Issue 12, 2018/2019

Christmas Wishes

Today is our last day for club races in 2018. After club races we will have a BBQ breakfast & Christmas Hamper raffle draw. Thank you to everyone who has donated prizes for the hampers. Tickets are $1 and a book of 10 tickets is $10, which you can still purchase this morning.

On behalf of the Committee I would like to wish every one 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 Wednesday 2nd January, 2019 and club races on Saturday 5th January, 2019.

SNSW Senior State Age Championships

Congratulations to Alison Sakurovs who competed at the Senior State Age Championships last Saturday. Alison swam just outside her time from the Metropolitan Championships, finishing ahead of many competitors half her age. Well done Alison, time to relax and celebrate your efforts!

50th Anniversary Celebrations

The Merrylands 50s will be held on our return on Saturday 5th January, 2019. A new event, the Merrylands 50s, will be held as part of our Club Races. This Knockout Handicap event consists of 3 rounds (Heats, Semis and Finals), with each round held at different points within the morning’s program. The top placed swimmers in each round progress onto the next round. As the event is handicapped, every swimmer has the chance to win, with the overall winner taking home a prize. Enter online.

Information about the Dive In Movie is available on the club website and Facebook page.
Entry to the movie is free but numbers are limited and entry into the event will be by ticket only. To find out more information or to order your tickets go to the Dive In Movie page.

Going on Holidays?

Share a photo with your 50th Anniversary Cap and let’s see how many places it can visit before the end of the summer 📷. Tag Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club in your photo and add the hashtag #masc50 to get involved.

Speedo Sprint Series

Going away in January? Don’t forget entries for the Speedo Sprint Series close on 22nd January, 2019. Enter online today.

Club Uniform

For all club uniform orders visit the online shop
If you have any questions about club uniform items please see the Property Officer (Margaret Edwards).

January Skills & Drills Sessions

The squad will be running Skills & Drills sessions for the swimmers in the Junior and Development Squads on Thursday mornings during January. Sessions will be held on the 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th January, 2019 from 7am to 8:15am. Swimmers can book in for which ever sessions they want. Sessions will include filming of technique and race skills. Register online.

Merrylands SwimFest & Masters BPS Meet– Saturday 23rd February, 2019

Entries for the 2019 Merrylands SwimFest remain open. The program of events is available online.

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.

We are hosting the Masters BPS Sprint Meet and SwimFest on the same day Jobs on the day will include set up & pack up, timekeeping, marshalling, check starting, starting, bbq & refreshments. Please advise Graham of your availability for the day.

Member Profile


Gabriella Rose Assi



Year Joined:


Favourite Stroke:


Favourite thing about swimming:

Learning new strokes

Favourite food:


Favourite TV show:

The Greatest Showman

When I grow up I want to be:

Ballet Teacher or a Mermaid

Favourite Swimmer:

Cate Campbell

Upcoming Events




Christmas – New Year Break

Saturday 29th December


Club Races return

Saturday 5th January

Thursday 3rd January

MSW Long Course Qualifying Meet

Sunday 6th January


MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Friday 18th January

Thursday 17th January

Whales Challenge

Saturday 19th January

Thursday 17th January

Dive In Movie

Saturday 19th January


MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 26th January

Thursday 24th January

MASC 50metre Breaststroke

Saturday 2nd February

Thursday 31st January

Speedo Sprint Series - MSW Heats

Saturday 2nd February

Tuesday 22nd January

MASC 50metre Freestyle

Saturday 9th February

Thursday 7th February

MASC 200metre Individual Medley Boys 14 ys – SNR, Girls 13yrs - SNR

Saturday 16th February

Thursday 14th February

MSW Area LC C/hips (13yrs & under)

Saturday 16th February

Tuesday 5th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle Open

Saturday 23rd February

Thursday 21st February




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