Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club will have one of it's first representatives in nearly 20 years at this month's Tip Top Australian Age Championships in the form of Troy Tomkinson.

Merrylands was last represented at the Australian Championships by Astrid Howton in 1983.

Troy leaves for Melbourne next week to compete in three events at the Championships, the 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly.

The Championships will be help at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from April 19 to April 23.

You can keep up to date with Troy's progress at the Nationals at