Issue 19, 2019/2020

Merrylands SwimFest & Masters BPS Meets

What a great day last Saturday. Our 2nd time running both meets on the same day was a great success again. Thank you to everyone who organised the meets, worked on the day setting up, roles during the meets and packing up. We received a lot of positive feedback about the meets and especially how our club was able to provide people for almost all of the roles to run the day. Congratulations to everyone on a job very well done. As Young Mr Grace would say “you’ve all done very well”!

Also a big thank you to our club sponsors, Club Merrylands, Starr Partners & Merrylands Swimming Squad. We appreciate the kind support provided by these organisations in sponsorship of the meets and during the season. Thank you also to Engine & Fashion Fish Design who kindly donated fantastic prizes for the raffle held on the day.

The overall club point scores for the meets were:


Masters BPS




Ripples St Marys







Masters BPS Meet achievements

The meet was Round 3 in the Masters Branch Pointscore program and Merrylands swimmers achieved a total of 193 points, finishing 4th on the combined team point score table (2nd in the Mens & 8th in the Womens). Congratulations to the team who swam representing our club. Brendan Kirkpatrick finished 1st & Peter Johnston equal 1st in the individual point score for their age groups.

SwimFest achievements

A total of 33 (5 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze) medals were won by Merrylands swimmers. A fantastic overall result. Congratulations to everyone who swam and to those who also won medals and swam PB’s. Gold medals were won by Unish Shrestha (50m Breaststroke) who just pipped Joseph Assi by 0.02 seconds, Katie Hope (50m Backstroke), Matthew Vicic (50m Freestyle & 50m Butterfly) & the Merrylands team (Summer Shrestha, Nevah Shrestha, Niushka Shrestha & Matthew Vicic) in the 12 & Under relay.

If you had taken photos during the day we would appreciate you sharing these with the club. Please send an email to and we will provide you with a link so you can upload them to the photo gallery on the club website.

Speedo Sprint Finals – Today

Good luck to Matthew Vicic, Daniel Vicic & Joseph Assi who are competing in the Speedo Sprint Finals at SOPAC today. May the whale be with you all.

Club Photo – Saturday 21st March, 2020

We have booked Saturday 21st March, 2020 to take the club photo. This will occur immediately after club races. Please bring/wear your club uniform on the day. Thank you to Joey Andres Photo who are kindly providing their services to take the club photo again this year. We greatly appreciate the kind offer from Joey and if you have a special event please consider Joey as your photographer for the event.

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Upcoming Events




MASC 50metre Backstroke

25metre & 200metre (Open)

Saturday 29th 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

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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