NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships

David Wang will be Merrylands' sole representative at the NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

David will compete in both the 11yrs 100m Breaststroke and the 11yrs & Under 200m Breaststroke.

David Wang
11yrs & Under 200m Breaststroke (Day 1 - 2:25pm)
11yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 10:47am)

Times should be used as a guide only.

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

See Also
  • 2005 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Program of Events

  • 2005 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Qualifying Times

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet

    The 2005 Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet will be held at Merrylands Swimming Centre on Sunday, 27th February, 2005.
    Entries close on Saturday, 12th February, 2005. This is our carnival so please make sure you support it.

    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, Sporting & Recreation Club



  • Merrylands Bowling,
    Sporting & Recreation Club


    See Also
  • Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet

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

    The heats of the 2005 NSW Speedo Sprint Series will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 13th February, 2005.

    For more than 25 years the Speedo Sprint Series (formerly Shell Age Series) has been an important entry-level meet and has been many swimmers first swimming meet outside their club races.
    Swimmers also get the chance to compete in the same pool that was used for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
    Due to it's timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals.

    This heats session is only for the swimmers in our District (Cumberland) and the top 10 competitors from the State Championships are ineligible to compete. The top 2 swimmers from each event move through to the Finals on Sunday, 20th March.

    Entries for the Speedo Sprint Series close on Saturday, 22nd January, 2005.

    See the posters on the notice board in the club room or the front of the pool (beside the club card box) for details or visit the Swim Meets section of our website.

    If you have not attended a meet before and would like some more information or help on entering, just ask one of the Club Committee Members.

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

  • 2005 NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals - Program of Events

  • Meet Entry Procedures

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • 2005 Australian Swimming Championships Ticket Offer

    The 2005 Australian Swimming Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Saturday 12th to Saturday 19th March, 2005.

    This year’s Championships double as the 2005 World Championships Selection Trials, guaranteeing some exciting racing with some of the world's top swimmers going head-to-head.
    Highlights will include Lisbeth Lenton and Jodie Henry fighting it out in the 100m Freestyle, Leisel Jones and Brooke Hanson in the womens Breaststroke and of course Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett in the 400m Freestyle.
    To give you the opportunity to see the trials, Swimming Australia is offering the following special offer to Swimming Clubs.

    Clubs Members will have the opportunity to pre-purchase discounted finals tickets for the best seats at this exciting event. The finals commence at 6:30pm each evening with tickets available at the following prices:

    Session Adult Concession
    Night 1 - Saturday 12 March $15.00 $7.50
    Night 2 - Sunday 13 March $15.00 $7.50
    Night 3 - Monday 14 March $10.00 $5.00
    Night 4 - Tuesday 15 March $10.00 $5.00
    Night 5 - Wednesday 16 March $10.00 $5.00
    Night 6 - Thursday 17 March $15.00 $7.50
    Night 7 - Friday 18 March $15.00 $7.50
    Night 8 - Saturday 19 March $15.00 $7.50

    (Concession includes children under 16 years, pensioner and full-time students)

    This offer is only available through the club and only a limited number of tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.

    The club will be selling tickets to all the Finals Sessions.

    Your only opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2005 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships as part of this special offer will be at Club Races. Order forms and payment must be received by Saturday, 5th February, 2005.

    More information will be available in the Whales Tales newsletter. The Finals program is available here.

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

  • Swimming Australia
  • Greg Towle - Open Water Coach of the Year

    Former member of the Merrylands A.S.C. Coaching Staff, Greg Towle, has today been jointly awarded the Swimming Australia Open Water Coach-of-the-Year Award.

    Greg received the award as the coach of Grant Cleland who became the first Australian male to win the five-kilometre world title at the 2004 FINA World Open Water Championships in Dubai (UAE) last month.

    Greg was a member of our club's coaching staff from 2000 to 2002 and was heavily involved in coaching members of our successful 2001 State Age Short Course Team.

    See Also
  • Swimming Australia - Capell, Cleland Share Open Water Trophy

  • 2001 NSW State Age Short Course Championships

  • Whales Tales 2001/02 - Issue 19 - Farewell to one of our Coaches
  • State Age Entries

    Entries for the 2005 NSW State Age Championships close on Saturday, 11th December, 2004. 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.
    If you still need to qualify, this Saturday's club races are your last chance. Remember to mark your card "Qualifying Attempt".

    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 State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Program of Events

  • 2005 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Qualifying Times

  • 2005 NSW State Age 13-19yrs & Over Championships - Program of Events

  • 2005 NSW State Age 13-19yrs & Over Championships - Qualifying Times

  • Summer Meet Entry Procedures

  • Qualifying Time Information

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • NSW Metropolitan Championships

    The 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th December, 2004.

    Merrylands will be represented by 4 swimmers competing in 12 individual events over the 2 days of the championships.

    Our team consists of:

    David Wang
    11yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 1 - 11:02am)
    Brittany Johnson
    14yrs 100m Freestyle (Day 2 - 9:56am)
    14yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 4:04pm)
    Todd Jenkin
    16yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 1 - 3:47pm)
    Open 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 10:47am)
    Open 50m Breaststroke (Day 2 - 1:30pm)
    Troy Tomkinson
    Open 100m Butterfly (Day 1 - 10:01am)
    Open 50m Freestyle (Day 1 - 11:30am)
    Open 100m Freestyle (Day 1 - 2:56pm)
    Open 50m Backstroke (Day 1 - 4:30pm)
    Open 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - 10:05am)
    17yrs & Over 100m Backstroke (Day 2 - 11:31am)

    Times should be used as a guide only.

    Congratulations to the 4 swimmers for qualifying.

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

    See Also
  • 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships - Program of Events
  • 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships - Qualifying Times
  • Summer Meet Entry Procedures

  • Qualifying Time Information

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • QANTAS Skins Tickets

    Tickets for the 2004 QANTAS Skins have arrived.

    If you have purchased tickets through the club you will be able to collect them after the Club Races on Saturday, 20th November, 2004.

    The QANTAS Skins will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 21st November, 2004. The competition will commence at 1:30pm with doors opening at 12:00pm. The meet will feature eight Olympic gold medallists and 22 members of the 2004 Australian Olympic team including Libby Lenton, Leisel Jones, Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills and Brooke Hanson as well as international stars such as the USA's Olympic gold medallists Aaron Peirsol and Jason Lezak.

    Swimming Australia and the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre are also holding the QANTAS Skins Super Sunday Family Day which will begin at 11:00am. Kids and kids at heart will be able to take part in Treasure Hunts, Face Painting, Balloon Bending, a Swim in the leisure and training pools amongst the inflatable playground, as well as be in the running to win some great prizes once inside the QANTAS Skins. A special BBQ lunch will also be cooked from 11:00am to 1:30pm. Tickets for Super Sunday can be purchased directly through the Aquatic Centre reception on the day for $19.95 (includes a family of five).

    See Also
  • Exclusive QANTAS Skins Offer
  • Swimming Australia
  • Metropolitan Entries

    Entries for the 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships close on Saturday, 20th November, 2004. 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.
    If you still need to qualify, this Saturday's club races are your last chance. Remember to mark your card "Qualifying Attempt".

    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
  • 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships - Program of Events

  • 2004 NSW Metropolitan Championships - Qualifying Times

  • Summer Meet Entry Procedures

  • Qualifying Time Information

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements