Cumberland Sprint Meet Cancelled

The 2005 Cumberland Sprint Meet which was due to be held at the E.G. Whitlam Centre on Saturday, 19th March has been cancelled due to a lack of Technical Officials.

The Sprint Meet was due to be held following the completion of the 5-8yrs Meet, which will be held at the Whitlam Centre on the same day, however Cumberland had insufficient officials to fill all the positions required to run the meet.

This is not the first time that Cumberland has had trouble getting officials to work at the Sprint Meet. The last two seasons the meet has been held at the Prairiewood Leisure Centre with the bare minimum of officials. This season it had been planned to hold the meet at Merrylands Swimming Centre and our club had offered to provide a good number of officials to work at the meet to ensure it's smooth running. However, Cumberland decided to move the meet to the Whitlam Centre to enable it to be run in conjunction with the 5-8yrs Meet.

The Sprint Meet was to form part of the selection criteria for some of the Cumberland Development Squads but now that will not be the case. The selections will based on performances at the other selection events that have already been held this season.

Our members have achieved some good results at the meet over recent years and hopefully it will make a return to the calendar next year.

See Also
  • Successful Sprint Meet

  • 2001 Cumberland Sprint Meet Results

  • 2002 Cumberland Sprint Meet Results

  • 2003 Cumberland Sprint Meet Results

  • 2004 Cumberland Sprint Meet Results
  • Australian Championships

    The 2005 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships kick off at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this Saturday.

    The Telstra Trials will feature dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett, triple Olympic medallist Matt Welsh; the golden girls of Athens and Indianapolis – Jodie Henry, Libby Lenton, Alice Mills, Leisel Jones, Giaan Rooney, Brooke Hanson, Jessicah Schipper and Sophie Edington and host of emerging new stars.

    The Trials will be held from March 12-19 and will double as the selection trials for the 2005 World Championship team.

    If you missed out on purchasing tickets through the club, Finals tickets for the event are on sale through Ticketek and can be purchased via http://www.ticketek.com.au/. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $10.00 for adults and $10.00 - $5.00 for concessions.

    Nine's Wide World of Sports and Fox Sports will also be showing live coverage of every finals session on the eight-day program.

    Nine will show live coverage on five nights and a late-night highlights on the three nights that Fox Sports take over the live coverage.
    See the Finals Program and Television Coverage for full details.

    See Also
  • 2005 Australian Swimming Championships Finals Program and Television Coverage

  • Swimming Australia

  • Ticketek

  • Wide World of Sports

  • Fox Sports
  • Cumberland Championship Results

    David Wang has taken home the Bronze Medal in the 100m Breaststroke at today's Cumberland Championships.

    After turning in fourth place at the 50m mark, David finished strongly over the last 25m to move into third and finish in 1:31.35, just 3/10ths of a second ahead of the fourth place swimmer.

    Our other swimmers also performed well with 12 finalists out of the 18 events contested and 9 PBs.

    Our finalists were:

    David Wang
    11yrs 100m Freestyle (6th)
    11yrs 200m Individual Medley (6th)
    11yrs 100m Breaststroke (3rd)
    Todd Jenkin
    16yrs 100m Breaststroke (8th)
    Open 100m Breaststroke (5th)
    Peter Johnston
    17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (9th)
    17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke (5th)
    17yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke (7th)
    17yrs & Over 50m Butterfly (5th)
    Brittany Johnson
    15yrs 100m Freestyle (6th)
    15yrs 200m Individual Medley (9th)
    Rachel Johnston
    17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (10th)

    Congratulations to all our swimmers on their great results.

    The full results are now available.

    See Also
  • Cumberland Open & Age Championships

  • 2005 Cumberland Open & Age Championships - Results
  • Cumberland Open & Age Championships

    The 2005 Cumberland Open & Age Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend. Merrylands will have a team of 8 swimmers competing in 25 individual events over the two days of the Championships.

    Our team consists of:

    David Wang
    11yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 1 - 10:58am)
    11yrs 200m Individual Medley (Day 1 - 3:37pm)
    11yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 3:28pm)
    Todd Jenkin
    16yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 1 - 11:24am)
    16yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 2 - 4:35pm)
    Open 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 5:06pm)
    Troy Tomkinson
    17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (Day 1 - 10:04am)
    Open 100m Backstroke (Day 1 - 12:18pm)
    Open 100m Butterfly (Day 2 - 3:03pm)
    Open 100m Freestyle (Day 2 - 3:45pm)
    17yrs & Over 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - 4:12pm)
    Peter Johnston
    17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (Day 1 - 10:04am)
    17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke (Day 1 - 3:00pm)
    17yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 10:05am)
    17yrs & Over 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - 4:12pm)
    Amber Johnston
    12yrs 100m Backstroke (Day 1 - 9:45am)
    12yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 1 - 10:41am)
    12yrs 200m Individual Medley (Day 1 - 2:45pm)
    Greta Guajardo
    13yrs 100m Backstroke (Day 1 - 4:34pm)
    13yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 2 - 10:57am)
    13yrs 100m Butterfly (Day 2 - 4:05pm)
    Brittany Johnson
    15yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 1 - 11:37am)
    15yrs 200m Individual Medley (Day 1 - 3:26pm)
    15yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 1 - 5:18pm)
    Rachel Johnston
    17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle (Day 1 - 10:06am)

    Times should be used as a guide only.

    Congratulations to the 8 swimmers for qualifying and good luck at the meet.

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

    See Also
  • 2005 Cumberland Open & Age Championships - Program of Events & Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Merrylands SwimFest Results

    The Results of the Merrylands SwimFest are now available.

    Thank you to everyone who attended the meet. We hope you had an enjoyable day achieved some good results.

    Thank you to all the members of our club who worked at the meet, we couldn't have run it without you.

    Thank you also to Jan Fathers, Denis Browning and Leo Repeti from Cumberland and Pat Troy and Ken Howard from NSW Swimming for their work at the meet.

    The results of the meet are now available in the SwimFest section of our website, don't forget to give us your feedback and we hope to see you all again next year.


    Merrylands Bowling & Sports Club


    See Also
  • Merrylands SwimFest
  • NSW State Open Championships

    Troy Tomkinson will be our club's sole competitor at the 2005 NSW State Open Championships. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th February 2005.

    Troy will be competing in the following events as he attempts to qualify for his 5th straight Australian Age Championships.

    Troy Tomkinson
    100m Backstroke (Day 1 - 0:00am)
    100m Butterfly (Day 3 - 0:00am)
    50m Freestyle (Day 3 - 0:00am)

    Times should be used as a guide only.

    Congratulations to Troy for qualifying. You can follow his progress over the weekend at http://www.nswswimming.com.au/.

    See Also
  • 2005 NSW State Open Championships - Program of Events

  • 2005 NSW State Open Championships - Qualifying Times
  • Speedo Sprint Series Heat Results

    David Wang has qualified for his fourth Speedo Sprint Series Finals in a row after taking out the 11yrs 50m Breaststroke at today's heats.

    David took over 7/10ths of a second off his personal best time to convincingly win the event in a time of 43.04. He narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals in the 50m Freestyle as well after finishing a close third and taking almost 2 seconds off his P.B. to touch in 32.91. David also finished sixth in the 50m Backstroke.

    David's performances were backed up by those of other club members. Greta Guajardo finished 4th in the 13yrs 50m Backstroke and 5th in the 50m Butterfly while Mitchell Burt took over 2 seconds off his 50m Freestyle time to finish in 9th.

    All of our other swimmers broke at least one P.B. with our swimmers breaking their times in 24 out of 36 events.
    Congratulations to all our swimmers on their results and it was great to see a number of you wearing your club caps.

    David Wang now progresses to the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 20th March, 2005. He will be competing against the top two swimmers from each district from across the state. The top ten swimmers from the Preliminary Finals then progress to the Grand Final later that day. We wish David the best of luck at the finals.

    See Also
  • 2005 Cumberland District Speedo Sprint Series Heats - Merrylands Results

  • 2005 Speedo Sprint Series Finals & Grand Finals - Program of Events
  • Merrylands SwimFest Entries

    Entries for the 2005 Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet close this Saturday, 12th February, 2005. This is our carnival so please make sure you support it either as a swimmer or an official.

    The meet will be held at Merrylands Swimming Centre on Sunday, 27th February. This year's meet will again feature electronic timing and anti-wave lane ropes.

    For more information visit the Merrylands SwimFest section of our website.

    We would like to thank the sponsors of the carnival for their continued support.

    The 2005 Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet is proudly sponsored by:
  • Merrylands Bowling & Sports Club



  • Merrylands Bowling & Sports Club


    See Also
  • Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet

  • Merrylands Bowling, Sporting & Recreation Club
  • Speedo Sprint Series Heats

    The Cumberland District Speedo Sprint Series Heats will be held on Sunday, 13th February at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Warm-Up is at 12:00pm for an 1:00pm start.

    Merrylands will be sending a team of 12 swimmers to the meet to compete in 47 individual events. Our team consists of:
    Dylan Baker
    Mitchell Burt
    Greta Guajardo
    Mark Heinrich
    Amber Johnson
    Nathan Legge
    Benjamin Nguyen
    Andrew Stanford
    Greg Stanford
    Matthew Stanford
    Lachlan Stewart
    David Wang

    David Wang will be looking to make the finals of the series for the 4th year running in the 50m Breaststroke. Over the last 3 seasons David has finished either 1st or 2nd in the heats and the last two seasons he has finished 4th in the Grand Final.

    The top 2 swimmers from each event at the district heats will progress to the series finals at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 20th March, 2005.

    Good luck to all of our swimmers competing at the meet especially the 5 swimmers who are attending their first Speedo Sprint Series. All swimmers are asked to wear a club cap when they compete.
    Those swimmers attending the meet for the first time should read the Competitor Information and State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures.

    And don't forget you money for your Speedo Sprint Series T-Shirt!

    See Also
  • 2005 Cumberland District Speedo Sprint Series Heats - Program of Events

  • 2005 Speedo Sprint Series Finals & Grand Finals - Program of Events

  • Competitor Information

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Cumberland Championship Entries

    Entries for the 2004-2005 Cumberland District Open & Age Championships are due in with our Race Secretary by Saturday, 12th February, 2005. The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards, which will be available on Saturday.

    To compete at these championships you must have achieved the required qualifying time. The Entry Times should also be related to the course in which the meet is to be conducted with the appropriate constant added to the time.

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

    See Also
  • 2004-2005 Cumberland Open & Age Championships - Program of Events & Qualifying Times

  • Meet Entry Procedures

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements