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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State Open Results

Merrylands' team of 2 swimmers swam well at the NSW State Open Championships on the weekend.

Reece Tomkinson swam a PB in his 50m Butterfly, and season best times in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, while Alison Johnston swam a season best time in the 50m Freestyle.

Well done to Alison and Reece on their results.

Training moves to Granville Pool

Training moves to Granville Swimming Centre on Monday, 1st April.

Session Details

We are currently working with Council to finalise lane space. At this stage there are no changes planned to the current schedule - apart from no training sessions on Saturday mornings.

All swimmers who will continue to train in April are asked to complete the Training Enrolment Form by Monday, 18th March so that we can determine at what time sessions will be held. Swimmers who complete their enrolment forms by this date will receive a $5 credit* per swimmer that can be used on purchases from the Squad Shop.

Session times may change based on the number of enrolments received. Sessions will require a minimum of 4 enrolments to go ahead. The final training times for each group will be published on the Training Schedule.

If you will not be training at Granville, please let us know as soon as possible by email.

Sessions are scheduled to return to Merrylands in October.

About Granville Swimming Centre

  • Heated 50m pool, with anti-wave lane ropes
  • Modern facility, redeveloped in 2005
  • 10 minute drive from Merrylands Swimming Centre - directions
  • Free parking in Enid Avenue and behind the pool in Diamond Avenue
  • Located right beside Granville Railway Station and Bus Interchange
  • Indoor cafe
  • Covered spectator seating
  • Covered areas for stretching and warm-ups
  • Operated by Cumberland Council - same pool entry fees as Merrylands

Travel

Granville Swimming Centre is located next to the Granville Railway Station and Bus Interchange. If you are travelling by car, consider car-pooling with other swimmers in your training group as an option for travel, for pick up and/or drop off, but remember, children under the age of 15 require a parent or guardian at the pool at all times.

* The $5 credit will only apply to swimmers who do not have a current outstanding balance, don't make a change to their enrolment after completing the form, and pay their April fees by Sunday 7th April.

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NSW State Open Championships

Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston will represent Merrylands at the NSW State Open Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre which start today.

Reece is competing in 5 events at the meet: the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, 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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Speedo Sprint Series Finals

Unish Shrestha will represent Merrylands as part of the Metro South West team for the Speedo Sprint Series Finals at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 9th March 2019.

Unish has qualified for the 50m Breaststroke and will be competing against the top 4 swimmers from each Area from across the state at the meet. This is the first time Unish has qualified for the finals and is our club's first qualifier since 2017. Congratulations to Unish on qualifying and we wish him the best of luck at the meet.

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

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NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships Results

It was a big weekend for our team of four representing Merrylands at the NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships at SOPAC this weekend.

This was the first time that all members of the team have competed at this level of competition.  While there were nerves, the team performed exceptionally well.

Matt was flying solo on Saturday and swam the 11 Years 100m Freestyle in a personal best time. Matt returned on Sunday for the 11 Years 100m Butterfly and achieved his second fastest time, after having already PB'd in this event a week ago.

Niushka was up next and after having taken 5 seconds off her time to qualify for Metrops in the first place, took another 4 seconds off her time in the 9-10 Years 50m Butterfly.  This achievement also means Niushka has qualified for her first State Age Championships, to be held in 4 weeks time.

The 11 Years 50m Freestyle followed with Merrylands being represented by three swimmers.  Matt chipped away at his PB, taking another 0.1 off his time. Summer achieved her second fastest official time in this event and Helen took almost a full second off her previous mark, achieving her first time in the 33s.

The final event for our swimmers was the 11 Years 50m Butterfly and there were solid performances after a big weekend.  Matt and Helen again swum their second fastest times and Summer broke the 40 barrier for the first time with a PB.

Overall from the 9 swims our team achieved 5 PBs with the other 4 swims their second fastest times ever.

Congratulations to all our swimmers on these wonderful achievements.

Metropolitan Junior Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 4 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Junior Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on 2-3 March, 2019.

All 4 swimmers are first-time qualifiers for the Championships, with the hard work they have put in at training over the past 12 months paying off in spades.

Our team will compete in the following 9 events:

Matthew Vicic
50m Freestyle
100m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
100m Butterfly
Helen Macpherson
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
Summer Shrestha
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
Niushka Shrestha
50m Butterfly

Congratulations to all 4 swimmers on qualifying and to their coach Alison, who has coached swimmers to the Metropolitan Championships for the first time.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend on the Swimming NSW website.

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Aquablitz Toongabbie win Merrylands SwimFest

Congratulations to AquaBlitz Toongabbie who won the Merrylands SwimFest on Saturday.

Mounties finished the meet in 2nd place, with Merrylands 3rd.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and to all the members of our club and visiting volunteers who worked at the meet, we couldn't have run it without you and you did a great job.

The results of the meet, including the full pointscore are available in the SwimFest section of our website.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the meet for their continued support.

The 2019 Merrylands SwimFest Swim Meet is proudly sponsored by:

  • Merrylands Bowling & Sports Club
  • Starr Partners
  • Merrylands Swimming Squad

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Warringah wins Merrylands Masters Meet

Congratulations to Warringah who finished on top of the point score at the Merrylands Masters Meet on Saturday.

Wett Ones finished in 2nd, with Campbelltown in 3rd place.

A big thank you to the visiting officials for their assistance in running the meet, and to our members, especially our junior swimmers and their parents for providing the timekeepers and runners.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope you enjoyed the meet.

The results of the meet are available in the Merrylands Masters Meet section.

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