NSW Metropolitan Championships

Four members will represent Merrylands at the 2017 NSW Metropolitan Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November, 2017.

Merrylands will be represented by Dyana Crabb, Reece Tomkinson, Steven Nguyen and Alison Johnston at the three day meet.

Dyana Crabb
12yrs 100m Breaststroke (Day 2 - Session 3 - 4:03pm)
12yrs 100m Butterfly (Day 3 - Session 5 - 5:35pm)
Reece Tomkinson
16yrs & Over 100m Backstroke (Day 2 - Session 2 - 10:39am)
Open 50m Freestyle (Day 2 - Session 2 - 10:41am)
Open 50m Butterfly (Day 2 - Session 3 - 1:10pm)
16yrs & Over 200m Backstroke (Day 3 - Session 4 - 10:42am)
Open 50m Backstroke (Day 3 - Session 5 - 2:22pm)
Steven Nguyen
Open 50m Breaststroke (Day 3 - Session 4 - 11:41am)
Alison Johnston
Open 50m Freestyle (Day 2 - Session 2 - 10:53am)
16yrs & Over 100m Freestyle (Day 3 - Session 4 - 12:38pm)

Times should be used as a guide only.

Congratulations to Dyana, Reece, Steven and Alison for qualifying and good luck to them at the meet.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at http://nsw.swimming.org.au/.

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4 Medals at Metro South West Championships

Merrylands finished the Metro South West Championships with 4 silver medals and finalists in 17 events.

Alison Johnston won the club's first medal with 2nd place in the 17yrs & Over 50m Freestyle on Saturday morning. Dyana Crabb picked up 2 medals on Sunday, taking home silver in the 12yrs 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley. Reece Tomkinson was our third medallist at the meet, finishing with silver in the 16yrs 100m Backstroke.

Our younger members swam particularly well, with some big PBs which reflected their consistent effort at training over the last 6 months.

Well done to our team on their results.

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Metro South West Championships

The Metro South West Area Open & Age Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November, 2017.

Our club will sending a team of 13 swimmers to the meet. The team will compete in 55 individual events over the 2 day meet.

Good luck to the following members:
Laura-Belle Casey
Dyana Crabb
Michael Evans
Helen Macpherson
Steven Nguyen
Alison Sakurovs
Tatiana Seruvatu
Summer Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Michael Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The full Timeline is available on the Metro South West website. Congratulations to our swimmers for qualifying. Good luck to our entire team at the meet.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at http://www.metrosw.org.au/.

Road Closures

Please be advised that due to major athletic meets taking place at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Shane Gould Avenue will be CLOSED between the Athletic Centre Competition Arena and the Warm-Up Arena to safely facilitate athletes crossing between the two arenas on both Saturday and Sunday. All vehicle access to the P2 car park, P2a car park, Green car park and Blue car park will be available via the Olympic Boulevard entry during this closure period.

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Parramatta Inter-Club Cup Results

Merrylands hosted the annual Parramatta Inter-Club Cup on Saturday 11th November, 2017.

Merrylands was looking to have a repeat performance of last year’s win, and be the first club to win the cup in their home pool, however Parramatta City lead narrowly throughout the meet to win by 68 points.

Congratulations to Parramatta City on the win, and well done to all swimmers, with some close racing and some excellent times. Parramatta City has now won the cup 3 times, and Merrylands twice. We are looking forward to levelling the score next year!

Thank you to Parramatta City, and guest club McCredie Park, for coming along and thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the meet run so smoothly.
We look forward to swimming with you and trying to win the trophy back again next year!

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NSW State Masters Short Course Championships

The NSW State Masters Short Course Championships will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra this weekend.

Our club will be represented by 11 swimmers at the meet, competing in 50 individual events and 8 relays over the two day meet:

Melissa Cohen
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
100m Breaststroke (Day 2 – 10:52am)
Graham Edwards
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
200m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 1:24pm)
100m Individual Medley (Day 2 – 10:16am)
100m Breaststroke (Day 2 – 10:52am)
Peter Johnston
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
50m Butterfly (Day 2 – 10:05am)
100m Individual Medley (Day 2 – 10:16am)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
100m Breaststroke (Day 2 – 10:52am)
Craig Leckie
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
100m Breaststroke (Day 2 – 10:52am)
Lauren Leckie
50m Backstroke (Day 1 – 12:39pm)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
100m Backstroke (Day 2 – 9:42am)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
Kylee Murray
50m Backstroke (Day 1 – 12:39pm)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
50m Butterfly (Day 2 – 10:05am)
100m Individual Medley (Day 2 – 10:16am)
Steven Nguyen
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
200m Individual Medley (Day 1 – 11:43am)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
Alison Sakurovs
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
100m Backstroke (Day 2 – 9:42am)
50m Butterfly (Day 2 – 10:05am)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
200m Butterfly (Day 2 – 11:12am)
Ben Taylor
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
50m Backstroke (Day 1 – 12:39pm)
100m Backstroke (Day 2 – 9:42am)
100m Individual Medley (Day 2 – 10:16am)
100m Breaststroke (Day 2 – 10:52am)
Leanne Tovkach
50m Breaststroke (Day 1 – 11:27am)
50m Backstroke (Day 1 – 12:39pm)
50m Freestyle (Day 2 – 10:34am)
Ian Wilson
200m Backstroke (Day 1 – 10:30am)
200m Individual Medley (Day 1 – 11:43am)
100m Freestyle (Day 1 – 12:57pm)
200m Freestyle (Day 2 – 9:00am)
100m Backstroke (Day 2 – 9:42am)

Times should be used as a guide only.

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

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2017/2018 Season Hits the Water

Summer is fast approaching so it’s time to find those costumes and goggles and hit the water.

Our club races will begin on Saturday, 7th October.

Registration for 2017/2018 is now open and members will soon receive instructions via email on how to re-register for the summer.

All parents and adults who regularly attend the Club Races on Saturday mornings are requested to join the club as Non Swimming Members (unless they want to swim).
There are a number of benefits to being a registered member of the club. Members are entitled to vote at Annual General and Special General meetings, vote for our Club Captains and can be recognised for their service to the club through awards such as the Lions Club Award, Life Membership or Service Excellence Awards. Other benefits of membership can be found here.

Swimmers 18yrs & Over have the option of additionally registering as a Masters Competitor. This allows them to participate in Masters Swimming activities including Masters Only competitions on Saturday Mornings.

The program for the Summer Season and the Time Record Sheet can be found in the Club Races section.

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Local Swimming Centres Under Threat

In conjunction with the council elections on Saturday, 9th September, Cumberland Council will ask voters for their opinion on the future of the swimming centres in the local area.

A "Yes" vote in the poll will help to ensure the local pools remain open and are properly maintained.

A "No" vote in the poll will most likely result in the closure of 2 or 3 of the pools in the local area.

The Club is encouraging the community to vote YES in the poll.

Club Members are encouraged to have their say by:
  • attending one of the Community Consultation Meetings and voicing your concerns about council closing pools, and the impacts this will have on you and your family
    • Monday 28 August 2017 – Granville Town Hall – 11am – 2pm
    • Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Merrylands Oval – 6pm – 9pm
    • Wednesday 30 August 2017 – Berala Terry Keegan Hall – 11am – 2pm
    • Thursday 31 August 2017 – Penulwuy Community Centre – 7pm – 10pm
  • discussing your concerns with candidates in the elections to ensure they consider your concerns in any decision council may make about the local pools
  • discussing the issue with your family and friends and encouraging them to vote YES at the poll
  • discussing the issue with families from your local schools and making them aware of how the loss of any local pools will have an impact on school carnivals, learn to swim lessons and school sport, and encouraging them to vote YES at the poll
  • voting YES in the poll

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FINA World Masters Championships Results

Steven Nguyen represented Merrylands at the 2017 FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary last week.

Steven competed in 4 pool events at the championships with some good swims. Steven's best result was in the 50m Breaststroke where he finished in 62nd place in a season best time.

All of Steven's swims can be watched on YouTube via the links below with his results here. The full results from the Championships are available on the World Championships website.

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NSW State Championships

Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston will represent Merrylands at the NSW State 13 & Over Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August, 2017.

Reece is competing in 3 events at the meet: the 100m and 200m Backstroke, and the 50m Freestyle, while Alison will compete in the 50m Freestyle.

Congratulations to Reece and Alison on qualifying for the championships, and we wish them the best of luck.

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