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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 Swimming Centre on Monday, 1st April.
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
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.
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:
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.
Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 19th February. The centre will be open for morning training.
Merrylands Swimming Centre remains closed due to storm damage from Friday night.
Training will be held at Wentworthville Swimming Centre at the usual times until Merrylands re-opens.
Wentworthville Swimming Centre
115 Dunmore Street
Our last club races and training session for 2018 will be held on Saturday, 22nd December.
Club Races start at 7am as usual, and will include Novelty Events after the regular races.
Training will resume on Wednesday, 2nd January, with Club Races resuming on Saturday, 5th January, 2019.
Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 22nd 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 January?
If you will be away, then please email Peter with your last day of training and your first day back.
The 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 approach.
Peter, Alison, Katie, Reece, Sarah & Rachel
Bring a friend to training who enrols and pays their fees before 8th October, 2018 and you could receive 50% off your November Squad Fees.
- The friend must be a new swimmer who has not previously been a member of the squad.
- The friend must enrol in the squad, pay their October Squad Fees and pay their Club Membership prior to 8th October, 2018.
- The referring swimmer must have enrolled in the squad for October 2018, paid their fees by the due date, paid their club membership and not have a current outstanding balance as at 8th October, 2018.
- For a referring family, discounts will be applied to the family member with the lowest fees first.
- A single discount is available for each referring swimmer.
- Merrylands Swimming Squad reserves the right to end the offer prior to 8th October, 2018.
- To claim your discount, you must contact the squad via email prior to 15th October, 2018 with the details of the swimmer you have referred.