Restricted Age Series Entries

Entries for the 2002 Restricted Age Series are due in with our Race Secretary by Saturday, 9th February, 2002. The entries are to be on Multi-Entry Cards, which will be available on Saturday.

There are no qualifying times for this meet and it is a great opportunity for young swimmers to compete in a meet at the Sydney Aquatic Centre, the swimming venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The Heats will be held on Saturday, 2nd March, 2002 with the top two swimmers in each event progressing to the Finals at the Auburn Swimming Centre on Sunday, March 17th, 2002.

For more details visit the Swim Meets section of the website or see the Restricted Age Series Poster on the notice board.

See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland District Restricted Age Series Heats - Program of Events

  • 2002 NSW Restricted Age Series Finals & Grand Finals - Program of Events
  • Cumberland 5 to 8yrs Meet Entries

    Entries for the 2002 Cumberland District 5 to 8yrs Meet are due in with our Race Secretary by Saturday, 2nd February, 2002. The entries are to be on Single Entry Cards, which will be available on Saturday.

    To compete at this meet you must have achieved the required qualifying time. The qualifying times are listed on the club notice board and in the Swim Meets section of the website.

    Your Single Entry cards must be completely filled including your registration number.

    See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland A.S.A 5 to 8 Years Meet - Program of Events
  • Cumberland Championship Entries

    Entries for the 2001-2002 Cumberland District Open & Age Championships are due in with our Race Secretary by Saturday, 26th January, 2002. 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 time must have been achieved 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 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.

    We will be entering a number of relay teams at these Championships. You should check the notice board to see if you have been selected in a team.

    See Also
  • 2001-2002 Cumberland Open & Age Championships - Program of Events

  • Schedule of Constants
  • 2002 State Age & Open Championships

    Merrylands has 4 swimmers competing at the 2002 State Age & Open Championships at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

    The team of consists of:

    Jordan Burden
    9yrs & Under 100m Backstroke
    9yrs & Under 100m Breaststroke
    9yrs & Under 100m Freestyle
    Mitchell Emery
    11yrs 100m Breaststroke
    12yrs & Under 200m Breaststroke
    Troy Tomkinson
    Robert Griffey
    17/18yrs 50m Freestyle
    17/18yrs 100m Freestyle
    Open 50m Backstroke

    Last weekend Jordan Burden and Mitchell Emery represented the club at the 9-12yrs Championships.
    Jordan came 8th in the 100m Freestyle while Mitchell took 7 seconds off his 200m Breaststroke time.

    Over the next week Robert and Troy will represent the club at the 13-19yrs & Open Championships.

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

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships Results

  • 2002 NSW State Open & Age 13-19yrs Championships - Program of Events

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Schedule of Constants
  • Restricted Age Series

    As revealed in July there will be a number of changes to the 2002 Restricted Age Series.

    As mentioned here the number of swimmers excluded from the series has been increased. It was reported that the swimmers excluded were to be the top 10 from Metropolitan, Country and State Championships. However this has now been limited to the 10 finalists from the State Age and Open Series held in January 2002.

    Cumberland District will continue to subsidize the entry fee for the Cumberland District Restricted Age Series Heats. This will make the entry fee $2.00 per event. Entries close on Saturday, 9th February, 2002.

    The finals of the Restricted Age Series will be held at Auburn Pool on Sunday, 17th March, 2002.

    See Also
  • Restricted Age Series Changes

  • 2002 Restricted Age Series Heats

  • 2002 Restricted Age Series Finals
  • Sportsco Summer Swim Meet

    We are planning a weekend trip to Dubbo to attend the Sportsco Summer Swim Meet in February next year.

    The Sportsco Summer Swim Meet will be held at the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre on Sunday, 10th February, 2002. We are looking at hiring a bus to leave on Saturday, 9th February, 2002 for the trip to Dubbo. We would then attend the meet on Sunday and return home on Sunday night.

    Entries for the meet will close on Saturday, 19th January, 2002.

    The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre is a heated pool with Anti-Turbulent Lane Ropes, Electronic Timing and a covered grandstand.

    More information will be available in next week’s Whales Tales newsletter.

    See Also
  • Sportsco Summer Swim Meet - Program of Events

  • Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre
  • Holroyd Family Festival Swimming Carnival

    The program for the 2002 Holroyd Family Festival Swimming Carnival is now available.

    The carnival will be held at Guildford Swimming Centre on Sunday, 24th February, 2002. Entries close on Saturday, 9th February, 2002. This is our carnival so please make sure you support it.

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

    The 2002 Holroyd Family Festival Swimming Carnival is proudly sponsored by:
    Starr Partners Real Estate Merrylands
    Retravision Merrylands
    Merrylands R.S.L. Club

    See Also
  • Holroyd Family Festival Swimming Carnival

  • Starr Partners Real Estate Merrylands

  • Retravision Merrylands
  • State Age & Open Entries

    Entries for the 2002 NSW State Age & Open Championships are due in with our Race Secretary by Saturday, 15th December, 2001. 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 time must have been achieved 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 Entry Times should also be related to the course in which the Meet is to be conducted with the appropriate constant added or subtracted from 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.

    Only accredited coaches will have access to the Pool Deck at the meet. Parents are reminded that they are not permitted on the Pool Deck or in the Marshalling Area at any time.

    For more information on NSW meets read the Championship Procedures information in the Swim Meets Section.

    See Also
  • 2002 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Program of Events

  • 2002 NSW State Age 9-12yrs Championships - Qualifying Times

  • 2002 NSW State Open & Age 13-19yrs Championships - Program of Events

  • 2002 NSW State Open & Age 13-19yrs Championships - Qualifying Times

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Schedule of Constants
  • Metropolitan Results

    Jordan Burden won Merrylands’ only medal at the NSW Metropolitan Championships held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre on the weekend.

    Jordan took home the Bronze medal in the 9 & Under 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:13.99, breaking his personal best time in the process. In addition, Jordan broke his times in both the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke, placing 11th in both events.

    Robert Griffey also had a good meet. Robert broke his personal best time in the 17-18yrs 100m Backstroke to place 7th in a time of 1:08.97. He also broke his personal best time and placed 8th in the 17-18yrs 100m Freestyle in a time of 56.71.

    As a club, Merrylands placed 46th overall with a total of 64 points.

    The full results are now available.

    See Also
  • 2001 NSW Metropolitan Championships Results
  • Volunteer’s Awards

    Congratulations to Glad Pye who was a recipient of this year’s Premier’s Award for Active Citizenship. The award was presented at a lunch celebrating the efforts of local volunteers on Thursday, 29th November.

    Glad has volunteered at our club since it was formed in 1968 and also gives her time at District and State level. She says she enjoys volunteering because it gives her a chance to give to the community.

    “I can’t believe I won this award,” she said. “It’s wonderful to be acknowledged for something you love doing.”

    “When I volunteered at the Paralympics I had to escort athletes to the winners’ podium and it was amazing to be a part of that. I love what I do.”

    November was a big month for Glad, not only did she receive the Premiers Award but she was also named NSW Swimming Volunteer of the Month.

    Glad will be in action again this weekend at the NSW Metropolitan Championships being held at the Sydney Aquatic Centre. We would like to thank her and her husband Jim for all the work they put in at Club.

    See Also
  • Whales Tales - Issue 8 - Glad Pye, NSW Swimming Volunteer of the Month