Our Senior swimmers kicked off their season with some great results at the Metro South West Senior Long Course Championships. These Championships were held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on the 7th and 8th of November.
Laura-Belle had some fabulous results, achieving personal best times in 3 out of 4 of her swims. Laura-Belle took off over 3 seconds in the Open 50m Butterfly, achieving her first sub 40 time!
Michael had just completed his HSC physics exam the day before the meet. The force (mass x acceleration) was with him and Michael achieved a personal best in the Open 50m Freestyle.
Elie showed gutsy efforts in his swims after returning from a break and several injuries. Elie saved his best performance for the last of the day with a personal best in the Open 50m Freestyle.
It was Vanessa’s first-time swimming at these Championships and she had some wonderful results, with personal best times in the 50m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke. Vanessa was a finalist in her 4 events.
Summer added to her Metropolitan events with a personal best in the 100m Freestyle. Summer also achieved personal best times in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke, and was a finalist in this event.
Brendan contested a massive 9 events during the meet. Brendan was a finalist in four events, including a top 10 finish in the Men’s Open 200m Individual Medley.
Alison’s highlight was the Women’s Open 50m Freestyle, coming 9th out of 130 swimmers. Alison also picked up 2 silver medals, 1 bronze and 4 other top 10 finishes.
Congratulations to all our swimmers and thank you to Peter and Alison for their coaching.
Merrylands will send a team of 7 swimmers to the Metro South West Senior Championships this weekend.
The Championships are being held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November.
Our team is competing in 39 individual events over the weekend, and consists of:
Following the session on Saturday, Metro South West are holding a Junior Qualifying Meet. We will have 6 swimmers competing at this meet in 8 events.
Our team consists of:
Good luck to all our swimmers at both meets.
Merrylands' team finished the Metro South West Senior Championships with 1 medal, 8 finalists and 4 new personal best times.
Reece Tomkinson finished with a Bronze medal in the 17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke and was also a finalist in the Open 100m Backstroke and 17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle.
Alison Johnston was a finalist 5 events, finishing in the top 10 in the 17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and Open 100m Freestyle. Alison also swam 2 new personal best times, with PBs in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke.
Steven Nguyen was a finalist in the 17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle, while Michael Evans swam new personal best times in the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke.
Congratulations to our team on their results.
Merrylands will be represented by 4 swimmers at the Metro South West Senior Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.
Due to changes in the Swimming NSW calendar for this season, Area, Metropolitan and State Championships have been split into separate streams, with the Senior Championships held in the first half of the summer, and Junior Championships in the second half of the summer.
Our team of 4 will compete in 18 individual events over the 2 day meet. The club will be represented by:
Good luck to our team at the championships.