Training Cancelled - Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

Merrylands Swimming Centre is closed and Swimming Training for all squads for Tuesday, 10th December has been cancelled due to the poor air quality caused by bushfires.

Swimmers who usually attend training for one of these sessions may choose to attend an alternate session, subject to space.

If you would like to attend an alternate session, please email squad@merrylandsasc.asn.au to let us know which session you would like to attend and we will confirm availability.

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Training Update - Bushfire Smoke

Smoke from bushfires is affecting the Sydney area and may impact our ability to hold training sessions.

Please check the website for updates on whether sessions are on before leaving for the pool each day.

If sessions are cancelled, an update will be posted on the website by 3:30pm on that day.

Training Cancelled - Thursday, 5th December, 2019

Swimming Training for all squads for Thursday, 5th December has been cancelled due to the poor air quality caused by bushfires.

Swimmers who usually attend training for one of these sessions may choose to attend an alternate session, subject to space.

If you would like to attend an alternate session, please email squad@merrylandsasc.asn.au to let us know which session you would like to attend and we will confirm availability.

Club Races & Training - Saturday, 7th December

Club Races and Training on Saturday, 7th December are expected to go ahead as planned. Entries close 8pm tonight.

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Training Cancelled - Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning

Swimming Training for all squads at the following times has been cancelled due to the poor air quality caused by bushfires:

  • Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 (afternoon)
  • Thursday, 5th December, 2019 (morning)

Swimmers who usually attend training for one of these sessions may choose to attend an alternate session, subject to space.

If you would like to attend an alternate session, please email squad@merrylandsasc.asn.au to let us know which session you would like to attend and we will confirm availability.

Thursday Afternoon Training - 5th December

Check the website for updates on whether training will be held on Thursday Afternoon. Advice will be provided on the site by 3:30pm.

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Christmas/New Year Club Races & Training

Our last club races and training session for 2019 will be held on Saturday, 21st December.

Club Races start at 7am as usual, and will include Novelty Events after the regular races. All training sessions will start at 9am on this date.

Both Club Races and Training will resume on Saturday, 4th January, 2020.

Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 21st December in conjunction with the Club Races from 7am. All squad members are encouraged to attend for the club races and novelty events. We would love to see you there. Enter online here.

Are going to be away at all in December or January?

If you will be away, then please complete the form below to indicate your last day of training and your first day back.

Training Break Form

The Committee and Coaching Staff hope you have enjoyed the first few months of the Summer Season, have a Merry Christmas and keep training hard as school carnivals and the Merrylands SwimFest and Masters meets approach.

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Training Cancelled - Tuesday Afternoon

Swimming Training for all afternoon squads has been cancelled for Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 due to the poor air quality caused by bushfires.

Swimmers who usually attend training on a Tuesday afternoon may choose to attend an alternate session, subject to space.

If you would like to attend an alternate session, please email squad@merrylandsasc.asn.au to let us know which session you would like to attend and we will confirm availability.

Training is expected to be on as usual for Wednesday.

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Training Returns to Merrylands

Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.

All swimmers will need to complete enrolment forms for the new season. These forms must be completed online on the Squad Enrolment page.
When completing the enrolment form, you will need to login to the website. If you have forgotten your login details, or have not logged in before, you can retrieve them here.
Swimmers who complete their enrolment forms and club membership before Friday, 27th September* will receive $5 credit per swimmer, that can be used on purchases from the Squad Shop.

There has been no changes to any of the squad fees for this summer. Eligible swimmers can also use an Active Kids Voucher to pay for up to $100 of their squad fees.

The Draft Training Schedule is on the Training Schedule page. A minimum of 4 swimmers must enrol in any given session for it to go ahead. Some times may change based on the enrolments received.

All squad members must also register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2019/2020 swimming season. Membership renewals will open in the last week of September.

Please remember when paying via EFT to use the reference number provided during the enrolment process.

* The $5 credit will only apply to swimmers who do not have a current outstanding balance.

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Annual Training Breaks

What a massive 12 months our various squads have had! Over the last 12 months, our members have racked up over 500 new personal best times, won over 100 medals, qualified for Area, Metropolitan and State Championships for the first time, and improved massively in technique and fitness! Well done to you all on your hard work!

During July, all groups will have their Annual Training Break. This is an opportunity for swimmers, parents and coaches to recharge and re-focus for the coming summer. We encourage you to stay active during this time, with an occasional swim, to maintain your fitness and feel for the water, while still giving your body and mind some rest and recovery.

The last training session will be Thursday, 27th June. Sessions will resume on Monday, 5th August.

There will be some sessions for swimmers who have qualified for the Metropolitan and State Short Course Championships. Details of these sessions will be provided to the swimmers concerned following the Metro South West Short Course Championships at the end of June.

Training moves to Granville Pool

Training moves to Granville Swimming Centre on Monday, 1st April.

Session Details

We are currently working with Council to finalise lane space. At this stage there are no changes planned to the current schedule - apart from no training sessions on Saturday mornings.

All swimmers who will continue to train in April are asked to complete the Training Enrolment Form by Monday, 18th March so that we can determine at what time sessions will be held. Swimmers who complete their enrolment forms by this date will receive a $5 credit* per swimmer that can be used on purchases from the Squad Shop.

Session times may change based on the number of enrolments received. Sessions will require a minimum of 4 enrolments to go ahead. The final training times for each group will be published on the Training Schedule.

If you will not be training at Granville, please let us know as soon as possible by email.

Sessions are scheduled to return to Merrylands in October.

About Granville Swimming Centre

  • Heated 50m pool, with anti-wave lane ropes
  • Modern facility, redeveloped in 2005
  • 10 minute drive from Merrylands Swimming Centre - directions
  • Free parking in Enid Avenue and behind the pool in Diamond Avenue
  • Located right beside Granville Railway Station and Bus Interchange
  • Indoor cafe
  • Covered spectator seating
  • Covered areas for stretching and warm-ups
  • Operated by Cumberland Council - same pool entry fees as Merrylands

Travel

Granville Swimming Centre is located next to the Granville Railway Station and Bus Interchange. If you are travelling by car, consider car-pooling with other swimmers in your training group as an option for travel, for pick up and/or drop off, but remember, children under the age of 15 require a parent or guardian at the pool at all times.

* The $5 credit will only apply to swimmers who do not have a current outstanding balance, don't make a change to their enrolment after completing the form, and pay their April fees by Sunday 7th April.

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Metropolitan Junior Championships

Merrylands will be represented by a team of 4 swimmers at the NSW Metropolitan Junior Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on 2-3 March, 2019.

All 4 swimmers are first-time qualifiers for the Championships, with the hard work they have put in at training over the past 12 months paying off in spades.

Our team will compete in the following 9 events:

Matthew Vicic
50m Freestyle
100m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
100m Butterfly
Helen Macpherson
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
Summer Shrestha
50m Freestyle
50m Butterfly
Niushka Shrestha
50m Butterfly

Congratulations to all 4 swimmers on qualifying and to their coach Alison, who has coached swimmers to the Metropolitan Championships for the first time.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend on the Swimming NSW website.

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