NSW Achiever Squad Meet Results

Excellent results from Merrylands' members at the Swimming NSW Achiever Squad Meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 13th October, 2018.

Helen Macpherson and Summer Shrestha competed at the meet as part of the Metro South West team, with both swimming 4 new personal best times from their 4 events.

To top it off, Helen also qualified for the NSW Metropolitan Championships for the first time.

Congratulations to the girls on their results!

24 Medals at State Masters

Merryland's team of 8 swimmers had a successful weekend at the NSW State Masters Short Course Championships at the Peninsular Leisure Centre at Woy Woy on October 13-14, 2018.

The team took home 24 medals and finished in 2nd place in Division 2 at the championships, with all 8 swimmers taking home at least 1 medal.

Congratulations to the whole team on their results.

Medal Tally

Gold 5
Silver 13
Bronze 6

2018/2019 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, 6th October.

Registration for 2018/2019 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.

Finally, don't forget to order your club uniforms through our Online Store.

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NSW State Age Championships

Two members will represent Merrylands at the 2018 NSW State Age Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The championships will be held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August, 2018.

Merrylands will be represented by Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston at the meet, swimming in 5 events.

Reece and Alison will compete in the following events:

Reece Tomkinson
200m Backstroke
50m Backstroke
100m Backstroke
50m Freestyle

Alison Johnston
50m Freestyle

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

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

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3 PBs at Metropolitan S/C Championships

Excellent results by our 2 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships this weekend with 3 new personal best times and 1 season best time.

Reece Tomkinson swam new PBs in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 200m Backstroke, while Alison Johnston swam a season best time in the 50m Freestyle.

Well done to both Reece and Alison on their results.

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NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships

Two members will represent Merrylands at the 2018 NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July, 2018.

Merrylands will be represented by Reece Tomkinson and Alison Johnston at the three day meet in 7 events.

Our team will compete in the following events:

Reece Tomkinson
100m Backstroke
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
100m Butterfly
200m Backstroke
50m Backstroke

Alison Johnston
50m Freestyle

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

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

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2 Medals at Metro South West

Merrylands has finished the Metro South West Short Course Championships with 2 medals and 19 finalists.

Reece Tomkinson won 2 medals at the meet, finishing with Silver in the 17yrs & Over 50m Backstroke and Bronze in the Open 50m Backstroke.

Michael Evans, Alison Johnston, Tatiana Seruvatu, Niushka Shrestha and Unish Shrestha were all finalists at the meet.

Our team also swam 55 new personal best times at the meet, with a number of swimmers achieving multiple PBs in a single event by swimming new 50m PBs as part of their 100m events. The following members swam at least 1 new personal best time:

Joseph Assi
Michael Evans
Joab Hada
Alison Johnston
Helen Macpherson
Pare Nader
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson
Daniel Vicic
Michael Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Sophia Vicic

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their results.

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Junior Excellence Awards

Fifteen members have received awards in the 2018 Swimming Australia Junior Excellence Program.

The Australian Junior Excellence Program, recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.

Congratulations to the following members who have received awards this year:

Silver

Michael Evans
Helen Macpherson
Matthew Vicic

Bronze

Summer Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson

Green

Laura-Belle Casey
Jonas Cuevas
Breeanah Khoury
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Nevah Shrestha
Noah Turner
Michael Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The full list of receipents can be found on the Junior Excellence page on the Swimming Australia website, while all our club's previous recipients can be found in the Development section of our website.

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