Get 50% off Squad Fees

Bring a friend to training who enrols and pays their fees before 9th October, 2017 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 9th October, 2017.
  3. The referring swimmer must have enrolled in the squad for October 2017, paid their fees by the due date, paid their club membership and not have a current outstanding balance as at 9th October, 2017.
  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 9th October, 2017.
  7. To claim your discount, you must contact the squad via email prior to 16th October, 2017 with the details of the swimmer you have referred.

Training Returns to Merrylands

Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017.

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, 29th September* will receive an additional $5 discount per swimmer on their October Fees.

There has been no change to the squad fees for this summer, however there has been some changes to the Program Information and Conditions, and they will be more strictly enforced.

The Training Schedules are 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 2017/2018 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 moves to Granville Pool

Training moves to our new winter training venue - Granville Swimming Centre - on Monday, 27th March.

About Granville Swimming Centre

  • Modern facility, redeveloped in 2005
  • 8 minute drive from Merrylands Swimming Centre - directions
  • Free parking behind the pool in Diamond Ave
  • Heated 50m pool, with anti-wave lane ropes
  • Covered spectator seating
  • Covered areas for stretching and warm-ups
  • Operated by Cumberland Council from 1st April*
* Please Note: Cumberland Council does not take over operation of the centre until 1st April. Your Holroyd/Cumberland Council membership cards will not be accepted at the pool until that date. For the first week of training at Granville (27th-30th March), normal Parramatta Council Pool Entry will apply for all swimmers and spectators.

Session Details

The Draft Training Schedule is now available.

Due to limited lane space, there will be no training sessions on Saturday mornings at this stage.

All swimmers who intend on continuing to train in April must complete the Training Enrolment Form by Friday, 31st 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.

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, 2nd April.

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

Training Breaks

There will be no training sessions for any groups during the April School Holidays (10th to 21st April).

Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads

The Senior, Age, Masters & Adult Squads will take their annual training break from 10th April to the 30th April.
  • Last Session: Thursday, 6th April
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 1st May

Novice, Junior & Development Squads

In addition to the April School Holidays, the Novice, Junior & Development Squads will take their annual training break during July.
  • Last Session: Thursday, 29th June
  • Sessions Resume: Monday, 31st July

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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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