Metropolitan Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 3 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team will compete in 3 events and consists of:

Alison Johnston - 50m Freestyle
Summer Shrestha - 100m Breaststroke
Matthew Vicic - 100m Butterfly

Congratulations to all 3 swimmers on qualifying for the championships - especially Summer and Matthew who have qualified for this meet for the first time.

Metro South West Championships

Merrylands has 13 swimmers competing at the 2019 Metro South West Area Short Course Championships. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 2019.

Our team consists of:

Joseph Assi
Laurabelle Casey
Brendan Kirkpatrick
Steven Nguyen
Alison Sakurovs
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Shreya Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Sophia Vicic

Good luck to all our swimmers at the meet and may the whale be with you!

Winter Bowling

Join us for our Winter Social Activity on Saturday, 15th June at Bowlarama Wetherill Park.

The event will be subsidised for members. Non-members are welcome to attend, but will be required to pay full price.

If you would like to attend, tickets must be booked online by Monday, 10th June.

See Sophia Vicic or Charlie-Rose El-Riachi if you have any questions.

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Metro South West Championship Entries

Entries for the 2019 Metro South West Area Short Course Championships close on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 2019.

This is the main meet of the winter season for many of our swimmers and all swimmers who qualify are expected to compete.

Entries for this meet are being taken through the new Swim Central online entry system. There have been numerous teething issues with the new system, so don't leave your entries to the last minute and miss the closing date. Attempt to enter early, and if you have trouble entering, ask for assistance ASAP. Swimming NSW are getting many requests for support, with the turn around time currently over 1 week for a reply, so don't delay.

No late entries will be accepted.

For those swimmers that compete at the Championships, our world famous pizza party will be held on Saturday, 6th July.

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NSW State Masters Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 6 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team consists of:

Alison Johnston
Tricia Johnston
Peter Johnston
Kylee Murray
Steven Nguyen
Ben Taylor

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet.

You can follow their progress over the weekend on the Live Results page.

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NSW State Age Junior Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 5 swimmers at the NSW State Age Junior Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

For all 5 swimmers, this will be their first State Championships. Our team will swim in 6 individual events and 2 relays:

Matthew Vicic

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 100m Freestyle
  • 50m Butterfly
  • 100m Butterfly

Summer Shrestha

  • 50m Freestyle
  • 4x50m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x50m Medley Relay

Niushka Shrestha

  • 50m Butterfly
  • 4x50m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x50m Medley Relay

Helen Macpherson

  • 4x50m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x50m Medley Relay

Nevah Shrestha

  • 4x50m Freestyle Relay
  • 4x50m Medley Relay

Congratulations to all the swimmers on qualifying and we wish them the best of luck at the meet. You can follow their progress over the weekend on the Live Results page.

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18 Medals at Australian Masters Championships

After 4 big days of competition at the Australian Masters Championships in Adelaide over the past week, Merrylands' team has finished the meet with 18 medals and 11 new personal best times.

Alison Johnston took home 9 medals from the meet - 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze. Alison also swam 2 new personal best times at the meet. Steven Nguyen finished the meet with 8 medals - 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze, while Kylee Murray won her first national medal, finishing with Bronze in the 200m Backstroke. Kylee also swam 5 new personal best times. Melissa Cohen swam 4 new personal best times.

To top it all off, at the Presentation Dinner, Merrylands was named as the winner of the Life Member's Trophy at the meet for 2019. The Life Member's Trophy is for Clubs with 5-20 members and rewards performance & participation. It is calculated by taking the number of points gained at the National Championships, divided by the club's membership at end of previous year.

Medallists

Alison Johnston
   50m Freestyle  (Silver)
   100m Freestyle  (Silver)
   50m Backstroke  (Gold)
   100m Backstroke  (Silver)
   200m Backstroke  (Silver)
   50m Butterfly  (Bronze)
   100m Butterfly  (Silver)
   200m Individual Medley  (Silver)
   400m Individual Medley  (Gold)
Steven Nguyen
   100m Freestyle  (Bronze)
   200m Freestyle  (Silver)
   400m Freestyle  (Silver)
   50m Breaststroke  (Gold)
   100m Breaststroke  (Gold)
   200m Breaststroke  (Gold)
   50m Butterfly  (Silver)
   200m Individual Medley  (Silver)
Kylee Murray
   200m Backstroke  (Bronze)

Personal Best Times

Kylee Murray
   400m Freestyle
   50m Backstroke
   100m Backstroke
   200m Backstroke
   50m Butterfly
Melissa Cohen
   50m Freestyle
   200m Freestyle
   400m Freestyle
   50m Breaststroke
Alison Johnston
   100m Backstroke
   200m Backstroke

Medal Tally

 Gold 5
 Silver 10
 Bronze 3


Congratulations to our team on their results!

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Sprint Meet Results

Excellent results at the Metro South West Sprint Meet at Blacktown Aquatic Centre on Saturday, with 10 medals and 32 new personal best times.

Matthew Vicic took home 3 Gold medals finishing first in the 50m Freestyle in a new personal best time, and was also first in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

Sophia Vicic also took home 3 medals, with Silver in the 50m Breaststroke and Bronze in both the 50m Backstroke (in a new PB) and 50m Butterfly.

Summer Shrestha won Gold in the 50m Freestyle in a new personal best time. Joseph Assi (50m Breaststroke) and Michael Evans (50m Butterfly) won Silver medals, both in new personal best times, while Daniel Vicic finished with Bronze in the 50m Freestyle.

Congratulations to our whole team on their performances and thank you to the parents that assisted with our hosting duties at the meet.

Metro South West Sprint Meet

Merrylands will send a team of 20 swimmers to the Metro South West Sprint Meet at Blacktown Aquatic Centre tomorrow.

Our club will be represented by:

Ameena Abdelraheem
Joseph Assi
Charlie-Rose El Riachi
Abraham El-Chami
Bilal El-Chami
Michael Evans
Joab Hada
Helen Macpherson
Elie Menhem
Pare Nader
Lisa Shrestha
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Ruby Shrestha
Shreya Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The Meet Timeline and Meet Program are available for download from the Metro South West website.

Good luck to our team at the meet.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 4

The final day of the Nationals saw Merrylands win another 4 medals and swim 3 new personal best times.

Alison Johnston finished the meet with another 2 medals, starting the day with Gold in the 50m Backstroke and then taking Silver in the 100m Freestyle in a season best time.

Steven Nguyen also won two more medals with Silver in the 400m Freestyle and Bronze in the 100m Freestyle.

Kylee Murray finished off her meet with another 2 personal best times in the 400m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, while Melissa Cohen also swam a new PB in the 400m Freestyle.

Congratulations to our whole team on their performances at the meet.

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