Winter Training

The club has secured lane space for training at Guildford Pool while Merrylands is closed for the winter. Training will commence at Guildford on Monday, 2nd April.

Due to limited lane space available at Guildford Pool, there will be changes made to some of the training session times. Please note that during Winter there will also be no sessions on Saturdays, or in the mornings.

Swimmers who intend on training during winter must complete the Winter Training Enrolment Form on our website before Saturday, 24th 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.

Swimmers in the Dolphins, Swordfish & Sharks are not permitted to select Monday or Wednesday sessions unless they were already training on those days over summer. If you want to change to one of these days, list it in the More Info/Comments section of the enrolment form and we will let you know if there is enough room when the training times are published.

The training times for each group will be published on the Training Schedule page on Sunday, 1st April.

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

See Also
  • Winter Training Enrolment Form

  • Training Schedule
  • January School Holiday Training Times

    The last training session for 2011 is on Thursday, 22nd December. Training then recommences on Tuesday, 3rd January.

    Training sessions during the School Holidays will be held slightly later in the afternoons. If you are going away during the holidays please let us know when you will be away. There is a list on the table in the club room to add you details to.

    Session times are listed on the Training Schedule page here.

    The normal training times will resume on Monday, 30th January, 2012.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Training Returns to Merrylands

    Training will return to Merrylands Swimming Centre early this year, resuming on Monday, 12th September, 2011.

    All swimmers who return to training in September will receive a free Aussie Swimmer poster signed by either Libby Trickett, Eamon Sullivan, Stephanie Rice or Brenton Richard. Training Fees will also be discounted for those swimmers returning to training from September 12th.

    During September there will be a few changes to training as Merrylands Pool will only be available for us to use in the afternoons from Monday to Wednesday each week:
    • Senior & Junior Squad - Thursday Afternoon Sessions will continue to be held at Guildford Pool until October.
    • Senior & Junior Squad - No Morning Training Sessions until October.
    • Adult/Masters Squad - Thursday Sessions will be moved to Wednesday until October.
    • Adult/Masters Squad - No Saturday Morning Training Sessions until October.
    The September and provisional October Training Schedules are on the Training Schedule page. The October Training Schedule will be finalised in late September based on the enrolment forms received.

    All swimmers will need to complete enrolment forms for the new season. These forms must now be completed online on the Squad Enrolment page.
    When completing the enrolment form, please complete them for October onwards. Any variations to your training plans for September due to the changes indicated above should be entered in the comments section on the form. If you have not been swimming during winter and intend to return to training in September, you should also clearly indicate this in the comments section.

    All squad members must also register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2011/2012 swimming season. Information on re-registering will be sent out to members once the new registration season opens.

    Training Fees have remained un-changed from last season with the exception of the Adult Squad which has had a small increase. Training times are available on the Training Schedule page.

    See Also
  • Squad Enrolment
  • Training Schedule


  • Aussie Swimmer Posters

    Training Resumes

    Training resumes on Monday, 8th August at Guildford Swimming Centre.

    There has been a small change to the start time for the Junior & Senior Squads on Monday & Wednesday afternoons. For August these sessions will start at 5pm instead of 5:30pm. All other session times remain unchanged.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Training Postponed

    Training was due to recommence on Monday, 1st August at Guildford Swimming Centre.

    However the outdoor pool is still closed following maintenance and is not expected to re-open until August 8th.

    Therefore training will now not resume until Monday, 8th August.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • July Training

    Due to the School Holidays and the closure of Guildford Pool for Maintenance, there will be no training sessions for the Dolphins, Swordfish and Sharks squads at all during July.

    Swimmers in the Junior & Senior Squad and Masters/Adult Squad have the option of continuing training for the first week of July. There will be a change to the start time for the Junior & Senior Squad for this week only with sessions starting at 5pm each afternoon.

    Swimmers competing in the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Championships will continue training for a further week leading into the championships, however the days, times and location are yet to be determined.

    Group Last Session
    Dolphins, Swordfish & Sharks 29th June
    Junior Squad 6th July
    Senior & Masters/Adult Squad 9th July
    Metropolitan Competitors 14th July


    Training sessions for all groups will resume at Guildford Pool on Monday, 1st August.

    Wednesday Training Sessions

    From Wednesday, 25th May, the following changes will apply to Wednesday afternoon training sessions:
    • Dolphins, Swordfish & Sharks - Sessions will be held at the usual time, but in the Indoor Pool.
    • Junior & Senior Squads - Sessions will start 15 minutes later than usual in the Outdoor Pool with stretching starting inside at 5:45pm. Sessions will still finish at 7:15pm.
    These changes will apply until the end of June, 2011. See the Training Schedule page for more details.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Training Cancelled

    Swimming Training for all squads at Guildford Swimming Centre has been cancelled for Wednesday, 18th May as the water temperature is too low.

    Training should be on as usual tomorrow, Thursday, 19th May.

    Winter Training Times

    Training times for the club's training squads at Guildford Swimming Centre are now available.

    Training moves to Guildford from Monday, 28th March while Merrylands Swimming Centre is closed during the Winter Season.

    Due to limited lane space available at Guildford Pool, swimmers whi have not completed the Winter Training 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.

    The training times for each group are available on the Training Schedule page.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Winter Training

    With the closure of both Merrylands and Wentworthville Swimming Centres during the Winter Season, the club has managed to secure lane space for training at Guildford Swimming Centre.

    Due to limited lane space available at Guildford Pool, it is likely that there will have to be changes made to some of the training session times. There may also be a need to make further changes to training times and days as the season progresses.

    Swimmers who intend on training during winter must complete the Winter Training Form before Friday, 25th March so that we can determine 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.

    The training times for each group will be published on the Training Schedule page on Sunday, 27th March.

    If you will not be training at Guildford, please let us know. Training will move to Guildford on Monday, 28th March.

    See Also
  • Winter Training Form

  • Training Schedule