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

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