8 Medals at Masters Distance Championships

Merrylands' team took home 8 medals from the NSW State Masters Long Distance Championships on Sunday.

The club finished with 6 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Congratulations to Ian Wilson, Brendan Kirkpatrick, Peter Johnston and Alison Sakurovs on their swims.

NSW State Masters Distance Championships

Merrylands will be represented by 4 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Long Distance Championships at the Knox Grammar School Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 8th September.

Ian Wilson, Brendan Kirkpatrick, Peter Johnston and Alison Sakurovs will compete at the meet in 2 events each.

We wish them the best of luck at the meet.

NSW State Age Championship Results

Alison Sakurovs became the club's first finalist at a Swimming NSW Championship since 2016 at the NSW State Age Short Course Championships today.

Alison finished 7th in the 19yrs & Over 50m Freestyle in 28.01 - her second fastest time ever, and her fastest time in 3 years. This was also Alison's best ever placing at a Swimming NSW Championship.

Alison's result is off the back of some excellent swims at the FINA World Masters Championships in South Korea last week.

Congratulations to Alison on her fantastic result.

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NSW State Age Championships

Merrylands will be represented by Alison Sakurovs at the 2019 NSW State Age Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The championships will be held from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August, 2019.

Alison will be competing in the 50m Freestyle on Sunday morning, off the back of some excellent swims in South Korea at the FINA World Masters Championships last week.

Congratulations to Alison for qualifying and good luck to her at the meet.

You can follow the her progress over the weekend at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/.

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FINA World Masters Championships Results

Alison Sakurovs achieved some excellent results at the FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea last week.

Alison's first event was the 100m Freestyle, held on Day 2 of the championships. In a close race, she swam her fastest time since March 2017 to finish in 12th place.

On Day 3, Alison raced the 200m Freestyle and the 50m Butterfly. In the 200m Freestyle, Alison swam her fastest time this year to finish 19th, while in the 50m Butterfly she finished in 14th place.

Alison had 2 more events on Day 4 - her final day of competition. In the 50m Freestyle, Alison finished 12th in another season best time and her first sub-29 second swim since April, 2018. In her last event of the meet, the 100m Butterfly, she finished strongly to again place in 12th.

Congratulations to Alison on her results and thank you to all those members who supported her at the meet, cheering her on while watching the live stream at training in the afternoons.

All of Alison's swims can be watched on YouTube via the links below.

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FINA World Masters Championships

Alison Sakurovs will represent Merrylands at the 2019 FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from August 5-18. The swimming events at the Championships will be held from 12-18 August at the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Centre.

Alison will swim in the following 5 events at the championships:

Day 2 - Tuesday, 13th August
100m Freestyle (approximately 2:30pm) - Heat 31, Lane 5

Day 3 - Wednesday, 14th August
200m Freestyle (approximately 2:50pm) - Heat 22, Lane 9
50m Butterfly (approximately 5:40pm) - Heat 25, Lane 3

Day 4 - Thursday, 15th August
50m Freestyle (approximately 11:10am) - Heat 46, Lane 3
100m Butterfly (approximately 4:35pm) - Heat 13, Lane 4

FINA will be broadcasting a live stream of the meet on their YouTube channel.

Good luck to Alison at the Championships.

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Metropolitan Results

Merrylands' team of 3 swimmers performed well at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships on the weekend.

Alison Johnston swam her fastest time since 2017 in the 50m Freestyle, finishing in 28.30. Summer Shrestha swam her second fastest time ever in the 100m Breaststroke, just 0.09 outside the PB she swam at the Metro South West Championships 3 weeks ago, while Matthew Vicic swam a new personal best time in the 100m Butterfly, taking 0.06 off the time he swam at the Metro South West Championships.

Well done to Matthew, Summer and Alison on their swims. The results of the championships are available here.

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Metropolitan Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 3 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team will compete in 3 events and consists of:

Alison Johnston - 50m Freestyle
Summer Shrestha - 100m Breaststroke
Matthew Vicic - 100m Butterfly

Congratulations to all 3 swimmers on qualifying for the championships - especially Summer and Matthew who have qualified for this meet for the first time.

Metro South West Championships

Merrylands has 13 swimmers competing at the 2019 Metro South West Area Short Course Championships. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 2019.

Our team consists of:

Joseph Assi
Laurabelle Casey
Brendan Kirkpatrick
Steven Nguyen
Alison Sakurovs
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Shreya Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Sophia Vicic

Good luck to all our swimmers at the meet and may the whale be with you!

NSW State Masters Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 6 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team consists of:

Alison Johnston
Tricia Johnston
Peter Johnston
Kylee Murray
Steven Nguyen
Ben Taylor

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet.

You can follow their progress over the weekend on the Live Results page.

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