Today is our final Saturday of club races for the season. The weather really turned it on for us last week. Thank you to everyone who arrived earlier than normal to allow us to start the 1500m Championships just after 6.30am. We know swimming is a water sport, we just want the water in the pool, not everywhere else!
Highlights of the season include new club Championship records and a stack of PB’s swum at meets including the Merrylands SwimFest, Area, Metropolitan, State & Open Water Championships. Congratulations to all of our swimmers on your achievements and to our great coaching team who work tirelessly to prepare our swimmers.
Thank you to everyone who has participated and contributed to another successful club season:
- Committee members
- Club Captains
- Everyone who helped set up, officiate & pack up
- Learn to Swim instructors & helpers
We are holding a breakfast bbq at the conclusion of club races today, so please stay around to enjoy the breakfast as we say goodbye to Merrylands Swimming Centre for the next few months.
NSW State Open Championships
The State Open Championships were held last weekend. You can read the full report here.
NSW Junior State Age Championships
The State Junior Age Championships are being held this weekend at SOPAC. We have 2 swimmers who have qualified for individual events:
Joseph Assi: Event 53 - 100m Breast; Event 77 - 50m Breast
Matthew Vicic: Event 31 - 50m Butterfly
In addition Joseph Assi, Joab Hada, Unish Shrestha & Daniel Vicic will represent in two relays, Event 21 - 4 x 50m Free & Event 59 - 4 x 50m Medley.
Congratulations to our swimmers and coaches on qualifying for the Championships. We wish you all good luck and may the whale be with you.
Training moves to Guildford Swimming Centre next week (from Monday, 29th March, 2021). Sessions will be held in the outdoor pool and are scheduled to return to Merrylands in October. Please complete your squad enrolment to confirm that you plan to train whilst Merrylands is closed. The coaches will then confirm your days and sessions for training. See here for details.
Registration for next season will open in September 2021 and club races will commence in October 2021. Stay tuned to the club website and FaceBook page for details as they are available.
Whales Challenge #3
Last Saturday we saw the 3rd & final Whales Challenge for the season contested. Congratulations to the Maroon “Turner” team who took the honours from the White “Emery” teamand ended up winning the season challenges 2 – 0, with the first challenge a tie between the teams.
Club Championship Results
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed in the 1500m Freestyle Open Championships last week. The results are here.
Season Championship Ribbons
Whilst we have not been able to hold championship presentations during the season we do have championship ribbons available for any swimmers who would like to receive them for their 1st, 2nd or 3rd placings in the championship events.
If you would like to receive your championship ribbons please let Margaret know and she will make arrangements for them to be provided to you.
The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Monday 24th May, 2021 in the Club Room at Merrylands Swimming Centre, commencing at 7.30pm.
The Annual Report of the club will be presented, together with the election of Office Bearers and Committee positions. Nominations for positions must be submitted to the Secretary at least 30 days prior to the meeting. We encourage all members to attend the AGM.
The Committee is still working through the logistics of holding the Annual Presentation to celebrate this season. We will communicate information to all members once this is finalised.
School Meet Results
Congratulations to Joab Hada who was successful at the Cumberland Zone Swimming Carnival. Joab went on to compete at the Parramatta Diocesan Carnival and made it to the NSWCPS Championships where he swam a PB in the 50m Freestyle. Congratulations Joab
MSW 5-8 Years Development Meet
The 5-8 Years Development Meet will be held on Saturday 17th April 2021 at Guildford Swimming Centre. The meet will commence at 2.00pm (warm up 1.00pm).
Entries close in Swim Central on Wednesday 7th April 2021. See here for details.
McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet
The postponed McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet will be held on Sunday 2nd May, 2021 at Guildford Swimming Centre. The meet will commence at 10.00am (warm up 9.00am). Entries close in Swim Central on Monday 26th April 2021 or when entries reach a timeline finish of 3.30pm. See here for details.
Masters Long Course Championships
The NSW Masters SC Championships will be held at SOPAC on Saturday 10th April 2021 & Sunday 11th April 2021. Entries close at 12.00pm on Friday 2nd April 2021. See here for details.
MASC 400metre Freestyle Championship (Boys 14 – Senior, Girls 13 - Senior)
Saturday 27th March
SNSW State Age Junior Championships
Saturday 27th March to
Sunday 28th March
NSW Masters LC Championships
Saturday 10th April to
Sunday 11th April
Friday 2nd April
MSW Area 5 – 8 Years Development Meet
Saturday 17th April
Wednesday 7th April
McCredie Park 40 Year Anniversary Meet
Sunday 2nd May
Monday 26th April
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