Matthew Vicic will represent Merrylands at the NSW Open Water Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre tomorrow.
Matt will compete in the 5km event.
Congratulations on qualifying Matt, and we wish you the best of luck!
On a hot day, Merrylands swimmers were burning up the pool at the NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships!
Chloe Ton achieved a personal best time in the 50m Freestyle in her first Metropolitan Championships.
Joseph Assi and Unish Shrestha both swam in the 50m Breaststroke. Joseph swam a new personal best time and Unish finished in his second fastest time, just outside the PB he achieved last week.
Joseph saved his best until last in the 100m Breaststroke. Joseph took over a second off his time and came 10th, achieving his first Metropolitan Finalist result.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on their performances!
Three members will represent Merrylands at the NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.
Our team consists of:
Congratulations to all our team members on qualifying, especially Chloe as it is her first time qualifying for these championships. We wish them the best of luck!
Our last training session for 2021 will be held on Thursday, 23rd December, while our last week of club races will be held on Saturday, 18th December.
Club Races start at 7am as usual, and will include Novelty Events after the regular races.
Training will resume on Tuesday, 4th January, 2022, with Club Races resuming on Saturday, 8th January.
Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 18th December in conjunction with the Club Races from 7am. All squad members are encouraged to attend for the club races and novelty events. We would love to see you there. Enter online here.
Are going to be away at all in December or January?
If you will be away, then please complete the form below to indicate your last day of training and your first day back.
Training Break Form
The Committee and Coaching Staff hope you have enjoyed the first few months back in the water after a long break. Have a Merry Christmas and keep training hard as school carnivals and the Merrylands SwimFest approaches.
Congratulations to Matthew Vicic on breaking the 14 Years Boys 100m Butterfly record today.
Matt swam a personal best time of 1:11.58, taking over a second off his time.
The previous record had been held by Brett Turner since the 1977/78 season. Matthew beat this record by almost 9 seconds!
Well done Matthew!
The wait is over! Training is back at Merrylands Swimming Centre from Monday 18th October.
What do you need to do?
All swimmers must complete new enrolment forms and their club membership before they can attend training. The steps to follow are detailed below.
Please note, that under the current Public Health Orders, there are restrictions on who can attend Public Swimming Centres. More information and details on how this affects us is available here.
Members must submit a copy of their COVID-19 Digital Certificate (PDF) or medical exemption during their membership application. Children under 16 years of age who are not vaccinated, must submit their accompanying household member's certificate or medical exemption.
Changes this season
- New COVID-19 Conditions for entry to the pool and for training
- New Membership Categories and prices, resulting in lower membership fees for many swimmers. You can now choose to join as a Recreational Swimmer if you don't swim Club Races, or a Club Swimmer if you don't swim at external swimming meets. Your membership can be upgraded at a later date if required.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or Medical Exemption must be uploaded with your club membership application.
- A small increase in the cost of some sessions.
- No physical membership cards - you will need to download a copy of your membership card from Swim Central to show to Council Staff when requested.
- All people entering the swimming centre will be required to use the Service NSW QR code and show Council Staff proof of vaccination.
- Review the new COVID-19 Conditions
- Download your COVID-19 Digital Certificate (PDF) from Services Australia
- Complete your Club Membership renewal, including uploading your COVID-19 Digital Certificate
- Complete your Squad Enrolment
- Purchase your Squad Multi-Session Pass and any new equipment you need
- Download a copy of your Membership Card
Under the current COVID-19 restrictions we are required to limit the number of swimmers in a session, and maintain attendance records.
Swimmers will be booked into a session based on their enrolment. If you can't attend a session, you must cancel your booking through the booking system.
If you want to attend another session, it also must be booked through the booking system.
You will only be able to book into a session if there is space.
Active Kids Vouchers
Want to use an Active Kids Voucher to pay for your Squad Training? You can use an Active Kids Voucher to pay for up to $100 of your squad fees.
Voucher details can be entered when you complete your Squad Enrolment. See the Squad Fees page on the website for more details.
There will be no training on Monday, 21st June due to the Metro South West Championships having been held this weekend.
Swimmers can book an alternate session via the booking system if they wish.
There will be an additional Beginner Squad session held on Tuesday, 22nd if those swimmers wish to book into that session.
Merrylands will be represented by its biggest team ever at the 2021 Metro South West Area Open & Age Short Course Championships. The Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, 2021.
Our club will be sending a team of 22 swimmers to the 2-day meet and will compete in 96 individual events.
Good luck to the following members:
The full Timeline will be available on the Metro South West website. Congratulations to our swimmers for qualifying, especially our first-time qualifiers, and good luck to our entire team at the meet.
There are no Squad Training sessions on Monday, 14th June, 2021, due to the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday.
Are you interested in learning about the computer systems used to run club races?
Swimming NSW are facilitating three (3) separate Meet Manager introduction webinars (via Zoom) across the month of June. This is the software that handles all the entries and results at Club Races and other swimming meets.
Each webinar will consist of varying topics. You do not have to attend all three, just those that apply to your level of knowledge or interest.
Click the links below to learn of the information that each of the webinars contain.
Please also register your interest via the relevant links below, but not you do not have to register in order to just join.
Webinar 1 - Wednesday 9th June from 7:30pm
Topics - refer to Part 1 only
Register your interest Join on Wednesday 9th June from 7:30pm
Webinar 2 Wednesday 16th June from 7:30pm
Topics - refer to Part 2 only
Register your interest Join on Wednesday 16th June from 7:30pm
Webinar 3 - Wednesday 23rd June 7:30pm
Topics - refer to Part 3 only
Register your interest Join on Wednesday 23rd June from 7:30pm
Dolphin Timing System
Swimming NSW has an online course on how to operate the Dolphin Timing System. This system is used to record the swimmers times from the wireless stopwatches, and make them available to Meet Manager.
You can do this course on demand, at any time.
Dolphin Timing Operator