Issue 18, 2019/2020

Metro South West Area Junior Long Course Championships

What a meet for our team of 11 swimmers who competed at the MSW Area Junior Championships last weekend. From a total of 46 swims we saw 41 PB’s achieved, with 21 Finalists places, 2 Bronze medals (Joseph Assi & Unish Shrestha) and 1 Gold medal (Matthew Vicic who also qualified for the 200 metre Butterfly in the Metropolitan and State Championships) and 2 awesome relay swims. Everyone swam to their best and proudly represented the club. A fantastic result for every swimmer and our coaches!

Merrylands SwimFest & Masters Meets – Today

The big day has arrived. Good luck to all of our swimmers in these meets. We have a team of 8 (plus 1 relay team) competing in the Masters BPS Meet and 40 (plus 10 relay teams) in the SwimFest Meet. Good luck to all of our club members swimming in these meets.

We have a busy day today with the meet set up needing to be done straight after club races this morning. This will include:

  • Lane rope & backstroke flag changeover;
  • Gazebo placement (computer equipment & timing areas, marshalling & timekeeping);
  • Marshalling area seating;
  • Touch pad & timing system installation;
  • Pool deck spectator barriers.

Your help in this set up work would be greatly appreciated, as we have small timeframe before Masters swimmers start arriving. The timeframe for events today are:


Novice Squad training


Masters Start workshop


Masters warm up commences


Masters Meet commences


Est finish time of Masters Meet


SwimFest warm up commences


SwimFest Meet commences


Est finish time of SwimFest Meet

Your help in packing up would be appreciated

Club Photo – Saturday 21st March, 2020

We are planning to take the club photo on Saturday 21st March, 2020. This will be taken immediately after club races. Don’t forget your club uniform on the day.

Club Uniform

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Upcoming Events




MASC 400metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 22nd February


Merrylands Masters Meet

Saturday 22nd February


Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 22nd 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

Tuesday 25th February

SNSW State Open C/Ships

Friday 13th March &

Sunday 15th March

Tuesday 3rd March

Whales Challenge # 3

Saturday 14th March

Thursday 12th March

MSW 5 to 8 Years Meet

Saturday 14th March

Tuesday 3rd March

MASC 1500metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 21st March

Thursday 19th March

Club Photo

Saturday 21st March


MSW Sprint Meet

Saturday 21st March

Tuesday 17th 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

Tuesday 17th March

McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary

Sunday 5th April

Thursday 26th March

Club AGM

Monday 25th May


Annual Presentation

Saturday 30th May



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.

Raffle prize sponsors for the Merrylands Masters BPS & SwimFest Meets

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