Australian Masters Championships - Day 1

A fantastic start to the Australian Masters Championships with 3 medals on Day 1 at HBF Stadium in Perth.

Alison Johnston took home all 3 medals with Gold in the 400m Freestyle in a season best time, Silver in the 50m Backstroke and Gold in the 100m Freestyle.

Ian Johnston swam a new PB in the 50m Backstroke, and a season best time in the 100m Freestyle, while Peter Johnston swam season best times in all three of his events - 400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle.

Day 2 tomorrow will see our team hit the water in the 400m Individual Medley, 50m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle.

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Australian Masters Championships

The Australian Masters Championships will be held in Perth from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April, 2018.

Our club will be sending a team of 4 swimmers to the meet, competing in 36 individual events.

Good luck to our swimmers at the meet. You can follow the team's progress on the Live Results Page, Facebook and Twitter.

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Training Breaks

There will be no training sessions for any groups during the April School Holidays (16th to 27th April).

Novice, Junior & Development Squads

  • Last Session: Thursday, 12th April
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 30th April

Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads

The Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads will take their annual training break from 16th April to the 6th May.

  • Last Session: Thursday, 12th April
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 7th May

Presentation Evening

This season's Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 2nd June, 2018 at Club Merrylands.

The room has been booked from 6:00pm with the presentation starting at 6:30pm.

You will be able to purchase dinner either before or after the presentation from the club's facilities.

Award selection must be completed by Friday, 13th April.

For more information and to complete your award forms, see the Presentation section.

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NSW Masters Coach of the Year

Peter Johnston was announced as the 2017 Masters Swimming NSW Coach of the Year Award at the Masters Swimming NSW Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, 18th March.

Peter was recognised for his achievements as Coach of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club during 2017, and for his contribution to, and promotion of Masters Swimming.

This is the 2nd time Peter has won this award, having first won it in 2013. He is one of only two coaches in NSW to win this award twice.

Peter is also a finalist for the Masters Swimming Australia Coach of the Year, having also been awarded this honour in 2013. The winner of this award will be announced at the Masters National Championships in April 2018.

It is fantastic recognition of the work, time and dedication Peter puts into the coaching program for our club and swimmers.

Fifteen Medals at State Masters Championships

Merrylands' team has finished the NSW State Masters Championships with a haul of 15 medals and 10 new personal best times.

The club had a team of 12 swimmers competing at the 2 day meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 17-18, 2018.

Our club also finished 2nd in Division 2 at the meet and won the Executive Trophy for the highest proportion of members swimming at the Championships.

Congratulations to our team on their results!

Medal Tally

Gold  11 
Silver  3
Bronze   1

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Sprint Meet Results

Merrylands' team brought home 8 medals from the Metro South West Sprint Meet last weekend.

Our team of 25 swimmers also swam 40 new personal best times.

Our 8 medals came from 6 individual events, and 2 relays:

  • Alison Johnston
    • Gold - 15yrs & Over 50m Freestyle
    • Silver - 15yrs & Over 50m Butterfly
  • Reece Tomkinson
    • Silver - 15yrs & Over 50m Freestyle
    • Gold - 15yrs & Over 50m Backstroke
    • Gold - 15yrs & Over 50m Butterfly
  • Michael Evans
    • Bronze - 15yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke
  • 10yrs & Under 4x50m Freestyle Relay
    • Silver - Helen Macpherson, Niushka Shrestha, Summer Shrestha, Matthew Vicic
  • Open 4x50m Freestyle Relay
    • Gold - Steven Nguyen, Alison Johnston, Michael Evans, Reece Tomkinson

Congratulations to our whole team on their results - a great way to end the summer!

No Club or Training on Easter Long Weekend

There are no Club Races or Training Sessions on the Easter Long Weekend.

The last club morning is Saturday, 24th March.

The last training session at Merrylands will be Thursday, 29th March.

Training moves to Granville Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 3rd April. Swimmers who will be training at Granville need to complete their enrolment forms by Friday, 30th March.

Happy Easter!

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Metro South West Sprint Meet

Merrylands will send a team of 25 swimmers to the Metro South West Sprint Meet at Blacktown Aquatic Centre tomorrow.

This will be our largest team to attend the meet since 2000, and we wish all our swimmers the best of luck.

Our club will be represented by:

Laura-Belle Casey
Charlie-Rose El Riachi
Abraham El-Chami
Bilal El-Chami
Michael Evans
Adaa Garg
Shaurya Garg
Joab Hada
Peter Johnston
Helen Macpherson
Elie Menhem
Steven Nguyen
Alison Sakurovs
Elijah Seruvatu
Tatiana Seruvatu
Lisa Shrestha
Nevah Shrestha
Niushka Shrestha
Summer Shrestha
Unish Shrestha
Reece Tomkinson
Daniel Vicic
Matthew Vicic
Michael Vicic
Sophia Vicic

The Meet Timeline and Meet Program are available for download from the Metro South West website.

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