Issue 19, 2017/2018

Masters BPS Meet

Last Saturday saw our club host our 2nd Masters Meet. It was a great success again, with feedback from visiting officials very complimentary about how smoothly the meet ran and the family culture of our club.

Thank you to everyone who helped out, be they our junior swimmers, masters swimmers, parents and officials. Behind the scenes Alison spent weeks preparing the meet, so an extra big thank you to you Alison.

For the record Ryde won the point score, with Merrylands 2nd and Warringah 3rd.

Speedo Sprint Heats

Congratulations to the 10 swimmers who represented our club last Sunday. Great results with a lot of PB’s achieved across all strokes. Well done to all of our swimmers and coaches.

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

As we have mentioned a range of celebrations will be held over the 2018/2019 season and the sub-committee are commencing the celebrations today with something to whet your appetite. We hope you enjoy it. Thank you to the sub-committee for their work in making the surprise.

Relay Team Revised Times – 17th February, 2018

The relay team competition is underway again with 3 rounds to go. Your team can submit a revised time to the Race Secretary before the relay swim today.

Merrylands SwimFest Meet – Saturday 24th February, 2018

We need a lot of help on the day to run this meet, so if you haven’t yet advised you are able to assist on the day, please let Graham know today.

We will also be running a major raffle on the day and we have two great prizes already, however we would like to offer more prizes. So if you could bring donations that would be greatly appreciated as we can prepare some additional hamper prizes.

Hosting Duties – MSW 5 – 8 Year Meet - Saturday 3rd March, 2018

We are rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years Meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

The Whales Picnic is being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater) on Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm).

Trophy Return

Please return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season on a Saturday morning to the club room (you have 5 more weeks left to do this).

Race Starting Time and Entries

With championships underway and running until the end of the season it is important that we start on time at 7.00am. So to make sure you don’t miss your race, arrive before 7.00am and be ready when called at marshalling.

Remember to also get your race entries in on time (it eases the load on the Race Committee)

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Active Kids Program

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Closed

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Closed

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th February

MSW 5 – 8 Years Meet

Saturday 3rd March

Tuesday 20th February

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MSW Long Course Sprint Meet

Saturday 17th March

Thursday 15th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Issue 18, 2017/2018

Masters BPS Meet - Today

Today we are hosting our annual Masters BPS meet. This event has attracted a total of 75 Masters swimmers from across various clubs in NSW/ACT, as well as 11 visiting technical officials.

The meet commences with warm-up at 11.00am and races starting at 11.30am. We expect the races to conclude by 1.00pm. We will be staying after club races & squad training to set up for the meet and I would like to thank our members (young and old) and parents who are helping with the meet today.

Merrylands SwimFest Meet – Saturday 24th February, 2018

This meet is one where every junior club member should be entering events as it is our major swim meet for the season. Entries close online at 5.00pm TODAY.

We need a lot of help on the day to run this meet, so if you haven’t yet advised you are able to assist on the day, please let Graham know today.

We will also be running a major raffle on the day and we have two great prizes already, however we would like to offer more prizes. So if you could bring donations over the next two weeks that would be greatly appreciated as we can prepare some additional hamper prizes.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

Recently Swimming NSW sought nominations for new members to join the Youth Advisory Panel for the coming season. It gives me great pleasure to advise you that Sophia Vicic is one of 7 new appointments selected from a large group of applicants. Sophia will join Reece Tomkinson on the panel, giving our club two representatives on this important panel.

Hosting Duties – MSW 5 – 8 Year Meet - Saturday 3rd March, 2018

We are rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years Meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

The Whales Picnic is being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater) on Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm). So save the date.

Trophy Return

It is now time to return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season. Please return these on a Saturday morning to the club room.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

Metro South West Area programs will be changing during the 2018/2019 and this will include date and championship meet format changes. These changes operate in conjunction with Swimming NSW & Swimming Australia program changes and one of the major changes will be to Area & State Championship age group qualification, number of days/sessions of meets and events offered.

As we receive final confirmation of new dates and program changes we will communicate these to you. However our coaches are aware of the proposed changes and their training programs will reflect the changes to ensure our swimmers are suitably prepared for these meets.

Race Starting Time and Entries

Remember to enter races the Saturday prior to or during the week before the cut-off times (manual card entries at 6pm Wednesday & online entries at 8pm Thursday). There is a limit of 2 swims in addition to a championship swim (when there is a championship event for your age group).

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Relay Team Revised Times – 17th February, 2018

The relay team competition recommences today. Your team can submit a revised time to the Race Secretary before the relay swim next Saturday (17th February, 2018) for the last 4 rounds.

Active Kids Program

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

A range of celebrations will be held over the 2018/2019 season and the sub-committee want to whet your appetite for these celebrations, so on Saturday 17th February, 2018 they have a little surprise planned for you. Make sure to bring your 50 cent coins with you!!

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Closed

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Closed

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Closed

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th February

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Issue 17, 2017/2018

Race Entries

As we enter the last 8 weeks of our season we have championships every Saturday morning. A couple of reminders to help these mornings run smoothly:

  • A limit of 2 swims in addition to a championship swim (when there is a championship for your age group)
  • Manual card entries close at 6pm on Wednesday
  • Online entries close at 8pm Thursday
  • No late entries or changes to swims are accepted

Any questions about races should be emailed to race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Trophy Return

It is now time to return any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season. Please return these on a Saturday morning to the club room.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

As part of the Swimming NSW competition changes being implemented in 2018/2019 Metro South West Area programs will be changing.

An invitation is extended to all Coaches, Club Members and Parents to attend an information evening where the proposed new competition structure will be presented by MSW.

This meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018 at Guildford Pool at 7.30pm.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries closed)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Please see Graham to confirm you can help on these days. The more helpers we have on the days the smoother the meets run. If you have family members or friends who would like to also help out please let Graham know.

Learn to Swim

Our Learn to Swim program commences this morning and runs for 6 weeks. Welcome to our returning and new learn to swim participants and thank you to all of our instructors and helpers for volunteering for this program.
Hosting Duties

We are rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commenced on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher is available and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Whales Picnic – Sunday 11th March, 2018

Sunday 11th March, 2018 (11.00am – 4.30pm) sees a Whales Picnic being held at Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park (off Holker Street, Silverwater). A great time is planned to relax and socialise away from the pool.

Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club – 50th Anniversary

As we have mentioned earlier in the season 2018 will see our club celebrate our 50th anniversary. As the swimming centre officially opened in November 1968 we will have a range of celebrations over the 2018/2019 season. We have a sub-committee (Ian Wilson, Trish Johnston & Margaret Edwards) working on ideas for these celebrations. If you have any ideas or would like to assist please see one of these people.

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Closed

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 3rd March

Wednesday 28th February

MASC 50metre Backstroke

Saturday 10th March

Wednesday 7th March

Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 10th March

 

Whales Picnic

Sunday 11th March

 

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 17th March

Wednesday 14th March

MASC 200metre Freestyle

Saturday 24th March

Wednesday 21st March

Issue 16, 2017/2018

Ready.Set.Race - Today

Today we are hosting a Ready.Set.Race event as part of the Australia Swims celebrations. We extend a welcome to our visitors this morning and hope you enjoy this event.

NSW State Open Championships

Reece Tomkinson & Alison Sakurovs both represented our club at the NSW State Open Championships last weekend. Congratulations on your achievements including two PB’s to Reece and a season best time for Alison. Enjoy the well earned rest (even though it may be short lived!).

Next Friday Night - 2nd February, 2018

Don’t forget next Friday night we are holding our 1500 metre Freestyle Open Championships together with Junior Handicap & Mystery Medley events. Entries close Wednesday (manual card entries) & Thursday (online entries). Warm-up & marshalling is at 6.45pm.

Speedo Sprint Heats

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Metro South West Area program changes 2018/2019

As part of the Swimming NSW competition changes being implemented in 2018/2019 Metro South West Area programs will be changing.

An invitation is extended to all Coaches, Club Members and Parents to attend an information evening where the proposed new competition structure will be presented by MSW.

This meeting is being held on Tuesday 6th February, 2018 at Guildford Pool (McCredie Park club room) from 7.30pm.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW ’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries close 2nd February, 2018)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Graham is obtaining names of helpers, so please see him to confirm you can help on these days.

Hosting Duties

We have been rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Learn to Swim

Next Saturday (2nd February, 2018) sees the start of another Learn to Swim program. This program will run for 6 weeks. Thank you to all of our instructors and helpers for volunteering for this program.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commences on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher will be available from 31st January, 2018 and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Ready.Set.Race

Saturday 27th January

Closed

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Junior Handicap & Mystery Medley

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

The Big Swim & Little Big Swim

The Big Swim (Palm Beach to Whale Beach – 2.5km) & Little Big Swim (Palm Beach – 800m) are on tomorrow, Sunday 28th January, 2018. Online entries close today (27th January, 2018) at 3.00pm. Visit https://www.thebigswim.org.au/

Issue 15, 2017/2018

Ready.Set.Race

Next Saturday (27th January, 2018) we will be hosting a Ready.Set.Race event as part of the Australia Swims celebrations. This is a great morning for kids looking to have fun and get some racing practice for their school swimming carnival.

Do you know someone who has children aged 7 to 12 years who are not already a swimming club member and would enjoy some races and a skills coaching session? A great way to prepare for school carnivals. They must be able to swim 25 metres Freestyle and 25 metres Backstroke and/or 25m Breaststroke.

The cost is $5 per swimmer (plus pool entry) and entry is at https://www.merrylandsasc.asn.au/readysetrace/

NSW State Open Championships

Reece Tomkinson & Alison Sakurovs are both representing our club at the NSW State Open Championships this weekend. Congratulations on qualifying and may the Whale be with you both for your swims.

Speedo Sprint Heats

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Australia Swims

A 9-day celebration of water from 20th January, 2018 to 28th January, 2018. For more information on planned events and activities see the noticeboard in the club room or visit https://australiaswims.com.au

February 2018 Important Dates

  • Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries close 2nd February, 2018)
  • Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

Graham is starting to obtain names of helpers, so please see him to confirm you can help on the days.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW ’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

Hosting Duties

We have been rostered to provide hosting duties at the Metro South West 5 – 8 Years meet on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. This is an afternoon meet held locally at Guildford Pool. Our duties include helping with gate entry, result posting, presentation of medals & ribbons etc. We need about 4 or 5 helpers on the day, so if you can help please let Graham know.

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commences on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher will be available from 31st January, 2018 and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website at https://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=258

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Whales Challenge

Saturday 20th January

Closed

Ready.Set.Race

Saturday 27th January

Wednesday 24th January

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Race Entry Cycle

If you have questions about club races or entries please email race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Issue 14, 2017/2018

The Race Entry Cycle

If you have questions about club races or entries please email race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Ready.Set.Race

Our next Ready.Set.Race event will be held on Saturday 27th January, 2018. This is a great morning for kids looking to have fun and get some racing practice for their school swimming carnival.

Do you know someone who has children aged 7 to 12 years who are not already a swimming club member and would enjoy some races and a skills coaching session? A great way to prepare for school carnivals. They must be able to swim 25 metres Freestyle and 25 metres Backstroke and/or 25m Breaststroke.

The cost is $5 per swimmer (plus pool entry) and entry is at https://www.merrylandsasc.asn.au/readysetrace/

Speedo Sprint Heats

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50 m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

Australia Swims

A 9-day celebration of water in January 2018. For more information on planned events and activities see the noticeboard in the club room or visit https://australiaswims.com.au

Sports Camps Australia – Junior Swimming Camp

Sports Camps Australia and Swimming NSW are hosting swimming camps these school
holidays at Barker College, Hornsby on the 22nd & 23rd January, 2018. Cost is $160 and for more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au/swimming/sca/sca-junior-swimming-camp-at-barker-college/

February 2018 Important Dates

• Masters BPS Saturday 10th February, 2018 (entries close 2nd February, 2018)
• Merrylands SwimFest Saturday 24th February, 2018 (entries close 10th February, 2018)

We look forward to all of our club members participating in and assisting with these meets.

Youth Advisory Panel’s Twilight Race Party

Swimming NSW ’s Youth Advisory Panel has been busy organising an event designed specifically by teenagers for teenagers. Reece Tomkinson is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel and he has been active in the work to plan this event. The Twilight Race Party will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at the Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, Bexley.

Cost is $10 with more information on the noticeboard in the club room or visit http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/u742iET46J or @snswyap on Facebook

Active Kids Program

As previously advised this NSW Government initiative commences on 31st January, 2018. It is a program open to all NSW school enrolled children and provides each child with a voucher for $100 to use towards an eligible sport activity every calendar year.

Registration to obtain a voucher will be available from 31st January, 2018 and the voucher is valid for use until 31st December, 2018. You can retain the voucher to use when swimming registrations for the 2018/2019 season occur in October 2018.

For more information see the noticeboard in the club room or visit the MyServiceNSW website at www.service.nsw.gov.au or Swimming NSW website.

Uniforms

Visit our new online store at https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/ to order uniform items.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Whales Challenge

Saturday 20th January

Wednesday 17th January

Ready.Set.Race

Saturday 27th January

Wednesday 24th January

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

Issue 13, 2017/2018

Welcome Back

I hope you have enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and a great start to the 2018 New Year. Believe it or not we have only 12 weeks of swimming left after today.

Need inspiration for a great New Year’s resolution that you can actually stick to? How about submitting your Race Entries on time and correctly. Cards are due in the box by 6pm Wednesday and Online Entries close 8pm Thursday.

Too hard to remember during the week? Complete your entries on Saturday mornings straight after club races.

Too busy to get them done on time? Guess what! Contrary to popular belief the Competition Committee DO have a life outside of swimming too. Make 2018 great for all – get those entries in on time!

Speedo Sprint Heats

Looking for a fun, friendly and fast paced activity this summer? Come and take part in the 2018 Speedo Sprint Series.

The Speedo Sprint Series caters for girls and boys aged between 8-13 years in 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50 m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly events and is a great way to have fun and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

Due to its timing, the meet, along with the Merrylands SwimFest, also provides good practice for School Swimming Carnivals. All club members aged from 8 to 13 are encouraged to enter.

This year's meet will be held on Sunday, 11th February, 2018 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre (races start at 1.00pm). Online entries close on Tuesday 30th January, 2018.

If you have not attended a meet before and would like some more information or help on entering, just ask one of the Club Committee Members.

February 2018 Important Dates

February 2018 sees our club holding two important swim meets, the Masters BPS on Saturday 10th February 2018 (entries close 2nd February 2018) and Merrylands SwimFest on Saturday 24th February 2018 (entries close 10th February 2018). We look forward to all of our club members participating in and assisting with these meets.

Chocolate Fund Raising

Thank you to everyone who sold chocolates for our fund raising. Please return any outstanding funds to Danielle Vicic.

Australia Swims

A 9-day celebration of water in January 2018. For more information on planned events and activities visit https://australiaswims.com.au

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Club Races Resume

Saturday 6th January

Wednesday 3rd January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 20th January

Wednesday 17th January

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

Speedo Sprint Heats

Sunday 11th February

Tuesday 30th January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

Beers Burgers & Bowls

Sunday 31st December, 2017 saw a total of 10 members of our club and families attend the first Beers Burgers & Bowls event held by Club Merrylands. A great time was enjoyed by everyone with some bowls stars unearthed.

Club Merrylands will be holding this event on the last Sunday of every month in 2018 at Guildford Bowling Club, so why not come down and enjoy a few relaxing hours. Cost is $12, which includes a burger for lunch, drink voucher and bowls. No need to book just turn up, the fun commences at 11.00am.

Uniforms

Please see our Property Officer (Margaret) for your uniform orders or purchases. We are also progressively adding club uniform items to our new online store. Follow this link to see what items are currently available through an online order https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/

Technical Accreditation

Technical roles now have online courses available. Let Graham know if you are interested in obtaining your first, or adding to your current technical accreditation.

Hungry?

Why not pick up a great pizza or meal deal from Nikkis Pizza: 1/530 Merrylands Road, Merrylands or http://www.nikkispizzamerrylands.com.au/

Race Entries

If you need to change a race entry already lodged or have any questions about the races please email race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

Issue 12, 2017/2018

Christmas Hamper Raffle – drawn today

Our Christmas Hamper raffle will be drawn today. Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the prize hampers. Make sure you hand in your raffle ticket stubs to Danielle Vicic this morning so that they go in to the draw. If you would like to purchase some last minute lucky tickets also see Danielle.

Chocolate Fund Raising

Thank you to everyone who sold chocolates for our fund raising. Please return the funds to Danielle Vicic today so that we can wrap up this event.

NSW State Age Championships

Congratulations to Reece Tomkinson who competed in three events at the Age (13 - 18 Years) Championships over the past week, swimming one PB in his events.

Learn To Swim

A big thank you to our organisers, instructors and assistants who made the program a great success again this year.

Remember we will be holding a 6 week Learn To Swim program commencing on 3 February 2018. To register your interest for this next program email learntoswim@merrylandsasc.asn.au

February 2018 Important Dates

February 2018 sees our club holding two important swim meets, the Masters BPS on Saturday 10th February 2018 (entries close 2nd February 2018) and Merrylands SwimFest on Saturday 24th February 2018 (entries close 10th February 2018). We look forward to all of our club members participating in and assisting with these meets.

Christmas Wishes

Today is our last day for club races in 2017. After club races we will have breakfast with the stars, Christmas Hamper raffle draw, Junior Handicap and novelty events. All squads will commence training at 9.00am and conclude at 10.15am.

I would like to wish everyone of our members and their family’s a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.

We look forward to seeing you back at training from Tuesday 2nd January 2018 and club races on Saturday 6th January 2018.

     

Australia Swims

A 9-day celebration of water in January 2018. For more information on planned events and activities visit https://australiaswims.com.au

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

MASC Breakfast Morning

Saturday 23rd December

Closed

Christmas Day

Monday 25th December

Never closes :)

Club Races Resume

Saturday 6th January

Wednesday 3rd January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 20th January

Wednesday 17th January

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 2nd February

Wednesday 31st January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 3rd February

Wednesday 31st January

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 10th February

Wednesday 7th February

Merrylands Masters BPS meet

Saturday 10th February

Friday 2nd February

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 17th February

Wednesday 14th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 21st February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 24th February

Saturday 10th February

Important Information about Race Entries

Entries for races can be lodged either on manual race cards or online. There are cut-off dates for all race entries and these deadlines will be adhered to. So to make sure you have entries for races on the following Saturday please ensure:

Manual Card Entries

These are placed in the maroon entry box by 6pm Wednesday. Cards (including from a family) should be bound together with an elastic band.

To ensure that you have entries in we suggest you purchase the cards on the Saturday prior and place them in the maroon box before you leave on that day.

Manual race cards will not be sold during the week at training etc

Online Entries

These can be submitted on the club website and need to be entered by 8pm Thursday

Uniforms

Please see our Property Officer (Margaret) for your uniform orders or purchases. We are also progressively adding club uniform items to our new online store. Follow this link to see what items are currently available through an online order https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/. Watch out Amazon!

Technical Accreditation

Most technical roles now have online courses available. Please let Graham know if you are interested in obtaining your first, or adding to your current technical accreditation.

 

If you need to change a race entry already lodged or have any questions about the races please email race.secretary@merrylandsasc.asn.au

If you have any ideas or information for the newsletter, please email at publicity@merrylandsasc.asn.au