Training Changes - Merrylands SwimFest

Due to the Merrylands SwimFest this weekend, there will be no training sessions for the following groups on Saturday, 24th February:

  • Junior Squad
  • Development Squad
  • Age Squad
  • Senior Squad

For swimmers not participating in the meet, the following groups will run at their usual times:

  • Novice Squad (9:15am to 10:00am)
  • Adult & Masters Squads (10:00am to 11:00am)
  • Teen Squad (10:00am to 11:00am)

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Training Cancelled - Tuesday Afternoon

Swimming Training for all afternoon squads has been cancelled for Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018. Tuesday morning squads are on as usual.

Peter and Alison are unable to attend due to a funeral.

Swimmers who usually attend training on a Tuesday afternoon may attend an alternate session:

  • Novice, Junior or Development Squads: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon
  • Age or Senior Squads: Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon
  • Masters, Adult or Teen Squads: Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon

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.

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Christmas/New Year Club Races & Training

Our last club races and training session for 2017 will be held on Saturday, 23rd 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, 2nd January, with Club Races resuming on Saturday, 6th January, 2018.

Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 23rd 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 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, Sarah & Rachel

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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

See Also

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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