Amber Johnson will be the first female swimmer to represent Merrylands at a State Championship in over 10 years, when she competes at this weekend's NSW State Age Short Course Championships at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

Merrylands will also be sending it’s biggest team in over 10 years to this weekend’s Championships, with 7 swimmers, an increase of 4 from last year, contesting a total of 22 events.

The team consists of:

Amber Johnson
9yrs & Under 50m Freestyle
Jordan Burden
10yrs 50m Backstroke
10yrs 50m Freestyle
10yrs 100m Freestyle
Mitchell Emery
11yrs 50m Breaststroke
11yrs 100m Breaststroke
Etiuate Veamatahau
13yrs 50m Freestyle
13yrs 50m Backstroke
Todd Jenkin
13yrs 50m Freestyle
13yrs 50m Breaststroke
13yrs 100m Breaststroke
Troy Tomkinson
14yrs 50m Freestyle
14yrs 100m Freestyle
14yrs 50m Backstroke
14yrs 100m Backstroke
14yrs 50m Butterfly
14yrs 100m Butterfly
Robert Griffey
17/18yrs 50m Freestyle
17/18yrs 100m Freestyle
17/18yrs 50m Backstroke
17/18yrs 100m Backstroke
17/18yrs 50m Butterfly

Congratulations to all 7 swimmers for qualifying, especially to Amber, ET and Todd on qualifying for the first time.

You can follow the team's progress over the weekend at

See Also
  • 2002 NSW State Age Short Course Championships - Program of Events
  • 2002 NSW State Age Short Course Championships - Qualifying Times
  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures

  • Competitor Information

  • Schedule of Constants

  • NSW Swimming