Cumberland Short Course Championships

Merrylands will be sending a team of 14 swimmers to the inaugural Cumberland District Short Course Championships this weekend.

The team consists of:
Amber Johnson
Brittany Johnson
Bree Burden
Kaylyn Tomkinson
Sarah Johnston
Jessica Burden
David Wang
Jordan Burden
Mitchell Emery
Etiuate Veamatahau
Todd Jenkin
Troy Tomkinson
Robert Griffey
Peter Johnston

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

See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland District Short Course Championships - Program of Events and Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants
  • Metropolitan Short Course Results

    At last weekend’s NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships, Merrylands swimmers broke 13 PBs and were finalists in 3 events.

    It was an especially good meet for Todd Jenkin and Etiuate Veamatahau, representing the club for the first time at the Metropolitan Championships. Both Todd and ET broke their PBs in all their events. Todd also placed 7th in the 12-13yrs 50m Breaststroke.

    Troy Tomkinson broke his PB in the 14-15yrs 100m Butterfly to place 10th and Mitchell Emery placed 6th in the 11yrs & Under 100m Breaststroke.

    Congratulations to all 8 swimmers who represented our club.

    The full results are now available.

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships Results
  • Telstra Swimming Grand Prix Series

    The Telstra Swimming Grand Prix Series comes to the Sydney Aquatic Centre on July 18th-19th, 2002.

    The second leg of the series will feature the entire Australian Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championship Swimming Teams in their final hit out before flying to Manchester for the Commonwealth Games.

    Australian Swimming is giving club members the opportunity to see the teams in action for just $2.00 per session. To take advantage of this great offer, simply be at the Sydney Aquatic Centre during the times listed below.

    Session 1: Thursday, 18th July, 2002
    10:00am to 12:00pm (Doors open at 8:30am)
     
    Session 2: Thursday, 18th July, 2002
    6:00pm to 8:00pm (Doors open at 4:30pm)
     
    Session 3: Friday, 19th July, 2002
    9:00am to 11:00am (Doors open at 7:30am)

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

    See Also
  • Australian Swimming
  • Cumberland Short Course Championships

    Cumberland has decided to hold District Short Course Championships for the first time this year.

    The championships will replace the District Winter Meets held in previous years and will follow a similar format to the Metropolitan and State Championships. The meet consists of 4 sessions held over 2 days on August 3rd & 4th, 2002 at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

    Entries for the championships close on Monday, 15th July, 2002. The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards, which will be available at training from Tuesday, 8th July, 2002.

    To compete at these championships you must have achieved the qualifying time at a “District Approved Meet”. The Multi-Entry cards must be completely filled out including date and place that times were achieved. Entries must also include your registration number.

    Merrylands will be hosting Session 3 of the championships (Sunday morning) and we will require helpers on the day. Please see Russel Burden to let him know what you can help with.

    See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland District Short Course Championships - Program of Events and Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants
  • NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

    Merrylands will be sending it’s biggest team in over 10 years to this weekend’s NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships. The team of 8 swimmers, an increase of 3 from last year, will contest a total of 18 events.

    The team consists of:

    David Wang
    8/9yrs 50m Breaststroke
    Jordan Burden
    10/11yrs 50m Freestyle
    Mitchell Emery
    10/11yrs 100m Breaststroke
    Etiuate Veamatahau
    12/13yrs 50m Backstroke
    12/13yrs 50m Butterfly
    12/13yrs 50m Freestyle
    Todd Jenkin
    12/13yrs 50m Breaststroke
    12/13yrs 50m Freestyle
    Troy Tomkinson
    14/15yrs 100m Freestyle
    Open 50m Freestyle
    Open 50m Butterfly
    14/15yrs 100m Butterfly
    Robert Griffey
    16yrs & Over 50m Butterfly
    Open 50m Freestyle
    16yrs & Over 100m Freestyle
    16yrs & Over 100m Backstroke
    Open 50m Backstroke
    Peter Johnston
    16yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke

    Congratulations to all 8 swimmers for qualifying, especially to David, ET and Todd on qualifying for the first time. Swimmers can collect their Meet Passes at training this week.

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

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • NSW Swimming
  • Cumberland Development Squads Announced

    The Cumberland Development Squads have been announced with the following 6 swimmers from our club being selected:

    Novice Squad
    David Wang
     
    Achiever Squad
    Mitchell McFarlane
    Todd Jenkin
    Jessica Burden
     
    Target Squad
    Mitchell Emery
     
    Challenge Squad
    Troy Tomkinson

    The Novice Squad will attend the Sydney Aquatic Centre for a 1½ hr pool session and then a guided tour of the Centre on 17 August 2002.

    The Achiever Squad will attend the Life Adventure Site Camp for Team building exercises. 40 of the squad will then attend the NSW Development Meet with the remaining members attending a selected swim meet. The selected swim meet will be one of the NSW Country Regional Meets or another meet in the Metropolitan area.
    The “Life” camp will take place from Friday evening 6 September 2002 until midday Sunday 8 September 2002 with Cumberland subsidising the cost of accommodation and main meals.
    The NSW Development Meet will take place on 29 September 2002 at Sydney Aquatic Centre. The selectors will select those that are to swim at this event.
    Those that do not swim at the Development Meet and who attend the camp will be invited to attend the other selected meet later in the year.

    The Target Squad will attend a camp at Narrabeen Fitness Camp on either 11/12/13 or 18/19/20 October 2002 depending on availability. The program will consist of training sessions and land based activities.
    Cumberland will subsidise the cost of accommodation and main meals.
    Congratulations to the 6 swimmers selected. Swimmers in the squads will be receiving letters over the next couple of weeks.

    More information is available on the Cumberland Website.

    See Also
  • Cumberland Amateur Swimming Association
  • QANTAS Skins Tickets

    The tickets for the 2002 QANTAS Skins have arrived.

    If you have purchased tickets through the club you will be contacted over the next week and told how you can collect your tickets.

    The QANTAS Skins will be held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre on Friday, 21st June, 2002. The competition will commence at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:00pm and will feature all of the 2002 Australian Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championship team members.

    See Also
  • Exclusive QANTAS Skins Offer
  • Australian Swimming
  • Metropolitan Short Course Entries

    Entries for the 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships close on Monday, 17th June, 2002. The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards, which will be available at training from Tuesday 11th June, 2002.

    To compete at these championships you must have achieved the qualifying time at a “District Approved Meet”.

    Meets that are not District Approved include:
  • School Swimming Carnivals (School, District/Zone, and some Regional/Area)

  • RSL Meets

  • RSL Club nights


  • You can not use times achieved at these meets and entries will not be accepted if these times are used.

    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.

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2002 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants
  • 2001/2002 Presentation Evening

    “Team Johnston” and “The Legges” have been announced as joint winners of the 2001/2002 Relay Competition at this year’s Presentation Evening.

    In the closest finish to the competition since it began in 1996, 5 teams had a chance of winning the competition before the final round. In the end, the top 5 teams were separated by only 5 points with two teams on equal points in first place and two teams on equal points in third place.

    In the Graded Pointscore Nathan Cause took home the Michael Rossek Trophy for the highest placed Junior Boy for the second year in a row. Amber Johnson received the Ronald Exley Trophy for the highest placed Junior Girl. Congratulations must also go to Glen Stanford who had the highest points overall but as a senior swimmer was ineligible to receive the Michael Rossek Trophy.

    The Jack Smart Encouragement Award was presented to Kacey Beranek, a new member to the club this year. Kacey steadily improved over the season, progressing from 25m to 50m in two strokes and also competing in the Relay Competition.

    The final award of the evening was the Champion of Champions Award which was presented to Robert Griffey for the third year running.
    The Champion of Champions Award is presented to the club member who is the best all round performer in that season. It takes into account performances both at club and at representative meets. Robert was a deserved winner, breaking 9 Championship records on his way to victory in both the Senior Mens and Open Championships. He also represented the club at the District, State and Metropolitan Championships.

    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.

    You can find the season results in the Club Races section.
    What did you think of the Presentation? Fill in the 2001/2002 Presenation Evening Survey and let us know.

    See Also
  • Presentation Evening Survey
  • Graded Pointscore Results
  • Championship Results
  • Senior Handicap Results
  • Relay Competition Results