Merrylands team of 13 swimmers hit the water at the Metro South West Speedo Sprint Heats on the weekend. The heats were held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and for 5 of our swimmers it was their first time racing at this pool!
All our swimmers had great performances and as always there were so many wonderful moments. As a team, we achieved 30 new personal best times!
Aisha achieved 3 new personal best times including a fast 50m freestyle where she swam under 37 seconds for the first time.
Gabby was on debut at this meet and achieved personal best times in all her events, cracking the minute in her 50m Breaststroke.
Joseph took a chunk of time off his 50m Backstroke and continued to drop his 50m Freestyle after only achieving a PB the week before.
Cameron successfully completed his first-time swimming at SOPAC and did a great job with his 2 swims.
Patrick had classy swims with a beautiful 50m Backstroke taking 5 seconds off his time, as well as his Butterfly and Breaststroke swims.
William broke the minute for the 50m Backstroke for the first time and swam his first sub-50 second 50m Freestyle.
Anastasia was a bundle of excitement all day and put her energy to good use with personal best times in all her events.
Nikolai achieved personal bests in his 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle events, edging closer to the 40-second barrier.
Jay had a cracking 50m Backstroke taking over a second off his time, with his head lovely and still.
Lisa had awesome swims with new personal best times in her 50m Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle and was only 0.04 off her Breaststroke time.
Daniel achieved a new personal best time in his 50m Butterfly, having only dropped it in our championship the day before. Daniel also swam under 32 seconds for 50m Freestyle for the first time.
Leo set new times in 3 of his events, including a speedy 50m Backstroke in 33 seconds and continued to lower his 50m Freestyle time after successive PBs in his last 3 swims.
Lillian broke her 50m Backstroke time and was close to her best in all her other swims.
Thank you to all our parents and support crew for encouraging our swimmers and thank you to Peter and Alison for preparing our swimmers for the meet.