Metro South West Results

Our team of 13 swimmers had a massive meet at the Metro South West Long Course Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre over the weekend.

Merrylands’ swimmers achieved 30 new personal best times, 8 finalists, 2 medals, and new qualifying times for State and Metropolitan Championships.

Aisha had a tremendous 100m Freestyle with a strong back end to take 5 seconds off her personal best time.

Ameena had an excellent 100m Backstroke taking 8 seconds off her PB, and almost 2 seconds off her 100m Freestyle PB.

Joseph cracked the 40-second barrier in the 50m Breaststroke for the first time and also achieved new personal bests in the 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Joseph earned top 10 finishes in his 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley.

Laura-Belle smashed her 50s with new personal best times in the 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle. She also achieved a top 10 ranking in the 50m Freestyle.

Ren achieved personal best times in both his Breaststroke events, including a new personal best in his 50m split in the 100m Breaststroke before further lowering it in the 50m event.

William had great results in his 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle, with a textbook head down inside the flags finish for his Freestyle. William achieved PBs and top 10 finishes for both his swims.

Alison jumped in between coaching and picked up the club’s two medals, with Silver in the 50m Butterfly and Bronze in the 50m Freestyle.

Jay had a fantastic swim in his 100m Freestyle, taking another 6 seconds off his time after dropping 16 seconds at club races 2 weeks ago and finishing in the top 10.

Lisa had a wonderful 100m Backstroke in a new personal best time while finishing just outside her PB in the 100m Freestyle.

Daniel had a ripper of a meet and achieved personal best times in all 4 of his events, including massive personal best times in his 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Daniel also equalled his 50m Backstroke PB in the 100m Backstroke split. 

Matthew was pretty fly, dropping times in his 50m and 100m Butterfly, picking up a top 10 for his 100m Butterfly in the process. He also achieved new personal best times in his 50m and 200m Freestyle events.

Leo achieved new personal best times in 4 of his events, narrowly missing out on 3rd place in the 100m Breaststroke. Leo also cracked 30 seconds for the first time for the 50m Freestyle and finished his meet with a new personal best in the 200m Breaststroke.

Lillian was just over her 50m Freestyle time after being unwell the day before.

Congratulations to all our swimmers on their fabulous results and thank you to our coaches for preparing them for this meet. Thank you as well to Denise and Danielle for fulfilling our hosting duties and to all our parents for supporting our swimmers.

Metro South West Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 13 swimmers at the Metro South West Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend.

Our team is competing in 50 individual events over the 2-day meet, and consists of:

Aisha Abdelraheem
Ameena Abdelraheem
Joseph Assi
Laura-Belle Casey
Ren Hum
William Johnston
Alison Johnston
Jay Shrestha
Lisa Shrestha
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Leo Zhu
Lillian Zhu

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

State Masters Results

Our Masters Team headed down to the Nation’s capital to compete at the Masters Swimming NSW State Championships at the Australian Institute of Sport over the weekend.

Our team of Leanne Tovkach, Varant Jambazian and Kylee Murrary swam 14 events at the meet. They achieved a total of 6 new personal best times and earned 1 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals.

Kylee picked up a clean sweep of silver medals in her 4 events and achieved a new personal best time in the 200m Freestyle, edging closer to breaking the 3-minute barrier.  Kylee’s 100m Freestyle time was also her fastest since 2016 and only 0.05 shy of her personal best time.

Leanne achieved three 4th places before earning herself a bronze medal in her 100m Freestyle event - just 1 second off her personal best time in this event.  Leanne’s 50m Freestyle time was also the second fastest time she has swum.

Varant achieved 5 from 5 new personal best times and bagged himself a gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke as well as a bronze in the 50m Breaststroke.  Varant was also runner-up in his age group in the point score.

Congratulations to our swimmers on their performances!

State Masters Championships

Merrylands is being represented by 3 swimmers at the NSW State Masters Championships this weekend.

The 2-day championships will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport starting on Saturday. Our team will contest 14 events and consists of:

  • Varant Jambazian
  • Kylee Murray
  • Leanne Tovkach

We wish our swimmers the best of luck at the meet. You can follow their progress over the weekend online.

See Also

Club Races Return

Club Races return for the 2022/2023 season on Saturday, 8th October, 2022.

The program for the Summer Season and the Time Record Sheet can be found in the Club Races section and entries are now open online for the first two weeks. Entries must be submitted through Swim Central. No manual entries will be accepted.

You will need to have completed your Club Membership before you can enter the races.

The first Club Championship - the 200m Individual Medley - will be held on Saturday, 22nd October. Remember, you must have swum that stroke and distance in the current season to qualify for the championship, so complete your qualifying swims as soon as possible.

Some championships will be combined this season and some weeks will have multiple championship events. For the 100m events, 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle, competitors will enter their Age Championship. All competitors will swim together in an Open event to determine the results for the Open Championship, with the results split into ages to determine the Age Championship results. The times swum in the race will be used to determine the places for the Age Championship and Open Championship, with points allocated in each competition and the Graded Point Score. Males and Females will be seeded separately.

Check the online entries carefully to determine how many swims you may enter each week, based on your age and the championships being held.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Anyone (coach/athlete/parent/official/spectator) who is unwell for any reason should not attend any training, competition or club activity.

See Also

National Day of Mourning

Australia will hold a National Day of Mourning to observe Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, 22nd September 2022.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared this day a National Public Holiday to commemorate Her Majesty’s remarkable life and dedication to service. 

No Squad Training sessions will be held on Wednesday, 21st or Thursday, 22nd September 2022.