Issue 21, 2019/2020

Swimming NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships

Summer Shrestha (3 events) and Matthew Vicic (4 events) competed at the Junior Metropolitan Championships at SOPAC last weekend. Summer achieved 3 PB’s & 3 State qualifying times, whilst Matthew achieved 2 PB’s & 1 State qualifying time. Congratulations to both Summer and Matthew on their fantastic races and the results they achieved for their hard work.

MSW 5-8 Years Meet - today

This afternoon we have a team of 11 swimmers competing at the MSW 5-8 Years meet. This is the largest number of swimmers we have had at this meet in over 25 years. A number of our members are competing at a swim meet for the first time and we are as excited as they are. May the whale be with:

Aisha Abdelraheem, Daniel Kalouche, Ethan Ton, Jay Shrestha, Julian Kalouche, Lindsey Matthew, Lucas Alverez, Mason Nader, Pare Nader, Ruby Shrestha, William Johnston

Swimming NSW State Open Championships – this weekend

Alison Sakurovs is representing our club at the NSW State Open Championships, competing in the Womens 50 metre Freestyle at approx. 12.15pm today. This meet is also being used by a number of swimmers as a warm-up event for their Olympic preparations, so Alison is again competing against swimmers such as Cate & Bronte Campbell and Madison Wilson. May the whale be with you too.

Club Races – Saturday 21st March, 2020 – commences at 6.30am

Next Saturday morning we are holding the 1500 metre Championships as well as our regular club races. To fit the program into the morning we need to start club races at 6.30am. We are expecting two full heats of the 1500 metre Championships so we will need timekeepers covering all 8 lanes from 6.30am. We ask that you arrive ready for races to commence at 6.30am and we appreciate your help in providing the number of technical officials required for this to occur.

Club Photo – Saturday 21st March, 2020

Following club races next Saturday morning we will be taking the club photo for the season. Please bring/wear your club uniform on the day.

Trophy Return

There are 2 weeks of the season left so the time to return any perpetual trophy’s you have is reducing rapidly. Please return any perpetual trophy’s you have asap.

Free Membership for 8 Years & Under – 2019/2020 season

Remember if you have a child who qualifies for free membership and you have not yet claimed reimbursement of the membership fee, please submit this before the end of March. For the criteria and online reimbursement request go to the Free Membership page.

Thanks to Club Merrylands for their support of our 8yrs & Under swimmers through free membership.

Club AGM & Annual Presentation

Club AGM – Monday 25th May, 2020 commencing at 7.30pm in the Club Room
Annual Presentation – Saturday 30th May, 2020 commencing at 6.30pm at Club Merrylands

The dates for nominations for committee positions and club awards are:

  • Service Excellence Award – closes 31st March, 2020
  • Life Member nomination – 60 days before the AGM (Thursday 26th March, 2020)
  • Committee nomination – 30 days before the AGM (Saturday 25th April, 2020)

See the club website for more information about these and how to submit a nomination.

Club Championship Records

This season we have seen an unprecedented achievement with many championship records being broken (some dating back over 30 years). Congratulations to all of our swimmers who have broken records this season, some have individually broken a number of records and this is positive reinforcement of the very hard work our swimmers and coaches undertake weekly. With two more championships left in the season, can we see more broken?. For the full list of club championship records visit the Championship Records page.

Upcoming Events




SNSW State Open C/Ships

Friday 13th March &

Sunday 15th March


Whales Challenge # 3

Saturday 14th March


MSW 5 to 8 Years Meet

Saturday 14th 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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