Our State team had masterful performances at the NSW State Masters Championships on the weekend.
We had 4 swimmers compete at the Championships and achieve fantastic results.
Kylee Murray competed in 4 events and won bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley. Kylee's performances in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle were the fastest she has swum in over 2 years.
Leanne Tovkach also competed in 4 events and picked up a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke. Leanne achieved all time personal bests in the 100m Freestyle and the 50m Freestyle where she took over a second off her personal best time.
Brendan Kirkpatrick competed in 5 events and earned himself 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals. Brendan flew into 2 new all time personal best times, getting closer to the 29 mark in 50m Butterfly with a 30.26 and dropping 1.5 seconds in his 100m Butterfly time.
Alison Johnston competed in 5 events and picked up gold medals in every swim. Alison achieved an all time personal best in the 200m Backstroke.
Peter Johnston was unfortunately unwell so did not compete at the meet but he was excitedly checking live results all weekend from home.
As a team Merrylands came 2nd in our division for the pointscore.
Congratulations to our swimmers on their results!
Merrylands is being represented by 5 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Championships this weekend.
The 2 day championships start at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today. Our team will contest 22 events and consists of:
- Peter Johnston
- Brendan Kirkpatrick
- Kylee Murray
- Alison Johnston
- Leanne Tovkach
We wish our swimmers the best of luck at the meet. You can follow their progress over the weekend online.
Merrylands has a team of 5 swimming at the NSW State Masters Short Course Championships. The championships are being held at Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy over the 12th and 13th October, 2019.
The team of 5 are competing in 23 events across the weekend. Good luck to Peter, Brendan, Kylee, Alison and Leanne.
The club is also being represented by 3 swimmers at the Swimming NSW Junior Area Representative Meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday.
Niushka, Summer and Matt are part of the Metro South West Area team and have been selected in 15 individual events and 3 relays between them.
Good luck to both teams. We know you will make us proud!
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:
Good luck to our swimmers at the meet.
You can follow their progress over the weekend on the Live Results page.
The final day of the Nationals saw Merrylands win another 4 medals and swim 3 new personal best times.
Alison Johnston finished the meet with another 2 medals, starting the day with Gold in the 50m Backstroke and then taking Silver in the 100m Freestyle in a season best time.
Steven Nguyen also won two more medals with Silver in the 400m Freestyle and Bronze in the 100m Freestyle.
Kylee Murray finished off her meet with another 2 personal best times in the 400m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, while Melissa Cohen also swam a new PB in the 400m Freestyle.
Congratulations to our whole team on their performances at the meet.
Merrylands has finished Day 3 of the Nationals with 4 more medals and 3 PBs.
Alison Johnston continued to add to her medal tally, with Gold in the 400m Individual Medley and Silver medals in both the 50m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Alison also swam a personal best time in the 100m Backstroke.
Steven Nguyen also added another medal to his count, with Gold in the 200m Breaststroke.
Melissa Cohen swam a new PB in her 50m Freestyle, while Kylee Murray swam a new PB in her 100m Backstroke.
Day 4 tomorrow - the final day in the pool - will see members of our team competing in the 400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.
A fantastic start to the Australian Masters Championships with 5 medals and 3 new PBs on Day 1 at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide.
Steven Nguyen took home 2 medals with Gold in the 100m Breaststroke and Silver in the 50m Butterfly.
Alison Johnston also won 2 medals. Alison finished with Silver and a new personal best time in the 200m Backstroke, and Bronze in the 50m Butterfly, in her second fastest time ever.
Kylee Murray won her first national medal, finishing with Bronze in the 200m Backstroke in a new PB. Kylee also swam a new PB in her 50m Butterfly.
Day 2 tomorrow will see our team hit the water in the 100m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.