Issue 15, 2020/2021

Merrylands SwimFest

Online entries for the Merrylands SwimFest (Saturday 20th February, 2021) are open and close in 1 week (5.00 pm on Saturday 6th February, 2021). All members who can swim 50 metres are encouraged to enter. More details here

Speedo Sprint Heats

This meet is being held next Saturday (6th February, 2021) at SOPAC. Online entries close at 5.00pm on Monday 1st February, 2021.

SNSW Open Water Championships

The seconds day of this meet is being held today at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (Penrith Lakes), after it was postponed in December. We have two swimmers who have qualified and will represent our club.
Good luck to Summer Shrestha and Matthew Vicic, may the whale be with you both 🐳.

In December, Niushka Shrestha represented the club on the first day of the Championships in the 2.5km JX event.
This was the first time Niushka had competed at this distance and achieved a great time of 47:40.01. Congratulations Niushka, we are all proud of you 👏.

Member Profile

Following her recent all conquering effort to triumph in the Merrylands 50’s, we learn some interesting information about Aisha Abdelraheem (and maybe tips on how to prepare for and win the event in 2022):


Favourite Colour


Favourite Food

Ice cream

Favourite Sport (apart from swimming)


Favourite Team


Favourite Holiday Place


Favourite Memory

Jet skiing, swimming with dolphins and skiing in Canada. I have too many favourites

Favourite Song

Billie Eilish- Therefore I Am

Favourite Movie/TV Shop

Cobra Kai

Career after school


I like Merrylands Swimming Club because

I like my club because my coaches are the best, I like everyone I swim with and my club pushes me to surprise myself with great results

So there you are, prepare eating ice cream whilst watching Cobra Kai and most importantly listen to your great coaches (they are the best)!

Season Program Changes

The amended season program can be found here.

Please ensure you check the amended season program and plan your swims and championship qualification based on the amended program.

Club Uniforms

Items can be purchased through the club’s online shop.

Club Championship Results

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

COVID-19 Safety Plan & Protocols

Health updates that affect our club members can be found here


  • Do not come to club activities if you are not feeling well;
  • Maintain social distancing by spreading out in areas to sit (do not congregate in areas);
  • Only timekeepers, officials & swimmers for the event to be swum should be in the marshalling area;
  • Practice good hygiene by washing hands & using hand sanitiser regularly.

Learn to Swim

The new block of the learn to swim program commences this morning and concludes on Saturday 20th March, 2021 (no lessons on Saturday 20th February, 2021).
Welcome to those new participants joining us for this program, we hope you enjoy your time and learn some new skills. Thank you to our instructors, helpers & coordinators who make the program a success.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Spectators entering the centre must check-in and out using the Service NSW app which is located at the pool entry. Please ensure you sign-in and sign-out every time you attend the swimming centre.

Download the Service NSW app here.

Blast from the past

Club races in the 1970/71 season. Wait where are the club room, waveless lane ropes and modern blocks?? They were not even thought of 50 years ago. Otherwise the pool looks the same today.


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.


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