Issue 15, 2018/2019

50th Anniversary Celebrations - Dive In Movie – Tonight

The next major event of our 50th Anniversary celebrations is the Dive In Movie being held tonight. The event has been sold out. Gates will open at 7.30pm and the movie will commence at 8.15pm. The canteen will be open and we will also be running a bbq (sausage sandwiches, chicken rissole or steak & salad sandwiches). Don’t forget to bring your ticket, appetite and floats etc so you can enjoy watching the movie in the pool or bring a blanket and watch from the comfort of the hill.

Thankyou to our Committee and members who have been working very hard behind the scenes to plan and organise this event. For more information visit the 50th Anniversary page.

Holiday Photos?

There is still time to share a photo with your 50th Anniversary Cap if you are going away or have been on holidays. Tag Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club in your photo and add the hashtag #masc50 to get involved. We have seen a number already posted from around the country, any from overseas?

Speedo Sprint Series

Entries for the Speedo Sprint Series close this coming Tuesday (22nd January, 2019). Enter online today.

January Skills & Drills Sessions

The squad have been running Skills & Drills sessions for swimmers in the Junior and Development Squads on Thursday mornings during January. There is one remaining session, to be held on the 24th January, 2019 from 7am to 8:15am. The session includes filming of technique and race skills. Swimmers can register online at

Whales Challenge

The 2nd Whales Challenge for the season is being held today. Don’t forget to wear your Maroon or White cap during each of your races so that you can score points for your team. This is a chance for the Maroon team to even the score with those rascals from the White team!

Boardshort Relay

A Boardshort Relay will be held next Saturday 26th January, 2019. Don’t forget to pack your boardshorts for club races on the day and join in the celebrations for Australia Day.

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).

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

Entries for the 2019 Merrylands SwimFest & Masters BPS meets are open. The program of events for each meet are available online.

Members of our club will receive a discount on their SwimFest event entries. To receive your discount, make sure you enter using the "Entries for Merrylands Members" button on the Online Entries page. Entries close 5.00pm Saturday 9th February, 2019.

Entries to the Masters BPS are also open. This meet is also open to swimmers who are not members of Masters and would like to compete. So if you are 18 or older and can swim 50 metres we encourage you to enter the meet. Entries close at 12.00pm Friday 15th February, 2019.

Please advise Graham of your availability for the day to help with the various jobs.

Masters Swimming Renewal

If you are a Masters swimmer it is time to renew your Masters membership if you haven’t already done so. Masters membership runs over the calendar year and you will need to be a current member for upcoming Masters events such as the National (March) & State (April) Championships.

Member Profile


Darla Valentina Assi



Year Joined:


Favourite Stroke:


Favourite thing about swimming:

Learning new strokes and techniques

Favourite food:

Pasta salad

Favourite TV show:

Lab Rats

When I grow up I want to be:

An actor

Favourite Swimmer:

Bronte Campbell

See Graham to provide your profile information for inclusion in future editions of the Whales Tales.

Upcoming Events




Dive In Movie

Saturday 19th January

Sold Out

MASC 50metre Butterfly

Saturday 26th January

Thursday 24th January

MASC Boardshort Relay

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/ships (13yrs & under)

Saturday 16th February

Tuesday 5th February

MASC 400metre Freestyle Open

Saturday 23rd February

Thursday 21st February

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of our club

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