Issue 16, 2020/2021

Merrylands SwimFest

Online entries for the Merrylands SwimFest (Saturday 20th February, 2021) close TODAY at 5.00 pm. All members who can swim 50 metres are encouraged to enter. If you have not already entered please do it today and don’t miss out.

We are seeking the help of all parents and members who are not competing in the SwimFest as we have many roles to undertake on the day.

More details here

Speedo Sprint Series

We have a great team of 18 members competing in the Speedo Sprint Heats today at SOPAC. Good luck to those swimming and may the whale be with you all 🐳. More details here.

MSW LC Junior Championships

The distance events of these championships are being held tomorrow following the Speedo Sprint Heats at SOPAC. Matthew Vicic is competing in the 200m Butterfly. Good luck Matthew and may the whale be with you. 🐳

The Big Swim

Last Sunday saw the Big Swim (2.8klm) from Palm Beach to Whale Beach held. The male and female events were both won by a Wilson (brother and sister). Our own Wilson (maybe a distant relative 🤔) competed and swam 46:47 to finish 36th out of 337 competitors. A great effort Ian and yes we are proud of you too 👏.

Season Program Changes

Today’s championships are one of these changed due to external championship meets being held on the same day. 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.

SNSW 5km Open Water Championships

Congratulations to Summer Shrestha and Matthew Vicic who both competed for the first time at the championships held last Saturday at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (Penrith Lakes). A great effort and we are very proud of you both 👏👏.

Summer at the finish

Matthew at the finish

Club Uniforms

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

Member Profile

Celebrating her great first ever 5 km Open Water Championship swim we find out some interesting information about Summer Shrestha:

Favourite Colour


Favourite Food


Favourite Sport (apart from swimming)

Touch football

Favourite Team

Parramatta Eels

Favourite Holiday Place

Anywhere near the beach

Favourite Memory

All camping trips

Favourite Song

Frank Ocean – Chanel (Nick Leon Atmosphere Remix)

Favourite Movie/TV Shop

The 100

Career after school

Don’t know yet

I like Merrylands Swimming Club because

Of the friendly environment and the people I surround myself with

Club Championship Results

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

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.

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.


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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