Issue 9, 2018/2019

Welcome to December

We have already seen 8 weeks of club races and some fantastic results have been achieved by our swimmers, keep up the great work. Thank you to our Club Coaches who do a superb job encouraging and teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Whales Challenge - Today

Congratulations to the White “Emery” team who were successful over the Maroon “Turner” team in the first of the seasons Whales Challenges. Final point score was White 1,955 and Maroon 1,784. The next Whales Challenge is on 19th January 2019, when Maroon will get the chance to even the score.

Parramatta Inter-Club Cup – Saturday 24th November, 2018

This year’s Parramatta Inter-Club Cup was held at Granville Pool last Saturday afternoon. A great effort by our team saw us fall agonisingly short of winning the cup for the 3rd time, with Parramatta City scoring 16 more points than Merrylands.

It was fantastic to see the amazing teamwork on display and support across the team for all of our swimmers. Thank you to all our swimmers, parents who assisted with timekeeping, team managers, coaches and competition committee for all your hard work in making the meet a great success.

Club Uniform

Club uniform items can be ordered on the online shop.
If you have any questions about club uniform items please see the Property Officer (Margaret Edwards).

Swimming Metro South West – Senior Long Course Championships

Congratulation to Michael Evans, Steven Nguyen, Alison Sakurovs & Reece Tomkinson who represented our club at the Area Championships held at SOPAC last weekend. A great result achieved with 1 medal (Bronze to Reece for his 50m Backstroke), 8 finalists and 4 PB’s.

50th Anniversary Celebrations

We still have a number of other events planned to celebrate our 50th Anniversary over the rest of the season. These include:
  • Merrylands 50s - Saturday, 5th January, 2019
  • Dive In Movie - Saturday, 19th January, 2019
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner - Saturday, 6th April, 2019

More details for these and other events can be found in the 50th Anniversary section.

Merrylands SwimFest – Saturday 23rd February, 2019

Entries for the 2019 Merrylands SwimFest are now open. The program of events is now available.
This year, members of our club will receive a discount on their event entries. To receive your discount, make sure you enter using the "Entries for Merrylands Members" button on the Online Entries page in the SwimFest section.

Are you a member of Club Merrylands?

Club Merrylands are developing a program to reward local community clubs such as our club. To do this Club Merrylands would like to identify memberships held by our club members and group them together. If you would like to participate in this program and help our club obtain additional support from Club Merrylands let Graham know you are a member. We will provide more details of this program as Club Merrylands implement the reward program.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING

MASC 200metre Freestyle JNR

Boys 10 – 13 yrs, Girls 10 – 12 yrs

Saturday 1st December

Closed

MASC 400metre Ind Medley (Open)

Saturday 8th December

Thursday 6th December

MASC 400metre Freestyle JNR

Boys 10 – 13 yrs, Girls 10 – 12 yrs

Saturday 15th December

Thursday 13th December

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 22nd December

Thursday 20th December

Christmas – New Year Break

Saturday 29th December

 

Club Races return

Saturday 5th January

Thursday 3rd January

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Thank you to our sponsors for their support of our club

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