Metro South West Short Course Championships Results

Merrylands' team of 12 had fantastic results at the Metro South West Short Course Championships over the weekend.

As a team, Merrylands achieved 27 new Personal Best times out of 32 individual swims, with 7 finalist placings and a Bronze medal! 

Damien Chan took home merch for all his swims, with a bronze medal and 3 finalist placings.  Damien amazingly achieved 6 personal best times in his 4 swims, including a 50m Butterfly PB in the 200m IM.  Damien' was unstoppable in his 100m Breaststroke, achieving a bronze medal from Lane 8 and 2 PBs in the one race!

Gabriella Assi had a ripper of a 100m Backstroke and achieved a new PB dropping over 8 seconds.

Joseph Assi smashed his 100m Freestyle time with an almost 3-second PB.  Joseph managed to equal his 50m Breaststroke time and picked up a finalist ribbon in his 100m Breaststroke, the very last event for the team.

Tomas Dlesk put in a top effort for his first-ever Area Championships and first time swimming at Sydney Olympic Park and swam his 2nd fastest 100m Freestyle.

Patrick Hannan achieved huge new personal best times in his 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke with his backstroke splits being executed like a pro!

William Johnston was a pocket rocket and beat his 50m Backstroke PB in his 100m Backstroke and also bettered his 100m Freestyle time.

Alison Johnston picked up 2 finalist ribbons in her 50m sprints, happily dipping back under 30 seconds in the Freestyle.

Jay Shrestha did the double with 2 personal bests in the 100m Breaststroke and his 100m Freestyle was just outside his best.

Samantha Terry was on fire slashing 20 seconds off her 100m Breaststroke and also took a chunk off her 100m Freestyle.

Matthew Vicic started his meet with a classy personal best in his 200m Backstroke.  He then swam a gutsy 100m Butterfly, with a sneaky 50m split PB on the way to a new 100m PB.

Leo Zhu achieved his first sub 27-second swim in his 50m Freestyle with a 26.99.  Leo also achieved a new personal best in his 50m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke where he also picked up a finalist ribbon.

Lillian was 3 from 3 with new personal bests in her 50m Freestyle, 50m and 100m Breaststroke and was just outside the finalists with an 11th place in the Open 100m Breaststroke.

Also special mention to Coralie who had qualified for this meet but unfortunately was unwell over the weekend and unable to attend.

Thank you to our parents for supporting our swimmers and also to our coaches - especially navigating the stairs all weekend!

Well done to the whole team on their performances!

Australian Masters Championships - Day 1

An excellent start to the 2024 Australian Masters Championships with 2 medals, 4 all-time PBs and 3 season-best times on a long day 1 that finished well after sunset.

Varant Jambazian swam new PBs in all 3 of his events with excellent swims in the 200m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

Alison Johnston took home the club's 2 medals with bronze and a PB in the 100m Backstroke and silver in the 50m Butterfly.

Ian Johnston swam 2 season-best times and his fastest times since 2018 in the 800m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke while Kylee Murray swam her fastest 50m Butterfly this season.

Well done team! Day 2 tomorrow sees our team competing in the 100m Freestyle, 4x50m Freestyle Relay, 200m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.

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Australian Masters Championships

The Australian Masters Championships will be held in Darwin from Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th May, 2024.

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 4 swimmers, competing in 41 individual events and 2 relays over the 5-day meet. Our team completed their pre-meet training session today, are ready and raring to go and consists of:

  • Varant Jambazian
  • Ian Johnston
  • Kylee Murray
  • Alison Johnston

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet!