January School Holiday Training Times

Our last training session for 2006 is on Thursday, 21st December. Training then recommences on Tuesday, 2nd January.

Most training sessions during the School Holidays will be held in the mornings to avoid the heat in the afternoons. If you are going away during the holidays please let us know when you will be away.

Session times are listed on the Training Schedule page here.

The normal training times will resume on Monday, 29th January, 2007.

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  • Training Schedule
  • Training Returns to Merrylands

    Training returns to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Monday, 11th September, 2006.

    On this afternoon, there will be a short meeting before training begins to outline some small changes that have been made to the program for this season.

    The meetings will be held at the following times:
    • Dolphins & Sharks - 4:30pm
    • Junior Squad - 5:00pm

    On this afternoon you will also need to complete enrolment forms for the 2006/2007 season.

    All squad members must register as members of Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club for the 2006/2007 swimming season. Swimmers are encouraged to attend the club’s races on a Saturday morning to register and participate in the races.

    If you cannot register on a Saturday morning, you are welcome to register at training however, please note that there is a $5 surcharge per member if you register with the club at training.

    Training times will be available on the Training Schedule page.

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  • Training Schedule
  • Wentworthville Remains Closed

    Training was due to recommence on Tuesday, 1st August when Wentworthville Swimming Centre re-opened following it's closure for maintenance.

    However, it was discovered today that the centre will now not re-open until Monday, 7th August.

    Therefore, dryland training will continue in the Club Room at Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesday & Thursday next week (Monday's session has been moved to Tuesday).

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  • Training Schedule
  • Winter Recess

    There will be no pool sessions during July while Wentworthville Swimming Centre is closed for maintenance.

    During the first two weeks of July (the July School Holidays) there will be no training sessions at all as we take a break. During the second two weeks of July, the Junior Squad will have land training sessions at Merrylands Swimming Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no sessions at all for the Sharks and Dolphins.

    It is expected that we will resume pool sessions at Wentworthville on either Monday, 31st July or Tuesday, 1st August (the date is yet to be confirmed).

    We will then continue to train at Wentworthville until Merrylands Swimming Centre re-opens on Monday, 11th September.

    Please note that these dates may change. Check the website regularly for updates.

    July Training Sessions
    July 3 to 14 No Training
    July 18, 20, 25, 27 Land Training at Merrylands (5pm to 6pm)

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Training Moves to Wentworthville

    Swimming Training moves to Wentworthville Swimming Centre next week.

    Training Times will be adjusted slightly from May 15 and are detailed on the Training Schedule page here.

    Note that there is no training for the Sharks on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Land training for the Junior Squad will continue to be held on Tuesday afternoons but will return to a 5:00pm start. Times may change slightly again in June.

    There will be no pool sessions held during July while the pool is closed for maintenance and we will use this opportunity to give the swimmers a break. There may be some land sessions held during the second half of July at Merrylands. More details will be provided in June.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Winter Training

    Swimming Training continues at Merrylands Swimming Centre for the start of the Winter Season.

    Training times remain the same with a few exceptions:
    - There will be no training on Tuesday Afternoons for the Sharks.
    - Junior Squad training on Tuesdays will start at 4:45pm.
    - Morning Sessions for the Junior Squad will not be held.

    Session times are listed on the Training Schedule page here.

    Training then moves to Wentworthville Swimming Centre on Monday, 15th May, 2006.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • January School Holiday Training Times

    Our last training session for 2005 is on Thursday, 22nd December. Training then recommences on Tuesday, 3rd January.

    Most training sessions during the School Holidays will be held in the mornings to avoid the heat in the afternoons. If you are going away during the holidays please let us know when you will be away.

    Session times are listed on the Training Schedule page here.

    The normal training times will resume on Monday, 30th January, 2006.

    See Also
  • Training Schedule
  • Training Returns to Merrylands

    Training returns to Merrylands Swimming Centre on Monday, 12th September, 2005.

    The club’s swimming squad program will undergo some changes this season.

    On Thursday, 15th September, an information session will be held in the Club Room at Merrylands Swimming centre starting at 5:30pm. All current, former and future members of the club’s swimming squad and their parents are invited to attend this session which will provide an overview of the entire squad program for the next 6 months.

    Some of the changes that will be detailed include:
    • New squads for Adults and Teenagers
    • Session times
    • Fees
    • Session content & structure

    At this information session, each family that is interested in joining the squad will need to sign up for an “interview” on either Monday, 19th or Tuesday, 20th September. These interviews will take approximately 10 minutes and will be used to decide which squad you will be invited to join.

    The days and times that the various squads will run will be posted in the training section of the club’s website following the interviews. The new times will commence when training resumes on Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 (there is no training on the Labour Day Holiday).

    As of October 1st, all squad members must be registered as members of the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club Inc. For the 2005/2006 swimming season. Benefits of membership include discounted entry into Merrylands Swimming Centre for Training. Other benefits can be found on the club’s website here.

    The existing squad has been training at Wentworthville Swimming Centre since mid-May and will return to Merrylands on Monday, 12th September.
    Due to the above arrangements, the training times during the rest of September will be limited. Therefore there will be no swimming sessions on the following dates:
    Thursday, 15th September(Information Session)
    Monday 19th September(Interviews)
    Tuesday 20th September(Interviews)
    Monday 26th to Thursday 29th September(First week of the School Holidays)

    I hope to see you on the 15th September and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

    Peter Johnston
    Head Coach

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  • Coaching Update
  • New Coach Appointed
  • New Coach Appointed

    Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club congratulates and welcomes our new Head Coach, Peter Johnston.

    Peter, up until his appointment, was Assistant Coach at Merrylands and therefore he has extensive knowledge and experience of the existing squad members.

    Peter has been a tireless worker for the Merrylands Swimming Club. He is a Life Member and is the current Swimming NSW Learn to Swim Co-ordinator for the Club. He continues to swim at competition level so he brings first hand experience to our swimmers.

    Although he has had to resign from his current Committee role as Race Secretary to accept the Coaching position, his new undertaking will mean that he will still have close links to the Club and its Committee.

    We wish Peter the best of luck in his new position of Head Coach.

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  • Coaching Update