Unish Shrestha will represent Merrylands as part of the Metro South West team for the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 9th March 2019.
Unish has qualified for the 50m Breaststroke and will be competing against the top 4 swimmers from each Area from across the state at the meet. This is the first time Unish has qualified for the finals and is our club's first qualifier since 2017. Congratulations to Unish on qualifying and we wish him the best of luck at the meet.
You can follow Unish's progress over the weekend at http://nsw.swimming.org.au/.
Our team of 13 swimmers had another fantastic meet at the Metro South West Junior Championships, held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on the 16th February, 2019.
Whilst the timeline was long due to the new format, the swimmers maintained their energy and the supporters maintained their cheer!
Throughout the meet our team had many highlights including new personal best times, finalist ribbons, medals and more Metropolitan and State qualifiers. Other highlights included the amazing cheer squad which could be heard from our insider in the recorders office, the weet-bix slice, gutsy swims with goggle malfunctions, our swimmers killer starts, our team of timekeepers and the wonderful support of swimmers gave each other throughout the long day.
Overall our team achieved 43 new personal best times over both 50m and 100m distances. Our swimmers were finalists in 20 events and also picked up some bling throughout the day!
Congratulations to all our swimmers on these great results!
Unish Shrestha - 8 Years 50m Breaststroke
Matthew Vicic - 11 Years 50m Butterfly
Summer Shrestha - 11 Years 50m Freestyle
Joab Hada - 9 Years 50m Breaststroke, 9 Years 100m Backstroke, 9 Years 50m Backstroke, 9 Years 50m Freestyle
Summer Shrestha - 11 Years 50m Breaststroke, 11 Years 50m Backstroke
Laura-Belle Casey - 13 Years 50m Breaststroke, 13 Years 100m Breaststroke
Matthew Vicic - 11 Years 100m Freestyle, 11 Years 100m Butterfly. 11 Years 50m Backstroke, 11 Years 50m Freestyle
Unish Shrestha - 8 Years 50m Butterfly, 8 Years 50m Backstroke, 8 Years 50m Freestyle
Helen Macpherson - 11 Years 50m Backstroke, 11 Years 50m Freestyle
Nevah Shrestha - 10 Years 50m Backstroke
Niushka Shrestha - 10 Years 50m Freestyle, 10 Years 100m Butterfly
Good luck to our team of 13 swimmers who are representing Merrylands at the Metro South West Junior Championships on Saturday, 16th February.
The championships are being held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
Our team consists of:
Laura Belle Casey
Our team will compete in 67 individual events at this meet. Good luck to the team and may the whale be with you all!
Our team of 16 swimmers achieved FIFTY ONE personal best times at the Speedo Sprint Heats, held on Saturday 2nd February at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
The meet started with the 50m Freestyle and it was clear from the beginning the hard work the swimmers had been applying to their starts had paid off. Matt and Summer achieved their first State Age qualifying times and the team achieved 14 new personal best times between them.
The next event was the 50m Breaststroke and another 15 personal best times were smashed. Majority of our swimmers were backing up from the 50m Breaststroke Championships held at Club only a few hours earlier and some swimmers swum two Breaststroke PBs in the one day! Unish was a finalist in the event and will contest the Speedo Sprint Finals next month.
50m Backstroke was the third event and another 13 personal best times were achieved, with the team taking off almost 30 seconds between them.
The last event was the 50m Butterfly and our swimmers continued to improve their times, with another 9 personal best times being swum. Matt added another swim to his State program, whilst Helen and Summer added to their Metropolitan program. Niushka achieved her first Metropolitan qualifying time.
It was fantastic to see our swimmers supporting each other and cheering on each other from the grandstand.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on their amazing performances today and thank you to our parents for being such a wonderful support crew.