10 Medals at Australian Masters Championships

Merrylands' team has finished the 2024 Australian Masters Championships with 10 medals, 12 personal best times and 10 season-best times.

Alison Johnston won 8 medals at the meet, taking home 3 silver and 5 bronze. Alison also swam 1 new personal best time and 2 season-best times. Ian Johnston took home 1 bronze medal and also swam 5 season-best times. Varant Jambazian also took home a bronze medal and swam 10 personal-best times. Kylee Murray swam 1 new personal best time and 3 season-best times.

As a team, our club finished 2nd in the Life Member's trophy point score (awarded to the highest average point scoring club with 5 to 20 members) and finished 29th overall out of 88 clubs.

Medallists

Alison Johnston
   50m Freestyle  (Silver)
   100m Freestyle  (Bronze)
   200m Freestyle  (Bronze)
   100m Backstroke  (Bronze)
   200m Backstroke  (Bronze)
   50m Butterfly  (Silver)
   100m Butterfly  (Bronze)
   200m Butterfly  (Silver)
Ian Johnston
   200m Backstroke  (Bronze)
Varant Jambazian
   400m Freestyle  (Bronze)

Personal Best Times

Varant Jambazian
   50m Freestyle
   100m Freestyle
   200m Freestyle
   400m Freestyle
   100m Breaststroke
   200m Breaststroke
   50m Backstroke
   100m Backstroke
   50m Butterfly
   200m Individual Medley
Alison Johnston
   100m Backstroke
Kylee Murray
   50m Backstroke

Medal Tally

 Gold 0
 Silver 3
 Bronze 7


Congratulations to our team on their results! A big thank you to our supporters at the meet, Peter, Tricia and William, and also to our coaching team of Peter and Alison for the work they have done with our squad.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 4

Day 4 of the 2024 Australian Masters Championships saw our team collect 2 medals, swim 2 all-time personal best times and 3 season-best times.

Varant Jambazian swam another 2 personal best times with a PB in the 200m Individual Medley and finished off the meet with a PB in the 200m Freestyle.

Alison Johnston picked up another 2 medals on the final day, with bronze in both the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle. Alison's Freestyle time was her fastest in 3 years.

Ian Johnston swam a season-best time in the 200m Freestyle which was also his fastest time since 2019 while Kylee Murray swam her fastest 100m Butterfly time since 2020.

Well done to our team on their swims and a great finish to the meet!

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 3

Day 3 of the 2024 Australian Masters Championships saw our swimmers collect another 2 medals and swim 4 new all-time PBs.

In a new personal best time, Varant Jambazian took home his first medal of the championships with a bronze in the 400m Freestyle and swam new PBs in the 100m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke.

Alison Johnston picked up our second medal of the day with silver in the 200m Butterfly and Kylee Murray achieved her first PB of the meet with a new personal best time in the 50m Backstroke.

Ian Johnston had to withdraw from his 3 events with soreness from the first 2 days of competition and hopes to return for the final day of pool competition tomorrow.

Well done to our team on their results today. Day 4 will see the team compete in the 100m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 4x50m Medley Relay, 50m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle to round out the meet.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 2

Fantastic results on Day 2 of the 2024 Australian Masters Championships in Darwin with 4 medals, 2 new all-time personal best times and 5 season-best times.

Varant Jambazian picked up another 2 new personal best times with big PBs in the 50m and 100m Freestyle.

Alison Johnston took home another 3 medals with silver in the 50m Freestyle, bronze in the 100m Freestyle and bronze in the 200m Backstroke in a season-best time.

Ian Johnston also took home his first medal of the meet, with bronze in the 200m Backstroke. He also swam his fastest 100m Freestyle since 2018 and a season-best time in the 50m Freestyle. Kylee Murray also swam a season-best time in the 50m Freestyle.

Lastly, our Mixed 4x50m Freestyle team improved their entry time and ranking to finish in 8th place with some very fast split times.

Well done to our team on their results today! The team will be back at the Parap Pool for Day 3 tomorrow for the 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 1

An excellent start to the 2024 Australian Masters Championships with 2 medals, 4 all-time PBs and 3 season-best times on a long day 1 that finished well after sunset.

Varant Jambazian swam new PBs in all 3 of his events with excellent swims in the 200m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

Alison Johnston took home the club's 2 medals with bronze and a PB in the 100m Backstroke and silver in the 50m Butterfly.

Ian Johnston swam 2 season-best times and his fastest times since 2018 in the 800m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke while Kylee Murray swam her fastest 50m Butterfly this season.

Well done team! Day 2 tomorrow sees our team competing in the 100m Freestyle, 4x50m Freestyle Relay, 200m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.

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Australian Masters Championships

The Australian Masters Championships will be held in Darwin from Friday 3rd to Tuesday 7th May, 2024.

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 4 swimmers, competing in 41 individual events and 2 relays over the 5-day meet. Our team completed their pre-meet training session today, are ready and raring to go and consists of:

  • Varant Jambazian
  • Ian Johnston
  • Kylee Murray
  • Alison Johnston

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet!