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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Australian Masters Championships - Day 3

Merrylands has finished Day 3 of the Nationals with 4 more medals and 3 PBs.

Alison Johnston continued to add to her medal tally, with Gold in the 400m Individual Medley and Silver medals in both the 50m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Alison also swam a personal best time in the 100m Backstroke.

Steven Nguyen also added another medal to his count, with Gold in the 200m Breaststroke.

Melissa Cohen swam a new PB in her 50m Freestyle, while Kylee Murray swam a new PB in her 100m Backstroke.

Day 4 tomorrow - the final day in the pool - will see members of our team competing in the 400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 2

Day 2 of the Nationals saw another 5 medals for Merrylands, plus 2 new PBs.

Steven Nguyen finished the day with 3 medals - Gold in the 50m Breaststroke, and Silver in the 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

Alison Johnston took home our other 2 medals with Silver in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley.

Melissa Cohen swam new PBs in both her events with new personal best times in the 50m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle

Day 3 will see our team in action in the 200m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley and 100m Backstroke.

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Australian Masters Championships - Day 1

A fantastic start to the Australian Masters Championships with 5 medals and 3 new PBs on Day 1 at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide.

Steven Nguyen took home 2 medals with Gold in the 100m Breaststroke and Silver in the 50m Butterfly.

Alison Johnston also won 2 medals. Alison finished with Silver and a new personal best time in the 200m Backstroke, and Bronze in the 50m Butterfly, in her second fastest time ever.

Kylee Murray won her first national medal, finishing with Bronze in the 200m Backstroke in a new PB. Kylee also swam a new PB in her 50m Butterfly.

Day 2 tomorrow will see our team hit the water in the 100m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

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Australian Masters Championships

The Australian Masters Championships will be held at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd March, 2019.

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 5 swimmers, competing in 45 individual events over the 5 day meet. Our team consists of:

  • Melissa Cohen
  • Kylee Murray
  • Steven Nguyen
  • Alison Johnston
  • Ian Wilson

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet. You can follow the team's progress on the Live Results page.

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