Training Changes

The following changes to training sessions will apply over the next week due to the NSW State Open Championships and Australian Masters Championships:

  • Saturday, 4th March - All sessions start at 9:15am
  • Wednesday, 8th March - No Senior or Age Squad - Novice and Junior Squad are on as usual
  • Thursday, 9th March - No Morning Sessions - Afternoon sessions are on as usual. No Dry-land sessions.
  • Saturday, 11th March - All sessions start at 9:15am

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Christmas/New Year Club Races & Training

Our last club races and training session for 2016 will be held on Saturday, 24th December.

Club Races start at 7am as usual. All Squads will start at 9am on this date, and finish at 10:15am.

Training will resume on Tuesday, 3rd January, with Club Races resuming on Saturday, 7th January, 2017.

Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 24th 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? You need to let us know before December 1st.
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, Sarah, Ian & Alison

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Get 50% off Squad Fees

Bring a friend to training who enrols and pays their fees before 10th October, 2016 and you could receive 50% off your November Squad Fees.

Conditions:

  1. The friend must be a new swimmer who has not previously been a member of the squad.
  2. The friend must enrol in the squad, pay their October Squad Fees and pay their Club Membership prior to 10th October, 2016.
  3. The referring swimmer must have enrolled in the squad for October 2016, paid their fees by the due date, paid their club membership and not have a current outstanding balance as at 10th October, 2016.
  4. For a referring family, discounts will be applied to the family member with the lowest fees first.
  5. A single discount is available for each referring swimmer.
  6. Merrylands Swimming Squad reserves the right to end the offer prior to 10th October, 2016.
  7. To claim your discount, you must contact the squad via email prior to 17th October, 2016 with the details of the swimmer you have referred.

Training Returns to Merrylands

Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 4th October, 2016.

Training Fees have increased slightly this season for some groups, however swimmers who complete their enrolment forms before Saturday, 24th September* will receive an additional $5 discount per swimmer on their October Fees. Squad Fees are available on the Fees page.

The provisional Training Schedules are on the Training Schedule page. The Training Schedule will be finalised on September 25th based on the enrolments received. A minimum of 4 swimmers must enrol in any given session for it to go ahead after this date. Some times may change based on the enrolments received.

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.

All squad members must also register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2016/2017 swimming season.

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

* The additional $5 discount will only apply to swimmers who pay their fees by the due date and do not have a current outstanding balance.

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Training Resumes Monday, 1st August

Training Sessions for the Novice, Junior, Development and Age Squads resume at Guildford Swimming Centre on Monday, 1st August.

To celebrate the Rio Olympics, sessions during the second week of August will have an Olympic theme with some fun races and prizes.

Please confirm with Peter via email by Friday, whether you will be resuming training next week and confirm the days you will be attending.

Days and times of sessions will remain the same as June.

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Training moves to Guildford

Training moves to Guildford Pool on Tuesday, 29th March.

The Draft Training Schedule is now available.

Due to the limited lane space available, there will be changes made to some of the training session times (see details below), and there will be no training sessions on Saturday mornings.

All swimmers who intend on continuing to train must complete the Training Enrolment Form by Saturday, 2nd April so that we can determine at what time sessions will be held.

Swimmers who do not complete this form will not be permitted to commence training without contacting the club's coach, Peter Johnston first. This is so he can determine if there is space available in the swimmer's group.

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 page on Sunday, 3rd April.

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

Public Holidays

Due to Public Holidays, there is no training on the following dates. Swimmers who usually attend these sessions can request to attend on an alternative date:
  • Easter Saturday - Saturday, 26th March
  • Easter Monday - Monday, 28th March
  • ANZAC Day - Monday, 25th April

Novice, Junior & Development Squads

The Novice, Junior & Development Squads will take their annual training break during July.
  • Last Session: Thursday, 30th June.
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 1st August

Senior & Age Squads

Due to National Masters Championships and Planned Training Breaks, there will be no Morning Training Sessions from 20th April to 9th May:
  • Last Morning Session: Tuesday, 19th April
  • Morning Sessions Resume: Tuesday, 10th May
The Age Squad will take their annual training break during July.
  • Last Session: Thursday, 30th June.
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 1st August
There will be separate arrangements for members of the Senior Squad and Metropolitan Short Course & State Short Course qualifiers. These will be discussed with the swimmers concerned.

Masters & Adult Squads

  • The Start Time for the Masters Squad and Adult Squad will change to 6:20pm due to limited lane space.
  • From May these groups will swim in the Indoor Pool.
The Masters Team, Masters & Adult Squads will take their annual training break during late April and early May.
  • Last Session: Tuesday, 19th April.
  • Sessions Resume: Tuesday, 10th May

Changes due to National Masters Championships

  • Monday 18th April - PM – Masters & Adult Squad Tuesday Evening Session will be moved to this date.
  • Tuesday 19th April - AM – Usual Senior, Age, Masters and Adult Squad morning sessions will be held.
  • Tuesday 19th April – PM - No Masters and Adult Squad Sessions (Moved to Monday night).
  • Wednesday 20th April – PM - Time TBA - Pre-Meet training session in Melbourne.

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Summer Holiday Training Times

Our last training session for 2015 will be held on Thursday, 24th December.

The Novice and Junior Squads will start at their usual time of 4:15pm. The Senior & Age Squads will also start at 4:15pm, while the Masters Squad will start at 4:45pm. This will enable these squads to finish at 6:00pm. There will be no Land Training on this date.

Training will resume on Saturday, 2nd January, 2016.

Between Christmas and New Year, there will be 2 sessions held for swimmers who will be competing at the State Championships in January. Members of the Senior and Masters Squads may also attend these sessions. These sessions will be held on Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st December from 5:45am to 7:15am.

Any changes to Training Times during January will be listed on the Training Schedule page here before the end of December.

Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 19th December in conjunction with the Club Races from 7am. All squad members are encouraged to attend for the BBQ breakfast, club races and novelty events. We would love to see you there.

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, Rachel, Sarah, Ian & Alison

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Get 50% off Squad Fees

Bring a friend to training who enrols and pays their fees before 12th October, 2015 and you could receive 50% off your November Squad Fees.

Conditions:

  1. The friend must be a new swimmer who has not previously been a member of the squad.
  2. The friend must enrol in the squad, pay their October Squad Fees and pay their Club Membership prior to 12th October, 2015.
  3. The referring swimmer must have enrolled in the squad for October 2015, paid their fees by the due date, paid their club membership and not have a current outstanding balance as at 12th October, 2015.
  4. For a referring family, discounts will be applied to the family member with the lowest fees first.
  5. A single discount is available for each referring swimmer.
  6. Merrylands Swimming Squad reserves the right to end the offer prior to 12th October, 2015.
  7. To claim your discount, you must contact the squad via email prior to 19th October with the details of the swimmer you have referred.

Training Returns to Merrylands

Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Monday, 28th September, 2015.

Training Fees have increased slightly this season, however swimmers who complete their enrolment forms before Saturday, 26th September* will receive an additional $5 discount per swimmer on their October Fees. The remaining 3 days of Training in September will also be treated as part of October for the purpose of calculating fees. So swimmers who did not train during September may start training as soon as we return to Merrylands without incurring any extra cost. Squad Fees are available on the Fees page.

The provisional Training Schedules are on the Training Schedule page. The Training Schedule will be finalised on September 27th based on the enrolments received. A minimum of 4 swimmers must enrol in any given session for it to go ahead after this date. Some times may change based on the enrolments received.

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.

All squad members must also register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2015/2016 swimming season.

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

* The additional $5 discount will only apply to swimmers who pay their fees by the due date and do not have a current outstanding balance.

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Winter Training

Training moves to Guildford Pool on Monday, 30th March.

The Draft Training Schedule is now available.

Due to the limited lane space available, there will be changes made to some of the training session times, and there will be no training sessions on Saturday mornings.

All swimmers who intend on training during winter must complete the Training Enrolment Form by Saturday, 28th March so that we can determine at what time sessions will be held.

Swimmers who do not complete this form will not be permitted to commence training without contacting the club's coach, Peter Johnston first. This is so he can determine if there is space available in the swimmer's group.

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 page on Sunday, 29th March.

If you will not be training during winter, please let us know as soon as possible by email or SMS.

Training Breaks

The squads will have their annual training breaks at the following times:
  • National Masters Team, Masters Squad, Adult Squad, Teen Squad: 6th April - 19th April
  • All other squads: July*
* There will be separate arrangements for Metropolitan Short Course & State Short Course qualifiers. These will be advised to the swimmers concerned.

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