Club Captains

A reminder that nominations for the positions of Male and Female Club Captains are open and close on 28th October at 9:30am. Information about the duties and responsibilities of Club Captains can be found on the club website in the By-Laws.

All financial first claim members can vote for these positions on week 6 (11th November, 2023).

Nominate a member online here.

Relay Competition

Time trials for the Relay Competition conclude today. The Relay Competition point score races start on 4th November, so start organising your team and your team entry time. Remember to enter your team details before the competition starts here.

Parramatta Inter-Club Cup

Entries are open for the Parramatta Inter-Club and information about the meet was emailed to all members this week.

We are looking to retain our title after winning the cup last year. So, we encourage everyone to enter and help us take on Parramatta City and McCredie Park at Granville Swimming Centre on Saturday, 11th November, starting at 3:00pm.

Cost is $4.00 per event (plus transaction fee) and pool entry is free for all competitors and spectators. Entries close 8th November 2023 at 9:00pm.

Masters NSW SC Championships

Last weekend our team of 6 swimmers competed at the Masters NSW SC Championships at Woy Woy.

Congratulations to Varant Jambazian, Peter Johnston, Kylee Murray, Timothy Oliver, Alison Sakurovs & Ian Wilson, with a lots of SBs, PBs and medals won.

Check our website and Facebook page for full details

SNSW Qualifying Meet

Congratulations to Joseph Assi who swam at the SNSW Qualifying Meet at SOPAC last weekend

MSW Area LC Championships

We have a team of 9 swimmers representing our club at the Metro South West Area Championships this weekend at SOPAC. Good luck to our team of Joseph Assi, Laura-Belle Casey, Alison Sakurovs, Jay Shrestha, Lisa Shrestha, Daniel Vicic, Matthew Vicic, Leo Zhu & Lillian Zhu who are swimming a total of 29 individual events. May the whale be with you all

Whales Challenge # 1

The first of the three Whales Challenges for the season is being held next Saturday (28th October). This is our intra-club series with swimmers divided into two teams (Maroon “Turner” Team and White “Emery” team”).

Last year saw the White team take the 1st challenge, but a strong performance by the Maroon team in the 2nd and 3rd challenges saw them win the series 2-1, avenging the 3-0 clean sweep by the White team in the previous season. So which team will triumph this year?

Entries for club races are submitted as usual for a normal Saturday morning. Swimmers must wear their club cap in their team colour while competing to get points for their team. Swimmers that have swum in club races so far this season have been selected in teams here.

To spice things up for the two teams we also have a Knockout IM Skins event, where the top 8 swimmers from the 200m IM Championships will represent their team in some knockout 50m swims.

First Championship races next Saturday

The first of our Club Championship races will also be held next Saturday morning. This is the 200 metres Individual Medley for the 10 years to Seniors & Veterans Age groups. All swimmers entered in these Championship races will swim together in an Open event, with the results split into ages to determine the Age Championship results.

These are the first races swum in the morning, so we ask that everyone is at the pool before 7:00am to assist in getting races underway on time.

Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim grading will be held this morning after the conclusion of club races. Enrolments for the program are closed and the lessons will run in two blocks:

  • Saturday, 28th October to Saturday, 16th December, 2023
  • Saturday, 3rd February to Saturday, 23rd March, 2023*

* There will be no lesson on 17th February, due to the club's swimming meet being held that day.

Lesson times are:

  • Child Lessons start at 9:15am and finish at 9:45am.
  • Adult Lessons start at 9:30am and finish at 10:15am.

More information can be found on the club website.

Pool Entry for Squad Training

A reminder that club members receive discounted pool entry when participating in club activities, including Squad Training. All swimmers must pay pool entry when attending these activities. Spectators attending Squad Training receive free entry, but only if they are spectating swimmers in the squad. If they are swimming in the public areas or spectating non-squad members, the normal pool entry fees apply.

Pool Staff may ask club members to show their membership card when paying their pool entry or purchasing a Club Member Pass. Your membership card can be accessed from Swim Central following these instructions.

Club Uniforms

We have a great range of club uniforms available for sale. These can be purchased through the club’s online shop. Some items may require a special order to be placed with our suppliers, so planning orders ahead of time will allow for the items to be delivered.

If you have any questions about club uniforms please talk to the Property Officer, Margaret Edwards or visit

Planning your Championship races

As you will see in the Season Program, we have club championship races commencing on Saturday 28th October 2023 (week 4). A tight season sees a number of Championship double up days, so it is vital that you plan your swims well ahead to ensure you qualify for the Championships you wish to compete in. How do you do this? Follow these quick tips to plan your qualifying swims:

  • Review the Season Program to see the date Championship swims are held;
  • Plan your qualifying swim for a Championship at least 2 weeks before the Championship is held as this provides you with leeway in case you miss a week, are disqualified in the race etc;
  • For example, the 100 metre Backstroke Championship will be held on Saturday 11th November (week 6). Plan to swim your qualifying swim for this Championship by Week 4 (next week);
  • Likewise look at the following weeks Championships and try and include these in your earlier swim plans. The more Championships you swim qualifying races for at the start of the season the less likely you are to miss qualifying.

The entry cost for each 100m and 200m Championship swim (Age & Open) will increase to $2 per entry. This increase reflects the fact that swimmers obtain points for both their Age & Open Championships from their one swim.

Lions Club Award

We are looking for your help in recognising those members who provide service to the club, over and above their normal duties. The Committee vote on monthly nominees each month. So, if you would like to nominate a club member to be considered for their service submit your nomination here.

Upcoming Meet Calendar

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




MSW Long Course Championships

Saturday 21st October &

Sunday 22nd October


Parramatta Inter-Club Cup

Saturday 11th November

Wednesday 8th November

MSW Open Water Championships

Sunday 12th November

Wednesday 8th November

NSW Junior Metrop Championships

Saturday 25th November & Sunday 26th November

Tuesday 14th November

NSW Senior State Age Championships

Sunday 10th December to Saturday 16th December

Tuesday 28th November

NSW Open Water Championships

Sunday 17th December & Monday 18th December

Wednesday 8th November

Speedo Sprint Heats



Merrylands SwimFest

Saturday 17th February


NSW Senior Metrop Championships

Saturday 24th February &

Sunday 25th February


Speedo Sprint Finals

Saturday 2nd March

Heat qualification

NSW State Open Championships

Friday 15th March to Sunday 17th March


NSW Junior State Age Championships

Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 24th March