State Age Results

Joseph Assi swam a new personal best time in the 50m Breaststroke at the NSW Junior State Age Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today.

Joseph finished in 16th place in a time of 41.40, taking 0.99 seconds off his previous best time.

In the 100m Breaststroke, Joseph touched in 1:34.88 - his second-fastest time ever.

Congratulations to Joseph on his results!


Metropolitan Results

Merrylands' team had great results at the Swimming NSW Metropolitan Championships this weekend.

Matthew Vicic started off the meet with the 200m Butterfly, where he finished in 6th place and became a Metropolitan finalist for the first time.  Matt swam the 100m Freestyle in a new personal best time, having taken 2.5 seconds off within a month of racing. He further reduced his 100m Butterfly time and has taken off 4 seconds this summer season.  Matt's last event for the meet was the 100m Backstroke where he achieved another personal best time.

Alison Johnston swapped her coaching hat to her swimming cap and jumped in for the 50m Freestyle, swimming her fastest time this season.

Vanessa Ozols swam the 200m Individual Medley and finished in 5th place.  Vanessa had already achieved a huge personal best time in club races the day before and has taken almost 20 seconds off her time this season.  Vanessa also contested the 100m Backstroke where she achieved her fastest time this season and finished in 5th place.

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their results and thanks to Alison and Peter for coaching the team.


NSW Metropolitan Championships

Merrylands will be represented by 3 swimmers at the NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team will compete in 7 events over the 2-day meet and will consist of:

Matthew Vicic
  200m Butterfly Day 1 - 9:37am
  100m Freestyle Day 1 - 2:54pm
  100m Butterfly Day 2 - 9:40am
  100m Backstroke Day 2 - 1:00pm
Alison Sakurovs
  50m Freestyle Day 1 - 10:58am
Vanessa Ozols
  200m Individual Medley Multi-Class Day 2 - 12:18pm
  100m Backstroke Multi-Class Day 2 - 2:18pm


Good luck to our team!

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State Open Results

Vanessa Ozols represented the club at the NSW State Open Championships on the weekend.

Vanessa swam the Multi-Class 50m Freestyle heats in the morning session in a season-best time of 38.22.  She then returned for the finals session in the evening to compete in the Multi-Class 100m Breaststroke where she placed 8th in a new personal best time of 1:56.14.

Well done to Vanessa on her swims!


Metro South West Championships Results

Merrylands' team of 15 swimmers had a successful meet at the recent Metro South West Long Course Championships.

It was a big two days of exciting racing, long waits, huge PBs and a relay swim to truly build character!

Laura-Belle came in fast for the team's first event of the meet and smashed her 100m Freestyle PB by over 2 seconds.

Joseph earned himself a bronze medal in a well-executed 100 Breaststroke swim and also achieved a 4 second personal best in the process.  Joseph PB'd and was a finalist in both the 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley.  He also PB'd in the 100m Freestyle with his first sub 1.20 swim.

Joab further reduced his 100m Freestyle time, dropping another second to achieve a new PB.

Vanessa achieved two new personal best times in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly with over a second taken off in both swims.  Vanessa also picked up two bronze medals in her 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle events.

Alison jumped in for some 50s between coaching and picked up a finalist ribbon in the 50m Freestyle in a sub 30 second time - her fastest of the season.

William, our youngest swimmer, competed for the first time at SOPAC and enjoyed the excitement of the meet and exploring the centre.

Jay was on fire and achieved new personal best times in all his 50s and also gained himself 4 new finalist ribbons.

Lisa took huge chunks off her 100m times - taking 6 seconds off her 100m Freestyle and 5 seconds off her 100m Breaststroke in very classy swims.

Nevah had a fast start and sliced further time off her 100m Backstroke.

Shreya showed true guts for having a massive break between swims and had a strong 100m Butterfly at the end of her meet.

Summer started her meet strongly with a new personal best in the 100m Backstroke, taking over a second off her time.

Unish was a finalist in both the 100m Breaststroke and Backstroke, where he achieved two new personal best times including taking off 7 seconds in his Backstroke.

Daniel was three from three with PBs in all his events, coming in under 1.20 for his 100m Freestyle and also earned a finalist ribbon in the 100m Backstroke.

Matthew had a fantastic meet where he achieved new personal bests in all 5 of his swims.  Matthew gained a Metropolitan time in a very fast 100m Freestyle, a 5 second PB in the 200m Fly and a well earned ribbon in the 200m Individual Medley with an impressive breaststroke leg.

Daniel, Joseph, Unish and Daniel also combined forces for an adrenaline-pumping Medley Relay, where they smashed their combined entry time with unofficial personal best times.

Ameena impressively lowered her 100m Freestyle time right at the very end of the meet on Sunday afternoon, as well as a big chunk off her 100m Backstroke time.

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their results.  Thank you to our coaches for supporting our swimmers all weekend.




Metro South West Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 15 swimmers at the Metro South West Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team is competing in 54 individual events and 1 relay over the 2 day meet, and consists of:

Ameena Abdelraheem
Joseph Assi
Laura-Belle Casey
Joab Hada
William Johnston
Vanessa Ozols
Alison Johnston
Jay Shrestha
Lisa Shrestha
Nevah Shrestha
Shreya Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic

Congratulations to all our swimmers on qualifying and good luck to them at the meet.

SwimFest Results

Our team of 26 swimmers had a fantastic meet at our annual SwimFest carnival held yesterday.

There were so many highlights for all of our swimmers and below is just a very small summary of some of the achievements made by our team:

Ameena achieved a big personal best in the 100m Freestyle, getting below the 1.20 barrier for the first time. 

Lucas brought home a swag of medals including silver and personal best in the 50m Breaststroke.

Darla had set herself a goal for the 50m Butterfly and went a full second underneath her target time.

Gabby broke the minute barrier for the 50m Freestyle, dropping 6 seconds from her previous best.

Joseph took a second off his 50m Breaststroke time and bagged himself a silver medal in the process.

Laura-Belle backed up from a PB in the 200m Breaststroke at club in the morning with a PB in the 100m Breaststroke in the afternoon.

Kyran smashed his 50m Freestyle PB and went under 40 seconds for the first time.

Joab didn't let his big PB in the 100m Butterfly slow him down for the rest of the afternoon and achieved PBs in all his 100s.

Katie showed age is no barrier and won gold in the 50m Breaststroke in her fastest time in over 10 years.

Ren took a huge chunk of time off his 50m Freestyle, dropping over 3 seconds.

Jhanvi backed up from her first meet for Merrylands at Speedo Sprint last week and achieved another 2 personal best times and a medal in the relay.

William managed to drop 2 seconds in his 50m Backstroke after running around helping with eskies all afternoon.

Vanessa achieved a new personal best in the 100m Freestyle, getting closer to the 1.30 barrier.

Avani had a solid meet after just returning from illness and was only a fraction away from her 50m Breaststroke PB.

Alison was double the age of her competitors and still snuck a gold in the 50m Freestyle.

Jay had a massive program and picked up 4 medals in the 8 years events while also mixing it with the big open boys in the 100s.

Lisa came off the back of massive results at Speedo Sprint last week and dropped further time in the 50m Breaststroke, earning a bronze in the process.

Nevah mixed it up with a PB in the 100m Breaststroke, almost earning a double PB with her split very close to her 50m PB.

Niushka bagged herself a bronze medal in a tight finish in the 50m Butterfly.

Ruby wasn't afraid of the older girls in the 100m Breaststroke, maintaining her technique to achieve a 4 second PB.

Shreya had top swims after a break from training and maintained the energy right through to the relays.

Summer started with a bang with a 5 second PB in the 200m Individual Medley and kept up her performances with PBs and medals galore, including gold in the 50m Freestyle.

Unish smashed his breaststroke pull-outs and PB'd in both his breaststroke events, picking up bronze in the 50m.

Keira had a big PB in her 100m freestyle and also picked up a pair of silver medals in her 50m events.

Daniel had a gutsy swims just shy of the achievements he accomplished at Speedo Sprint last week plus a medal in the relay.

Matthew managed to PB in the 50m Butterfly twice - first in his 100m Butterfly split then again at the end of the day in the 50m Butterfly. 

Sophia had great performances since returning to competition, achieving her fastest 100m Freestyle time in over 2 years. 

Our relays were very much a team effort, not by just the swimmers in the pool but also by all of our athletes and parents cheering loudly to support our teams.  Our relay teams picked up gold and 2 bronze medals for their efforts.

Well done to all our swimmers on their results and to all our volunteers for making it happen!


Merrylands SwimFest

Over two hundred swimmers will attend this year's Merrylands SwimFest at Merrylands Swimming Centre tomorrow.

Competitors can download the Meet Program from the Merrylands SwimFest section of our website. Live Results will also be available during the meet.

A full timeline and list of clubs competing is also available. Please note that the timeline should be used as a guide only.

Visiting clubs are reminded to bring their own chairs and shelter as there is limited seating and cover at Merrylands Swimming Centre.

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Speedo Sprint Heat Results


Merrylands' team of 16 swimmers produced awesome performances at the Speedo Sprint Heats at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today.

Our 8 to 13 year olds brought the speed in some very fast 50s, with a stack of new personal best times. Overall, our team swam 42 new PBs and achieved multiple top 10 finishes.  

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their performances, and a big thank you to the families and coaches for their support.