Issue 16, 2019/2020

Speedo Sprint Series – Metro South West Heats

Our team of 19 swimmers achieved outstanding results at the Speedo Sprint Series heats last Saturday. Our team swam 48 new personal best times, with 4 swimmers achieving finalist placings and 2 new Metropolitan qualifying times. Congratulations to everyone who competed and to our great coaches who prepared the team. The weather and swimming performances were HOT HOT HOT!

Merrylands SwimFest & Masters Meets – Saturday 22nd February, 2020

Entries for the Merrylands SwimFest close TODAY at 5.00pm. Merrylands members receive a discount on race entry costs. Enter using the "Entries for Merrylands Members" button.

Our Masters Meet is open to all swimmers 18yrs & Over. You don’t need to be a member of Masters Swimming to enter, so if you would like to try a 50 metre race, give it a go! Entries for the Masters Meet close on Friday 14th February, 2020 at 12.00pm.

Need a financial incentive to enter? Merrylands members will also receive a discount on race entry costs ($18 instead of $23). You will need a Pin Code to obtain the discounted entry and this will be emailed to you or you can obtain it from the Race Secretary (Alison Johnston).

Relay Competition

There are 4 more rounds of the relay competition left and teams can change their entry time this morning. If your team wants to change their entry time please see the Race Secretary (Alison) before the relay is swum this morning.

Trophy Return

It is now time to start returning any perpetual trophy’s you have from last season. Please return these on a Saturday morning to the club room.

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).

Club AGM & Annual Presentation

The dates for the Club AGM & Annual Presentation have been set. They are:

Club AGM – Monday 25th May, 2020 in the Club Room
Annual Presentation – Saturday 30th May, 2020 at Club Merrylands

This is the first year that we are holding the Club AGM prior to the Annual Presentation and this will allow us to present Life Membership, if awarded at the AGM, as well as thanking the outgoing committee members and introducing the incoming committee members at the Annual Presentation.

Upcoming Events




MASC 50metre Freestyle

25metre & 200metre (Open)

Saturday 8th February


MASC 200metre IM (Senior)

Saturday 15th February

Thursday 13th February

MSW Junior Area C/Ships

Saturday 15th February & Sunday 16th February


MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 22nd February

Thursday 20th February

Merrylands Masters Meet

Saturday 22nd February

Friday 14th February

Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 22nd February

Saturday 8th February

MASC 50metre Backstroke

25metre & 200metre (Open)

Saturday 29th February

Thursday 27th February

NSW Speedo Sprint Series Finals

Saturday 29th February


MASC 200metre Freestyle (Senior)

Saturday 7th March

Thursday 5th March

SNSW Junior Metropolitan C/Ships

Saturday 7th March &

Sunday 8th March


SNSW State Open C/Ships

Friday 13th March &

Sunday 15th March


Whales Challenge # 3

Saturday 14th March

Thursday 12th March

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 21st March

Thursday 19th March

MSW Sprint Meet

Saturday 21st March


MASC 400metre Freestyle (Senior))

Saturday 28th March

Thursday 26th March

End of season Breakfast

Saturday 28th March


SNSW Junior State C/Ships

Saturday 28th March &

Sunday 29th March


Club AGM

Monday 25th May


Annual Presentation

Saturday 30th May


Whales Tales Online

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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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