Training Returns to Merrylands

Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018.

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, 28th September* will receive $5 credit per swimmer, that can be used on purchases from the Squad Shop.

There has been changes to some of the squad fees for this summer (the last changes were in 2016) and there has been some changes to the Program Information and Conditions.

The Training Schedules are 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 2018/2019 swimming season.

Please remember when paying via EFT to use the Reference provided during the enrolment process.

* The $5 credit will only apply to swimmers who do not have a current outstanding balance.

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2018/2019 Season Hits the Water

Summer is fast approaching so it’s time to find those costumes and goggles and hit the water.

Our club races will begin on Saturday, 6th October.

Registration for 2018/2019 is now open and members will soon receive instructions via email on how to re-register for the summer.

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.

The program for the Summer Season and the Time Record Sheet can be found in the Club Races section.

Finally, don't forget to order your club uniforms through our Online Store.

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NSW State Age Championships

Two members will represent Merrylands at the 2018 NSW State Age Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The championships will be held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August, 2018.

Merrylands will be represented by Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston at the meet, swimming in 5 events.

Reece and Alison will compete in the following events:

Reece Tomkinson
200m Backstroke
50m Backstroke
100m Backstroke
50m Freestyle

Alison Johnston
50m Freestyle

Congratulations to Reece and Alison for qualifying and good luck to them at the meet.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/.

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3 PBs at Metropolitan S/C Championships

Excellent results by our 2 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships this weekend with 3 new personal best times and 1 season best time.

Reece Tomkinson swam new PBs in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 200m Backstroke, while Alison Johnston swam a season best time in the 50m Freestyle.

Well done to both Reece and Alison on their results.

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NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

Two members will represent Merrylands at the 2018 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July, 2018.

Merrylands will be represented by Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston at the three day meet in 7 events.

Our team will compete in the following events:

Reece Tomkinson
100m Backstroke
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
100m Butterfly
200m Backstroke
50m Backstroke

Alison Johnston
50m Freestyle

Congratulations to Reece and Alison for qualifying and good luck to them at the meet.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/.

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2 Medals at Metro South West

Merrylands has finished the Metro South West Short Course Championships with 2 medals and 19 finalists.

Reece Tomkinson won 2 medals at the meet, finishing with Silver in the 17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke and Bronze in the Open 50m Backstroke.

Michael Evans, Alison Johnston, Tatiana Seruvatu, Niushka Shrestha and Unish Shrestha were all finalists at the meet.

Our team also swam 55 new personal best times at the meet, with a number of swimmers achieving multiple PBs in a single event by swimming new 50m PBs as part of their 100m events. The following members swam at least 1 new personal best time:

Joseph Assi
Michael Evans
Joab Hada
Alison Johnston
Helen Macpherson
Pare Nader
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson
Daniel Vicic
Michael Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Sophia Vicic

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their results.

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Training Breaks

There will be no training sessions for the Novice, Junior and Development Squads during July.

Novice, Junior & Development Squads

  • Last session: Thursday, 28th June
  • Sessions resume: Wednesday, 1st August

Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads

The Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads will continue to train through July.

Junior Excellence Awards

Fifteen members have received awards in the 2018 Swimming Australia Junior Excellence Program.

The Australian Junior Excellence Program, recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.

Congratulations to the following members who have received awards this year:

Silver

Michael Evans
Helen Macpherson
Matthew Vicic

Bronze

Summer Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson

Green

Laura-Belle Casey
Jonas Cuevas
Breeanah Khoury
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Nevah Shrestha
Noah Turner
Michael Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The full list of receipents can be found on the Junior Excellence page on the Swimming Australia website, while all our club's previous recipients can be found in the Development section of our website.

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Metro South West Championships

Merrylands will be represented by its biggest team ever at the 2018 Metro South West Area Open & Age Short Course Championships. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June, 2018.

Our club will sending a team of 20 swimmers to the 2 day meet, and will compete in 79 individual events.

Good luck to the following members:
Joseph Assi
Michael Evans
Joab Hada
Helen Macpherson
Elie Menhem
Pare Nadar
Alice Qin
Alison Sakurovs
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Lisa Shrestha
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Michael Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The full Timeline is available on the Metro South West website. Congratulations to our swimmers for qualifying, especially our first time qualifiers, and good luck to our entire team at the meet.

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