Issue 22, 2022/2023

Wylas Timing System Trial

We are trialling the Wylas Timing system this morning. This is another timing system available and has some added benefits, including the ability to connect touch pads to the system.

We expect a bit of a learning curve on the morning and we will hold a briefing before races commence.

Key points for timekeepers to note are:

  • At the start of the race do NOT press any button, the watch will start automatically
  • Take split times at the start end of the pool as we normally do
  • To take a split time and at the end of the race press the VOLUME button (either up or down) to stop the watch when your swimmer touches the wall
  • Do not take a time if you do not have a swimmer in your lane. The watch will automatically reset for the next race

We will also be trialling the marshalling, scoreboard and touchpad modules during the morning so we can test all facets of the system.

Whales Challenge #3

The 3rd and final Whales Challenge for the season will see the White & Maroon teams go head to head to claim the overall win for the season today. Having both won one Challenge each so far this season the overall winning team rests on today’s swims. Remember to wear your team colour cap and help your team come out on top.

Trophy Return

With only a couple of weeks left of club races we ask that you return any perpetual trophies from last season and bring them back to the club room.

P-Plate Award

The P-Plate Award recognises (or perhaps highlights) the “Silly Mistake of the Year”. Nominations here.

5 to 8 Year Meet

The Metro South West 5 to 8yrs Development meet will be held at Guildford Swimming Centre on Saturday, 1st April. This is a great little meet which is usually over in a couple of hours. Entry is open to club only and full swimmer registered members, so we encourage all of our swimmers in the age group to enter the meet. Follow this link and enter today.

Masters Meets – State & Nationals

Calling all Masters swimmers. State & National Championships will be held in April.

The NSW State Long Course Championships will be held on Saturday 1st April & Sunday 2nd April at SOPAC. Entries close on Friday 24th March.

National Championships will be held from Tuesday 18th April to Sunday 23rd April in Hobart. Entries close on Thursday 23rd March.

Entries for both meets can be submitted through Swim Central.

Lions Club Award

Each month the Committee votes for the Lions Club Award – the club’s Volunteer of the Year. You can nominate a club member to recognise their service online here.

Annual Presentation

With the function room at Club Merrylands unavailable for Saturday nights we are moving our Annual Presentation to a Sunday afternoon.

Presentation details are:

Date: Sunday 28th May, 2023

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Club Merrylands Function room

We look forward to welcoming members and family to the presentation and encourage you to stay after the presentation to support the club by having a meal in any of the dining venues the club has.

Upcoming Meet Calendar

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




NSW State Open Championships

10th March to 12th March


NSW Junior State Age Championships

25th March & 26th March

14th March

Metro South West 5 to 8yrs Meet

1st April

21st March

NSW State Masters Championships

1st & 2nd April

24th March

Australian Masters Championships

18th – 22nd April

23rd March


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