McCredie Park Meet

Sixteen swimmers will represent Merrylands at the McCredie Park Anniversary Meet at Guildford Swimming Centre today.

Our team consists of:

Aisha Abdelraheem
Ameena Abdelraheem
Lucas Alvarez
Ren Hum
William Johnston
Vanessa Ozols
Alison Sakurovs
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Ruby Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Chloe Ton
Ethan Ton
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Leo Zhu

Best of luck everyone!

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Presentation Evening

This season's Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 29th May, 2019 at Club Merrylands.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the presentation, we may be required to limit the number of attendees. All attendees must pre-register to attend. We are looking at options to live stream the presentation if we need to limit the number of people who can attend.

Award selection must be completed by Saturday, 24th April, 2021.

For more information, to pre-register and to complete your award forms, see the Presentation section.

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Metro South West 5-8yrs Meet Results

Merrylands had some great results at the Metro South West 5-8yrs Meet today, along with some very happy young swimmers.

Our team took home some big smiles along with 6 medals, a stack of ribbons, 7 PBs (and one less tooth).

The meet was a great learning experience for our team, with some swimming their first 100m Individual Medley or 50m Breaststroke at a meet, or doing their first tumble turns in a race. Well done to the whole team on their swims.

Thank you to Emily and Alison for officiating at the meet, and to those members who came along just to support the kids!

Medal Tally

Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 3

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State Masters Results

Our State team had masterful performances at the NSW State Masters Championships on the weekend.

We had 4 swimmers compete at the Championships and achieve fantastic results.  

Kylee Murray competed in 4 events and won bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. Kylee's performances in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle were the fastest she has swum in over 2 years.

Leanne Tovkach also competed in 4 events and picked up a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke.  Leanne achieved all time personal bests in the 100m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle where she took over a second off her personal best time.

Brendan Kirkpatrick competed in 5 events and earned himself 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals.  Brendan flew into 2 new all time personal best times, getting closer to the 29 mark in 50m Butterfly with a 30.26 and dropping 1.5 seconds in his 100m Butterfly time.

Alison Johnston competed in 5 events and picked up gold medals in every swim.  Alison achieved an all time personal best in the 200m Backstroke.

Peter Johnston was unfortunately unwell so did not compete at the meet but he was excitedly checking live results all weekend from home.

As a team Merrylands came 2nd in our division for the pointscore.

Congratulations to our swimmers on their results!

State Masters Championships

Merrylands is being represented by 5 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Championships this weekend.

The 2 day championships start at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today. Our team will contest 22 events and consists of:

  • Peter Johnston
  • Brendan Kirkpatrick
  • Kylee Murray
  • Alison Johnston
  • Leanne Tovkach

We wish our swimmers the best of luck at the meet. You can follow their progress over the weekend online.

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NSW Junior State Age Results

Merrylands' junior boys combined forces at the NSW Junior State Age over the weekend with some excellent results!  Every swimmer for the club swam a new official or unofficial personal best during the meet.

Joseph Assi qualified for this event for the first time in individual events and swam in the 10 Years 50m and 100m Breaststroke. Joseph was just outside his entry times, having already PB'd in the 50m Breaststroke 5 times since the start of the summer season!

It was Matthew Vicic's third time qualifying for this event and he competed in the 13 Years 50m Butterfly.  Matthew achieved a new personal best time of 31.68!

Unish Shrestha, Joseph Assi, Joab Hada and Daniel Vicic worked together as a team in the 10/11 Years 4x50 Freestyle and Medley Relays.  In the Freestyle relay the boys took over 3 seconds off their entry time with some extremely fast swimming.  Whilst the split times are unofficial, it is very encouraging to see what the boys are capable of doing!

Congratulations to our swimmers on their results!

Issue 23, 2020/2021

Season Conclusion

Today is our final Saturday of club races for the season. The weather really turned it on for us last week. Thank you to everyone who arrived earlier than normal to allow us to start the 1500m Championships just after 6.30am. We know swimming is a water sport, we just want the water in the pool, not everywhere else!

Highlights of the season include new club Championship records and a stack of PB’s swum at meets including the Merrylands SwimFest, Area, Metropolitan, State & Open Water Championships. Congratulations to all of our swimmers on your achievements and to our great coaching team who work tirelessly to prepare our swimmers.
Thank you to everyone who has participated and contributed to another successful club season:

  • Committee members
  • Club Captains
  • Everyone who helped set up, officiate & pack up
  • Learn to Swim instructors & helpers
  • Swimmers
  • Coaches

We are holding a breakfast bbq at the conclusion of club races today, so please stay around to enjoy the breakfast as we say goodbye to Merrylands Swimming Centre for the next few months.

NSW State Open Championships

The State Open Championships were held last weekend. You can read the full report here.

NSW Junior State Age Championships

The State Junior Age Championships are being held this weekend at SOPAC. We have 2 swimmers who have qualified for individual events:

Joseph Assi: Event 53 - 100m Breast; Event 77 - 50m Breast
Matthew Vicic: Event 31 - 50m Butterfly

In addition Joseph Assi, Joab Hada, Unish Shrestha & Daniel Vicic will represent in two relays, Event 21 - 4 x 50m Free & Event 59 - 4 x 50m Medley.

Congratulations to our swimmers and coaches on qualifying for the Championships. We wish you all good luck and may the whale be with you.

Squad Training

Training moves to Guildford Swimming Centre next week (from Monday, 29th March, 2021). Sessions will be held in the outdoor pool and are scheduled to return to Merrylands in October. Please complete your squad enrolment to confirm that you plan to train whilst Merrylands is closed. The coaches will then confirm your days and sessions for training. See here for details.

Season 2021/2022

Registration for next season will open in September 2021 and club races will commence in October 2021. Stay tuned to the club website and FaceBook page for details as they are available.

Whales Challenge #3

Last Saturday we saw the 3rd & final Whales Challenge for the season contested. Congratulations to the Maroon “Turner” team who took the honours from the White “Emery” teamand ended up winning the season challenges 2 – 0, with the first challenge a tie between the teams.

Club Championship Results

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in the 1500m Freestyle Open Championships last week. The results are here.

Season Championship Ribbons

Whilst we have not been able to hold championship presentations during the season we do have championship ribbons available for any swimmers who would like to receive them for their 1st, 2nd or 3rd placings in the championship events.
If you would like to receive your championship ribbons please let Margaret know and she will make arrangements for them to be provided to you.

Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Monday 24th May, 2021 in the Club Room at Merrylands Swimming Centre, commencing at 7.30pm.
The Annual Report of the club will be presented, together with the election of Office Bearers and Committee positions. Nominations for positions must be submitted to the Secretary at least 30 days prior to the meeting. We encourage all members to attend the AGM.

Annual Presentation

The Committee is still working through the logistics of holding the Annual Presentation to celebrate this season. We will communicate information to all members once this is finalised.

School Meet Results

Congratulations to Joab Hada who was successful at the Cumberland Zone Swimming Carnival. Joab went on to compete at the Parramatta Diocesan Carnival and made it to the NSWCPS Championships where he swam a PB in the 50m Freestyle. Congratulations Joab

MSW 5-8 Years Development Meet

The 5-8 Years Development Meet will be held on Saturday 17th April 2021 at Guildford Swimming Centre. The meet will commence at 2.00pm (warm up 1.00pm).
Entries close in Swim Central on Wednesday 7th April 2021. See here for details.

McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet

The postponed McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet will be held on Sunday 2nd May, 2021 at Guildford Swimming Centre. The meet will commence at 10.00am (warm up 9.00am). Entries close in Swim Central on Monday 26th April 2021 or when entries reach a timeline finish of 3.30pm. See here for details.

Masters Long Course Championships

The NSW Masters SC Championships will be held at SOPAC on Saturday 10th April 2021 & Sunday 11th April 2021. Entries close at 12.00pm on Friday 2nd April 2021. See here for details.

Upcoming Events




MASC 400metre Freestyle Championship (Boys 14 – Senior, Girls 13 - Senior)


Saturday 27th March


SNSW State Age Junior Championships

Saturday 27th March to

Sunday 28th March


NSW Masters LC Championships

Saturday 10th April to

Sunday 11th April

Friday 2nd April

MSW Area 5 – 8 Years Development Meet

Saturday 17th April

Wednesday 7th April

McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet

Sunday 2nd May

Monday 26th April


We receive great support from our club sponsors and we thank them for this support.

State Age Championships

Merrylands will be represented by 5 swimmers at the NSW Junior State Age Championships which are being held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team is competing in 3 individual events and 2 relays.

Joseph Assi has qualified for the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, while Matthew Vicic has qualified for the 50m Butterfly.

We will also be represented in the 4x50m Freestyle and 4x50m Medley Relays by Joseph, Joab Hada, Unish Shrestha and Daniel Vicic.

The championships will be streamed live for free on Swim TV.

Congratulations to our swimmers for qualifying and have a great meet!

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