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.