Issue 13, 2021/2022

Speedo Sprint – Sunday 13th February

We have a team of 16 swimmers representing our club tomorrow at the Speedo Sprint Series being held at SOPAC.

Good luck to everyone in our team and may the whale be with you all. Look for a report about the meet in next weeks Whales Tales.

Merrylands SwimFest – Saturday 19th February

The Merrylands SwimFest is being held next Saturday. We will require help with set up prior to the meet as warm up commences at 1.30pm and races start at 2.30pm.

We have a big afternoon with the meet at capacity entries, so we need the assistance of all parents & carers on the day with a range of tasks to be carried out during and after the meet.

A big thankyou to our meet sponsors, Club Merrylands, Starr Partners, Merrylands Swim Squad and Alpha Security Corp who are kindly providing assistance.

Metro South West Area Championships - Saturday 26th February & Sunday 27th February

Entries close Wednesday 16th February for this meet. This is our areas major championship meet and will be held at SOPAC.

Relay Competition

A couple of timely reminders for this competition:

  • Weekly swimmer nominations need to be submitted prior to the team swimming each week. This form nominates the 4 swimmers of the team that will swim on the day. Complete the form here.
  • No use of timing is to be used during the race (no watching the timekeepers stopwatch or pacing along the pool deck etc). Teams found doing this will be disqualified from the race.

Vale – Tascha Sinclair

This week we received news that a former club member and Club Captain had sadly passed away.

Tascha Sinclair was a club member in the 1980/90’s and was Club Captain in 1990, 1992 & 1993. As an active club member Tasha was awarded the Lions Club trophy in 1985/86 and 1990/91.

Tasha won her age championships over a number of years, including the 11 years (1985/86), 12 years (1986/87), 13 years (1987/88), 14 years (1988/89), 15 years & Open Womens (1989/90), 16 years (1990/91) & Senior Womens 1992/93.

Tascha’s mum, Val was also an active club and committee member over many years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tasha’s family.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Latest information can be found at https://merrylandsasc.asn.au/clubraces/entryconditions

Cole Classic 2022

The 2022 Cole Classic was swum at Manly last Sunday and a number of our club members swam in the 1 klm, 2klm o& 5klm races.

Congratulations to everyone on completing the swim in very tough conditions.

Championship Results – 5th February 2022

50m Freestyle

Age Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Boys 7 years

William Johnston

 

 

Boys 8 years

Jay Shrestha

 

 

Girls 8 years

Emmanuelle Johnston

 

 

Girls 9 years

Ruby Shrestha

Gabriella Assi

 

Boys 9 years

Lucas Alvarez

 

 

Girls 10 years

Aisha Abdelraheem

Jhanvi Jayasinghe

 

Girls 11 years

Lisa Shrestha

 

 

Boys 11 years

Joab Hada

Daniel Vicic

Unish Shrestha

Girls 13 years

Summer Shrestha

Niushka Shrestha

Ameena Abdelraheem

Girls 14 years

Shreya Shrestha

 

 

Boys 14 years

Matthew Vicic

Kyran Davis

 

Womens 15 years

Keira Somarchand

 

 

Womens 16 years

Laura-Belle Casey

Vanessa Ozols

Darla Assi

Womens 17 years & Over

Alison Sakurovs

Katie Hope

Sophia Vicic

Mens 17 years & Over

Carlos Vergara

Timothy Oliver

 

Womens 35 years & Over

Kylee Murray

Leanne Tovkach

Patricia Johnston

Mens 35 years & Over

Ian Wilson

Ian Johnston

 

 

25m Freestyle

Mixed

1st

2nd

3rd

 

Jacob Hada

Hannah Johnston

 

 

200m Freestyle

Age Group

1st

2nd

3rd

Boys 11 years

Joab Hada

Daniel Vicic

 

Girls 13 years

Summer Shrestha

Niushka Shrestha

Nevah Shrestha

Girls 14 years

Shreya Shrestha

 

 

Boys 14 years

Matthew Vicic

 

 

Womens 15 years

Keira Somarchand

 

 

Womens 16 years

Laura-Belle Casey

Darla Assi

Vanessa Ozols

Womens 17 years & Over

Alison Sakurovs

Katie Hope

Sophia Vicic

Mens 17 years & Over

Carlos Vergara

Timothy Oliver

 

Womens 35 years & Over

Kylee Murray

 

 

Mens 35 years & Over

Ian Wilson

Ian Johnston

 

Womens Open

Alison Sakurovs

Summer Shrestha

Niushka Shrestha

Mens Open

Matthew Vicic

Carlos Vergara

Ian Wilson

Upcoming Championship & Meet Calendar

MEET NAME

MEET DATE

ENTRY CLOSING

MASC 50m, 25m & 200m (Open) Backstroke Championships

Saturday 12th February

Closed

MASC 200m Individual Medley Championships

Saturday 12th February

Closed

Speedo Sprint Series - Heats

Sunday 13th February

Closed

MASC SwimFest

Saturday 19th February

Closed

MSW Area LC Championships

Saturday 26th February

Sunday 27th February

Wednesday 16th February

NSW State Open Championships

Friday 4th March

Sunday 6th March

Tuesday 22nd February

MASC 800m (Open) Freestyle Championship

Saturday 12th March

Thursday 10th March

Speedo Sprint Series - Finals

Saturday 12th March

Qualify via Heats

NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships

Saturday 19th March

Sunday 20th March

TBA

MASC 1500m (Open) Freestyle Championship

Saturday 26th March

Thursday 24th March

NSW Junior State Age Championships

Saturday 26th March

Sunday 27th March

Tuesday 15th March

MSW 5 – 8 Meet

Saturday 2nd April

TBA

Australian Masters Championships

Wednesday 20th April

Saturday 23rd April

Friday 8th April

Australian Masters Open Water Championships

Sunday 24th April

Friday 8th April

MSW Area SC Championships

Saturday 28th May

Sunday 29th May

TBA

Sponsors

We receive great support from our club sponsors and we thank them for this support.

We also welcome a new Secondary meet sponsor to the Merrylands SwimFest for 2022. Thankyou to Denise Assi for sourcing this sponsorship for the club.

If anyone has contacts who would like to assist in sponsorship of the club please let Graham know.

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