Issue 10, 2022/2023

Whales Challenge #2

The Whales Challenge is back for round 2 this morning in a do-or-die battle for the Maroon team. Can the Maroon team level the score after the White team won round 1? Or will the White team take an unassailable 2-0 lead? Which team will reign supreme?

New members, check your team here and don’t forget your team cap.

Helping on Saturday Mornings

It takes many people to run club races on Saturday mornings, from set-up to officiating, to packing up – we need all families to help.


  • Arrive before 6:50am to help setup
  • Volunteer to time keep – we need 16 timekeepers to provide accurate timing – please don’t make us come and ask.
  • Help pack up before you leave

At the December Committee Meeting, the committee discussed the option of rostering families for setup each week, which we may have to implement if families aren’t turning up early to help.

Don’t know what needs to be done? Ask a member of the Committee and they can point you in the right direction.

Many hands make light work.

Where is your Parent?

Please remember: Parents of swimmers under the age of 18yrs are required to attend club races with their children. It is not a babysitting service.

Christmas/New Year Break

Our last club morning for 2022 is the 24th December. Races will resume on 7th January, 2023.

NSW Senior State Age Championships

The NSW Senior State Age Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on 10-16 December. Three of our members have qualified for the championships. Congratulations to Alison Johnston, Matthew Vicic and Leo Zhu on qualifying.

Unfortunately, Matt has been unwell and will be unable to swim at the championships.

Details of the meet, along with access to the live results and live stream are available on the Swimming NSW website.

Relay Competition

Round #5 of the Relay Competition is on today. Has your team completed the weekly form nominating the 4 team members who will swim today? The link for this form is here.

Are you going on holiday?

Squad Members: Are you going on holiday in December/January? Make sure you complete the form here to let us know as soon as possible.

Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 24th December in conjunction with the Club Races from 7am. Races will be followed by Novelty Events and a BBQ and will be finished by 9:30am.

School Holiday Program

We will be running a free*, School Holiday Program for kids aged 5 to 12 on Thursday, 19th January from 8am to 9:45am.

This program is open to both members and non-members, so invite your friends and book online here.

*Normal pool entry applies.

Lucky Door Prize

Each championship week, we have a Lucky Door prize. You could win your choice of a Speedo kickboard, flipper bag or pair of Opal Mirror goggles. How do you win? You must be in attendance at the Championship presentation when your name is called to win.

Share your photos

Do you have photos from meets or club races you can share for the newsletter or presentation evening? Use the link in the weekly Whales Tales newsletter to upload them.

FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

The 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships hit the water in Melbourne on 13-18 December. You can watch Australia’s Olympic Champions take on the best in the world in prime time on Channel 9 and 9now. Heats start at 11am each day, with the finals starting at 7:30pm.

Lions Club Award

Each month the Committee votes for the Lions Club Award – the club’s Volunteer of the Year.

Members nominated for November:

Denise Assi

Tricia Johnston

Ian Wilson

Prafulla Shrestha

Ian Johnston

Glenda Wood

Leah Johnston


Congratulation to these members on being nominated. Nominations are open for any member to recognise the service of other members. You can nominate a club member online here.

COVID-19 Conditions

Read the updated conditions for club races here.

Club Uniforms

Order club uniforms online here.

Upcoming Meet Calendar

Check the website for the full list of upcoming meets, closing dates, programs and qualifying times.




SNSW Senior State Age Championships

10th December to 16th December


NSW State Open Water Championships

18th December & 19th December

6th December

MSW Long Course Qualifying Meet

8th January

28th December

Speedo Sprint Series Heats

12th February

31st January

Merrylands SwimFest

18th February

4th February

NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships

25th February & 26th February

14th February

Speedo Sprint Series Finals

4th March

Qualify via Heats meet

NSW State Open Championships

10th March to 12th March

28th February

NSW Junior State Age Championships

25th March & 26th March

14th March


Thank you to our major sponsors who provide fantastic support to our club. If you know of a business or organisation that may be interested in providing sponsorship or support to our club please speak to Graham Edwards.

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