today

Good luck to Matthew Vicic, Daniel Vicic & Joseph Assi who are competing in the Speedo Sprint Finals at SOPAC today. May the whale be with you all.

Club Photo – Saturday 21st March, 2020

We have booked Saturday 21st March, 2020 to take the club photo. This will occur immediately after club races. Please bring/wear your club uniform on the day. Thank you to Joey Andres Photo who are kindly providing their services to take the club photo again this year. We greatly appreciate the kind offer from Joey and if you have a special event please consider Joey as your photographer for the event.

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Upcoming Events

MEET/EVENT

MEET/EVENT DATE

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSING

MASC 50metre Backstroke

25metre & 200metre (Open)

Saturday 29th February

Closed

NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals

Saturday 29th February

 

MASC 200metre Freestyle (Senior)

Saturday 7th March

Thursday 5th March

SNSW Junior Metropolitan C/Ships

Saturday 7th March &

Sunday 8th March

Closed

SNSW State Open C/Ships

Friday 13th March &

Sunday 15th March

Tuesday 3rd March

Whales Challenge # 3

Saturday 14th March

Thursday 12th March

MSW 5 to 8 Years Meet

Saturday 14th March

Tuesday 3rd March

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 21st March

Thursday 19th March

Club Photo

Saturday 21st March

 

MSW Sprint Meet

Saturday 21st March

Tuesday 17th March

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Senior)

Saturday 28th March

Thursday 26th March

End of season Breakfast

Saturday 28th March

 

SNSW Junior State C/Ships

Saturday 28th March &

Sunday 29th March

Tuesday 17th March

McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary

Sunday 5th April

Thursday 26th March

Club AGM

Monday 25th May

 

Annual Presentation

Saturday 30th May

 

Sponsors

We again thank our major sponsors who provide fantastic support to our club. If you know of a business or organisation who may be interested in providing sponsorship or support to our club please let Graham know.

Raffle prize sponsors for the Merrylands Masters BPS & SwimFest Meets

Photography

Speedo Sprint Series Finals

Four swimmers from Merrylands have qualified for the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tomorrow.

This is our largest number of swimmers at the finals in over 30 years.

Our swimmers will represent Metro South West in the following events:

Matthew Vicic

  • 12yrs 50m Butterfly
  • 12yrs 50m Freestyle

Daniel Vicic

  • 9yrs 50m Freestyle

Joseph Assi

  • 9yrs 50m Breaststroke

Unish Shrestha*

  • 9yrs 50m Breaststroke

Congratulations to all 4 boys on qualifying for the finals, after finishing in the top 4 at the Speedo Sprint Series Heats earlier this month. Congratulations to Daniel and Joseph in particular who have qualified for the finals for the first time. We wish them the best of luck at the meet.

* Unfortunately Unish Shrestha is unable to attend due to an family event.

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Ripples St Marys wins Merrylands SwimFest

Congratulations to Ripples St Marys who won the Merrylands SwimFest on Saturday.

Mounties finished the meet in 2nd place, with Merrylands 3rd.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and to all the members of our club and visiting 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, including the full pointscore are available in the SwimFest section of our website.

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Ryde wins Merrylands Masters Meet

Congratulations to Ryde who finished on top of the point score at the Merrylands Masters Meet on Saturday.

Warringah finished in 2nd, with Manly 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 the timekeepers and runners.

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

The results of the meet are available in the Merrylands Masters Meet section.

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