Telstra Swimming Grand Prix Series

The Telstra Swimming Grand Prix Series returns to the Sydney Aquatic Centre on June 21st-22nd, 2003.

The second leg of the series will feature the entire Australian Swimming Team in their final hit out before the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Finalists from the 2003 Australian Championships have also been invited to attend.

Entry to each session is by a Gold Coin Donation. To take advantage of this great offer, simply be at the Sydney Aquatic Centre during the times listed below.

Session 1: Saturday, 21st June, 2003
10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Session 2: Saturday, 21st June, 2003
5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Session 3: Sunday, 22nd June, 2003
10:00am to 12:00pm

So if you’re looking for some great value weekend entertainment, get down to the Sydney Aquatic Centre to cheer on the Aussies.

See Also
  • Telstra Swimming Grand Prix Series Meet 2 - Program of Events

  • Australian Swimming
  • New Technical Officials

    Congratulations to the following 12 members who sat for Technical Official Qualifications earlier this year and passed with flying colours:

    Candidate Qualification
    Peter Johnston Timekeeper
    Patricia Johnston Timekeeper
    Jim Legge Timekeeper
    Russel Burden Timekeeper
    Cathy Burden Timekeeper
    Teresa Johnson Timekeeper
    David Johnson Timekeeper
    Jessica Burden Timekeeper (District Credential)
    Linda Liepins Timekeeper (District Credential)
    Robert Griffey Starter
    Robin Thompson Starter
    Christine Liepins Finish Judge

    These members can now officiate at events ranging from Club Meets to National Championships. Details on how to nominate for NSW Swimming Meets are available on the NSW Swimming Website.

    If you are interested in becoming a Technical Official, Cumberland will be holding lectures and examinations during the new season. More details on the format of the lectures and exams are available here.

    Credentials and Name Badges will be presented to the successful candidates at the Cumberland District Short Course Championships at the Sydney Aquatic Centre on 9-10 August, 2003.

    See Also
  • Whales Tales - Issue 11 - January 18, 2003

  • NSW Swimming - How To Become An Official

  • Cumberland A.S.A.
  • 2002/2003 Presentation Evening

    At the our Annual Presentation Evening last night, Jordan Burden, for the first time, was awarded the Michael Rossek Trophy for the highest placed Junior Boy in the Graded Races Pointscore. Elise Cause received the Ronald Exley Trophy for the highest placed Junior Girl.

    The Jack Smart Encouragement Award was presented to Andrew Stanford, who steadily improved over the season.

    Team Johnston continued their winning ways in the Relay Competition, taking home the trophy for the 5th year running in a very hotly contested competition.

    The night was very enjoyable and those people that stayed after the presentation had a good time joining in the fun and entertainment provided by Meaghan Legge, Rachel Johnston, Sarah Johnston and Belinda Wood.

    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 2002/2003 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
  • New Technical Officials

    Congratulations to the following 8 members who sat for Technical Official Qualifications earlier this year and passed with flying colours:

    Candidate Qualification
    Peter Johnston Finish Judge
    Patricia Johnston Finish Judge
    Joanne Marfleet Finish Judge
    Kerrie Emery Finish Judge
    Sarah Johnston Timekeeper
    Rachel Johnston Timekeeper
    Loraine Cause Timekeeper
    Matthew Jenkin Starter

    These members can now officiate at events ranging from Club Meets to National Championships. Details on how to nominate for NSW Swimming Meets are available on the NSW Swimming Website.

    If you are interested in becoming a Technical Official, we will be holding lectures and examinations again next season. More details on the format of the lectures and exams are available here.

    Credentials and Name Badges will be presented to the successful candidates by the Cumberland District.

    See Also
  • NSW Swimming - How To Become An Official

  • Cumberland A.S.A.
  • Swimming Survey

    The club is conducting a survey to help the club committee with the running of the club.
    By completing the survey you also have the chance to win a prize.

    By completing the survey, you will also help the Cumberland Swimming Association administer swimming in our district. Questions that Cumberland would like answered are followed by a © symbol. Please complete the survey as honestly as possible.

    One survey respondent will be selected at random from all surveys submitted. The selected respondent will win a prize. Surveys must be completed by Saturday, 29 March, 2003.

    Click here to complete the survey.

    See Also
  • 2002/2003 Swimming Survey
  • Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results

    Merrylands had two swimmers competing at today’s Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

    The club was represented by Jordan Burden in the 10yrs 50m Freestyle and David Wang in the 9yrs 50m Breaststroke.

    Jordan, who came second in the 50m Freestyle at the Cumberland District Heats, went on to qualify for the Grand Final in a new personal best time of 32.17. Swimming in lane 6 in the Grand Final, he eventually finished 5th overall.

    David also qualified for the Grand Final after swimming a new personal best time of 46.75 in the Preliminaries of the 50m Breaststroke. He eventually finished 4th overall in the Grand Final, just missing out on third place.

    Congratulations to both Jordan and David on their great swims.
    The Full Results will be posted when they become available.

    See Also
  • Speedo Sprint Series Heats Results

  • 2003 NSW Speedo Sprint Series - Cumberland District Heats - Results
  • Cumberland Championship Results

    Merrylands had a very successful meet at the Cumberland District Championships winning 3 medals.

    David Wang won silver in the 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:41.54, taking two seconds off his PB.
    Troy Tomkinson broke his PB in the 100m Butterfly to take home the bronze medal in a time of 1:02.33 while Peter Johnston took the bronze in the 50m Backstroke.

    Peter was also runner-up in the Senior Mens Age Championship.

    Other finalists at the Championships were:

    David Wang 9th – 9yrs & Under 100m Freestyle
      9th – 9yrs & Under 100m Backstroke
      8th – 9yrs & Under 100m Butterfly
    Mitchell Emery 5th – 12yrs 100m Breaststroke
    Todd Jenkin 5th – 14yrs 100m Breaststroke
      9th – 14yrs 100m Freestyle
    Troy Tomkinson 4th – 15yrs 100m Freestyle
      4th – Open 100m Freestyle
    Peter Johnston 4th – Senior 50m Breaststroke
      7th – Senior 50m Freestyle
      7th – Senior 50m Butterfly
    Joseph Franji 5th – Senior 50m Backstroke
      8th – Senior 50m Breaststroke

    Congratulations to all finalists and all swimmers who broke their PBs.
    The full results are now available.

    See Also
  • Cumberland A.S.A. Open & Age Championships - Results
  • Cumberland District Championships

    Merrylands will be sending a team of 12 swimmers to the 2002-2003 Cumberland District Championships to be held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre this weekend.

    The team will contest 39 events over the two days of the championships.

    The team consists of:

    Amber Johnson
    Greta Guajardo
    Brittany Johnson
    Kaylyn Tomkinson
    Sarah Johnston
    David Wang
    Mitchell Emery
    Todd Jenkin
    Troy Tomkinson
    Robert Griffey
    Peter Johnston
    Joseph Franji

    Congratulations to these swimmers for qualifying and good luck on the weekend.

    See Also
  • Cumberland A.S.A. Open & Age Championships - Program of Events