Merrylands' team of 15 swimmers had fantastic results at the Metro South West Short Course Championships over the weekend.
The team raced 39 individual events and achieved a whopping 35 new personal best times! We had 12 finalists, 2 Bronze medals and 2 Metropolitan Qualifying times.
Aisha swam the 100m Freestyle just outside her personal best time after a game of soccer!
Ameena achieved 2 new personal best times. She took over 3 seconds off her 100m Freestyle for her first sub 1:15 swim and also took over 6 seconds off her 100m Backstroke time.
Joseph took a massive 12 seconds off his 200m Individual Medley. He achieved a Metropolitan qualifying time and gained a finalist ribbon with his new personal best in the 100m Breaststroke. Joseph also achieved 2 personal bests in his 100m Backstroke, with his 50m split being a PB.
Laura-Belle took a chunk off her 50m Freestyle with a new official personal best. Laura-Belle returned on Sunday with a netball injury, but that did not stop her from cracking the 40 second barrier in the 50m Breaststroke for the first time, and earning herself a 4th place ribbon in the process.
Joab achieved 4 new personal best times in 3 swims, with a new PB in the 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and a double in the 100m Backstroke where his 50m Backstroke split was also a PB.
Ren contested the 100m Breaststroke where he took a huge 6 seconds off his time.
Peter achieved a season best in the 50m Breaststroke and also finished in the top 10.
Vanessa was a finalist in her 4 swims, with a personal best and Bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke.
Alison was a finalist in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.
Jay achieved a double personal best in his 100m Breaststroke, with a new personal best in the 50m split. Jay also earned himself a finalist ribbon for the swim, coming in 7th.
Lisa had a fantastic swim in the 100m Backstroke with a fast finish to take 6 seconds off her time.
Daniel earned himself a ribbon and a new personal best time in his 100m Freestyle and finished with a solid 200m Individual Medley swim.
Matthew celebrated his birthday with 9 personal best times in 6 swims, including taking a whopping 10 seconds off his 100m Breaststroke, breaking 30 seconds in the 50m Butterfly and breaking the 60-second barrier in the 100m Freestyle in his last event of the meet.
Leo achieved 5 new personal best times in 3 swims, including a finalist and Metropolitan qualifying time in the 100m Breaststroke, and almost 6 seconds off his 100m Backstroke.
Lillian took a huge chunk off her 100m Freestyle time to be in the top 10 and picked up some nice Bronze bling and a new PB in the 100m Breaststroke, where she also PB’d at the 50m split.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on their performances and thank you to Alison and Peter for preparing them for this meet.