New Season Registrations Now Open

Registration for the 2023/2024 season is now open and instructions on how to re-register for the summer are on the How to Join page.

Registration this season will again be conducted through Swim Central.

Learn to Swim: We are still finalising details of our Learn to Swim program. Learn to Swim participants should register as a Club Swimmer or above if they want to participate in Club Races.

This season, thanks to Club Merrylands, we are again providing Free Membership for swimmers 8yrs & Under, who regularly swim in our club races.

All parents and adults who regularly attend the Club Races on Saturday mornings are requested to join the club as Non-Swimming Members (unless they want to swim).
There are a number of benefits to being a registered member of the club. Members are entitled to vote at Annual General and Special General meetings, vote for our Club Captains and can be recognised for their service to the club through awards such as the Lions Club Award, Life Membership or Service Excellence Awards.

Swimmers 18yrs & Over have the option of additionally registering as a Masters Competitor. This allows them to participate in Masters Swimming activities including Masters Only competitions on Saturday Mornings.

Finally, don't forget to order your club uniforms through our Online Store.

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World Aquatics Masters Championships Results

Merrylands' team has achieved some excellent results at the World Aquatics Masters Championships with 1 medal, 1 finalist, 3 new personal best times and 7 season best times.

Alison Johnston took home her's and the club's first World Championships medal with bronze in the 200m Butterfly. Alison was also a finalist in the 100m Butterfly in her fastest time since 2018, finishing 10th, and swam a season-best time in the 100m Freestyle.

Kylee Murray had a fantastic meet, with new personal best times in the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle. Kylee's best placing was 19th in the 400m Freestyle.

Ian Wilson also had a great meet, with excellent times in his 4 Freestyle pool events. Ian's 100m was his best time since 2016, the 200m was his best since 2018, the 400m was his best since 2018, and the 800m was his best time since 2019. His best placing was 18th in the 800m Freestyle.

Steven Nguyen swam his fastest 50m Butterfly this season.

Well done to our team on their results, especially considering the hot and difficult conditions.

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 7

Results Day 7

Another PB to Kylee Murray, this time in the 400m Freestyle. Kylee finished 19th in a time of 6:20.46, taking 3.17 seconds off her best time. Full Results

Ian Wilson swam his fastest 400m Freestyle since 2018 to finish in 22nd place in 5:26.13. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 6

Day 6 Results

Alison Johnston became the club's first-ever World Championships medallist, taking home the bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly - her final event. Well done Alison! Full Results

Earlier in the day, Kylee Murray finished 22nd in the 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:40.10. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 4

Day 4 Results

Alison Johnston finished 10th in the 100m Butterfly in 1:18.23 - her fastest time since 2018 - to become our club's first-ever top 10 finisher at a World Championships. Full Results

Earlier in the day, Alison finished 15th in the 50m Freestyle in 30.10. Full Results

Kylee Murray swam a time of 36.34 in the 50m Freestyle. Full Results

Steven Nguyen swam a time of 28.86 in the 50m Freestyle for his final swim of the meet. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 3

Day 3 Results

Kylee Murray swam her second PB of the meet with a new personal best time of 3:00.14 in the 200m Freestyle, finishing in 20th place. Full Results

Ian Wilson swam his fastest time since 2018 in the 200m Freestyle to finish 30th in 2:34.20. Full Results

Alison Johnston finished 22nd in the 50m Butterfly in 33.37. Full Results

Steven Nguyen started his campaign with a 32.75 in the 50m Butterfly. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 2

Day 2 Results

Kylee Murray swam a massive PB in the 100m Freestyle, touching in 1:19.80 and taking 1.38 seconds off her best time to finish in 21st place. Full Results

Ian Wilson swam his equal second-fastest time ever in the 100m Freestyle, finishing in 1:09.81 - his fastest time since 2016. Full Results

Alison Johnston finished 15th in the 100m Freestyle in 1:08.11 - her fastest time since 2021. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships - Day 1

Day 1 Results

Ian Wilson finished 18th in the 800m Freestyle in 11:21.20 - his fastest time since 2019. Full Results

Open Water Results

On Day 2 of the Open Water, Ian finished 19th in the 3km event in a time of 50:24.00. Full Results

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World Aquatics Masters Championships

Merrylands will be represented by 4 swimmers at the 2023 World Aquatics Masters Championships in Kyushu, Japan from 2-11 August.

The swimming events at the Championships will be held in Fukuoka from 5-11 August, with the Open Water on 2-3 August.

Our team of Kylee Murray, Steven Nguyen, Alison Johnston and Ian Wison will contest 18 events at the championships. This is Kylee and Ian's first time at the World Championships, while for Steven and Alison, this is their 3rd World Championships. The team will swim in the following events:

Open Water Swimming

Day 2 - Thursday, 3rd August
3km Open Water (Seaside Momochi Beach Park) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 11am AEST) Wave 3

Swimming

Day 1 - Saturday, 5th August
800m Freestyle (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 1:04pm AEST) Heat 11, Lane 2
     
Day 2 - Sunday, 6th August
100m Freestyle (Marine Messe) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 1:13pm AEST) Heat 26, Lane 5
100m Freestyle (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Kylee Murray (approx 1:24pm AEST) Heat 24, Lane 3
Alison Johnston (approx 2:05pm AEST) Heat 46, Lane 1
     
Day 3 - Monday, 7th August
200m Freestyle (Marine Messe) Start List
Kylee Murray (approx 2:09pm AEST) Heat 20, Lane 7
200m Freestyle (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 2:16pm AEST) Heat 18, Lane 6
50m Butterfly (Marine Messe) Start List
Alison Johnston (approx 4:23pm AEST) Heat 38, Lane 3
50m Butterfly (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Steven Nguyen (approx 5:02pm AEST) Heat 68, Lane 9
     
Day 4 - Tuesday, 8th August
50m Freestyle (Marine Messe) Start List
Steven Nguyen (approx 12:36pm AEST) Heat 113, Lane 9
50m Freestyle (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Kylee Murray (approx 11:35am AEST) Heat 50, Lane 0
Alison Johnston (approx 12:30pm AEST) Heat 97, Lane 6
100m Butterfly (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Alison Johnston (approx 4:13pm AEST) Heat 15, Lane 5
     
Day 6 - Thursday, 10th August
100m Backstroke (Marine Messe) Start List
Kylee Murray (approx 4:48pm AEST) Heat 12, Lane 8
100m Backstroke (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 4:47pm AEST) Heat 13, Lane 8
200m Butterfly (Marine Messe) Start List
Alison Johnston (approx 6:33pm AEST) Heat 10, Lane 4
     
Day 7 - Friday, 11th August
400m Freestyle (Marine Messe) Start List
Ian Wilson (approx 12:36pm AEST) Heat 7, Lane 6
400m Freestyle (Fukuoka Nishi Civic Pool) Start List
Kylee Murray (approx 1:10pm AEST) Heat 9, Lane 5


World Aquatics will be broadcasting a live stream of the meet on their website.

Good luck to our team at the Championships.

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Junior Excellence Awards

Fourteen swimmers have received awards in the 2023 Swimming Australia Junior Excellence Program while representing Merrylands.

The Australian Junior Excellence Program, recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.

Congratulations to the following members who have received awards this year:

Silver

Joseph Assi
Leo Zhu
Lillian Zhu

Bronze

Aisha Abdelraheem
Ren Jie Hum
Jay Shrestha
Daniel Vicic

Blue

Patrick Hannan
Coralie Havea
Jhanvi Jayasinghe
Lisa Shrestha
Ruby Shrestha
Samantha Terry

All our club's previous recipients can be found in the Development section of our website.

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