Issue 6, 2019/2020

Club Captains

The nominations for the positions of Male and Female Club Captains are:

Male

Michael Evans

Female

Darla Assi 
Laura-Belle Casey
Charlie-Rose El Riachi
Bree Khoury
Sophia Vicic

As Michael Evans is the only nominee for Male Club Captain he is elected to the position. Congratulations Michael.

Voting for the Female Club Captain is being held today during club races. Please see Margaret or Glenda at the marshalling table to submit your vote. Voting closes at 9.30am and the Female Club Captain will be announced next Saturday at club races. Good luck to all of our nominees.

Parramatta Inter-Club Cup

We had a team of 46 swimmers who swam a total of 81 PB’s in the Parramatta Inter-Club Cup last Saturday. What an outstanding effort, congratulations to all of our swimmers and coaches. We were pipped by Parramatta City in the point score, but it was a very successful meet for all of our swimmers.

Thank you to all of our helpers on the day, we really appreciate your time and help in setting up, jobs during the meet and packing up. The meet ran smoothly and everyone again contributed to this.

Metro South West Open Water Championships

We have a team of 4 swimmers competing at the Area Open Water Championships tomorrow at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith. We wish Brendan Kirkpatrick (5km), Nevah Shrestha (2.5km), Summer Shrestha (2.5km) & Matthew Vicic (2.5km) good luck with their swims.

Club Uniform

We have a great range of club uniform items available for sale. These can be sourced through our online shop (https://shop.merrylandsasc.asn.au/). Please see our Property Officer (Margaret Edwards) if you need assistance or have questions about the club uniform items.

Chocolate Fundraising

We have a couple of boxes still to distribute. Please see Trish Johnston if you would like to take another box. We ask that the funds raised be returned to Trish by the end of November 2019. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to help sell the chocolates and raise funds for the club.

Christmas Hamper

As you know we will be holding our Christmas Hamper Raffle again this year and it will be drawn on Saturday 21st December, 2019. We ask if you could please donate non-perishable items from Saturday 7th December, 2019 as these will help us fill the hamper prizes. Tickets will be $1 (book of 10 tickets $10). We will also be holding a breakfast bbq on the morning after club races.

Why not join the Club

If you are not already a member, why not join the club as a Non-Swimmer? The Non-Swimmer membership fee is $23. This small fee provides you with the benefits of being a club member including access to the above club member discounted pool entry fees. To apply for membership visit https://www.merrylandsasc.asn.au/membership/

We have a couple roles that we would like some help with. If you are a club member aged 18 or older we would welcome your help with the roles of Learn to Swim Committee Member or Assistant Treasurer.

All these positions have a very small time commitment, but are vital to the smooth running of the club. Please see Graham if you are able to help out.

Timekeepers Course

A final reminder about undertaking the online component of the timekeepers course. We encourage anyone still considering undertaking the course to do so as soon as possible, as we will have the practical assessment completed on a Saturday morning club races during December. Remember the minimum age is high school student, so we also encourage our Junior members to also obtain their accreditation.

Upcoming Events

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSING

MASC 100metre Freestyle

Saturday 16th November

Closed

MSW Area Open Water C/Ships

Sunday 17th November

Closed

MASC 100metre Butterfly

Saturday 23rd November

Thursday 21st November

MASC 200metre Freestyle (JNR)

Saturday 30th November

Thursday 28th November

NSW Metropolitan Senior C/Ships

SOPAC

Saturday 30th November

Sunday 1st December

Tuesday 19th November

5.00pm

MASC 200metre Ind Medley (Open)

Saturday 7th December

Thursday 5th December

Whales Challenge

Saturday 7th December

Thursday 5th December

NSW State Age Senior C/Ships

Friday 13th December

Sunday 15th December

Tuesday 3rd December

MASC 400metre Freestyle (JNR)

Saturday 14th December

Thursday 12th December

NSW State Open & Age Open Water

Friday 20th December

Saturday 21st December

Tuesday 10th December

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 21st December

Thursday 19th December

Christmas Break - No Swimming

Saturday 28th December

N/A

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Sponsors

We again thank our major sponsors who provide fantastic support to our club. If you know of a business or organisation who may be interested in providing sponsorship or support to our club please let Graham know.

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