NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

Merrylands will represented by 4 swimmers at next weekend’s NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships.
With some swimmers no longer competing, having left the club, injured or not qualifying, this year's team will be our smallest since 2000.
The team will contest a total of 11 events over the two days of the championships and will be the final team overseen by Kristen Sunner before she finishes up as club coach at the end of June.

The team consists of:

Todd Jenkin
16yrs & Over 100m Breaststroke (Day 1 - Session 2 - 2:54pm)
Open 50m Breaststroke (Day 2 - Session 4 - 2:36pm)
Troy Tomkinson
16yrs & Over 100m Butterfly (Day 1 - Session 1 - 11:04am)
16yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (Day 1 - Session 2 - 1:42pm)
16yrs & Over 100m Individual Medley (Day 2 - Session 3 - 9:00am)
Open 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - Session 3 - 10:21am)
16yrs & Over 50m Backstroke (Day 2 - Session 3 - 10:52am)
Peter Johnston
16yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke (Day 2 - Session 4 - 2:29pm)
Brittany Johnson
14/15yrs 50m Breaststroke (Day 2 - Session 3 - 9:34am)
14/15yrs 100m Individual Medley (Day 2 - Session 3 - 11:22am)
14/15yrs 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - Session 4 - 2:23pm)

Times should be used as a guide only.

Congratulations to all 4 swimmers for qualifying. Swimmers can collect their Competitors Passes this week.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at http://www.nswswimming.com.au/.

See Also
  • 2005 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2005 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • Qualifying Time Information

  • Winter Meet Entry Procedures

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Coaching Update

    To: Merrylands Swimming Squad and their Parents

    It is with great regret that the committee of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club has accepted the resignation of Kristen Sunner as Head Coach of our swimming squad.

    Over the past 12 years Kristen has been coach and much more to many children and her efforts are very much appreciated.

    Kristen will continue to coach until the end of June. During July while Wentworthville pool is closed for 4 weeks the squad will take a break.

    In July an advertisement will appear in the New South Wales Swimmer Magazine seeking the services of a qualified swim coach. It is intended that interviews take place during August.

    On Monday 1st August the squad will recommence at Wentworthville pool. Peter Johnston and Meagan Legge have offered to provide coaching services in the interim. Accordingly the coaching rights have been temporarily granted to Peter and Meaghan.

    Peter and Meaghan will provide coaching for the squad from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm Monday to Thursday at the cost of $60 per month per child.

    The goal of the committee is to have the new coach in place to coincide with the squad recommencing training at Merrylands Pool on the 12th September 2005.

    If you have any concerns please speak to Peter, Meaghan or any Committee Member.

    Regards

    David Johnson
    President

    See Also
  • Club Coach Resigns
  • Coaching Update

    To: Merrylands Swimming Squad and their Parents

    It is with great regret that the committee of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club has accepted the resignation of Kristen Sunner as Head Coach of our swimming squad.

    Over the past 12 years Kristen has been coach and much more to many children and her efforts are very much appreciated.

    Kristen will continue to coach until the end of June. During July while Wentworthville pool is closed for 4 weeks the squad will take a break.

    In July an advertisement will appear in the New South Wales Swimmer Magazine seeking the services of a qualified swim coach. It is intended that interviews take place during August.

    On Monday 1st August the squad will recommence at Wentworthville pool. Peter Johnston and Meagan Legge have offered to provide coaching services in the interim. Accordingly the coaching rights have been temporarily granted to Peter and Meaghan.

    Peter and Meaghan will provide coaching for the squad from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm Monday to Thursday at the cost of $60 per month per child.

    The goal of the committee is to have the new coach in place to coincide with the squad recommencing training at Merrylands Pool on the 12th September 2005.

    If you have any concerns please speak to Peter, Meaghan or any Committee Member.

    Regards

    David Johnson
    President

    Metropolitan Short Course Entries

    Entries for the 2005 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships close on Monday, 6th June, 2005.

    The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards.

    To compete at these championships you must have achieved the required qualifying time at an approved meet as detailed on the Qualifying Time Information page.

    The Multi-Entry cards must be completely filled out including date and place that times were achieved. Entries must also include your registration number.

    For more information on NSW meets read the Championship Procedures information in the Swim Meets Section.

    No late entries will be accepted.

    See Also
  • 2005 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2005 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • Qualifying Time Information

  • Winter Meet Entry Procedures

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Club Coach Resigns

    Kristen Sunner has tonight resigned her position as Head Coach of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club Inc.

    The resignation will close an eleven year chapter in the club's history.

    Kristen became the club coach at the start of the 1994 season. During that time she has seen numerous swimmers move through the club and squad and worked hard to keep the squad together when Merrylands Pool closed each year for the winter, running sessions at Granville, The Wran Centre, Parramatta and Wentworthville over the past years.

    Despite her best efforts, many swimmers, unable to cope with the cold water conditions at Merrylands, moved on to other clubs and better facilities. Three of those swimmers have since gone on to compete at the Australian Age Championships. Two of those swimmers in particular, which Kristen taught from a very young age, would not have gone onto this level without her initial instruction in the early stages of their swimming life.

    Notwithstanding the inferior training conditions and small pool of swimmers to draw from, Kristen still had a good amount of success with our swimmers, the highlight being her first Australian Age Qualifier and ultimately Australian Age Finalist in Melbourne in 2001.

    Add the National results to the club's results at Cumberland, Metropolitan and State Championships and the Speedo Sprint Series / Shell Age Group Series over the last 11 years and it has been a very successful period for the club.

    Of course the representative results are only the tip of the iceburg. The hundreds of PBs or medals acheived by every squad member at school carnivals and inter-club meets shows the true impact that Kristen and her assistant coaches have had.

    However, despite the sucess, the years have taken their toll and over the last couple of years Kristen has struggled to keep up the commitment that the swimmers deserve. She has therefore decided to resign her position.
    Kristen will remain in charge of the coaching program until the end of June, 2005 overseaing one final Metropolitan Short Course Team before moving on.

    Kristen will be greatly missed by the swimmers and their parents, we thank her for her efforts and wish her all the best for the future.


    Kristen Sunner - The Merrylands Career in Numbers

    Speedo Sprint Series / Shell Age Group Series Finals

    5 swimmers from the squad have represented the club at the NSW Speedo Sprint Series / Shell Age Group Series Finals.

    Swims 16
    Medals 7
    Finalists 15

    Metropolitan Championships

    13 swimmers from the squad have represented the club at the NSW Metropolitan Short & Long Course Championships.

    Swims 141
    Medals 4
    Finalists 15

    State Championships

    8 swimmers from the squad have represented the club at the NSW State Short & Long Course Championships.

    Swims 116
    Medals 10
    Finalists 20

    National Championships

    1 swimmer from the squad has represented the club at the Australian Age Long Course Championships.

    Swims 12
    Medals 0
    Finalists 1


    The Sunner Years - The Highlights

    1994 Appointed Head Coach
    Original Squad Members include the Buckler, Johnston & Legge Families
    1996 First Metropolitan Qualifiers
    1999 First Shell Age Series Finalists
    4 finalists resulting in 3 medals
    1999 First State Age Short Course Championships
    2 medals from 3 finalists in 5 events
    2000 State Age Short Course Championships
    3 medals from 4 finalists in 8 events
    2001 Restricted Age Series (Formerly Shell Age) Finals
    2 medals from 3 finalists in 3 events
    2001 First Australian Age Qualifier
    First Australian Age Finalist
    2001 State Age Short Course Championships
    5 medals from 6 finalists in 11 events
    2002 Restricted Age Series (Formerly Shell Age) Finals
    1 medal from 4 finalists in 5 events
    2002 Australian Age Qualifier
    2002 Largest Metropolitan Short Course Team
    8 members competing in 18 events with 3 finalists
    2002 Largest State Age Short Course Team
    7 members competing in 22 events with 4 finalists
    First female qualifier
    2002 Largest Metropolitan Team
    8 members competing in 19 events with 1 finalist
    2003 Speedo Sprint Series (Formerly Shell Age) Finals
    2 finalists from 2 events
    2003 Australian Age Qualifier
    2004 Speedo Sprint Series Finals
    1 finalists from 1 events
    2004 Australian Age Qualifier
    2004 Equal Largest Metropolitan Short Course Team
    8 members competing in 15 events
    2005 Speedo Sprint Series Finals
    1 medalist from 1 finalist in 1 event.


    See Also
  • 1999 NSW Shell Age Group Series Finals & Grand Finals Results

  • 1999 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships Results

  • 1999 NSW State Age Short Course Championships Results

  • 2000 NSW State Age Short Course Championships Results

  • Merrylands at the Nationals

  • A Mixed Bag for Troy at the Nationals

  • 2001 NSW State Age Results

  • 2002 Restricted Age Series Finals

  • 2002 Australian Age Championships

  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

  • 2002 NSW State Age Short Course Championships

  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Championships

  • 2003 Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results

  • 2004 Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results

  • 2004 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

  • 2005 Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results
  • 2004/2005 Presentation Evening

    Brittany Johnson was awarded the Champion of Champions Award for the second year in a row at our Annual Presentation Evening last night. The award is presented to the best all round swimmer, taking into account performances both at club and representative meets.
    Brittany is a deserved winner, winning both her Age and Open Championships, placing second in the Female Graded Pointscore, setting 9 club records and representing the club at the Cumberland and Metropolitan Championships.

    David Wang, was awarded the Michael Rossek Trophy for the highest placed Junior Boy in the Graded Races Pointscore while Amber Johnson received the Ronald Exley Trophy for the highest placed Junior Girl.

    The Jack Smart Encouragement Award was presented to Dominique Bleeker, who steadily improved over the season progressing from 25m to 50m in different strokes.

    Team Johnston's winning run in the Relay Competition was finally brought to an end after 6 straight wins with the Merrylands Mermaids winning the hotly contested competition.

    Peter Johnston's 5 year winning streak in the Senior Handicap was also brought to an end as Glen Stanford blitzed the competition to take out the award.

    This year also saw the presentation of awards for our second ever Winter Season Competition. The 7 week competition was well contested with senior swimmer Malcolm Bleeker and Brittany Johnson winning the male and female competitions.

    After a successful representative year, David Wang was presented with a photo to be added to the wall of representative photos in the club room. His achievements over the last twelve months include representing the club at Cumberland, Metropolitan & State Short & Long Course Championships, 3rd place in the 100m Breaststroke at the Cumberland Short & Long Course Championships and 2nd place in the 50m Breaststroke at the Speedo Sprint Series Finals.

    Learn to Swim instructors were also recognised this year for their efforts over the season. The instructors were presented with a towel and bag to thank them for their help running the 13 week program.

    The night was very enjoyable and those people that stayed after the presentation had a good time joining in the fun.

    Thank you to all the people who helped organise the presentation and who helped throughout the season.

    Thank you especially to the Trophy Committee:
    Patricia Johnston
    Margaret Edwards
    Pauline Legge
    for their work selecting and setting up the trophies.

    You can find the season results in the Club Races section and the full list of other awards presented on the night in the Presentation section.

    What did you think of the Presentation? Fill in the 2004/2005 Presentation Evening Survey and let us know.

    See Also
  • Presentation Evening

  • Presentation Evening Survey

  • Graded Pointscore Results

  • Championship Results

  • Senior Handicap Results

  • Relay Competition Results
  • Speedo Sprint Series Final Results

    David Wang took home the Silver Medal in the 11yrs 50m Breaststroke from the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre yesterday.

    Swimming in lane 4 in the fastest heat of the Preliminary Finals, David qualified second fastest for the Grand Final in a new Personal Best Time of 41.91, over a second faster than the time he swam to win the Cumberland District Heats.

    In the Grand Final, David maintained his second place position to win the silver medal in 42.24. After finishing 4th in the Grand Final for the last two seasons this was David's first medal at the Speedo Sprint Series.

    Congratulations to David on his results.

    See Also
  • Speedo Sprint Series Finals

  • Speedo Sprint Series Heat Results

  • Speedo Sprint Series Heats
  • Winter Season

    Our second Winter Season makes a splash on Saturday, April 2nd and will run for 7 short weeks, finishing on Saturday, 14th May.

    As with last year, the Winter Season will feature some different events that are not run as part of the summer season.

    Firstly we will have Distance Day on April 30th with 800m & 1500m events which form part of the winter pointscore. The qualifying time for these events has been lowered to 6:20:00 but there are still a couple of opportunities to achieve the time.

    Secondly the Winter Season will again feature the 200m Mystery Medley. This event is a 200m Individual Medley however the order of strokes for each swimmer is drawn out of a hat prior to the event, making a very interesting race.
    Swimmers can swim the Mystery Medley in addition to their 3 Graded Pointscore races on the morning. Just put MM in the distance on a Medley Card to enter. This season you will have an extra opportunity to swim the Mystery Medley with three on the program.

    Most weeks we are finished by 8am.

    See Also
  • Winter Season Kicks Off