The Cumberland District Restricted Age Series Heats will be held this Saturday at the Sydney Aquatic Centre. Warm-Up is at 10:30am for an 11:30am start.

Merrylands will be sending a team of 26 swimmers to the meet. Two of our top swimmers, Troy Tomkinson and Jordan Burden, will not be attending the meet and will therefore not qualify for the finals. This means our swimmer with the best chance of reaching the finals is Mitchell Emery in the 11yrs 50m Breaststroke. Mitchell won the bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke at the Cumberland Championships two weeks ago and has won the gold medal in the Shell Age Series* in the past.

Two other swimmers to watch, who may go close to qualifying for the finals are Etiuate Veamatahau and David Wang. Etiuate (ET) recently placed 4th in the 12yrs 100m Freestyle at the Cumberland Championships. David won the bronze medal in the 8yrs 50m Breaststroke at last weekend’s Cumberland 5 to 8yrs Meet. He also placed 4th in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly and 5th in the 50m Backstroke at the meet.

The top 2 swimmers from each event at the district heats will progress to the series finals at Auburn Swimming Centre on Sunday, 17th March, 2002.

Good luck to all swimmers competing at the meet, especially those competing for the first time. Those swimmers attending the meet for the first time should read the Competitor Information and State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures. And don't forget you money for your Restricted Age Series T-Shirt.

* The Restricted Age Series was called the Shell Age Series until 2001.

See Also
  • 2002 Cumberland District Restricted Age Series Heats - Program of Events

  • Competitor Information

  • State, Metropolitan and Country Championship Procedures