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Try a different film experience this January with the Dive-in Cinema.

Merrylands Swimming Centre will be transformed on Saturday, 19th January, 2019 into a floating cinema lounge with the screening of Disney's Moana. Plenty of inflatables and pool noodles available for guests, or bring your own. There will also be a dry area for guests who don't want to get too wet.

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club and the Merrylands Swimming Centre.The event is being run by the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club and proudly funded by Cumberland Council’s Community Grants Program.

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50th Anniversary

An action packed morning of activities was held on Saturday, 10th November as current and former members celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club and the opening of Merrylands Swimming Centre.

The morning kicked off with the usual club races, and it was great to see a number of former members return to catch up with old friends and even participate in a few races.

The races were followed by a BBQ breakfast, novelty events, cake cutting, a giant pool inflatable and a special visit from the Junior Dolphins mascot, Yampu!

Thanks to everyone who came along to help celebrate. There will be other celebratory activities held throughout the season, with details available on the 50th Anniversary page.

Merrylands Swim Centre is turning 50!

Merrylands Swim Centre and Merrylands Amateur Swim Club (ASC) are turning 50 and to celebrate Cumberland Council and Merrylands ASC are hosting a breakfast and pool party on Saturday 10 November.

Mayor Greg Cummings said that for 50 years the Merrylands Swim Centre has been a cornerstone of the Cumberland community, where generations of locals have grown up learning to swim, competing in carnivals and cooling off from the summer heat.

“Fifty years is a huge milestone for the swim centre, the swim club and the entire community. Since its opening in 1968, thousands of Cumberland residents have come through the doors of Merrylands Swim Centre to enjoy the facilities,” Mayor Cummings said.

“As one of five pools in Cumberland, Merrylands Swim Centre forms part of the Merrylands Park Regional Sporting Centre and boasts an eight lane 50 metre competition pool, a training pool and a baby pool. Now that summer is here it’s the perfect time to get your togs out and go for a swim; Cumberland pools are open all summer long.

“All Cumberland residents are invited to join with current and former swim club members for the special anniversary event which will include club races, novelty events, pool inflatables, as well as a community breakfast. The event is free but regular pool entry costs apply.”

President of the Merrylands ASC and ASC member for more than 35 years, Graham Edwards believes that local swim centres such as Merrylands Swim Centre play a key role within the local community bringing together children, families and adults.

“As the local population continues to grow and age, the local swim centres are an essential community facility as they provide a range of activities, be that socially, educationally, recreationally and competitively,” Mr Edwards said.

“Swimming is a sport you can do all year round for your entire life, no matter what walk of life you come from. As a swim club we all enjoy and celebrate the successes of our members of all levels. New members are always welcome and we have swim programs for toddlers, children and adults.

“Any swimmer, young or old who can swim at least 15 metres can join in the races and registrations can be made online. We’re inviting everyone join us to help celebrate this milestone, find out what our club is about and have a fun time in the pool.”

  • What: Merrylands Swim Centre and Amateur Swim Club 50 year celebration
  • When: Saturday 10 November from 7am
  • Where: Merrylands Swim Centre, 17 Burnett Street, Merrylands
  • RSVP: Direct to the Swim Club via www.merrylandsasc.asn.au/50thanniversary/

Back row - Reece Tomkinson (Coach), Peter Johnston (Head Club Coach), Mayor Greg Cummings.
Front row - Alison Johnston (Coach), Helen Macpherson, Summer Shrestha, Charlie-Rose El Riachi


Swim club, pool celebrating 50th landmark season in water

BACK in the water at the Merrylands Swimming Centre, squad training for the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) began last Tuesday ahead of the 2018/2019 competition season.

MASC president Graham Edwards said this would be their 50th season as a club. "The club started just about the same time the pool opened in November 1968," he said. "On Saturday, November 10, we are having a back to Merrylands Day and we are calling on past members to come and join us to have a swim. "New members are also invited. We welcome swimmers of all ages, from toddlers through to masters; we welcome everyone."

Merrylands will also host the annual 'Interclub Cup' against the Parramatta City Swim Club next month. Mr Edwards said their 50th celebrations would culminate with a special anniversary dinner at the end of the season in April. For more information, visit merrylandsasc.asn.au

Conditions were just as wet on the pool deck as in the water as swimmers from the Merrylands Swim Club returned to squad training at the Merrylands Pool last week.