Ripples St Marys wins 2021 Merrylands SwimFest

While there was rain and storms forecast, the sun was shining at the 2021 SwimFest.

Congratulations to Ripples St Marys on taking out the 2021 SwimFest Pointscore!

Mounties finished in 2nd place and Merrylands came 3rd.

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and for all the volunteers who gave up time to make our meet happen!

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

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Merrylands SwimFest

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

This year's meet has been restricted to 6 clubs from the Metro South West Area.

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.

Did you know? 🧐

The Merrylands SwimFest has been held every year since the 1978/1979 season. Originally the meet formed part of the Holroyd Family Festival and was known as the Holroyd Family Festival Swimming Carnival. In 2004 it was renamed The Merrylands SwimFest.

⬇️ Flashback photo of club members marching in the 1981 Holroyd Family Festival Street Parade, on Merrylands Road. 🐳

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Metro South West Junior Championships - Distance

Congratulations to Matthew Vicic who won the 200m Butterfly at the Metro South West Junior Championships Distance Meet held today.

While Matthew turned in 2nd place with 50m to go, his efforts at training working on his finishes certainly paid off!   Matthew came over the top to achieve the gold, winning the event by 0.16 seconds.

Well done Matthew!




Speedo Sprint Results

Merrylands had a team of 18 swimmers compete at the Speedo Sprint Series Heats held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today.

Our swimmers had a fantastic meet and every one of our swimmers contributed to the team’s tally of 54 new PBs! 10 of our swimmers achieved personal best times in every event they swum!

Congratulations to Joseph Assi who came 4th in the 10 years 50m Breaststroke and will represent the Metro South West Area at the Speedo Sprint Finals.

Thank you to all our parents for supporting our team and thank you to our coaches for preparing our swimmers.

Speedo Sprint Heats

Merrylands will be sending a team of 18 swimmers to the Speedo Sprint Series Heats which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre tomorrow.

Our team consists of:
Aisha Abdelraheem
Ameena Abdelraheem
Lucas Alvarez
Joseph Assi
Chevelle Fehir
Joab Hada
Ren Jie Hum
Avani Pradhan
Lisa Shrestha
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Ruby Shrestha
Shreya Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Chloe Ton
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic

Our team will compete in 69 individual events at the meet.

Good luck to our team!

NSW Open Water Championships

Two swimmers will represent Merrylands at the NSW Open Water Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre today.

This is day 2 of the championships after it was postponed in December last year. Matthew Vicic and Summer Shrestha will both compete in the 5km event.

This is the first time Matt and Summer have qualified for this event - congratulations!

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Speedo Sprint Series Entries

Looking for a fun, friendly and fast paced activity this summer?

Come and take part in the 2021 Speedo Sprint Series.

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to it's timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Saturday, 6th February, 2021 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

If you have not attended a meet before and would like some more information or help on entering, just ask one of the Club Committee Members.

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Australia Day

There will be no training sessions on Monday, 25th and Tuesday 26th January due to the Australia Day holiday.

Enjoy your long weekend. 🦘

NSW State Age Championships

Merrylands will be represented by 3 swimmers at the NSW Senior State Age Championships, which start at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today.

Our team will contest 7 events at the 6 day meet, which concludes on Thursday.

Our team consists of:

Alison Johnston
  50m Freestyle Day 2 (9:06am)
Vanessa Ozols
  50m Freestyle (MC) Day 2 (11:27am)
  200m Individual Medley (MC) Day 2 (1:26pm)
  100m Breaststroke (MC) Day 3 (11:11am)
  100m Freestyle (MC) Day 3 (1:35pm)
  100m Backstroke (MC) Day 4 (10:53am)
Summer Shrestha
  50m Freestyle Day 5 (9:17am)


Congratulations to our swimmers on qualifying for the meet and we wish them the best of luck.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend on the Swimming NSW Live Results or Live Stream.

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