NSW State Open Championships

Merrylands will be sending its biggest team in over 20 years to the NSW State Open Championships which begin at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Friday, 12th February, 2010.

Our team of four swimmers features three members for whom it will be their first ever individual events at an Open Championships. The team will swim in six events over the three day meet.

Amber Johnson will be competing at the meet for the second time, and will swim in the 100m and 200m Backstroke; however Anthony Ventra, Brittany Johnson and Peter Johnston will all be swimming at the meet for the first time.
For Brittany, it will be her first Open Championships and only her second State meet, after swimming at the NSW State Age Distance Championships in 2005. While Peter and Anthony both swam in a relay at the NSW Open Short Course Championships in 2008, it will be their first individual swims at an Open Championships, and for Peter, it will be his first individual event at a State Championships.

Our team will contest the following events:

Anthony Ventra
Open 50m Freestyle (Day 3 - Sunday Heats (Session 5) - 10:40am)
Amber Johnson
Open 200m Backstroke (Day 1 - Friday Heats (Session 1) - 11:53am)
Open 100m Backstroke (Day 2 - Saturday Heats (Session 3) - 10:40am)
Brittany Johnson
Open 100m Freestyle (Day 1 - Friday Heats (Session 1) - 10:36am)
Open 100m Butterfly (Day 2 - Saturday Heats (Session 3) - 9:51am)
Peter Johnston
Open 50m Breaststroke (Day 1 - Friday Heats (Session 1) - 10:29am)

Times should be used as a guide only.

Congratulations to Anthony, Amber, Brittany and Peter for qualifying and good luck to them at the meet. You can follow our team's progress over the week at http://www.nswswimming.com.au/.

Changes to Parking for the NSW State Open Championships
There is a major Athletic event on adjacent to SOPAC for the duration of the NSW State Open Championships.
The Shane Gould Ave Gates will be closed at the following times:

Friday 12th - Vehicle & Pedestrian Gates 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 13th - Vehicle & Pedestrian Gates 7:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday 14th - Vehicle & Pedestrian Gates 7:00am - 4:30pm

Swimmers and supporters, please take these changes into account when travelling to the centre.

See Also
  • 2010 NSW State Open Championships - Program of Events

  • 2010 NSW State Open Championships - Qualifying Times

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre Parking Arrangements
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