Issue 8, 2020/2021

Contact Tracing

for Spectators & Volunteers

NSW Health have this week updated contact tracing sign-in requirements for many organisations & businesses. As we are required to keep a record of all people attending club events (club races and training sessions) we ask that you ensure you sign-in every time you attend a club event.

COVID-19 Safety Plan & Protocols

As you are aware the club must operate under a COVID-19 Safety Plan. NSW Health guidelines are regularly updated and we must ensure we all comply with these.

Updates that affect our club members can be found here. Please ensure you regularly check the club website for these updates as changes occur.

A couple of key points to remember are:

  • Anyone who is unwell for any reason should not attend any training, competition or club activity;
  • Comply with health advice if you have visited any identified “hot spot” locations or venues;
  • If you become unwell whilst at the pool please advise us and leave immediately;
  • Maintain social distancing when at the swimming centre;
  • Only use designated areas around the pool;
  • Practice good hygiene.

Whales Challenge

The first Whales Challenge will be held next Saturday (5th December). You can purchase your Maroon caps for this event through the online store

Championship Qualification

There are many situations that may arise which impact on swimmers plans, especially to qualify for championship races. Swimmers need to plan their championship eligibility swims as early in the season as possible, rather than leaving these swims to the last week available before the Championship event is to be swum.

A failure by a swimmer to swim an eligibility swim will preclude their participation in that championship.

Please ensure you have swum a championship qualifying swim before completing your online race entries each week. Championship dates & all other events can be found in the season program here.

Fundraising Chocolates

If you are interested in participating in the fundraising please email the Social Secretary (Emily Ton) ( advising you would like chocolates to sell. We will then place orders for the specific number of chocolates required for sale. We have some interest already and we will place orders for the specific number required in the coming weeks.

Club Uniforms

We have a great range of club uniforms available for sale. These can be purchased through the club’s online shop.

Orders are being taken for club hoodies, so if you have any questions about club uniforms please talk to the Property Officer (Margaret Edwards).

MSW Open Water Championships

Over the past few Sundays MSW have held the Open Water Championships. Congratulations to Brendan Kirkpatrick (5km) & Alison Sakurovs (5km) who competed in these championships.

Club Championship Results

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in the 100m Butterfly Championships last week. The results are here.

Congratulations to Matthew Vicic, who broke the record for the Boys 13 Years Championship. Matthew swam a time of 1:17.62, which broke the record of 1:19.90 set by Brett A. Taylor in 1981.

Swimming NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships

These Championships are being held this weekend at SOPAC. We have a team of 5 swimmers who qualified and are representing our club.

Good luck to Joseph Assi (1), Joab Hada (1), Summer Shrestha (4), Unish Shrestha (1) & Matthew Vicic (2), who are competing in a total of 9 individual events. May the Whale be with you all.

Upcoming Events




MASC 200metre Freestyle (SNR)

Saturday 28th November


NSW Metropolitan Junior Championships


Saturday 28th November

Sunday 29th November


MASC 200metre IM Championship (Open)

Saturday 5th December

Thursday 3rd December

Whales Challenge

Saturday 5th December

Thursday 3rd December

MASC 200metre Freestyle (JNR)

Saturday 12th December

Thursday 10th December

MASC 800metre Freestyle (Open)

Saturday 19th December

Thursday 17th December

Christmas – New Year Break

Saturday 26th December


Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 20th February

Not yet open


Thank you to 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 us know.

Club Merrylands Charity Raffle

Tickets can be purchased online. When purchasing your tickets record you are from our club and we have the chance to win $500.



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