Registration for the 2019/2020 season is now open and instructions on how to re-register for the summer are on the How to Join page.
Registration this season will be conducted through the new Swim Central system.
Life Members: Swimming NSW has not yet provided details on what you need to do to renew your membership. Please wait for further instructions before renewing your membership.
This season, thanks to Club Merrylands, we are providing Free Membership for swimmers 8yrs & Under, who regularly swim in our club races or train in our squad program.
All parents and adults who regularly attend the Club Races on Saturday mornings are requested to join the club as Non-Swimming Members (unless they want to swim).
There are a number of benefits to being a registered member of the club. Members are entitled to vote at Annual General and Special General meetings, vote for our Club Captains and can be recognised for their service to the club through awards such as the Lions Club Award, Life Membership or Service Excellence Awards. Other benefits of membership can be found here.
Swimmers 18yrs & Over have the option of additionally registering as a Masters Competitor. This allows them to participate in Masters Swimming activities including Masters Only competitions on Saturday Mornings.
Finally, don't forget to order your club uniforms through our Online Store.
Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.
All swimmers will need to complete enrolment forms for the new season. These forms must be completed online on the Squad Enrolment page.
When completing the enrolment form, you will need to login to the website. If you have forgotten your login details, or have not logged in before, you can retrieve them here.
Swimmers who complete their enrolment forms and club membership before Friday, 27th September* will receive $5 credit per swimmer, that can be used on purchases from the Squad Shop.
There has been no changes to any of the squad fees for this summer. Eligible swimmers can also use an Active Kids Voucher to pay for up to $100 of their squad fees.
The Draft Training Schedule is on the Training Schedule page. A minimum of 4 swimmers must enrol in any given session for it to go ahead. Some times may change based on the enrolments received.
All squad members must also register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2019/2020 swimming season. Membership renewals will open in the last week of September.
Please remember when paying via EFT to use the reference number provided during the enrolment process.
* The $5 credit will only apply to swimmers who do not have a current outstanding balance.
Merrylands' team took home 8 medals from the NSW State Masters Long Distance Championships on Sunday.
The club finished with 6 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.
Congratulations to Ian Wilson, Brendan Kirkpatrick, Peter Johnston and Alison Sakurovs on their swims.
Merrylands will be represented by 4 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Long Distance Championships at the Knox Grammar School Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 8th September.
Ian Wilson, Brendan Kirkpatrick, Peter Johnston and Alison Sakurovs will compete at the meet in 2 events each.
We wish them the best of luck at the meet.
Alison Sakurovs became the club's first finalist at a Swimming NSW Championship since 2016 at the NSW State Age Short Course Championships today.
Alison finished 7th in the 19yrs & Over 50m Freestyle in 28.01 - her second fastest time ever, and her fastest time in 3 years. This was also Alison's best ever placing at a Swimming NSW Championship.
Alison's result is off the back of some excellent swims at the FINA World Masters Championships in South Korea last week.
Congratulations to Alison on her fantastic result.
Merrylands will be represented by Alison Sakurovs at the 2019 NSW State Age Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The championships will be held from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August, 2019.
Alison will be competing in the 50m Freestyle on Sunday morning, off the back of some excellent swims in South Korea at the FINA World Masters Championships last week.
Congratulations to Alison for qualifying and good luck to her at the meet.
You can follow the her progress over the weekend at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/.
Alison Sakurovs achieved some excellent results at the FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea last week.
Alison's first event was the 100m Freestyle, held on Day 2 of the championships. In a close race, she swam her fastest time since March 2017 to finish in 12th place.
On Day 3, Alison raced the 200m Freestyle and the 50m Butterfly. In the 200m Freestyle, Alison swam her fastest time this year to finish 19th, while in the 50m Butterfly she finished in 14th place.
Alison had 2 more events on Day 4 - her final day of competition. In the 50m Freestyle, Alison finished 12th in another season best time and her first sub-29 second swim since April, 2018. In her last event of the meet, the 100m Butterfly, she finished strongly to again place in 12th.
Congratulations to Alison on her results and thank you to all those members who supported her at the meet, cheering her on while watching the live stream at training in the afternoons.
All of Alison's swims can be watched on YouTube via the links below.
Alison Sakurovs will represent Merrylands at the 2019 FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from August 5-18. The swimming events at the Championships will be held from 12-18 August at the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Centre.
Alison will swim in the following 5 events at the championships:
Day 2 - Tuesday, 13th August
100m Freestyle (approximately 2:30pm) - Heat 31, Lane 5
Day 3 - Wednesday, 14th August
200m Freestyle (approximately 2:50pm) - Heat 22, Lane 9
50m Butterfly (approximately 5:40pm) - Heat 25, Lane 3
Day 4 - Thursday, 15th August
50m Freestyle (approximately 11:10am) - Heat 46, Lane 3
100m Butterfly (approximately 4:35pm) - Heat 13, Lane 4
FINA will be broadcasting a live stream of the meet on their YouTube channel.
Good luck to Alison at the Championships.
Merrylands' team of 3 swimmers performed well at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships on the weekend.
Alison Johnston swam her fastest time since 2017 in the 50m Freestyle, finishing in 28.30. Summer Shrestha swam her second fastest time ever in the 100m Breaststroke, just 0.09 outside the PB she swam at the Metro South West Championships 3 weeks ago, while Matthew Vicic swam a new personal best time in the 100m Butterfly, taking 0.06 off the time he swam at the Metro South West Championships.
Well done to Matthew, Summer and Alison on their swims. The results of the championships are available here.
Merrylands will be represented by a team of 3 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.
Our team will compete in 3 events and consists of:
Alison Johnston - 50m Freestyle
Summer Shrestha - 100m Breaststroke
Matthew Vicic - 100m Butterfly
Congratulations to all 3 swimmers on qualifying for the championships - especially Summer and Matthew who have qualified for this meet for the first time.