Maroon win Whales Challenge #2
In a tight finish, the Maroon team won last week’s second round of the Whales Challenge, defeating the White team 816-803.
The deciding round will be held on 11th March next year, so we have a bit of a wait to see who will come out on top in the 2022/23 season.
NSW Senior State Age Championships
Well done to Alison Johnston and Leo Zhu on their results at the NSW Senior State Age Championships this week.
Alison’s time in the 50m Freestyle was just 0.07 outside her best time this season, while Leo swam a PB in the 200m Breaststroke.
Well done to both swimmers!
Our Christmas Party will be held next Saturday in conjunction with the Club Races from 7am. Races, including the Junior Handicap will be followed by Novelty Events and a BBQ and will be finished by 9:30am.
Enter the races as normal, and complete the Novelty Events form on the Online Entries page.
School Holiday Program
Time is running out to register for our School Holiday Program, with only a few spots left!
This program is for kids aged 5 to 12 and is open to both members and non-members. More details here.
Learn to Swim
This is the last week of Learn to Swim for this year. Lessons resume on Saturday, 4th February. Thanks to our instructors and helpers for running the program.
Christmas/New Year Break
Our last club morning for 2022 is the 24th December. Races will resume on 7th January, 2023.
The Merrylands 50s is back!
The Merrylands 50s is back on Saturday, 7th January!
“What is the Merrylands 50s?”, I hear you ask.
The Merrylands 50s is a knockout handicap competition with 3 rounds: Preliminaries and Semi-Finals, all leading to a Final with a winner-takes-all prize at the end. The top swimmers from each round progress to the next round. Each swimmer is given a time handicap, so everyone has a chance of winning.
“Sounds cool! So how do I enter?”
Just enter Club Races as usual for the 7th January (entries will be available in the next few days).
Helping on Saturday Mornings
Thank you to those families that helped out last week.
- Arrive before 6:50am to help setup
- Volunteer to time keep – we need 16 timekeepers to provide accurate timing – please don’t make us come and ask.
- Help pack up before you leave
Don’t know what needs to be done? Ask a member of the Committee and they can point you in the right direction.
This is not the Baby-Sitters Club
Please remember: Parents of swimmers under the age of 18yrs are required to attend club races with their children. It is not a babysitting service.
Are you going on holiday?
Squad Members: Are you going on holiday in December/January? Make sure you complete the form here to let us know as soon as possible.
Lucky Door Prize
Each championship week, we have a Lucky Door prize. You could win your choice of a Speedo kickboard, flipper bag or pair of Opal Mirror goggles. How do you win? You must be in attendance at the Championship presentation when your name is called to win.
Share your photos
Do you have photos from meets or club races you can share for the newsletter or presentation evening? Use the link in the weekly Whales Tales newsletter to upload them.
Lions Club Award
Each month the Committee votes for the Lions Club Award – the club’s Volunteer of the Year.
You can nominate a club member to recognise their service online here.
Read the updated conditions for club races here.
Order club uniforms online here.
Junior Swimmers Results
We have seen more fantastic swimming and results in the 15m, 25m & 33m races over the last few weeks. Congratulations to the following swimmers on breaking the times for these events:
12/11/2022 – Connor Mackie
19/11/2022 – Caleb Mackie
3/12/2022 – Jude Johnston
3/12/2022 – Lily Palise
19/11/2022 – Connor Mackie*
12/11/2022 – Patrick Hannan*
* broke the time at their first attempt
Upcoming Meet Calendar
Check the website for the full list of upcoming meets, closing dates, programs and qualifying times.
MSW Long Course Qualifying Meet
Speedo Sprint Series Heats
NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships
25th February & 26th February
Speedo Sprint Series Finals
Qualify via Heats meet
NSW State Open Championships
10th March to 12th March
NSW Junior State Age Championships
25th March & 26th March
Thank you to our major sponsors who provide fantastic support to our club. If you know of a business or organisation that may be interested in providing sponsorship or support to our club please speak to Graham Edwards.