2003/2004 Presentation Evening

Brittany Johnson was awarded the Champion of Champions Award for the first time at our Annual Presentation Evening last night. This year was also the first time a female swimmer has won the award which is presented to the best all round swimmer, taking into account performances both at club and representative meets.
Brittany won both her Age and Open Championships, placed second in the Female Graded Pointscore, won medals at the Cumberland Sprint Meet and represented the club at the Cumberland Championships and is a deserved winner.

Jorden Almeida, was awarded the Michael Rossek Trophy for the highest placed Junior Boy in the Graded Races Pointscore, a huge improvement for Jorden after being the lowest placed swimmer last season. Amber Johnson received the Ronald Exley Trophy for the highest placed Junior Girl.

The Jack Smart Encouragement Award was presented to Lachlan Stewart, who steadily improved over the season progressing from 25m to 50m in all strokes.

Team Johnston continued their winning ways in the Relay Competition for the 6th year straight but this year had to share the honours with The Reel Big Fish. The hotly contested competition came down to the last race after which the two teams were level on 90 points.

This year also saw the presentation of awards for our first ever Winter Season Competition. The 6 week competition was well contested with David Wang and Brittany Johnson winning the male and female competitions. Three swimmers finished equal second in the male pointscore and two of our senior swimmers finishing second and third in the female 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 2003/2004 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
  • Australian Age Championships

    Troy Tomkinson is competing at the Australian Age Championships in Perth over the next three days.

    Troy will compete in three events at the Championships, the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly.

    The Championships are being held at Challenge Stadium from April 14 to April 18.

    You can keep up to date with Troy's progress at the Nationals here: Troy Tomkinson

    Winter Season Kicks Off

    Today was an historic day at Merrylands Swimming Centre as the first ever winter season kicked off.

    With the Competition and Training pools now heated, the new winter season began in 27° water and brilliant sunshine.

    The inaugural winter season features three new events not run during the summer season. The first of these events, the Mystery Medley, was run for the first time today and proved very popular with the swimmers. The other new events that will be run are the 800m and 1500m Freestyle, which will be run as part of the Graded Pointscore.

    The new season will run until the pool closes on May 16th.

    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.
    Please complete the survey as honestly as possible.

    The survey results will also be used to determine if the club will run a short Winter Season until the pool closes in mid-May.

    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, 20 March, 2004.

    Click here to complete the survey.

    See Also
  • 2003/2004 Swimming Survey
  • Speedo Sprint Series Finals Results

    David Wang represented Merrylands at today's Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. This year is the third year that David has qualified for the finals and he was contesting the 10yrs 50m Breaststroke in this year's Finals.

    David, who finished second in the Cumberland District Heats, swam a new P.B. in the morning Preliminary Finals to qualify 6th fastest for the afternoon Grand Finals in a time of 45.00.

    In the Grand Final, David again broke his P.B. to finish 4th in 44.28, taking over 2 seconds off his P.B. over the course of the day. David's 4th place also equaled his place at last year's finals.

    Congratulations David on his great swims.

    The full results of the Finals & Grand Finals are available here.

    See Also
  • 2004 NSW Speedo Sprint Series - Cumberland District Heats Results

  • 2004 NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals - Results
  • Cumberland District Championships Results

    Merrylands' team of 12 swimmers performed well at this weekend's Cumberland District Championships which were held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Our team won 5 medals, had 16 finalists and swam 17 personal best times.

    Troy Tomkinson won 3 medals, taking home silver medals in the Open 100m Butterfly and 16yrs 100m Freestyle and bronze in the 16yrs 100m Backstroke.

    Robert Griffey won the bronze medal in the Senior 50m Freestyle while our 15yrs & Over 4x50m Freestyle Relay team consisting of Troy Tomkinson, Peter Johnston, Todd Jenkin and Robert Griffey, also took home a bronze.

    Our finalists at the meet included:
    David Wang
    Todd Jenkin
    Robert Griffey
    Peter Johnston
    Joseph Franji
    Rachel Johnston

    Congratulations to all our swimmers on their performances.

    The full results are available here.

    See Also
  • 2003-2004 Cumberland Open & Age Championships Results
  • Cumberland District Championships

    Merrylands will be sending a team of 12 swimmers to the 2003-2004 Cumberland District Championships to be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

    The team will contest 41 individual events and 2 relays over the two days of the Championships.

    The team consists of:

    David Wang
    Andrew Kelleher
    Todd Jenkin
    Michael Kelleher
    Troy Tomkinson
    Robert Griffey
    Peter Johnston
    Joseph Franji
    Amber Johnson
    Greta Guajardo
    Brittany Johnson
    Rachel Johnston

    Congratulations to the swimmers who have qualified and good luck at the Championships.

    See Also
  • 2003-2004 Cumberland Open & Age Championships - Program of Events

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney 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 and Denis Browning from Cumberland and Pat Troy from NSW Swimming for their work at the meet.

    The results of the meet are now available in the SwimFest section of our website and we hope to see you all again next year.

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    See Also
  • Merrylands SwimFest
  • Speedo Sprint Series Heats Results

    Merrylands had some good results at today's Speedo Sprint Series Heats with all our swimmers swimming at least one personal best time. We also had one swimmer qualify for the NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals.

    David Wang qualified for the finals for the third year in a row in the 50m Breaststroke, placing second in his age group in a time of 46.70, just outside his P.B.

    Congratulations to all swimmers and good luck to David at the finals.
    The Speedo Sprint Series Finals will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 7th March, 2004. The full results of the heats are now available.

    See Also
  • 2004 NSW Speedo Sprint Series - Cumberland District Heats Results

  • 2004 NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals - Program of Events

  • Meet Entry Procedures

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
  • Glad & Jim Pye - NSW Sport Federation Awards

    Glad & Jim Pye were both awarded Distinguished Long Service Awards at the NSW Sport Federation Awards on Tuesday, 10th February, 2004.

    Glad & Jim received their awards for their more than 30 years of service to all levels of swimming.

    Full details on their nomination can be found below.

    Congratulations to Glad & Jim on their awards.

    Jim Pye/Glad Pye - NSW Swimming

    Jim and Glad Pye have been active members of the NSW Swimming community for over 35 years. In that time they have seen a countless number of swimmers through our structure and have participated in all levels of our sport. As a husband and wife team they provide a happy smile and more than their fair share of encouragement to up and coming swimmers and officials at all of our meets!

    Individually, Glad devotes an incredible amount of her time to Swimming on a Club, District and State Level. Glad is a Life Member of Mt Pritchard, Blacktown City and Merrylands Swimming Clubs and has devoted many years to ensuring the development and success of Swimming within these Clubs, the Cumberland District and NSW Schools.

    Glad has been responsible for the coordination of the Speedo Sprint Series (formerly Shell Series) since 1976, showing an amazing level of dedication and commitment over 27 years. The Speedo Sprint Series is an important entry-level meet with heats conducted in all NSW Swimming Districts leading to a Grand Final Series in Sydney.

    Glad has been a member of the Competition Committee for six years; is a former member of the Board of Management; and is an accredited Referee.

    Glad also currently fulfils the invaluable role of presentation officer for all NSW Swimming Championships. She ensures the required medals and ribbons are packaged and ready in advance of the meets and that our presentations run smoothly.

    One of the highlights of Glad’s Swimming involvement was during the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games where she worked tirelessly to assist with any duty that was required, both on deck and in the presentation area.

    In most of Glad’s pool endeavours, Jim can always be found close by. Jim has been a qualified referee since 1974 and has played a strong part in District and State administration in that time. He has been a club delegate to the Cumberland District since 1973 and celebrated an outstanding 25 years as the Cumberland Delegate on the NSW Swimming Metropolitan Committee, before stepping down in July 2003.

    Jim officiated at his first Australian Championship in 1975 at Perth and still officiates at this level whenever the Championships are held in Sydney. Despite officiating at the highest levels of the sport in this country, Jim has always made himself available to local clubs in his area. It is not a rare occurrence to watch Jim pull out the whistle and referee at any number of small, club or interclub events.

    Jim and Glad now take a particular interest in school swimming and referee at many zone and regional meets thereby officially recognising the performances of the registered swimmers competing. Some highlights have been the Pacific School Games in 1988 Sydney, 1992 Darwin, 1996 Perth and Sydney 2000.

    See Also
  • Glad Pye - Premier’s Award for Active Citizenship

  • Glad Pye - NSW Swimming Association - Volunteer of the Month

  • Jim Pye - 25 Years, Metropolitan Committee