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JX Results Now Available: 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 JX results are now available on the Swimming Australia website and in MyLANE. Congratulations to all swimmers who have qualified for an award this season! 

Click here to view the results.

If you believe a swimmer has been missed from this list or a mistake has been made on the current list, please complete this enquiry form.

JX Award packs are scheduled for distribution to clubs in August 2017.

Wagga Wagga Swim Club seeks Head Coach

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The Wagga Wagga Swimming Club are now seeking a Head Coach to lead their Squad Program

The Wagga Wagga Swimming Club is a well-established club operating as the Home Club out of The Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga. The Club has swimmers that range from junior recreational to senior State level swimmers. The position requires the applicant to develop and coordinate the squad program so that excellence is achieved across all levels. An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent upon skills and experience. To view the position description, please click here.

If you would like further information regarding the position, please contact Paul Gianniotis on 0448 800 570 orwaggaswimclubpresident@gmail.com. Applications close on the 14th July 2017.

2017 NSW Country SC Championships Final Start List Now Available

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The final start list for the 2017 NSW Country SC Championships is now available here.

No further changes are being accepted.

 

2017 Swimming NSW AGM & State Forum

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The papers for the 2017 Swimming NSW Annual General Meeting & State Forum are now available here.

Results for the 2017 NSW MC Meet #2 Are Now Available

The results for the 2017 NSW MC Meet #2 are now available HERE.

State Teams SC Selection Criteria is now available

The 2017 State Teams SC Selection Criteria is now available. Click here to view it.

The Start List and Timeline for the MC Meet #2 are Now Available

The start list and timeline for the MC Meet #2 are now available HERE.

asctaNSW Conference & Awards Night - mark your calendar!

We are happy to announce the dates of the 2017 asctaNSW Coaches & Learn to Swim Conference, as well as the asctaNSW Awards night. The asctaNSW conference is a great learning and networking opportunity for coaches and learn to swim teachers from all corners of NSW. It will be held at the brand new, Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre in Auburn. It's definitely worth attending to check out this state of the art facility.

On the Saturday evening of the conference, you have the chance to attend the asctaNSW awards night, which is always an unmissable night with great company, great food and drinks.

Mark your calendar for both events:

16-17 September: asctaNSW Coach & Learn to Swim Conference

16 September: asctaNSW Awards Night

 

 

Enrol in a Bronze Licence Coaching Course

For more information about coaching courses contact Darren Howard, Coaching Coordinator (darren.howard@nsw.swimming.org.au).

2017 Paralympic Development Squad announced!

Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches who have been selected on to the 2017 Swimming NSW Paralympic Development Squad! Click here to read the full list of our squad members.

 

2016 Multi-Class Squad pictured

 

Have your say - Minister for Sport announces national plan for participation and elite sport

"The Australian Government makes a significant contribution to Australian sport, with over $357 million being invested to support sport and recreation activities and facilities in 2016-17. It is important this level of investment not only achieves value, but accurately reflects the value our society places upon sport.

Through a National Sports Plan the Government seeks to understand Australia’s expectations of the sports sector, including our shared goals for high performance sport; sporting participation; cultural and public health outcomes and our willingness to pay for these services, opportunity and success.

Shortly the Australian Government will be conducting a consultation process where community members and the sport sector will be asked to submit responses to questions related to the key interrelated themes of high performance; participation; preventive health through physical activity and integrity of sport." (quote via the National Sports Plan website)

 

Recently, the Minister for Sport and the Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, visited the AIS to announce the Turnbull government's national plan and commitment to sport. The Minister released this statement:

Today I invite all Australians and the sporting community to play a part in shaping the Turnbull Government‘s new National Sport Plan.


The Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity.


A national lottery, to be developed with the states, and activity to boost participation are amongst options being considered.
Consultation will also engage on major sporting events, sports infrastructure, sport governance and funding.


Throughout this process key stakeholders will work closely with the Government, including the states and territories, the Australian Sports Commission and their respective sports, the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Australia.


The Commonwealth makes a significant contribution to Australian sport and the Plan will help to inform clear policy objectives across the entire sector.


Australians love sport. It is one of the defining characteristics of our culture and it is in our DNA.


We come together to play sport at local ovals, fields, courts, parks and beaches. We jump out of bed on a Saturday morning for junior sport and flock to the footy, netball and countless other sports to support our sporting champions.


Participating in sport also makes us healthier both physically and mentally and it is the basis for so many friendships.
Being physically active also reduces our risks for many diseases including heart disease and type two diabetes.


Further details on the Plan, including options for submitting views, are available at www.sport.gov.au.
Contributions and ideas are due by 31 July 2017.


Submissions should consider the key issues listed on the website. Further guidance on topics for discuss will be released in the coming week. This is not an exclusive list but is designed to stimulate debate and discussion.


This process of public consultation is one part of a wider program of extensive stakeholder consultation, designed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say.

 

To have your say and be involved in the consultation process, head to the National Sports Plan website today to register your interest.

Job Opportunity - Head Squad Coach at Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre, Baulkham Hills

Belgravia Leisure is currently seeking a qualified Squad Coach to join the aquatics team at Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre in Baulkham Hills. For more information and to apply, click the Sportspeople link below:

https://www.sportspeople.com.au/sp/position/PositionDisplay.asp?ID=46427

 

2017 Swimming NSW Age Development Squad

We can now announce the members of our 2017 Age Development Squad! Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches who have been selected. You can view the full list of squad members here.

2017 Emerging Talent Squad has been selected!

Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches who have been selected on to the Swimming NSW 2017 Emerging Talent Squad. You can view the full list of squad members here.

Announcing the 2017 Talent ID Squad Members!

Congratulations to the swimmers and coaches who have been selected on to the Swimming NSW 2017 Talent Identification Squad. You can view the full list of squad members here.

 

Have you heard about our Youth Advisory Panel?

Our first Youth Advisory Panel is made up of 18 swimmers, aged 13-19, from clubs in the Sydney-metro area.

Like other committees, the Youth Advisory Panel meets once per month. Panel members focus on developing strategies to keep swimmers aged 12-19 engaged in our sport. 

 

Where it all began

In June 2016, we launched a pilot program for 13-18 years old swimmers called Lane Ropes to Leadership. The goal of Lane Ropes to Leadership was to establish a Swimming NSW Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). The role of this panel is to discuss current issues related to swimming, and to develop ideas on how to improve the current state of swimming in NSW. The Swimming NSW Board and staff are committed to implementing the best ideas generated by this panel.

 

What were we looking for in our Lane Ropes to Leadership candidates?

We accepted online nominations from swimmers aged between 13 and 18 years, who have a genuine vested interest in improving their sport. For the pilot program, nominations were open to Sydney metro-area swimmers, however we hope to extend the successful program across NSW.  Nominees:

 

We also favoured applications that were written by the swimmers themselves instead of applications sent in by parents on behalf of swimmers.


Lane Ropes to Leadership program

The Lane Ropes to Leadership pilot program began with 24 selected swimmers attending a Youth Leadership Program delivered by Toastmasters. Toastmasters courses were held at Granville, Hornsby and Marrickville.

At the completion of this course, swimmers learned how to:

 

These skills are invaluable, especially for those who will be interviewed for job or university applications in future. This course also prepared our Lane Ropes to Leadership swimmers to sit on a panel, present ideas clearly, listen attentively and respond with courtesy to others.

 

Selecting the first Swimming NSW Youth Advisory Panel

Lane Ropes to Leadership swimmers applied to sit on the YAP by submitting a two-minute digital story. In their application, swimmers told us what they would do to improve swimming for young people at their club.

18 swimmers were selected for our first Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), which was split into two working parties. 

 

Congratulations to our panel members:

Grace Alibrandi (Revesby Workers)

Darcy Andrews (The Hills)

Kayla Bentley (Nepean Aquatic Centre)

Hailey Blatchford (Sans Souci Sea Devils)

Walter Boehme (Ku-Ring-Gai)

Chelsea Brackin (SOPAC)

Alec Conway (Castle Hill RSL Dolphins)

Abbey Cooper (Galston)

John Cosgrove (Hornsby)

Georgia Field (Ripples St Marys)

Jessica Hardy (Parramatta City)

Isabella Jobling (MLC Marlins)

Stephanie Lees (Picton)

Hannah Oliver-Sjahry (SOPAC)

Maddison Robertshaw (Aquaburn)

Emily Swinburn (University of NSW)
Reece Tomkinson (Merrylands)

Coco Welsh (Tivoli)

 

Click here to read more about the Youth Advisory Panel's current projects.

FINA Junior Worlds Team Announced!

After a week of exciting and impressive performances at the 2017 Australian Age Championships, Swimming Australia have announced the team that has been selected for Junior Worlds.

Congratulations to our NSW athletes and coaches who have been selected to represent Australia!

 

ATHLETES

Natasha Ramsden (Abbotsleigh)

Zachary Attard (Carlile)

Leon MacAlister (Carlile)

Stuart Swinburn (University of NSW)

 

COACHES

Amanda Isaac (Abbotsleigh)

Misha Payne (Carlile)

 

The sixth FINA World Junior Swimming Championships will be held in Indianapolis, USA from 23 – 28 August 2017.

 

Australian Dolphins & Para World Champs Teams announced!

 

Australian Dolphins World Championships Team 

Congratulations Matthew Wilson (SOPAC SC) on your selection!

 

Australian Dolphins Para World Championships Team

Congratulations to our NSW athletes on their selection:

Maddie Elliott (NU Swim)

Jasmine Greenwood (Bay & Basin)

Timothy Hodge (The Hills)

Matthew Levy (North Sydney)

Tiffany Thomas Kane (Ravenswood)

 

2017 Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships wrap up information

Event information page

Live Results

Australian Dolphins Facebook Page

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Start List and Timeline for MC #1 Now Available

The start list and timeline for the upcoming MC Meet #1 is now available HERE.

Results for the 2017 NSW Prep Meet and Speedo Finals Now Available

The results from the recent 2017 NSW National Prep Meet and Speedo Finals are now available HERE.

2017 SNSW State Open Championships - Day 2

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DAY 2 - 2017 NSW State Open Championships

 

Day 2 of the 2017 NSW State Open Championships was highlighted by the men’s 200m freestyle, with gold medallist Cameron McEvoy sharing the podium with two of his Bond training partners.

 

McEvoy fired in the third lap of the 200m but couldn’t hold onto his speed in the final stretch to finish in 1:48.36 just ahead of Alexander Graham (1:48.62) and Matthew Stanley (1:48.76).

 

The addition of the likes of Graham, Stanley and dual Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes to the Bond squad is something that McEvoy says that it is pushing him to be stronger and faster every day.

 

“No matter what style of set we do, there is one person that it suits their style of racing and they are the best at,” he said. “So every day there is always a chase against whoever is best at what we are doing. It becomes a challenge to stay ahead, so in all aspects it’s really good.”

 

After a string of surgeries that sidelined the World Champion backstroker over the past couple of months, Emily Seebohm was once again finding form in the 100m.

 

“I was happy with that time,” the 24-year-old from Brisbane Grammar said of her 59.28 swim. “Considering the training that I have had which was a bit little, it is nice to get that under my belt and have something to work on.”

 

With Olympian Madison Wilson and young-guns Kaylee McKeown, Minna Atherton and Sian Whittaker nipping at her heels, Seebohm knows that she will have her work cut out for her to grab the coveted World Championship places at trials.

 

“It was my first 100 back in a while, and against some really solid competitors – so I was actually a bit nervous…Obviously we have to make the team which is going to be a hard ask, especially with what I have been going through the last couple of months. But I am not expecting too much and if I don’t make the team, I’ll have a drawing board to go back to and say I didn’t put the training in at the start of the season and I won’t be too disappointed.”

 

In other events, local favourite Matthew Wilson broke his own NSW record in the men’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:00.23 to take gold ahead of Japan’s Yu Hanaguruma and Russia’s Andrei Nikolaev.

 

Just 0.1 of a second separated Jessica Ashwood and Kiah Melverton finishing first and second respectively in the women’s 400m freestyle. Dual Olympian Ashwood was happy with her time of 4:08.06 having only been in solid training for the last seven weeks after battling illness since after the Rio Olympics where she won a silver medal in the 4x200m relay.

 

In the splash and dash 50m freestyle final, Cate Campbell took her second title of the meet, winning in 24.47 seconds ahead of younger sister Bronte Campbell (24.60) and their Commercial training partner Shayna Jack (25.00).

 

Top 3 Results from Day 2 Finals:

 

Men’s 100m MC Butterfly

 

1. Daniel Fox S14 (USC Spartans) – 1:02.91

2. Mitchell Kilduff S14 (SLC Aquadot) – 1:04.03

3. Timothy Hodge S9 (The Hills) – 1:04.60

 

Women’s 100m MC Butterfly

 

1. Taylor Corry S14 (MLC Marlins) – 1:10.62

2. Madeleine Scott S9 (Nunawading) – 1:10.34

3. Nikesha Harding S14 (Abbotsleigh) – 1:14.34

 

Men’s 400m MC Freestyle

 

1. Liam Schluter S14 (Kawana Waters) – 4:16.92

2. Matthew Levy S7 (North Sydney) – 4:57.01

3. Mitchell Kilduff S14 (SLC Aquadot) – 4:30.46

 

Women’s 400m MC Freestyle

 

1. Taylor Corry S14 (MLC Marlins) – 4:56.26

2. Jade Lucy S14 (SLC Aquadot) – 4:56.99

3. Madeleine McTernan (Bond) – 5:00.17

 

Women’s 400m Freestyle

 

1. Jessica Ashwood (Chandler) – 4:08.06

2. Kiah Melverton (TSS Aquatics) – 4:08.07

3. Leah Neale (USC Spartans) – 4:12.12

 

Men’s 50m Butterfly

 

1. Junya Koga (Japan) – 24.11

2. David Morgan (TSS Aquatics) – 24.28

3. Cameron Jones (St Peters Western) – 24.38

 

Women’s 100m Butterfly

 

1. Emma McKeon (St Peters Western) – 58.02

2. Sehyeon An (Korea) – 58.11

3. Christina Licciardi (SOPAC) – 59.84

 

Men’s 200m Backstroke

 

1. Joshua Beaver (Nunawading) – 1:59.13

2. Tristan Ludlow (Rackley) – 2:01.77

3. Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western) – 2:01.94

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke

 

1. Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) – 59.28

2. Madison Wilson (St Peters Western) – 1:00.02

3. Kaylee McKeown (USC Spartans) – 1:00.60

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

 

1. Matthew Wilson (SOPAC) – 1:00.23

2. Yu Hanaguruma (Japan) – 1:01.71

3. Andrei Nikolaev (Russia) – 1:01.75

 

Men’s 100m MC Backstroke

 

1. Timothy Hodge S9 (The Hills) – 1:06.27

2. Logan Powell S9 (USC Spartans) – 1:07.83

3. Sean Russo S13 (MLC Marlins) – 1:02.78

 

Women’s 100m MC Backstroke

 

1. Taylor Corry S14 (MLC Marlins) – 1:12.15

2. Madeleine McTernan (Bond) – 1:13.42

3. Jenna Jones S13 (Springwood) – 1:17.22

 

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

 

1. Yuliya Efimova (Russia) – 2:23.17

2. Taylor McKeown (USC Spartans) – 2:24.96

3. Georgia Bohl (St Peters Western) – 2:26.22

 

Men’s 200m Freestyle

 

1. Cameron McEvoy (Bond) – 1:48.36

2. Alexander Graham (Bond) – 1:48.62

3. Matthew Stanley (Bond) – 1:48.76

 

Women’s 50m Freestyle

 

1. Cate Campbell (Commercial) – 24.47

2. Bronte Campbell (Commercial) – 24.60

3. Shayna Jack (Commercial) – 25.00

 

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

 

1. Hiromasa Fujimori (Japan) – 2:00.47

2. James Traiforos (Trinity Grammar) – 2:01.72

3. Tomoya Takeuchi (Japan) – 2:01.78

 

Mixed 4x50m Medley Club Relay

 

1. Japan – 1:45.83

2. Nunawading – 1:47.07

3. Melbourne Vicentre – 1:47.94

 

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Melbourne Vicentre – 8:19.03

2. Nunawading – 8:22.73

3. SLC Aquadot – 8:37.45

 

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Club Relay


1. Melbourne Vicentre – 7:30.39

2. SOPAC – 7:33.05

3. Carlile – 7:35.23

2017 NSW National Prep Meet Final Start List Now Available

The final start list for the 2017 NSW National Prep Meet is now available HERE.

No further changes are being accepted.

2017 SNSW State Open Championships - Day 1

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DAY 1 - 2017 NSW State Open Championships

 

In her first competition since last year’s Olympics, Cate Campbell showed she still has world-beating form, winning the 100m freestyle convincingly in 53.15 seconds on the opening night of the 2017 NSW State Open Championships.

 

"It was tougher than this morning for less than half a second drop, but that’s to be expected,” Campbell said of feeling the burn of competing at race pace despite whilst not being close to her peak fitness or strength.

 

“It was a well executed race, well put together and I didn’t panic. The glorious thing about this is that it doesn’t matter and won’t matter for a long time - and that’s what I was telling myself on the blocks. It will be nice to do a couple more races with zero consequences.”

 

Campbell is swimming without pressure after deciding not to compete at this year’s World Championships in Budapest, instead choosing to focus on other international competition and enjoying her swimming.

 

“It makes it that much more enjoyable. My goal for this year is to enjoy swimming and fall back in love with it again. To remind myself why I started swimming in the first place, and it was to go out and have fun while I was racing. Not to worry about what I was going to do or what other people expected me to do."

 

Michelle Coleman from Sweden was second in 53.68 and Bronte Campbell was third in 53.73.

 

After swimming a blistering heat in the morning’s 100m freestyle session, Olympian Cam McEvoy backed up his performance to win the final in 48.46.

 

"The double up swim in high training got to me a bit tonight,” McEvoy said of his final swim which was 0.3 slower than his heat.

 

“I tried to keep my length in the last 25, compared to this morning when I shortened up a bit…0.3 is not much in 100m freestyle though so I am pretty happy with that. 

 

"I am pretty much bang on where I was last year [at this meet]. And then I went 47.0 a couple of weeks later so it’s looking good. To be pretty much doing what I did last year with a prep that is slightly less than last year is pretty good."

 

Eighteen-year-old Jack Cartwright from St Peters Western took silver in a time of 49.32 whilst Olympian James Roberts took bronze in 49.35.

 

In the men’s 400m freestyle, Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton went head to head with his Rio teammate David McKeon with the pair finishing one-two with less than a second between them, ahead of Bond’s Elijah Winnington who was third.

 

Horton received his gold medal from one of his childhood idols, Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, whose records are firmly in 20-year-old Horton’s sights. 

 

One record was provisionally set during the night, with Junya Koga of Japan bettering Ben Treffers' Australian All-Comers time in the men’s 50m backstroke, swimming 24.53 seconds.

 

Top 3 Results from Day 1 Finals:

 

Men’s 200m MC Individual Medley

 

1. Timothy Disken SM9 (PLC Aquatic) – 2:19.97

2. Matthew Levy SM7 (North Sydney) – 2:42.11

3. Timothy Hodge SM7 (The Hills) – 2:24.54

 

Women’s 200m MC Individual Medley

 

1. Madeleine Scott SM9 (Nunawading) – 2:40.26

2. Jasmine Greenwood SM9 (Bay & Basin) – 2:48.30

3. Taylor Corry SM14 (MLC Marlins) – 2:38.45

 

Men’s 400m Freestyle

 

1. Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre) – 3:49.54

2. David McKeon (St Peters Western) – 3:49.87

3. Elijah Winnington (Bond) – 3:51.50

 

Women’s 50m Butterfly

 

1. Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) – 26:41

2. Emma McKeon (St Peters Western) – 26.46

3. Sehyeon An (Korea) – 26.68

 

Men’s 200m Butterfly

 

1. Taegue Lee (Korea) – 1:57.34

2. Yuya Sakamoto (Japan) – 1:57.93
=3. Mutsuki Iwata (Japan) – 1:58.77

=3. Theodoros Benehoutsos (Melbourne Vicentre) – 1:58.77

 

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

 

1. Yuliya Efimova (Russia) – 1:06.55

2. Jessica Hansen (Nunawading) – 1:07

3. Taylor McKeown (USC Spartans) – 1:07.57

 

Men’s 50m MC Freestyle

 

1. Joshua Alford S14 (Tuggeranong Vikings) – 25.59

2. Mitchell Kilduff S14 (SLC Aquadot) – 25.61

3. Matthew Levy S7 (North Sydney) – 28.62

 

Women’s 50m MC Freestyle

 

1. Taylor Corry S14 (MLC Marlins) – 28.11

2. Amy Cook S14 (SLC Aquadot) – 29.63

3. Tiffany Thomas Kane S6 (Ravenswood) – 35.69

 

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

 

1. Andrei Nikolaev (Russia) – 27.72

2. Matthew Wilson (SOPAC) – 27.76

3. Daniel Cave (Melbourne Vicentre) – 27.98

 

Women’s 100m Freestyle

 

1. Cate Campbell (Commercial) – 53.15

2. Michelle Coleman (Sweden) – 53.68

3. Bronte Campbell (Commercial) – 53.73

 

Men’s 100m Freestyle

 

1. Cameron McEvoy (Bond) – 48.46
2. Jack Cartwright (St Peters Western) – 49.32

3. James Roberts (Somerset Gold Coast) – 49.35

 

Women’s 400m Individual Medley

 

1. Taylor McKeown (USC Spartans) – 4:44.51

2. Miku Kojima (Japan) – 4:46.01

3. Keryn McMaster (Trinity) – 4:47.30

 

Women’s 200m Backstroke

 

1. Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar) – 2:08.77

2. Sian Whittaker (Melbourne Vicentre) – 2:08.79

3. Kaylee McKeown (USC Spartans) – 2:09.18

 

Men’s 50m Backstroke

 

1. Junya Koga (Japan) – 24.53 *Australian All-Comers Record

2. Benjamin Treffers (Somerset Gold Coast) – 24.98

3. James Traiforos (Trinity Grammar) – 25.54

 

Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Melbourne Vicentre – 1:38.91
2. Knox Pymble – 1:41.22

3. MLC Aquatic – 1:41.37

 

Women’s 800m Freestyle

 

1. Jessica Ashwood (Chandler) – 8:29.23

2. Kiah Melverton (TSS) – 8:30.97

3. Emma Robinson (New Zealand) – 8:38.56

 

Women’s 4x100m Club Medley Relay

 

1. Nunawading – 4:10.09

2. Carlile – 4:21.54

3. Knox Pymble – 4:27.70

 

Men’s 4x100m Club Medley Relay

 

1. Melbourne Vicentre – 3:47.41

2. Nunawading – 3:47.79

3. Marion – 3:47.93

Over 50 Olympians and Paralympians to headline at NSW State Open 2017

Australia’s top swimmers will come head to head with some international stars this week at the 2017 NSW State Swimming Championships in Sydney.

 

Tickets are available at the door:

Adult Day Pass $7.00

2 Day Pass $12.00

Meet Pass $18.00

Kids under 18 get in free!

 

Over 50 Australian Olympians and Paralympians will headline the event, with all athletes looking for fast times at the final hit-out before April’s National Championships. With spots at the 2017 World Championships in Hungary up for grabs at Nationals, athletes will be looking to use the NSW State Championships to ensure they are able to perform at their peak.

 

At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last year, the Australian swim team brought home three gold, four silver and three bronze medals. Both individual gold medallists – Kyle Chalmers and Mack Horton – will be competing at the NSW States, along with all of the 4 x 100m freestyle gold medallists.

 

The domestic competition is set to be sizzling with the likes of the Campbell sisters, Cam McEvoy and Emily Seebohm lining up, but will be further strengthened by the inclusion of some top international competitors.

 

Multiple Olympic medallist and world title holder Tae Hwan Park of Korea will be in action in the men’s 100m and 200m freestyle. Korea will send Park along with six other athletes to contest 20 races.

 

Thirteen athletes from Japan including some 2016 Olympians will also be in action over the weekend as Australia and Japan continue to work together in the lead up to the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.

 

Three Russian athletes will compete, including three-time Olympian and four-time World Champion Yuliya Efimova.

 

In the multi-class events, Rio 2016 Paralympic stars such as Ellie Cole, Tiffany Thomas Kane and Daniel Fox will face competition not only from their Australian teammates, but also from the Singapore Para Swimming team who are bringing five athletes.

 

The 2017 NSW State Open Championships will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 March. All media are invited to attend the Championshps – please contact Alice Wheeler on 0418 961 184 or alice@splashmaverick.com.au for more information.

 

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Kids call timeout on poor sideline behaviour

Parents all want their children to shine on the sports field. Yet there’s nothing that will dull a child’s sparkle more than having parents and spectators pressure them from the sidelines.

It can be an easy trap to fall into as an adult. We go to adult sports events where the noise of the crowd masks all but the voices of those nearest us. We comment out loud at players’ performances, roar at mistakes, and vocally urge our favourites to do better and go harder.

We call it atmosphere.

But at a child’s sports event, we are likely to be one of only a few dozen spectators. When we scream instructions or yell in disgust, our child and other children on the field can hear every comment, and they know where it comes from.

What they hear can have a marked impact on them for the rest of their sporting lives. Some may rise above it. Many can’t.

Now in his fifties and one of Australia’s most successful football leaders, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is at the top of his game, revered for his energy and confidence, and with a reputation for not suffering fools gladly.

It may come as a surprise to learn then, that Postecoglou harbours a discomforting memory from his childhood of huddling, frightened with his team mates and opposition players as parents argued on the sideline.

Throwing his support behind the Play by the Rules ‘Let Kids Be Kids’ campaign to raise awareness of the impact of poor sideline behaviour, Postecoglou recounts the story of how an enjoyable weekend sports match suddenly turned ugly.

“I must have been 10 or 11 and the parents started arguing and fighting amongst each other,” he says in a video message for ‘Let Kids Be Kids’. “And the thing that struck is that the kids—us—both teams, just huddled together in the centre circle, each of us frightened for ourselves and I guess for our parents.

“And even at such a young age it made such an impression on me that the people arguing and fighting outside the field forgot why they were there ... because why they were there were the kids, and their kids were scared, huddled together, opposition and team alike, trying to protect one another.”

Postecoglou is one of a number of high profile sports people endorsing the ‘Let Kids be Kids’ campaign. Netball and volleyball player Caitlin Thwaites says children find shrugging off sideline comments very difficult. Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja says sideline abuse often robbed him of his childhood fun both on and off the sports field.

Former Australian Rules footballer Nick Dal Santo observes that even parents who are trying to encourage their children, frequently do it in a ‘bit of a degrading way’. “And if just keeps chipping away at them, eventually they’ll either one, drop out of the sport, or two, just purely not enjoy it for what it’s meant to be.”

By far some of the most moving stories recorded as part of the ‘Let Kids be Kids‘ campaign come from children themselves. Children’s comments about sideline abuse range from: “it makes me feel like I’m useless and can’t do anything”, to “sometimes it makes me sad, but sometimes it makes me feel angry at the same time”. One child pleads: “Would you please like stop yelling at me on the court because it’s making me feel like I can’t do it anymore”.

Play by the Rules has released a toolkit with practical advice and steps to help sports groups stamp out poor sideline behaviour and power junior sport with positive support.

The message being sent is clear: let kids have fun and do what they love. On the sports field, let kids be kids.

2017 NSW Speedo Finals Start List Now Available

The start list for the upcoming Speedo Finals is now available HERE.

 

**Any changes to the times herein, are to be submitted to your area convenors ONLY before 5pm, Monday March 6th**

 

2017 NSW Country Championships Results Now Available

The results from the recent 2017 NSW Country Championships are now available HERE.

 

2017 NSW State Open Championships Final Start List Now Available

The Final Start List for the upcoming State Open Championships is now available HERE.

Please note, no further changes are being accepted.

 

 

Swimming cleans up at the 2016 NSW Sports Awards

 

Congratulations to Paralympians Tiffany Thomas-Kane OAM and Maddie Elliott OAM, and long time Technical Official, Graham Taylor, on their achievements at the 2016 NSW Sports Awards, held last evening!

 

Tiffany claimed NSW Young Athlete for the Year with a Disability

Tiffany won gold at the Rio Paralympic Games in the 100m breaststroke SB6, breaking the Paralympic record. She also won three bronze medals in the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly S6, and 200m IM SM6. Tiffany set a world record at the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide, winning the S6 50m breaststroke multi-class event.

 

 

Maddie claimed NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability

At the Rio Paralympics Maddison won three gold and two silver medals, also breaking two world records. Her gold in the S8 50m Freestyle came in world record time and she became the first woman in history to go under 30 seconds. Maddison's amazing year was recognised with her being named Paralympic Swimmer of the Year, plus the NSWIS Regional Athlete, Junior Athlete and Female Athlete of the year.

 

 

Graham was presented with a Distinguished Long Service Award in recognition of his dedication to swimming as a volunteer

Graham has been an active Technical Official for close to 30 years, regularly officiating at swimming meets across the state. He officiated at various National Championships for over 15 years while also assessing and mentoring new officials. Graham is a Life Member of three clubs and has served on many Club Committees, District Level and Swimnming NSW Standing Committees. 

 

 

Finalist biographical information has been taken from the NSW Office of Sport Finalist Sheets.

 

 

SNSW & asctaNSW Coach Education asctaNSW AGM

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SNSW & asctaNSW Coach Education asctaNSW AGM
24th February 2017,
Dawn Fraser Room, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre


 

10:00am

Morning Tea

10:30am

Presentations by:

NSW Head Coach – Ron McKeon

Ron will provide insight into the SNSW vision and structures that will support this, including potential changes to the current systems

SNSW Coaching Director – Jon Shaw

John will present on the topic of testing of athletes, the importance of using test sets and then how the results from testing can strengthen your program.

12:15pm

asctaNSW AGM

 

1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm

Country Warm Up Begins - Metro Coaches Depart


The asctaNSW Coaches awards night will be held on Saturday 4th March at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at the completion of Day 2 of the SNSW State Open Championships. Cost of the evening is $40

Pay before COB Wednesday 1st March and you get your State Open program included.

To register please contact Darren Howard coaching@nsw.swimming.org.au

 

2017 NSW State Open Championships Start List Now Available

The start list for the upcoming State Open Championships is now available HERE.

 

**Please note any changes to current entries required are to be sent to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY before 5pm, Thursday February 23. No changes will be accepted if sent to any other email address or over the phone and changes will not be accepted after this time**

2017 NSW Country Championships Final Start List and Timeline

The final start list and timeline for the upcoming Country Championships are now available HERE.

 

Please note, the timeline is to be used as a GUIDELINE ONLY and is subject to change.

Book your accommodation for Country Champs now!

 

Swimming NSW is proud to welcome back the Courtyard by Marriott Sydney-North Ryde as its accommodation partner for 2017 and 2018. Whether you're in North Ryde for business or leisure, you'll feel right at home at the Courtyard Sydney-North Ryde. The hotel is just minutes from the Macquarie Park train station, and a short distance from Sydney Olympic Park and ANZ Stadium, which is ideal for Swimming NSW events!

Click here for more information on the special rate Swimming NSW members will receive and to book your accommodation online now.

 

2017 NSW Country Championships Start List Now Available

The start list for the 2017 NSW Country Championships is now available HERE.

Please note any changes required are to be sent to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY before 5pm, Thursday February 16. No changes will be accepted if sent to any other email address or over the phone and changes will not be accepted after this time.

Swimming Clinic Success at Cumnock ASC!

Woy Woy ASC Coach, Graeme Carroll, with National Breaststroker, Cassandra van Breugel, at Cumnock ASC.

 

On 4th February, Cumnock ASC hosted Woy Woy ASC Coach, Graeme Carroll, and National Breaststroker, Cassandra van Breugel, for an incredibly successful swimming clinic.

You may wonder how a coach and swimmer from Woy Woy ended up in Cumnock this February. This relationship goes back 26 years to when Graeme Carroll was coaching at Warringah SC. At a Primary School Swimming carnival, Graeme spotted a great swimmer from a little country town called Cumnock and was inspired to find out more about the club. One discussion with the club’s coach eventually turned into Graeme venturing out twice to Cumnock and once to Molong to run swimming clinics. These clinics were run in a similar format to Graeme’s “Sunrise Swim Camps” in which swimmers spent 2 hrs on each stroke (Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly) over a weekend. Graeme led the instruction portion of the camp while a swimmer demonstrated the strokes and techniques. At that time Graeme had swimmer Peter Doyle in the water.

Just recently at Woy Woy, Graeme happened to see a man wearing a Cumnock ASC cap. This man turned out to be the brother of the young female swimmer Graeme saw swimming all those years ago.  Conversations were had and the 26 year old relationship was rekindled.

Before they knew it, Graeme and Cassandra were on their way to Cumnock from Woy Woy - a 10 hour round trip drive. Graeme and Cassandra ran a 3 hour clinic in Cumnock’s 4-lane pool for 28, 5-13 year olds and their parents. The atmosphere of the clinic was one of a close-knit community, out to support their kids and have a fun day. Some parents and community members came out to see Graeme, remembering that he ran clinics years ago. Three amateur coaches also came out to watch and learn.

Graeme delivered a talk to parents and swimmers at the beginning of the session, then led the swimmers into a pool session covering basic skills and stroke correction (including starts, turns, dives, streamline, and breathing). Graeme also spent time instructing the swimmers on all four strokes.

National swimmer Cassandra van Breugel demonstrated technique and strokes in the water while Graeme explained and instructed. Seeing a national level swimmer demonstrate strokes correctly was a major advantage for Cumnock's swimmers, as watching is an integral part of the learning process.

While the kids were in the pool, Graeme took the time to talk to the parents who had come out to enjoy the day with their kids. Graeme gave them some ideas about how they can support their kids to become stronger swimmers.

The day wouldn’t have been complete without a bit of fun in the pool, including a 50m Breaststroke Time Trial featuring Cassandra. Cumnock ASC’s swimmers then participated in a handicap race. Cassandra swam Breaststroke while Cumnock’s swimmers swam Freestyle as fiercely as they could.

A fun relay was held to end a great day. One relay team included Cumnock ASC parent and amateur coach, Robert Armstrong, as a competitor, who unfortunately kicked off the race with a false start! This has largely been blamed on his board shorts.

Graeme and Cassandra were presented with gift hampers as tokens of Cumnock ASC’s appreciation. Cassandra was gifted a pair of earrings which happen to be in Woy Woy ASC’s club colours. She will be wearing them at Nationals this year.

This is also the start of what promises to be a flourishing sister-club relationship between Woy Woy ASC and Cumnock ASC.

Cassandra and Graeme both spoke passionately about their clinic in Cumnock. They each left us with some important messages to spread to the swimming community.

Cassandra’s message

“I didn’t make State until aged 13 and didn’t get to Nationals until aged 16. If you want something you should keep working for it. Keep going, keep trying. Consistent hard work and dedication will get you to where you want to be… and it is hard work.”

Cassandra ranked in the top 16 in Women’s Breaststroke at 2016’s Olympic Trials, so she knows a thing or two about hard work. Being from a Country area, Cassandra cannot stress enough how important it is for Country kids to be involved in swimming, and for skilled Country swimmers to give back to kids who are progressing through their own pathway.

Graeme’s message

“It all comes down to basics. (Coaches and swimming clubs) shouldn’t limit themselves by thinking they don’t have enough equipment to become amazing. Council-run pools, don’t have all the bells and whistles, so do the best you can with what you have. As a coach, look at what you have, think creatively, and run with it. What (swimmers) can do is get in the pool and practice doing the basics well.”

 

Results for the 2017 NSW Country Regional Meets Now Available

The results for the 2017 NSW Country Regional Meets are now available HERE.

 

Announcing the 2017 Junior Sharks Squad Members!

The 2017 Junior Sharks Squad list is now available here. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches selected!

Know a legend at your club that deserves recognition?

 

Swimming Australia are excited to again launch the volunteer recognition program - Local Legends. The program will run until August 2017 and recognises stalwarts of our sport who dedicate their time behind the scenes to ensure our sport remains one of the most popular past times in Australia.

 

It only takes 5 minutes to nominate your Local Legend. Your Local Legend could win Local Legend of the Year, which will be awarded at the 2017 Swimming Australia Gala Dinner, and $500 in prize money.

 

This year, all nominations will be uploaded to the Swimming Australia website at the end of each month (from now until August).

In September 2017, Swimming NSW will receive all NSW Local Legend nominations from Swimming Australia. We will use our local knowledge to select a State Local Legend, which will be put forward to be awarded the 2017 Swimming Australia Local Legend of the Year. All State Local Legends will receive return flights for two, one night’s accommodation and two tickets to attend the 2017 Swimming Australia Gala Dinner (date & venue TBC).

 

To make it easier to reward the volunteers in your club, download Swimming Australia’s editable certificate and present these individualised certificates to your Local Legends.

 

Nominate your Local Legend and celebrate those who continue to inspire and promote volunteerism throughout swimming!

 

Click here to nominate your Local Legend.

Click here to download the editable certificate.

Results for the 2016-17 NSW Open Water Championships Are Now Available

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Results for the 2016-17 NSW State Open Water Championships Are Now Available HERE

Results for the 2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships Are Now Available

Results for the 2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships Are Now Available HERE.

Welcome home Emily Washer and Bobby Hurley!

World SC Championships Team

Photo courtesy of RSN.net.au

 

The Australian Team arrived home from the World SC Championships in Windsor, Canada. We would like to extend a special congratulations and welcome home to our NSW athletes, Bobby Hurley (Warringah Aquatic SC) and Emily Washer (Carlile ST)!

Bobby and Emily represented Australia with pride and determination. Here are some of their standout results from the meet: 

 

Bobby Hurley

Image credit: Giorgio Scala

Bobby made a gerat comeback onto the Australian Swim Team after a 4 year absence! Bobby placed 5th in the 50m Back, 5th in the 4x50m Medley Relay, and played a crucial role in getting the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay team through to the finals, where they took home the Silver medal. 

 

Emily Washer

Photo courtesy of carlile.com.au

As a rookie on the Australian Team, Emily made two finals (placed 6th in 200m Fly and 7th in 100m Fly) and took home a Bronze medal swimming the butterfly leg of the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay. 

 

Congratulations Bobby and Emily on your excellent performances!

 

Results for the 2016-17 NSW 10-12 Years State Age Championships Are Now Available

Results for the 2016-17 NSW 10-12 Years State Age Championships are now available HERE.

2016-17 NSW State Open & Age Open Water Championships Final Start List Now Available

The Final Start List for the 1016-17 NSW State Open & Age Open Water Championships is now available HERE.

 

Download the Swimming NSW results app - SwimMate!

It's finally here! The Australian swim meet and results app - SwimMate!

Swimming NSW, in conjunction with Another PB, are proud to announce the release of our new meet and results app Swim Mate! Australian-owned and developed, SwimMate was designed by people who understand swimming in Australia.

Download SwimMate for FREE from the App Store just in time for State Age championships so you can make sure you never miss a medal or a PB! Whether you're pool-side, interstate or overseas, you can share in your mates' or family members' successes.

Features

  • Driven by a database of over 1 million swimming results. 
  • Filter swim meets and results by event, swimmer, club, stroke, distance or gender.
  • View your results and future meet entries in one single list.
  • Measure your performance and stay ahead of your competition - let SwimMate show you how close you are to achieving your next qualifying time.
  • View a complete list of swimmers from the same club who have entered a meet.
  • Keep track of which meets and events your swimmers have entered.

 

Coming soon

  • Access real-time start lists, psych sheet rankings, meet timelines and programs.
  • Download from Google Play store for Android devices.

 

 

Visit swimmate.com.au to learn more.

 

 

2016-17 NSW State Open & Age Open Water Championships Start List Now Available

The start list for the 2016-17 NSW State Open & Age Open Water Championships is now available HERE.

 **Please email meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY to request changes to your entry times.  No changes will be made if sent to any other email address and will not be accepted via phone.  No changes will be made after 5pm, Thursday 8th December, 2016**

2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Start List Now Available

The Start List for the 2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships is now available HERE.

 

2016-17 NSW 10U-12 Years State Age Final Start List Now Available

The FINAL Start List for the upcoming 2016-17 NSW 10U-12 Years State Age Championships is now available HERE.

State Age Coach Forum - NSW 2017 and Beyond

Coaches are invited to attend a discussion on the NSW 2017 coaching structure and vision, hosted by NSW State Head Coach, Ron McKeon, and NSW Coaching Director, Jon Shaw.

RSVP to Kylie Garratt (kylie.garratt@nsw.swimming.org.au) by 13/12/16 to reserve your spot.

Download the flyer here.

 

FREE State Age Brekkie Forum for Parents

We're running a FREE brekkie forum for parents during State Age 13-18 Years Champs. Meet our new Coaching Director, Jon Shaw, and our Performance Pathway Manager, Narelle Duggan, and see what they have in store for your athletes in 2017. RSVP to Kylie Garratt (kylie.garratt@nsw.swimming.org.au) by 7 December to reserve your spot.

Download the full flyer here.

Bronze Licence Coaching Course

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To register for this Course, please click here.

SNSW Online Judge of Stroke Training

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Swimming NSW is proud to officially launch its online Judge of Stroke Training Course. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Judge of Stroke is now the fourth course available and we hope to add more in the near future.

Our volunteers have told us for some time that one of the key barriers to them officiating in our sport is having the time to complete the necessary training. Now with the Swimming NSW Online Training Courses, interested individuals can complete the training when and where they want.

Once individuals have successfully completed the training they will receive a confirmation letter which they can then print out.  When ready for a practical assessment, they will need to bring the certificate with them so that the Assessor can sign off the cover sheet as having sighted this document.  Once a successful assessment has been carried out, the volunteer will become fully accredited for that position.

Liaison with the Area ATSCCs is a vital step in organising this Assessment and should be carried out as soon as practical.

To view the course and other courses as they become available please visit the Swimming NSW training page here (https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/)

Photo ©Nina Beilby | Nina Beilby Swim Photography

2017 Cole Classic Entries Now Open

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Exciting news! The 34th @sunrun.coleclassic is back on Feb 4 & 5! Join our very own Jarrod Poort and choose from the 1km, 2km or 5km distance. It’s the perfect reason to get fit this summer! Get involved >> http://bit.ly/SunRunColeClassic

Swimming NSW Volunteers

For full details of our volunteer program and a copy of the volunteer nomination form, please visit our Volunteer page HERE.

 

2016 Service Excellence Awards nominations are now open

Swimming NSW is calling for nominations for the 2016 Service Excellence Awards. These awards recognize outstanding service to the sport of swimming by an individual member. 

Any member can nominate an individual by filling out the nomination form.

The nomination form details the nominee’s involvement at a Club, Area, and/or State level and years of service to Swimming NSW. Nominations close 31st March 2017.

The Service Excellence Awards will be presented to the recipients at the 2017 Swimming NSW Annual General Meeting, scheduled for the 22nd of July 2017.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Heathcote (mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au).

 

2016-17 NSW State Age Start Lists Now Available

The start list for the 10-12 Years State Age Championships can be found HERE.


The start list for the 13-18 Years State Age Championships can be found HERE.

 

Please note: **Please email meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY to request changes to your entry times.  No changes will be made if sent to any other email address and will not be accepted via phone.  No changes will be made after 5pm, Thursday 1st December, 2016**

Find clubs, pools and swimming programs in your community

Swimming Australia, in partnership with Optus, have launched the Optus Swim Finder!

The Optus Swim Finder is an interactive online map that can help you find places to swim in NSW and across Australia.

Click here to find a pool near you and start swimming now!

Upgrade your membership before 30 November and receive a discount!

In addition to our general membership, Swimming NSW offers Platinum and Gold membership packages. These packages are open to all members to purchase as an upgrade.

Purchase your membership upgrade before 30 November, 2016 and you'll receive an early bird discount! 

All members who purchase upgrade packages will receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Opportunity for pool deck access before meets
  • Opportunity to meet an Australian Team member
  • Signed piece of merchandise
  • Exclusive Gold or Platinum membership card
  • Advanced notification of ticket sales

 

Additional benefits are available with each upgrade package and are as follows:

Gold Swimmer

Early Bird Special $150 (RRP $300)

 

Gold Non-Swimmer

Early Bird Special $150 (RRP $300)

Exclusive benefits, plus:

  • Speedo backpack
  • $50 voucher to use at Speedo Swim Shop at SOPAC, Homebush
  • $50 voucher for Swimming NSW merchandise
  • Free meet programs for 3 Swimming NSW meets
  • 10% discount at Speedo Swim Shop
  • Swimming NSW calendar
 

Exclusive benefits, plus:

  • $50 voucher to use a Speedo Swim Shop at SOPAC, Homebush
  • Free entry to 3 Swimming NSW meets
  • Free meet programs for 3 Swimming NSW meets
  • Exclusive invitation to State Open VIP function
  • 10% discount at Speedo Swim Shop

 

Platinum Swimmer

Early Bird Special $200 (RRP $300)

 

Platinum Non-Swimmer

Early Bird Special $200 (RRP $300)

Exclusive benefits, plus:

  • Speedo backpack
  • $100 voucher to use at Speedo Swim Shop at SOPAC, Homebush
  • $50 voucher for Swimming NSW merchandise
  • Free meet programs for Swimming NSW meets
  • 15% discount at Speedo Swim Shop

 

 

Exclusive benefits, plus:

  • Speedo backpack
  • $50 voucher to use at Speedo Swim Shop at SOPAC, Homebush
  • Free entry to Swimming NSW meets
  • Free meet programs for Swimming NSW meets
  • Exclusive invitation to State Open VIP function
  • 15% discount at Speedo Swim Shop

 

To purchase a platinum or gold membership package contact Josh Karp on 02 8047 8509.

 
 
 

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre seeks Head Coach

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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is now seeking a Head Coach who will be responsible for providing high performance coaching services to targeted swimmers, planning, coordinating and delivering the Aquatic Centre squad pathways, and providing leadership and mentoring to the Aquatic Centre squad coaches. To view the role advertisment please click here.

Results for the 2016 NSW MC Championships Are Now Available

The results from the 2016 NSW MC Championships are now available HERE.

Congratulations Emily Roome - winner of the Swimming Australia Gala Dinner Competition!

Emily has won:

 We hope you have a great time Emily!

2016 NSW MC Championships Full Program Now Available for Download

A copy of the Full Program for the upcoming 2016 MC Championships is now available to download HERE.

Copies will also be available at the front entry gate on the day.

2016 NSW National SC Prep Meet Results Now Available

The results from the 2016 NSW National SC Prep Meet are now available HERE.

2016 NSW National Prep Meet Full Program Now Available to Download

A copy of the full program for the 2016 NSW National SC Prep meet is now available for download HERE on our website.

 

2016 NSW Achiever Squad Results Now Available

The results from the recent 2016 NSW Achiever Squad Meet are now available HERE.

 

2016 NSW LC Qualifying Meet Final Start List Now Available

The final start list for the 2016 NSW LC Qualifying Meet is now available HERE.

 

Please note, no further changes are being accepted.

 

Win a trip to Brisbane and see your favourite Rio Olympians and Paralympians in the flesh!

 

Tell us about your favourite moment from the 2016 Rio Olympics or Paralympics, and why it’s your favourite moment in 100 words or less, and you could win.  To be in the running, place your entry by midnight on Thursday, 20 October, 2016 AEDT. Entries can be submitted on the Swimming NSW Facebook page (“Like” page and post a comment) or by email (to michelle.johnson@nsw.swimming.org.au).


The total prize package:



The winner with the best entry will be picked on Friday, 21 October, 2016. See full competition terms and conditions here.

 

2016 NSW Achiever Squad Meet Start List is Now Available

The Start List for the upcoming NSW Achiever Squad Meet is now available HERE.

 

**Please Note, SMNE entries are still being processed and will be reflected on final start list later this week**

Swimming Australia begin search for NSW State Head Coach

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Swimming Australia (SAL) has begun the search for the State Head Coach - NSW. This Coach will lead the High Peformance Swimming program in NSW.  SAL are seeking a coach with significant experience (internationally) to influence and inform the next generation of emerging elite athletes and coaches within New South Wales’ daily performance and competition environments. 


To view the role description please click here. Applications close 14th October.

This position will play an integral role in Leadership & Coaching Structure that will commence in NSW from the 1st of January 2017. A copy of this structure can be found here.

2016 National A Squad Results are Now Available

The results for the NSW 2016 National A Squad meet are now available HERE.

The end to a cracking Paralympic Games!

NSW Paralympians Ellie Cole and Maddison Elliott are pictured above.

 

With a friendly war-cry that could be heard throughout the Aquatic Centre in Rio, the Australian Paralympic swim team for 2016 announced their presence and their intentions on the world stage with one word – “Cooee!”

As team mates competed and races were won and lost – the “Cooee” chant from the Aussie swim team in the crowd became a reassuring and supportive sound at some of the best and some of the toughest times of the meet.

In total the team wrapped up their Rio campaign with 83 personal best times, 64% progressing from heats to finals, 70% season best performances and 82% of the swimmers racing faster in their final swims.

The wider Australian team finished fifth on the medal tally with the swimmers adding nine gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze for a total of 29 medals and three world records.

It was truly a team effort with seven of the nine gold medals coming from different swimmers – one more than the six individual gold medal winners from London.

Rachael Watson, Ellie Cole, Lakeisha Patterson, Maddison Elliott, Tiffany Thomas Kane, Tim Disken and Brenden Hall will all leave Rio as individual Paralympic Champions.

The entire swim team united and as Paralympic debutant Lakeisha Patterson said, “Our team is our family,” and the ‘Cooee’ carried them through the testing ten day meet together.

Take a look back at some of our highlights from the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games here:

Six times the charm for Lakeisha ‘Lucky’ Patterson 
Sunshine Coast swimmer Lakeisha Patterson will leave Rio with a significantly heavier suitcase following her six-medal haul from the 2016 Paralympic Games after winning two gold, three silver and one bronze.

Her first gold medal, which she picked up in the 400m freestyle, came on the first night of competition and was Australia’s first Paralympic swimming gold medal for 2016.

To top it off Patterson’s time of 4:40.33 was a new world record, eclipsing the previous best by 0.11 of a second.

Leading from the 100m mark and increasing her advantage at every turn, Patterson hit the wall seven seconds ahead of Jessica Long, the previous world record holder, who took silver in 4.47.82, with fellow Aussie Maddison Elliott finishing fourth in in 5.02.13.

Having looked up to Long since coming onto the international scene in 2014, Patterson said it felt a little bitter sweet to take the record off the 2012 Paralympic champion and her idol.

“It was pretty surreal really. I knew I had to attack and go out hard and keep fighting for it, and I knew she was right behind me, so I just had to keep going forward,” said Patterson.

“Jess is an amazing and fierce competitor, and to be able to race alongside her and get past her was bitter sweet because she has been my idol growing up. So to race alongside her, and end up on top is quite amazing.”

“Jess said she was really proud of me and can’t believe how well I’ve done, and I really appreciated that, it was really nice. To hear those nice words from her really made me feel special.”

Elliott wraps up Rio on top of the world 
In 2012 Maddison Elliott was Australia’s youngest Paralympian, four years later in 2016, the teenager has worked her way up the ranks and will walk away from Rio a triple-gold medallist, dual silver medallist and with two world records to her name.

Elliott’s swim in the women’s 50m freestyle S8 bettered her own world record by almost half a second, with the 17-year-old stopping the clock in 29.73.

The Novocastrian’s two other gold medals came in the 100m freestyle and the 4x100m freestyle relay (where the quartet also set a new world record).

Elliott proved her versatility when she secured silver in the 100m backstroke and also swam the butterfly leg in the silver medal winning 4x100m medley relay.

Swim like our girls!
Reigning Paralympic champions in the women’s 34 point 4x100m freestyle relay, the team of Ellie Cole, Lakeisha Patterson, Maddison Elliott and Ashleigh McConnell set a new world record on their way to back-to-back titles in the event, following in the footsteps of Australia’s Olympic freestyle team.

Led off by Cole, Patterson and Elliott then extended the Aussie lead with McConnell bringing it home for her first medal of the Games, in a time of 4.16.83, more than three seconds better than Australia’s own world record set in London.

Australia has a proud history in relays and as the current world record holders in the Olympic event as well, the Paralympic team made it two from two with their victory and world record winning time.  

Silver lining for Monique Murphy 
Some remarkable stories emerge from the Paralympic Games and Monique Murphy’s silver medal winning swim in the 400m freestyle is one of those.

For Murphy, the accomplishment of standing on a dais at the Paralympic Games is just another step in a truly incredible journey that began March 29, 2014 – the day her life changed forever.

“This is the best thing that has happened to me in the last two years,” said Murphy.

“Two years ago I woke up from a coma and found out that I had fallen from a fifth floor balcony and I’d had my right foot amputated.”

“From there I went on to have about eight operations and an elective amputation below the knee, and since then it’s just been a whole lot of family support and rehabilitation, and I just didn’t think that in two years I’d be standing here at all. “

“An initially tragic event has turned into such a fantastic thing and to see my parents so happy in the stands, has made all the hard work worth it.

“Swimming was the lifeline. I was struggling a lot with pain and mobility and as soon as I got back in the water all my phantom pain pretty much stopped straight away. I had an outlet for the energy and had a goal each day to get in the water and accomplish something.”

A newcomer on the Paralympic swimming scene, Murphy only made her first international team in 2015 and competed on the world stage just over a year after her accident.

Watch this space because Murphy is on the move.

Debutant Disken continues proud Aussie tradition
Australia has continued its Paralympic dominance of the men’s S9 100m freestyle event, thanks to the emergence of 19-year-old Timothy Disken.

Disken’s gold in the event that allowed the title to stay in Aussie hands since Athens in 2004.

Following in the wash of Australia’s most decorated Paralympian Matthew Cowdrey, who won the event in 2004, 2008 and then 2012, Disken dominated the last 20 metres of the race to take his first gold of the meet, ahead of teammate Brenden Hall in silver for another Aussie one, two in the pool.

A breaststroker nine months ago, Disken is proving his potential as a freestyle swimmer, thanks to some intensive training from coach Yuriy Vdovychenko at the National Training Centre (NTC) in Canberra.

Fairy tale finish in 50 free for Watson
Rookie Rachael Watson completed a fairy tale finish for the Australian Swim Team in Rio when she flew ahead in the final stages of the 50m freestyle to grab a gold medal on debut.

Watson had to wait until the final night of the meet to stand atop the podium but no doubt it was worth the wait for the 24-year-old.

The Queenslander, who suffers from cerebral palsy and motor neuropathy following Guilain-Barre Syndrome, became the first Australian Paralympic swimmer classed S5 or below, to win gold this millennium, setting a new Paralympic record of 40.13 in the women’s S4 50m freestyle.

On behalf of the Australian Swim Team and the wider swimming community we would like to sincerely thank you, the Australian public, for your continued support of #OurTeam in Rio.

Thank you for tuning in for all of the late nights and early mornings, we look forward to having you on the journey with us to Tokyo 2020 and beyond!

For a full results and a look at the medal tally head to: https://www.rio2016.com/en

 

Photo and article via Swimming Australia (swimming.org.au)

 

2016 NSW State Open SC Championships Results Now Available

The results from the 2016 NSW State Open SC Championships are now available HERE.

 

Congratulations to our 2016 NSW State Team members!

Congratulations to all swimmers and coaches selected to represent NSW at State Teams SC Championships (23-25 September at the AIS). 

View our Team list here.

New shipment of performance suits available at the Speedo Shop

Head to the Swimming NSW Speedo Shop this weekend to pick up a performance suit.

Swimming NSW members receive an exclusive 10% discount upon presenting a valid membership card.

The Speedo Shop is located inside the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Contact: (02) 9714 7596

Congratulations to our State Age SC Pointscore winners for 2016 - Trinity Grammar School SC

Full meet results and pointscore can be found here.

Jon Shaw announced as state Coaching Director

 

After an extensive search, Swimming NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Shaw to the position of State Coaching Director.

 

Jon will officially start his role on October 24th following the conclusion of the Paralympics where he is currently the Head Performance Coach for the New Zealand National Team. Jon will join Swimming NSW prior to the National Short Course Championships in Brisbane.

 

Having coached IPC World Champions, Paralympians, Australian Medallists and Record Holders, the Gold Licenced Coach is “looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead in making NSW the premier swimming state in Australia”.

 

Jon comes to this role with a graduate diploma in Educational Studies and Master of Education (Coach Education). His experience with managing support services including teaching biomechanics and coaching degrees at ACPE plus directorial roles on the ascta National and ascta NSW boards will enhance the skill set Jon will bring to this role.

 

“It has been a long search to appoint a suitable candidate for this role and Swimming NSW is excited to entrust Jon with implementing the vision for NSW” says Mark Heathcote CEO of Swimming NSW. Jon will work closely with Narelle Duggan the Performance Pathway Manager to continually improve the performance pathway and support for athletes and coaches in NSW. Jon will also work closely with the NSW State Head Coach who will be appointed by Swimming Australia later in the year.

 

“We must be in a position to offer the best coaching in Australia. With that goal in mind we must create the right environment and pathways for both athletes and coaches to excel” said Shaw. He continues “Being a passionate New South Welshman I’m both honoured and excited at the many challenges that lie ahead”

2016 NSW State Age SC Championships Final Start List Now Available

The final start list for the upcoming 2016 NSW State Age SC Championships is now available HERE.

No further changes will be accepted.

2016 NSW MC Meet #3 Results

Results from the recent 2016 SNSW MC MEET #3 are now available HERE.

SNSW Online Inspector of Turns Training

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Swimming NSW is proud to officially launch its online Inspector of Turns Training Course. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Inspector of Turns is the second course available and we hope to add more in the near future.

Our volunteers have told us for some time that one of the key barriers to them officiating in our sport is having the time to complete the necessary training. Now with the Swimming NSW Online Training Courses, interested individuals can complete the training when and where they want.

Once individuals have successfully completed the training they will receive a confirmation letter which they can then print out.  When ready for a practical assessment, they will need to bring the certificate with them so that the Assessor can sign off the cover sheet as having sighted this document.  Once a successful assessment has been carried out, the volunteer will become fully accredited for that position.

Liaison with the Area ATSCCs is a vital step in organising this Assessment and should be carried out as soon as practical.

To view the course and other courses as they become available please visit the Swimming NSW training page here (https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/)

Photo ©Nina Beilby | Nina Beilby Swim Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the life of Forbes Carlile on 10 August

A ‘Celebration of the Wonderful Life of Forbes Carlile’ will be held in the Grand Ballroom, Qudos Bank Arena in the Olympic Park precinct, Homebush on Wednesday 10 August. The service will commence at 1.00 pm and all are welcome to attend. There is parking available on site adjacent to the venue.

 

2016 NSW MC Meet#3 Timeline Now Available

The timeline for the upcoming MC Meet #3 is now available HERE.

 

Please note, it is to be used as a guideline only.

 

Swimming NSW mourns the passing of Forbes Carlile MBE

Forbes is pictured with his wife Ursula.

Forbes was a Swimming NSW Vice Patron, and was a true icon of our sport. We extend our condolences to Ursula and the Carlile family at this difficult time.

 

ASCTA Vale Forbes Carlile

 

It is with great sadness that ASCTA announce the passing of our legend and Number one swimming coach Forbes Carlile.

Forbes Carlile MBE was born in Armadale Victoria on 3 June 1921.  Growing up in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, Forbes, like most Australians, had an early need to learn to swim. He was at first an unwilling student in his lessons at the nearby Balmoral rock pool, but swimming soon became his boyhood hobby and sport of choice.

Carlile was Australia's first post-World War II Olympics swimming coach in 1948. He was also Australia's first competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Carlile studied at the University of Sydney under Professor Frank Cotton, graduating and later lecturing there in human physiology. His pioneering work on elite athlete training methods included interval workouts, pace clocks and log books, heart rate tests, training under stress and T Wave studies of the ventricles. He developed techniques such as even paced swimming and the use of two-beat kicks for long-distance events.

His book, Forbes Carlile on Swimming, was the first modern book on competitive swimming with its study of tapering and the historical development of the crawl. Other books by Carlile include A History of Crawl Stroke Techniques to the 1960s.

In 1977 Carlile was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, USA. Other awards include the Queens Jubilee Medal (1977), ASI Life Member (2003) and NSSA Hall of Fame (2003). In 1977, Carlile was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to swimming. In 1984 Carlile was inducted as a Life Member of the Australian Swim Coaches Association. In 1987 he was inducted as a Master Coach with the association. In 1989 Carlile, was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.

For many year Carlile was an integral member of the ASCTA Conference and was always seated in the front row beside his wife of Ursula.

He will be sadly missed by the whole swimming community.

On behalf of the ASCTA Board, staff and all members we send our best wishes and strongest support to Ursula in this time of sadness.

 

Carlile Swimming Media Release - Forbes Carlile passes at age 95

 
Earlier today, Australian Swimming legend Forbes Carlile MBE passed away at age 95.

 

Carlile was Australia's first post-World War II Olympics swimming coach in 1948. He was also Australia's first competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1952 Olympics Games in Helsinki.

 

Forbes was a coach to many Australian champions. During his coaching career he produced 52 Australian team representatives, who have broken 31 individual world records between them. In all, he participated in 5 Olympic Games – London, Helsinki, Melbourne, Rome and Tokyo between 1948 and 1964. He was also selected as the Head Swimming coach at the 1980 Moscow Olympics but later withdrew.

 

Carlile studied at the University of Sydney under Professor Frank Cotton, graduating and later lecturing in human physiology. Together with Professor Cotton, they set up Australia's first Sports Science lab at the University of Sydney. In 1946, at the Palm Beach rock pool, the pair set up a scientific swimming group. It was here that Forbes was able to structure training and measure the performance of athletes year round.

 

It was also at Palm Beach that Forbes first introduced the pace clock. This innovation has left the Carlile stamp on virtually every pool deck around the world.

 

His book, Forbes Carlile on Swimming, was the first modern book on competitive swimming with its study of tapering and the historical development of the crawl. Other books by Carlile include A History of Crawl Stroke Techniques to the 1960s.

 

In 1977, Carlile was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame at Fort Lauderdale, USA. Other awards include the Queens Jubilee Medal (1977), ASI Life Member (2003) and NSSA Hall of Fame (2003). In 1977, Carlile was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to swimming. In 1984, Carlile was inducted as a Life Member of the Australian Swim Coaches Association. In 1987, he was inducted as a Master Coach with the association. In 1989, Carlile was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.

 

While competitive swimming has been Forbes’ primary passion, he has been a pioneer in the development of learn-to-swim techniques, especially in the area of baby swimming.

 

In 1961, together with his wife Ursula, the Carlile’s built the first Indoor heated teaching facility in NSW, in the backyard of their home at Cross Street in Ryde. Carlile Swimming continues to operate out of this facility today.

 

Today, Carlile Swimming teaches over 25,000 children to learn to swim each week across 9 swim schools. In over 50 years, Carlile learn-to-swim centres have no doubt taught more Australians to swim than any other learn-to-swim school.

 

The guiding principle for the learn-to-swim programs is encapsulated in Forbes's motto:

“To swim well is an asset for life.”

 

Forbes is survived by his wife Ursula, who in her own right is considered a legend of both Australian and international swimming.

 

Carlile Swimming Director, Richard Cahalan, said “the Carlile Swimming family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of it’s founder, Forbes Carlile. A pioneer, an innovator, a scientist and widely considered as ‘swimming’s conscience’, Forbes will be sorely missed by his staff, his swimmers, his coaching peers and the worldwide swimming community. Our hearts go out to Ursula at this very sad time.”

2016 NSW MC Meet #3 Start List Now Available

The start list for the 2016 NSW MC Meet #3 is now available HERE.

 

Please send any changes to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY before 5pm Friday July 29.

asctaNSW Coaching Conference registrations are now open!

 

Registrations are now open for the asctaNSW Coaching and Learn To Swim Conference, which will be held on 11th September at Pymble Ladies College in Sydney.

To view the conference program and pricing, click here.

To register for the conference, click here.

 

Image ©Nina Beilby | Nina Beilby Swim Photography

Rio Olympics - message from John Bertrand AO

 

As I write this, our Olympic and Paralympic teams are packing their bags for Rio. This has been a long journey. Selection at this highest level does not come easily. Very few make it. 

To be an Olympian is something very special. It means most to the people who have achieved this position. But it also says so much about the support behind each Olympian. All those families and loved ones, the coaches, the support staff, the physio’s, the sports psychologists. Yes, sports psychologists…training between the ears as well as in the pool.

At this level, the mental preparation, how one sees one self, is equally as important. Can we feel truly comfortable on the world stage? Is our presence felt in the marshalling area? Do any words need be spoken? 

Then, when it really counts, what’s going through your mind. Do you believe? Our coaches talk about achieving a ‘hollow mind’. After the thousands of hours of training, of preparing, to finally be on the starting block with a hollow mind. Then let it flow. Time to do your thing.

Our Head Coach talks about ‘peak performance’ when it really counts. Remove the consequences of winning or losing, just focus on the job at hand. If our athletes achieve their own peak performances when it really counts, at the Olympics, in their final race, results will follow. No medal count is ever mentioned. I like that. It simplifies all. Leave others to count medals, if they eventuate.

Some of our team members will become house hold names as a result of these Olympics. We believe we will see some very special performances. But above all, this team, both Olympic and Paralympic teams, are competing not only for themselves, their coaches, their families, but for each other. I believe this is our strength. I believe this team will leverage off each other, will support each other, when the pressure is on. That’s what teams are all about. 

The product of all this are the stories that evolve. The myths that develop. A nations heroes are born as a result of the Olympic Games. 

Sport is a defining quality in this country. Swimming is at the forefront, it is part of our DNA. That’s how we think about it anyway. 

So kids will see our nations swimmers doing their thing half way around the world in Rio, Some will think, ‘I think I would like to do that’. Some kids will start a journey of dream building.  

What we really want is for every child to love the sport no matter what level they may reach.  For this great sport is a sport for life. That is our dream. To inspire all Australians to be the swimmer they want to be. 

Stay tuned. Swimming August 6th-13th. Heats start at 2amfinals at 11am AEST. Broadcast on Ch 7, free to air and all their digital platforms. The Nation will stop to watch our team, one team.  

And one final point. Following 2012 when Swimming Australia was without a major sponsor, Mrs Gina Rinehart came forward. She backed the new vision of Swimming Australia and our people. 

We owe a deep sense of gratitude to our Patron Mrs Rinehart, Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation as we head off to Rio in our endeavour to make this country proud. 

Go Australia!

John Bertrand AO
President
Swimming Australia

Club of the Year Award nominations now open!

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Swimming Australia Club of the Year. This award seeks to recognise and celebrate the initiatives and achievements of affiliated swimming clubs.


The winner of the Swimming Australia Club of the Year 2016 will be announced at the Swimming Australia Swimmer of the Year awards night. The winning club will receive two tickets, flights and accommodation to be present at the awards night to receive the winner’s trophy. The top 10 placed nominations will be rewarded.


Winner – Club of the Year 2016 Trophy, $2,000 and an athlete visit to the club.
2nd Place – $1,000 and an athlete visit to the club.
3rd Place – $500 and an athlete visit to the club.
4th-10th Places – $150 of Sports Community Vouchers to be redeemed on webinars and resources for the club.

For more information and to nominate, click here.

 

Photo courtesy of Inverell Swimming Club.

Upcoming Bronze Licence Course

For more information click here. Contact Darren Howard with coaching queries (darren.howard@nsw.swimming.org.au).

2016 SNSW Metropolitan SC Championships Results

Results from the recent 2016 SNSW Metropolitan SC Championships are now available HERE

 

 

Don't miss the Swimming NSW AGM and State Forum!

 

The Swimming NSW AGM and State Forum will take place on 23 July at the Pullman Hotel in Sydney Olympic Park. Delegates from affiliated clubs and areas are entitled to attend. This is an opportunity for you to meet and speak with our staff and Board members in person. You will also be able to network with committee members from other clubs and discuss ideas.

Our AGM will begin at 10am and will run for about one hour. This is your opportunity to vote on important governance matters that may affect your club.

We will have a short morning tea break, then our State Forum will commence at 11:30am. We will be presenting on some pertinent topics at the State Forum:

 

• 11.40am – Junior Dolphin Program club case study, presented by Bruce Horlyck from Parramatta City SC

 

• 12.15pm – Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework (SSF), presented by Sarah Armstrong from Swimming Australia

 

1.00pm – complimentary lunch provided by Swimming NSW

 

• 2.00pm – ‘Dive Right In’ membership campaign

 

• 2.15pm – Club Health Checklist workshop

 

• 3.15pm – State Forum closure (approx)

 

Delegate nomination forms can be found here: http://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=109.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, 15 July. Please return your forms to Mark Heathcote (mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au) as soon as possible.

 

JX results will be available on MyLANE from Wednesday 6th July!

Swimming Australia are publishing 2016 Junior Excellence (JX) results first to swimmers via their personalised online portal MyLANE on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

Swimmers aged 9-16 years who are registered swim club members, have competed in approved swimming meets and achieved a qualifying time between 1 April 2015 and 5 April 2016 will be recognised under the JX award program.

JX qualifiers will be recognised on the Swimming Australia website and will receive a JX award pack, which will be delivered to swimming clubs in August.

Following the release of the JX results on MyLANE, Swimming Australia will publish the full JX results on the Swimming Australia website on Thursday 7th July 2016 at 10am AEDT.

To find out more about the JX Program, including the qualification criteria, click here.

2016 NSW SC Country Championship Results

Results from the recent 2016 SNSW SC Country Championships are now available HERE.

Belgravia Leisure seeks Director of Swimming

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Belgravia Leisure is currently seeking a highly qualified, skilled Director of Swimming to work within their busy Contract Management partnership with City of Sydney Council. For further information please click here.

2016 SNSW AGM & State Forum Information

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The meeting papers are now available for the 2016 Swimming NSW Annual General Meeting and State Forum by clicking here.

Surf Life Saving NSW is our official partner for First Aid courses

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW). Swimming NSW members are now entitled to significantly discounted rates for attending SLSNSW's First Aid and CPR courses. Clubs, round up some of your members, and SLSNSW will send a trainer to you to run a First Aid course. Alternately, Swimming NSW members can attend a public course and still receive a discounted rate by booking through our exclusive account manager, Kim Tolmie.

In addition to their nationally-recognised First Aid courses, Surf Life Saving NSW have designed some courses that our swimming parents and committee members may find very helpful such as Remote First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Management, and Spinal Management.

Below are some brochures that describe SLSNSW's services and prices:

First Aid Training Courses Brochure

Event Safety Services Brochure

First Aid Equipment Product Guide

 

If you'd like to arrange a training course for your club, please gather expressions of interest from your members, then have one club member contact Kim Tolmie at SLSNSW to book in (02 9471 8081 or ktolmie@surflifesaving.com.au).

SNSW Director Elections - Make sure your Club & Area vote!

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Make sure your Area & Club votes in the 2016 Swimming NSW Board Elections

Online Voting for the Swimming NSW Board of Directors opened today, Monday the 6th June 2016 at 12pm (Noon) and closes Monday 18th July 2016 at 12pm (Noon).

Voting instructions have been sent out to all 2016-2017 affiliated Clubs & Areas, including log in details for the Voting Website www.myvote.com.au/swimmingnsw

If your Club or Area has not received this information, please contact mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au

Clubs & Areas will be able to view the candidate information by simply visiting the voting website. You will not need to log in to download or print this information. Alternatively, the candidate information is available from the Swimming NSW Website.

Where a Club or Area is unable to access the established voting website, applications can be made to the Chief Executive Officer for an alternative balloting system (such as postal).

Best Regards,

Swimming NSW

2016 Swimming NSW MC Meet #2 Results

Full results from the recent 2016 Swimming NSW Multi Class Meet #2 are now available HERE.

 

 

 

**Excited about Swimming? Get Involved Now!**

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Register your interest here!

2016 Rio Olympic Games

 

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are about to commence, follow all the action here. Go Australia!!

2016 Swimming NSW Technical Officials Forum

Invitation to the 2016 Swimming NSW Technical Swimming Committee Forum now available

 

2016 NSW MC (Disability) Meet #2 Final Start List and Timeline Now Available

The final Start List and timeline for the upcoming MC Meet #2 is now available HERE.

 

Timeline to be used as a GUIDELINE only.

No further changes will be made to the start list.

 

Increase your club's membership during the Rio Olympics!

Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW have developed a membership marketing campaign designed to capitalise on the increased exposure for the sport of swimming during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Swimming Australia is developing an interactive Swimfinder which will allow people to search for places to swim and will provide information about the type of programs run by clubs.

During the Rio Olympics marketing campaign clubs can offer ‘come and try’ opportunities for newcomers. Clubs have the option of five different activities/events to run throughout the campaign. The activities/events will allow newcomers to participate in club activities and fully immerse themselves in the club experience, with the aim of converting them to members. Our goal is to have at least 50 NSW clubs participate in this initiative.

Swimming Australia will provide comprehensive guidelines and a promotion/media kit for clubs to run a ‘come and try’ campaign at a local level. This will include:

Want to get involved? Here’s what happens next:

ACTION RESPONSIBLE
Club committee decides if they would like to run a ‘come and try’ event Clubs
Club chooses date/time/location of activity and submits event information via online form Clubs
Club downloads media pack and promotional images, and starts promoting their event Clubs
'Come and try' activity details added to Swimfinder Swimming Australia/Swimming NSW
Information about how newcomers can register for ‘come and try’ activities disseminated to clubs Swimming Australia/Swimming NSW
‘Come and try’ registrations open online TBA
'Come and try' events occurring Clubs

 

Please contact Sarah Koen with any queries about this campaign (sarah.koen@nsw.swimming.org.au).

Photo ©Nina Beilby | Nina Beilby Swim Photography

Save Parramatta Pool Community Rally

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A Community Rally has been organised in support of Parramatta Pool for Sunday 5th June at 11am. A flyer for the Rally can be downloaded here.

2016 SNSW Call for Meet Directors and Announcers

Swimming NSW is now calling for nominations from interested people who wish to apply for the positions of Meet Director and Announcer at the upcoming Winter Season meets listed HERE.  If you would like to nominate for any of these positions, plese just fill in this Nomination Form and return to the CEO, Mr. Mark Heathcote by the relevant closing dates.

 

2016/17 Summer Championship Calendar Announced

newsAfter consultation with our Members & Key Stakeholders the Swimming NSW Board has approved the Championship Dates for the 2016/17 Summer Season. The dates are outlined below. The date for the NSW Open Water Championships will be advised as soon as possible.

25th – 27th November 2016 – NSW Metropolitan Championships (Friday PM Session)

TBC – NSW Open Water Championships

9th – 10th December 2016 – NSW State Age 10/U -12 Years Championships

12th – 17th December 2016 – NSW State Age 13-18 Years Championships

28th & 29th January 2017 – NSW Country Regional Meets

4th & 5th February 2017 – Speedo Sprint Series Heats

24th – 26th February 2017 – NSW Country Championships (Friday PM Session - TBC)     

3rd - 5th March 2017 – NSW State Open Championships

11th March 2017 – NSW National Prep Meet (TBC - subject to National Closing dates)

12th March 2017 – Speedo Sprint Series Finals

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who provide feedback on the dates and we were pleased to have well over 1000 respondants to the Survey. There was fantastic support for the Calendar above across all four key Stakeholders; Swimmers, Parents, Technical Officials and Coaches. There was also great support from both Metropolitan & Country Clubs. A snapshot of the Survey result is provided below for your information.

Survey

 

 

2016 Swimming NSW AGM & State Forum Notice

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The 2016 Swimming NSW AGM & State Forum Notices are now available here.

JX qualifying times need to be uploaded by April 4

The Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.

Swimmers aged from 9 to 16 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.

The JX qualification period for 2015/16 will be closing on 4 April 2016. JX packs are awarded using
'Approved' results only so please ensure you have uploaded your results to ClubLANE and have requested approval from your area and Swimming NSW well before 4 April. Results that are 'Not Approved' or 'Pending Approval' will not be included in the 2015/16 JX program.

All clubs should ensure that their delivery address and main club contact details are correct in preparation for the distribution of 2015/16 JX award packs. To check your delivery address log in to ClubLANE click on the Club tab and your club name, then check the Delivery Address box in your Details tab.

View the 2015-16 qualifying criteria here.

Watch a video about the JX program here.

 

MyLANE online member portal now available

 

Swimming Australia is excited to launch a new member service called MyLANE. Through MyLANE every member has their very own personalised portal that allows members to see their race results and track their PBs and qualifying times. Members can compare their swims against past swims as well as challenge themselves by setting goal times.

 

Members can pay for their membership, see a list of upcoming meets and enter meets through MyLANE. Members will also receive news from their individual club, Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia.

 

Members can keep up to date with everything swimming on the go as MyLANE is mobile-device compatible.

 

You can now access MyLANE by clicking on the MyLANE button in the top left of the Swimming NSW website homepage. Alternately you can go to mylane.swimming.org.au. to log in using your membership account username and password. If you require your username and password, contact your swim club registrar. If you have trouble logging in to MyLANE, contact support@swimming.org.au.

2016 NSW State Open Championship Results

Full results from the recent 2016 Swimming NSW State Open Championships are now available HERE.

2016 State Open Championships Day 3

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2016 Swimming NSW State Open Championships

 

DAY 3 – Sunday 6 March 2016

 

The women’s 200m freestyle proved to be the swim of the meet and the highlight of the final night of competition at the Swimming NSW State Open Championships.

 

Emma McKeon touched the wall in 1:55.53, breaking the Commonwealth record by 0.01 of a second and lowering her own Australian record.

 

“I was pretty happy, I was expecting to do a fast time because of the times I have been doing in training,” McKeon said. “But when I touched the wall it didn’t really feel like anything great – which I think is a good thing.”

 

“It’s been going really well,” she said of her preparation. “I’ve learnt a lot over the last two years and I’ve grown up a lot.”

 

Bronte Barratt showed her determination to be a medal contender come Rio, swimming 1:55.95 to win silver and Leah Neale rounded out the medals with bronze in 1:59.82.

 

James Magnussen stamped his ownership on the one-lap dash, winning the 50m freestyle gold in 22.42 seconds. Even more promising for Magnussen though was posting 48.85 seconds as the lead swimmer in the final event of the night, the club 4 x 100m freestyle relay.

 

“I’ve had an extra day’s rest from when I trained last so I was felling a bit better [than on Friday for the 100m freestyle],” Magnussen said. “I thought I had spent a bit in that 50, but I just went after it a bit more in the 100 and tried to go a bit more off instinct and get a bit more aggressive with it and that worked really well.”

 

“It put a smile on my face. I know I am around there [48 seconds] if not quicker. But the racing is just not quite feeling the way it used to. But I know from my training times that I am right there. I was going to keep my confidence from training but that’s a nice little boost right there for the end of the weekend.”

 

Magnussen’s training partner William Copeland was a fingernail behind placing second in 22.43. James Roberts was third in 22.59.

 

Alicia Coutts laid down a very impressive swim in the 200m individual medley, showing she is back from injury, back in form and back for a positive end to her swimming career. The multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist swam 2:09.99, and was thrilled with not just her time, but how she felt in the lead up to what will ultimately be her last Olympic Games.

 

“I’m back! I’ve been training really, really hard,” Coutts said. “I wanted to make sure I had given it everything in the lead up to Nationals to give myself every chance to make the team. I want to finish on a positive note. If what I’ve done is not enough to be selected to the team, I know I have given it everything I could have done. But after swimming this weekend, it’s given me a lot more confidence in myself.”

 

Japan’s Kanako Watanabe was second in 2:11.92 and Taylor McKeown was third in 2:13.97.

 

World Champion backstroker Mitch Larkin was strong in the men’s 100m backstroke, winning in 53.14, Benjamin Treffers was second in 54.29 and Ashley Delaney was third in 54.42.

 

RESULTS (In order of the events being contested)

 

Women’s 200m Butterfly

 

1. Sehyun An (V-Korea) 2:09.34

2. Helena Gasson (V-New Zealand) 2:10.98

3. Miyu Nakano (V-Japan) 2:11.53

 

Men’s 100m Butterfly

 

1. Chris Wright (Southport Olympic) 52.92

2. Daniel Lester (Lawnton) 53.09

3.Nao Horomura (V-Japan) 53.14

 

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

 

1. Georgia Bohl (V-St Peters Western) 30.88

2. Sally Hunter (V-Marion) 31.15

3. Jenni Johansson (V-USC Spartans) 31.25

 

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

 

1. Matthew Wilson (SOPAC) 2:11.34

2. Hayato Watanabe (V-Japan) 2:11.43

3. Jake Packard (V-USC Spartans) 2:14.69

 

Men’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class

 

1. Rowan Crothers (S10) (V-Yeronga Park) 52.67

2. Samuel Greatorex (S15) (V-Nunawading) 54.58

3. Braedan Jason (S13) (V-USC Spartans) 54.32

 

Women’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class

 

1. Taylor Corry (S14) (Nelson Bay) 1:02.31

2. Ellie Cole (S9) (Castle Hill RSL Dolphins) 1:03.83

3. Amy Cook (S14) (SLC Aquadot) 1:05.78

 

Women’s 200m Freestyle

 

1. Emma McKeon (V-St Peters Western) 1:55.53

2. Bronte Barratt (V-St Peters Western) 1:55.95

3. Leah Neale (V- USC Spartans) 1:59.82

 

Men’s 50m Freestyle

 

1. James Magnussen (Ravenswood) 22.42

2. William Copeland (Ravenswood) 22.43

3. James Roberts (V- Somerset) 22.59

 

Women’s 200m Individual Medley

 

1. Alicia Coutts (V –Redlands) 2:09.99

2. Kanako Watanabe (V-Japan) 2:11.92

3. Taylor McKeown (V-USC Spartans) 2:13.97

 

Men’s 400m Individual Medley

 

1. Travis Mahoney (V-Nunawading) 4:22.91

2. Jared Gilliland (V-Chandler) 4:24.30

3. Mitchell Donaldson (

 

Women’s 50m Backstroke

 

1. Madison Wilson (V-St Peters Western) 28.49

2. Hayley Baker (V-Melbourne Vicentre) 28.76

3. Marieke D’Cruz (SOPAC) 29.04

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke

 

1. Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western) 53.14

2. Benjamin Treffers (Burley Griffin) 54.29

3. Ashley Delaney (V-Nunawading) 54.42

 

Men’s 1500m Freestyle

 

1. Jack McLoughlin (V-Chandler) 15:15.16

2. Jarrod Poort (Wests Illawarra Aquatic) 15:27.56

3. Ethan Owens (V-Marion) 15:39.16

 

Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Melbourne Vicentre 3:46.82

2. Ravenswood 3:47.57

3. Japan 3:49.50

 

Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Ravenswood 3:20.59

2. Marion 3:21.21

3. Melbourne Vicentre 3.22.61

 

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class

 

1. Blake Cochrane (S7) (V-USC Spartans) 1:17.99

2. Rick Pendleton (S9) (V-USC Spartans) 1:09.65

3. Richard Eliason (S14) (Ginninderra) 1:12.66

 

Women’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class

 

1. Tiffany Thomas Kane (S6) (Ravenswood) 1:39.68

2. Paige Leonhardt (S9) (Wingham) 1:21.33

3. Madeleine Scott (S9) (Canberra) 1:22.58

 

* V = Visitor from club outside of NSW

 

NSW Female Swimmer of the Meet – Mikkayla Sheridan & Coach Brant Best (SOPAC)

NSW Male Swimmer of the Meet – Matthew Wilson & Coach Adam Kable (SOPAC)

2016 State Open Championships Day 2

 

2016 Swimming NSW State Open Championships

 

DAY 2 – Saturday 5 March 2016

 

In the most tightly contested final of the second night of the 2016 Swimming NSW State Open Championships, Cameron McEvoy won the men’s 200m freestyle in 1:46.85 ahead of Dan Smith (1:47.32) and Kurt Herzog (1:47.80).

 

McEvoy’s swam almost four seconds faster than at the same meet last year and has been focusing heavily on his time over the first 100 metres.

 

“I’ve gone 1:46 three times since December which is great,” he said. “Last time I was 1:46 in season was leading into Commonwealth Games trials. I’ve surprised myself by being able to go 1:46 tonight.

 

“The main aim was definitely that first hundred. I haven’t been able to attack that first hundred since Commonwealth Games and I think since that race there was a small mental barrier to do with that first hundred so tonight was about breaking that wall down and being comfortable with being uncomfortable. I managed to hold on technically and it wasn’t too bad of a drop off and the overall time was satisfying.”

 

With the impressive depth in the event and Grant Hackett still to be added into the mix, the showdown next month for the two individual Olympic berths is promising to be one of the most exciting races of the meet.

 

There was a changing of the guards in the women’s freestyle, with Bronte Campbell returning to competition but sister Cate going down with the illness that prevented Bronte from swimming yesterday. Feeling better, Bronte swam the 50m freestyle, posting her fastest time of the year [24.37] and giving her confidence in her rehabilitated hip ahead of trials.

 

“I’ve been really, really pleased,” Campbell said. “When I started the year I was operating with my hip at about 10 per cent kick-wise in the pool. It wasn’t looking very good. But it is really promising having good swims both here and in Perth. Considering how we started the year, I am really pleased with how the last few weeks have been going.”

 

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen took silver in 25.16 and Emma McKeon took bronze in 25.18.

 

World Junior Champion Minna Atherton won her first ever senior title when she took out the women’s 100m backstroke. The humble teenager said it was great to take her first win at a senior meet, despite the absence in the race of her training partner - World Champion Emily Seebohm.

 

Atherton swam 59.73 seconds to edge out Madison Wilson (59.80), with Hayley Baker rounding out the medals in 1:00.95.

 

“I wasn’t really expecting to do a PB because I haven’t really tapered but I was expecting around that time so I’m happy with that,” the 15-year-old Brisbane Grammar swimmer said.

 

“It’s been really good,” she said of training with Seebohm. “She’s been really helping me out. I’ve been racing her and she’s been racing me, it’s going really well.”

 

Emma McKeon posted the fourth fastest 100m butterfly time of the year, winning in 57.24. Multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Alicia Coutts showed she is continuing to return to form, placing third in 57.53. Ottesen of Denmark took silver in 57.40.

 

 

 

RESULTS (In order of the events being contested)

 

Women’s 400m Freestyle

 

1. Jessica Ashwood (V-Chandler) 4:06.07

2. Lauren Boyle (V-Miami) 4:08.91

3. Remy Fairweather (V-Nudgee) 4:10.37

 

Men’s 50m Butterfly

 

1. Daniel Lester (V-Lawnton) 23.90

2. Cameron Jones (V-St Peters Western) 24.10

3. Christopher Wright (V-Southport Olympic) 24.24

 

Women’s 100m Butterfly

 

1. Emma McKeon (V-St Peters Western) 57.24

2. Jeanette Ottesen (V-Denmark) 57.40

3. Alicia Coutts (V-Redlands) 57.53

 

Men’s 200m Backstroke

 

1. Mitch Larkin (V-St Peters Western) 1:55.08

2. Josh Beaver (V-Nunawading) 1:57.79

3. Ashley Delaney (V-Nunawading) 1:59.05

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke

 

1. Minna Atherton (V-Brisbane Grammar) 59.73

2. Madison Wilson (V-St Peters Western) 59.80

3. Hayley Baker (V-Melbourne Vicentre) 1:00.95

 

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

 

1. Jake Packard (V-USC Spartans) 1:01.01

2. Hayato Watanabe (V-Japan) 1:01.31

3. Matthew Wilson (SOPAC) 1:01.68

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class

 

1. Michael Anderson (S10) (V-USC Spartans) 1:01.91

2. Timothy Hodge (S9) (The Hills) 1:06.91

3. Samuel Greatorex (S15) (V-Nunawading) 1:03.09

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class

 

1. Ellie Cole (S9) (Castle Hill RSL Dolphins) 1:10.85

2. Taylor Corry (S14) (Nelson Bay) 1:10.81

3. Maddison Elliott (S8) (Nu Swim) 1:23.86

 

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

 

1. Rikke Pedersen (V-Denmark) 2:23.55

2. Kanako Watanabe (V-Japan) 2:24.04

3. Georgia Bohl (V-St Peters Western) 2:25.61

 

Men’s 200m Freestyle

 

1. Cameron McEvoy (V-Bond) 1:46.85

2. Daniel Smith (V-Miami) 1:47.32

3. Kurt Herzog (V-SOPAC) 1:47.80

 

Women’s 50m Freestyle

 

1. Bronte Campbell (V-Commercial) 24.37

2. Jeanette Ottesen (V-Denmark) 24.77

3. Emma McKeon (V-St Peters Western) 25.18

 

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

 

1. Justin James (Mackay) 2:02.36

2. Juran Mizohata (V-Japan) 2:03.91

3. Travis Mahoney (V-Nunawading) 2:03.85

 

Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay

 

1. Carlile 1:49.76

2. Japan (V) 1:49.88

3. Melbourne Vicentre (V) 1:50.11

 

Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Melbourne Vicentre (V) 8:14.01

2. Japan (V) 8:18.69

3. Ravenswood 8:19.18

 

Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Club Relay

 

1. Japan (V) 7:25.17

2. Melbourne Vicentre (V) 7:33.85

3. Sydney University 7:37.14

 

Men’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class

 

1. Mitchell Kilduff (S14) (MLC Marlins) 1:00.04

2. Matthew Levy (S7) (Cranbrook Eastern Edge) 1:12.70

3. Timothy Antalfy (S13) (Hunters Hill) 1:00.38

 

Women’s 100m Butterfly Multi-Class

 

1. Taylor Corry (S14) (Nelson Bay) 1:11.12

2. Paige Leonhardt (S9) (Wingham) 1:11.28

3. Madeleine Scott (S9) (Canberra) 1:11.46

 

Men’s 400m Freestyle Multi-Class

 

1. Guy Harrison-Murray (S10) (V-USC Spartans) 4:18.48

2. Braedan Jason (S1) (V-USC Spartans) 4:14.41

3. Blake Cochrane (S8) (V-USC Spartans) 4:46.42

 

Women’s 400m Freestyle Multi-Class

 

1. Jade Lucy (S14) (SLC Aquadot) 5:01.93

2. Nikesha Harding (S14) (Aquablitz Toongabbie) 5:09.87

3. Amy Cook (S14) (SLC Aquadot) 5:17.80

2016 State Open Championships Day 1

 

2016 Swimming NSW State Open Championships

 

DAY 1 – Friday 4 March 2016

 

Cameron McEvoy has emerged victorious in the men’s 100m freestyle on night one of the Swimming NSW State Open Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

 

With just over a month until Olympic Trials, the tussle for a top-two finish in the blue-riband event is tighter than ever, but McEvoy ruled the pool, touching for gold 48.40.

 

“I’m really happy,” McEvoy said of his sub-49 swim. “I wasn’t too fresh for the competition. I’m in a different phase of my training and that phase revolves around a lot of quality race work. I’m pleased to have come out and got under 49 seconds.”

 

The race saw McEvoy take on former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist James Magnussen and rising star Kyle Chalmers. Seventeen-year-old Chalmers was second in 48.68, edging close to his personal best time of 48.47, heralding big things for the teenager from Adelaide. Magnussen was third in 49.22 with work to do for an individual Olympic berth.

 

“It is good to have competition,” McEvoy said. “It has been a long time since we have had all the top guys in Australia in one race, so that was nice. But that feeling was overshadowed by the pure labour of that swim. It was very much a training swim and I did a good time and considering that I can relate that to a tough training session.”

 

With the Olympics looming, Chalmers has started home-schooling and has upped his training regime under Peter Bishop.

 

“Everything is going really well, I am really enjoying it,” Chalmers said.

 

“It is good to get a 48.6 out in season. I still haven’t had a whole lot of experience racing the older guys so it was good fun having them against me tonight.”

 

The women’s 100m freestyle belonged to Cate Campbell. Sister Bronte withdrew from the morning’s heats because of a head cold, but Campbell proved she didn’t need her to push a strong finish, winning in 52.85.

 

“That was probably my fastest swim without taper so I’m pleased with that,” Campbell said of the time was just a fraction off the Australian Allcomers record of 52.62 and only 0.03 seconds slower than the time she swam to take bronze at last year’s World Championships, giving her confidence ahead of next month’s trials.

 

“It’s hard to tell when you are in this last phase of training and everyone is tired and sore,” Campbell said of her progress.

 

“It’s been fairly smooth and consistent - nothing spectacular, but nothing awfully dreadful. Consistency is really key and that is what we have found over the last couple of years. Often your best swims are off the consistent training blocks.”

 

Edging close to her best time was Emma McKeon who touched for second in 53.48. Michelle Coleman was third in 54.03.

 

In the opening event of the night, the men’s 400m freestyle, David McKeon took a healthy early lead to be a body length in front at the half way mark. The 23-year-old extended his lead in the final 100m leaving his competitors in his wake to win in 3:46.48. Mack Horton couldn’t catch McKeon, finishing second in 3:49.94 and rounded out the medals in

 

The absence of World Champion Emily Seebohm due to illness did little to lessen the excitement of the women’s 200m backstroke final with a stacked field of competitors who will be chasing Seebohm at trials. Currently ranked number two in the world, Madison Wilson took gold in the event in a time of 2:08.28. Fifteen-year-old Minna Atherton grabbed silver in 2:08.90 with veteran Belinda Hocking third in 2:09.48.

 

Georgia Bohl came within a whisker of her personal best in the 100m breaststroke, swimming 1:06.65 to win gold ahead of Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen and Sweden’s Jennie Johansson.

 

“I’m happy with the swim, it was a good race,” the 18-year-old from St Peters Western said. “I’ve improved on my strength and now I’m just focusing on all the little things to add up.”

 

Jessica Ashwood swam 8:19.59 in the women’s 800m, breaking the NSW Allcomers record set by the USA’s Brooke Bennett 16 years ago when she won gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Ashwood was just over a second outside of her Australian record time.

 

Competition continues on Saturday 5 March with the women’s 50m freestyle and the men’s 200m freestyle some of the highlights.

 

RESULTS (In order of the events being contested)

 

Men’s 400m Freestyle

 

1. David McKeon (V-Chandler) 3:46.48

2. Mack Horton (V-Melbourne Vicentre) 3:49.94

3. Jack McLoughlin (V-Chandler) 3:50.72

 

Women’s 50m Butterfly

 

1. Jeanette Ottesen (V-Denmark) 25.89

2. Emma McKeon (V-St Peters Western) 26.08

3. Alicia Coutts (V-Redlands) 26.57

 

Men’s 200m Butterfly

 

1. Nao Horomura (V-Japan) 1:55.81

2. Takumi Terada (V-Japan) 1:57.88

3. Yuya Igari (V-Japan) 1:58.56

 

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

 

1. Georgia Bohl (V-St Peters Western) 1:06.65

2. Rikke Pedersen (V-Denmark) 1:07.53

3. Jennie Johansson (V-USC Spartans) 1:07.59

 

Men’s Multi-Class 50m Freestyle

 

1. Samuel Greatorex (S15) (V-Nunawading) 25.05

2. Mitchell Kilduff (S14) (MLC Marlins) 24.89

3. Braedan Jason (S13) (V-USC Spartans) 25.11

 

Women’s Multi-Class 50m Freestyle

 

1. Taylor Corry (S14) (Nelson Bay) 28.32

2. Prue Watt (S13) (Cranbrook Eastern Edge) 29.10

3. Jasmine Greenwood (S9) (Bay & Basin) 31.60

 

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

 

=1. Matthew Treloar (Trinity Grammar) 28.08

=1. Jake Packard (V-USC Spartans) 28.08

3. Joshua Palmer (V-Marion) 28.11

 

Women’s 100m Freestyle

 

1. Cate Campbell (V-Commercial) 52.85

2. Emma McKeon (V-St Peters Western) 53.48

3. Michelle Coleman (V-Miami) 54.03

 

Men’s 100m Freestyle

 

1. Cameron McEvoy (V-Bond) 48.40

2. Kyle Chalmers (V-Marion) 48.68

3. James Magnussen (Ravenswood) 49.22

 

Women’s 400m Individual Medley

 

1. Wakaba Tsuyuuchi (V-Japan) 4:42.07

2. Taylor McKeown (V-USC Spartans) 4:43.73

3. Tessa Wallace (V-Pelican Waters) 4:46.56

 

Women’s 200m Backstroke

 

1. Madison Wilson (V-St Peters Western) 2:08.28

2. Minna Atherton (V-Brisbane Grammar) 2:08.90

3. Belinda Hocking (V-Nunawading) 2:09.48

 

Men’s 50m Backstroke

 

1. Mitch Larkin (V-St Peters Western) 25.23

2. Bobby Hurley (Warringah Aquatic) 25.29

3. Joshua Beaver (V-Nunawading) 25.35

 

Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

 

1. Ravenswood 1:35.70

2. Carlile 1:40.16

3. Melbourne Vicentre 1:41.31

 

Women’s 800m Freestyle

 

1. Jessica Ashwood (V-Chandler) 8:19.59

2. Lauren Boyle (V-Miami) 8:32.56

3. Kiah Melverton (V-TSS Aquatics) 8:35.30

 

Men’s Multi-Class 200m Individual Medley

 

1. Matthew Levy (SM7) (Cranbrook Eastern Edge) 2:38.08

2. Timothy Disken (SM9) (V-PLC Aquatic) 2:22.14

3. Jeremy Tidy (SM10) (V-Nunawading) 2:18.45

 

Women’s Multi-Class 200m Individual Medley

 

1. Tiffany Thomas Kane (SM6) (Ravenswood) 3:12.35

2. Madeleine Scott (SM9) (Canberra) 2:40.35

3. Prue Watt (SM13) (Cranbrook Eastern Edge) 2:39.17

 

Women’s 4 x 100m Club Medley Relay

 

1. Nunawading 4:10.42

2. Japan 4:11.61

3. Melbourne Vicentre 4:14.35

 

Men’s 4 x 100m Club Medley Relay

 

1. Japan 3:41.14

2. Marion 3:43.78

3. Sydney University 3:46.84

 

* V = Visitor from club outside of NSW

Come watch the Dolphins take Sydney from 4-6 March!

Last chance hit-out for Aussie swimmers

 

Australia’s best swimmers will line up on the blocks this weekend at the NSW State Open Swimming Championships. The meet will run from Friday 4 – Sunday 6 March at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and will be the last chance for racing their domestic rivals before next month’s Olympic Trials.

 

Headlining the event will be the men’s 100m freestyle. Cameron McEvoy recently swam one of the fastest 100m freestyle times in history, clocking a personal best time of 47.56 at the Perth Aquatic Super Series. It was a time that would have won the FINA World Championship silver medallist, the gold medal in Kazan last year and was the third fastest non-textile suit time of all time. McEvoy will face former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist James Magnussen who will be racing in his third competition since returning from shoulder surgery. Young-gun Kyle Chalmers will also be looking to show his older rivals what he is made of.

 

In the women’s 50m and 100m freestyle, the Campbell sisters will again be able to see who goes one-two with their fortunes changing in the race from meet to meet. In both events at the recent series in Perth, Cate Campbell got the better of her younger sister Bronte who has been battling a hip injury.

 

Dual World Champion backstroker Emily Seebohm will be looking for fast times in the 100m and 200m backstroke and will be keeping an eye on Madison Wilson, currently ranked number two in the world behind Seebohm in the 100m and in the top spot ahead of Seebohm in the 200m.

 

Fresh from being named FINA Male Swimmer of the Year for 2015 for his dual backstroke world titles, Mitch Larkin will be looking to see where his times are at as Olympic selection looms.

 

Distance specialist Mack Horton will be in action in a packed program racing the 100m, 200m, 400m and his favoured 1500m freestyle as well as a handful of relays. In the 200m, he will face strong competition from McEvoy and Olympian Thomas Fraser-Holmes and in the 400m it will be David McKeon seeking the first touch on the wall. McKeon’s younger sister Emma will also be looking for podium finishes in her butterfly and freestyle events.

 

Tickets are available to purchase at the Swimming NSW website (Adult admission only $7, children under 18 are free). Tickets and other information here>>>

 

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ONES TO WATCH

 

Men’s 100m Freestyle (Friday 4 March) – Cameron McEvoy, James Magnussen, Kyle Chalmers

 

Women’s 100m Freestyle (Friday 4 March) – Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell

 

Men’s 200m Freestyle (Saturday 5 March) – Cameron McEvoy, Mack Horton, Thomas Fraser-Holmes

 

Women’s 50m Freestyle (Saturday 5 March) – Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke (Saturday 5 March) – Emily Seebohm, Madison Wilson

 

Men’s 200m Backstroke (Saturday 5 March) – Mitch Larkin

 

Men’s 100m Backstroke (Sunday 6 March) – Mitch Larkin

2016 SNSW National Prep Meet - Start List

Please click HERE for the 2016 SNSW National Prep Meet Start List.  Please not that requesst for changes can only be sent to: meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au.  Changes will not be accepted over the phone or if sent to any other email address.  Changes can be made up until 12 Noon on Friday 4th March, 2016.

2016 Women in Swimming Coaching Scholarship applications now open!

Do you know a woman who is passionate about swimming, and would love to develop herself as a coach? Swimming Australia are offering a scholarship that will help us get more great female coaches on pool deck. Scholarship applications close on 25 March.

http://www.swimming.org.au/visageimages/1_SAL/Coaching_hub/2016%20WSCS%20Application%20Form%20and%20Information.pdf

 

Bankstown Council - Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre Squad RFQ

Bankstown

Banstown Council City Council are calling for a Quotation (Q32-16) for the Provision of Swimming Squad Coaching Services at Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre at Revesby.

Q32-16 closes at 2:30pm Tuesday 8th March 2016.

An electronic copy of the tender documents is available free of charge from https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc/   

For enquiries please contact David Connelly on (02) 9707 9589.

2015 ascta NSW Awards Dinner

Saturday 20th February was the annual asctaNSW Awards Dinner. The night was a great opportunity to congratulate and recognize the coaches who had achieved great results in 2015 (list of award winners is below).

The highlight of the evening was the celebration of 40 wonderful years of service by Ursula Carlile. Ursula is a Life Member of both asctaNSW (1999) and ascta (1999). Ursula was elected onto the Board in 1976 and then took on the role of Treasurer in 1978, which she held until the end of 2015. Ursula was the first female to coach on the Australian Olympic Swimming Team.

There was a wonderful video and poem to honour Ursula along with a presentation by Tony Shaw (ascta President and asctaNSW Life Member) and Lynn Elliott (ascta Vice President and asctaNSW Life Member) (pictured below).

 

 

URSULA

A great man, has a greater woman

This I have to agree

When it comes to Forbes and Ursula

It’s very plain to see!!!!

What a legend, what a role model

How lucky we have been

To see this lady Ursula

Shine in all her work and dreams!

 

The history that she carries

The knowledge that she shares

The work she has done before us

Ursula’s done it with so much care.

 

What prowess, what wisdom

The passion through and through

Not only to her Forbes

But to the swimming world too!

 

To be renown around the world

For the amazing feats you’ve achieved

You’re a true champion Ursula

We are very lucky indeed

 

To have you here, to help us through

The many changes over the years

The memories, the accolades

We’ll hold to us dear

 

Most strive to live their life

As half as good as you

We THANK YOU so much Ursula

For supporting the NSW Blues!!!

Poem by Michelle Thomas

 

2015 ascta NSW award winners

Placing Swimmer onto an Australian Team

 

Brant Best - Kurt Herzog – World Championship Team

 

Grant Stoelwinder - Matthew Abood – World Championship Team

 

James Greathead - Jarrod Poort – Open Water World Championship Team

 

Bash Zidan - Tim Antalfy – IPC World Championship Team

 

Clinton Camilleri - Timothy Hodge – IPC World Championship Team

 

Nathan Doyle - Ellie Cole – IPC World Championship Team

 

Lach Falvey - Tiffany Thomas Kane – IPC World Championship Team

 

Joshua Stern - Lucy McJannett – Junior World Championship Team, Junior Commonwealth Games Team

 

Adam Kable - Matthew Wilson –Junior Commonwealth Games Team

                      Jacob Hansford – World University Games Team

 

Greg McWhirter - Vincent Dai – Junior World Championships Team, Junior Commonwealth Games Team

 

Kim Taylor - Bradley Woodward – Junior World Championship Team, Junior Commonwealth Games Team

                    Teigan Van Roosmalen – IPC World Championship Team

 

Justin Rothwell - Ami Matsuo – World University Games Team

                           Callum Sherington – World Junior Championships

 

Matthew Brown - Matthew Trelor – World University Games Team

 

Angelo Basalo - Matthew Levy – IPC World Championship Team

                           Prue Watt – IPC World Championship Team

 

Scott Talbot - Hayley Abood – World University Games

                       Keiran Qaium – World University Games Team

 

Tom Davis - Taylor Corry – IPC World Championship Team

 

Gavin Stewart - Regan Wickens – IPC World Championship Team

                          Jordan White – World University Games Team

 

Simon Watkins - Sean Russo – IPC World Championship Team

 

Paul Sharman - Maddison Elliott – IPC World Championship Team

 

 

First National Gold Medal

 

Clinton Camilleri, James Harnett, Nick Robinson, Jeremy Wardrop, Nathan Doyle and Markus Erth

 

 

2015 NSW State Age Coach - Justin Rothwell (Carlile)

 

2015 NSW State Open Coach - Brant Best and Adam Kable (SOPAC)

 

2015 NSW State Open Water Coach - Greg Towle (Aquablitz Toongabbie)

 

2015 NSW State IPC Coach - Tom Davis (Nelson Bay)

 

2015 National Age Coach - Justin Rothwell (Carlile)

 

2015 National Open Coach - Brant Best and Adam Kable (SOPAC)

 

2015 National IPC Coach - Simon Watkins

 

2015 National Open Water Coach - Shane Arnold (Hunter)

 

2015 asctaNSW Club Coach of the Year - Carlile (Justin Rothwell, Michael Jacobs, Michelle Thomas, Ryo Kito)

 

2015 NSW Paralympic Coach of the Year - Paul Sharman (NU Swim)

 

2015 NSW Open Water Coach of the Year - James Greathead (West Illawarra Aquatic)

 

2015 NSW Coach of the Year - Brant Best (SOPAC)

 

Keep up to date with everything coaching at - asctaNSW facebook

 

Online meet entry and membership payments up and running again

 

Over the weekend members reported receiving an error message "unable to locateResponseStatus" during the payment process for online meet entries and online memberships.

This issue has now been resolved so please proceed to complete your online entries for NSW State Open and the NSW National Prep meet. NSW State Open entries will close on 24/2/16 at 5pm. NSW National Prep Meet entries close 2/3/16 at 5pm.

We have been advised that no credit cards were charged while this error message was occurring. 

After you have completed your online meet entries please check the Confirmed Entrants list to ensure your swimmer appears there. If you find your card has been charged but your swimmer is missing from the Confirmed Entrants list, if card has been overcharged or if you experience any other technical difficulties, please contact us (02) 9763 5833.

 

Maddison Elliott wins 2015 NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability

Congratulations to Maddison Elliott, 2015 NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability!

"Maddison had another stellar year in her swimming career by winning four Gold medals at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Scotland. She is an inspiration to Australian swimming and continues to be a role model for young people. Maddison is dedicated to assisting other swimmers and is a strong advocate for Paralympic Swimming" quoted from Sport NSW.

 

2016 NSWOC Athlete Grant Now Open

aoc grant

 

The New South Wales Olympic Council (NSWOC) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Athlete Grant Program.

The NSWOC Athlete Grant is designed to provide financial assistance for junior sportsmen and women in New South Wales. The program aims to provide increased opportunities and assist with funding for the development of young, ‘up and coming’ NSW athletes. The program targets athletes that do not currently receive significant funding, whether from AIS, NSWIS, state or national sporting bodies or via individual sponsorships.

This year, the NSWOC will distribute five $1,500 cash grants to ‘up and coming’ junior NSW athletes.

Applications are now open, for more information or to nominate an athlete please download the grant information here.

Applications close Friday, 18 March 2016 and the recipients will be announced at the NSWOC Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 13 April 2016.

For any further questions please email sarah.burston@olympics.com.au or tel. (02) 9247 2000.

2016 Junior Sharks Squad has been selected

Congratulations to all swimmers selected to be part of the 2016 Junior Sharks Squad! Click here to view a list of squad members.

SNSW Online Timekeeping Training

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Swimming NSW is proud to officially launch its online Timekeeping Training Course. This new initiative is designed to help our volunteers quickly and easily gain the confidence and skills to help run a swim meet. Timekeeping is the first course available and we hope to add more in the near future.

Our volunteers have told us for some time that one of the key barriers to them officiating in our sport is having the time to complete the necessary training. Now with the SNSW Online Timekeeping Training Course interested individuals can complete the training where and when they want.

Once individuals have successfully completed the training they will receive a certificate to print out and take to their next Swim Meet so they can be assessed to become a fully accredited Timekeeper.

To view the course and other courses as they become available please visit the Swimming NSW training page here (https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/)

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2016 State Age 13-18 Champs Wrap Up

The atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre during the finals session on day six was fabulous! The Rio Carnival theme was embraced by many - thank you. It was wonderful to see so much club spirit in action - from the conga line that snaked through the warm up area during the 800m Freestyle, to the swimmers standing four deep and stretching the entire length of the pool, cheering on their teammates during our relays - you were a spectacle to behold!

 

Ryde Carlile Swimming Club took out the award for the best dressed club, winning an Australian Dolphin athlete appearance for their club. AquaBlitz Toongabbie Swimming Club claimed the best club cheer award for the night, being the ring-leaders of the conga line. They went home with an Apple iPad Air for their club.

 

In the pool we had some great some great races. We started with our 17 and 18 year olds in the 200m Butterfly. The ladies event was owned by Carlile’s Brittany Barnes in a time of 2:18.47. Emma Gillingham dropped over 5 seconds to claim the silver and Rachel Wood held strong in the bronze medal position in a time of 2:21.41. Callum Sherrington shot to the lead and stayed there in a time of 2:04.64 in the men’s event with Christopher Teleki and Bradley Woodward rounding out the podium.

 

The girls 16 years 800m Freestyle was swum beautifully by Olivia Adams to take out the win in 9:08.76. Sheree Farrell claimed silver with Emily Lavender in the bronze medal position.

 

The 15 year old 200m IM was the next event to be swum. Katie Strachan, Sienna McDonald and Rebekah Sefton claimed their positions on the dais in the girls event. The boys event saw Leon MacAlister, Tom Lockhart and Harrison Gellatly battle it out for the medal positions with Leon claiming the state title.

 

Abbey Webb of Tuggeranong was again in fine form to claim gold in the girls 14 years 200m Freestyle in a time of 2:06.29. Emily Doyle and Tiarne Galvin had a lovely battle on their hands as they charged to the wall in 2nd and 3rd positions. Nick Jennens brought it home in the boys event in a time of 1:56.18 ahead of Se-Bom Lee and Andrew Balcomb from KRB Aquatics.

 

The 13 years 100m Backstroke girls title was won by Isabella Riley of Knox Pymble in a time of 1:06.10. Charlie Brown came in 2nd in a time of 1:07.50 followed by our bronze medallist Georgia O’Connor in a time of 1:07.82. The boys came home fast in a time of 1:03.58 swum by Cooper Ritchie. Charles Marais finished 2nd in a time of 1:04.30 and Christian Taylor, our bronze medallist, touched the wall with a time of 1:05.76.

 

Back to our ladies in the 17 and 18 years 100m Freestyle - Canberra’s Bonnie Zhang swam a great back end to touch out Clare Robertson and fellow Ravenswood team mate, Alicia Waddington,in a close final. Our men’s event proved to be just as exciting with Cherrybrook Carlile’s Cameron Slaughter claiming the title in a 51.82 very closely followed by San Souci Devil swimmer Mitchell Ballard and Knox Pymble’s William Yang.

 

Christine Washer triumphed in a very close race in the 16 years 200m Backstroke to edge out Deborah To and Kelsey Cresswell. The boys event was taken out by Zachary Attard closely followed by Jacob Sansom and Jack Wilson.

 

The 15 year old 100m Butterfly was won in fine form by Abbotsleigh swimmer Jaimey Yeats in a sharp time of 1:02.62. The 2nd and 3rd placings were fought hard amongst Hailey Blatchford and Lauren Mckillop with Hailey claiming the silver and Lauren the bronze. The boys event also saw Abbotsleigh swimmer Shaun Champion secure the title in 56.08. The silver position was claimed by Jordan Fitzgerald from The Hills and Matthew Burke from Atlantis with the bronze.

 

The 14 year old 200m Breaststroke was claimed in a lovely time of 2:43.55 by Jets Swimmer Emily Nobbs. 2nd place was Sophie De Salis and 3rd Kelsey Otto. Finn O’Connor claimed the boys title with a great swim. Daniel Kucheruk claimed the silver whilst bronze was secured by Ethan Lowey.

 

Jessica Madden swam in her last individual event of the meet - the 400m Individual Medley. Jessica executed a smart race to claim the gold medal in a time of 5:03.59, ahead of our silver and bronze medallists Pia Lenarduzzi and Courtney Lendvay. The boys event was claimed in style by Cherrybrook Carlile’s Cooper Ritchie. Connor Brackin claimed his silver medal with David Tabke from QT in 3rd.

 

The last individual event for the session was the men’s 16 years 1500m Freestyle. Robert Wacaba pulled together a great race to secure his state title in a time of 16:15.11, ahead of Jesse Goodyear and Callum McKenzie. Well done boys.

 

The 13-18 girls 4 x 100m Medley relay was an exciting race with Carlile coming home to gold in a close race ahead of Tuggeranong Vikings and Ravenswood. The boys were just as close with Abbotsleigh edging out Knox Pymble and Carlile to win the title.

 

The evening wrapped up with the ever enjoyable 10 x 50m relays. Ravenswood were victorious in the girls event, VERY closely followed by Abbotsleigh and Trinity Grammar. The boys also turned on a great race with Cherrybrook Carlile taking the gold, Carlile in silver place and Knox Pymble securing the bronze.

Quantum Training Sessions Now Available

Swimming NSW and SOPAC will be hosting free training for interested officials on the Quantum Timing System at SOPAC. Two training sessions have been confirmed. The first session will be held on Tuesday February 16 from 6pm to 8pm and the second session will be held on Thursday February 18 from 6pm to 8pm. Places are limited so if you would like to attend one of these sessions please email Cherry Smith at cherry.smith@nsw.swimming.org.au.

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2016 SNSW State Age 13-18 Years Championship Results

Full results from the recent 2016 Swimming NSW State Age 13-18 Years Championships are now available HERE.

2016 SNSW State Age 10U-12 Years Championships results

2016 NSW State Age final Start Lists

 

Full results from the recent 2016 Swimming NSW 10U-12 Years State Age Championships are now available HERE.

Coaching course date for January 2016 announced!

Note: in order to participate in the SWD Extension course, you must have a Bronze Licence accreditation.

Please contact Darren Howard (darren.howard@nsw.swimming.org.au) if you have enquiries about the above coaching courses.

Click here for more information about our coaching courses.

 

2016 State Age 10U-12 Years and 13-18 Years Championships Start Lists are now available

The 2016 Swimming NSW 10U - 12 Years and 13-18 Years State Age Championships Start Lists are now available:

2016 NSW 10U - 12 Years State Age Championships

2016 NSW 13 - 18 Years State Age Championships

If you have any changes, please email meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY.   Please note:  NO changes will be made if sent to any other email address and will not be accepted via phone.  DEADLINE for changes is 5pm on Friday 8th January, 2016.

Book your accomodation now for the upcoming Swimming NSW State Championships!

Special Swimming NSW member rates are available here.

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SNSW Technical Swimming Committee Vacancy

A vacancy currently exists on the Swimming NSW Technical Swimming Committee. If you are interested in nominating for this Committee, please download a nomination form here. Nominations close 5pm on Thursday 21st of January 2016.

 

 

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Swim with the Stars

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For detailed information please download the flyer here.

To register please complete the registration form available here and return to adam.kable@nswis.com.au

Summer Season Tickets Now Available

Tickets for our upcoming Summer Season can now be purchased online. 

 

To purchase your tickets and for all other ticketing information, please visit the calendar info pages located HERE in our Events Calendar.

 

Looking for ClubLANE training?

Swimming Australia will be running ClubLANE training sessions by webinar over the next few weeks. Click here to view the training dates and topics, and to find out how you can reserve a spot in a session.

2016 Development Squad Qualifying Criteria Now Available!

Swimming NSW's athlete development squad qualifying criteria for 2016/17 is now available here! Qualifying criteria for the following squads is now on our website:

 

Dive In For Fun GoPro Competition

Swimming NSW's Dive In For Fun GoPro competition is officially open today on our Facebook page! Click here to find out how your club can enter to win one of two GoPros.

2015 NSW LC Qualifying Meet Results

Results from the recent 2015 NSW LC Qualifying Meet are now available HERE.

Swimming NSW Membership Packages Now Available!

Swimming NSW has now released its 2015-16 Platinum & Gold Membership Packages. Join now to receive some exclusive membership benefits. Early Bird prices are available if you purchase your membership prior to the 30th of November 2015. To view the Packages available please click here.

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Congratulations Ken Jones

Swimming NSW would like to congratulate Ken Jones on his appointment to officiate at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Ken all the best for the competition next year!

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2015 NSW National SC Prep Meet and LC Qualifying Meet Timelines Now Available

The timelines for the 2015 NSW National SC Prep Meet & the 2015 NSW LC Qualifying Meet are now available.

 

Prep Meet

Qualifying Meet

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are to be used as a guideline only

2015 NSW Start Lists for the National SC Prep Meet and the LC Qualifying Meet Are Now Available

The Start Lists for the 2015 NSW National SC Prep Meet and the 2015 NSW LC Qualifying Meet are now available. 

SC Prep Meet

LC Qualifying Meet

Any changes that need to be made to these Start Lists can be made up until 5pm on Friday 9th October, 2015 and MUST be emailed to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au

No changes will be accepted if sent to any other email address or over the phone and will not be accepted after this date and time.

For the LC Qualifying Meet, Please Note:

Entry to Events 5, 6 and 33 will utilise the 400 metre Freestyle qualifying standards. Entry to Events 13 and 14 will utilise the 200 metre Individual Medley qualifying standards. 
These times will now be checked.
Any swimmer that has entered these events on a time that does not meet the qualifying criteria and cannot be verified, will be removed from these events and a refund will not be given.

 

 

 

Variety Scholarships – the Children’s Charity NSW

Variety offers scholarships to help young Australians reach their dreams. Apply now!

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Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW is urging people to nominate deserving young individuals for Variety’s Scholarship Program by October 30th, 2015 to enable them to realise their full potential and dreams in sports, education or the arts.

The scholarships are awarded annually to children in NSW and ACT who are disadvantaged, or living with a disability and display a gift in the areas of the arts, education or sport to cover costs such as tuition, equipment, competition fees and courses up to the value of $5,000.

Maddi Elliot OAM 2015 Paralympic Swimmer of the Year was born with right side cerebral palsy and is a shining testament to the life changing scholarships Variety provides. She is an S8 classified swimmer, Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalist and World Record holder. Maddi enjoys being an ambassador for other children with disabilities and with the assistance of a Variety Scholarship, was able to pay her squad and competition fees and travel to competitions. At the age of 13, she became the youngest Australian Paralympian to win a gold medal in London and most recently, she was awarded Swimming Australia's 2015 Paralympic Swimmer of the Year.

Maddi’s mum, Nikki Elliot, praised Variety’s scholarship program saying, "If it wasn't for the help and support of Variety, Maddi would not be where she is today. The ongoing financial support via the scholarship program has enabled Maddi to travel and compete interstate for swimming and has helped fund her coaching fees. Without this support, Maddi and I would struggle with the ongoing costs. Thank you so much to Variety for making her dreams come true.”

Tam Johnston, CEO of Variety –the Children’s Charity NSW said, “Variety is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to children who might otherwise not have the financial means to develop their skills and talent. If you know an exceptional child who could benefit from this support, now’s the time to apply.”

Who is eligible for a Variety scholarship?

Scholarships are awarded to children with a range of different talents, from pianists to photographers, artists to cricketers. No dream is too small or too big.  

Applications are now open and can be made online at http://www.variety.org.au/NSW/ until Friday October 30th, 2015. 

Successful applicants will be announced in December 2015 and will be invited to attend an official presentation early in 2016.

2015 NSW Multi Class Championships Timeline and Start List

The 2015 NSW Multi Class Championships timeline and final start list are now available HERE.

The 2016 WADA List of Prohibited Substances

The 2016 WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available by clicking here. This List will take effect on January 1, 2016.

Noteworthy changes compared to the 2015 List include:

SUBSTANCES AND METHODS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES (IN- AND OUT-OF-COMPETITION)
PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES


S2: Peptide hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics
Leuprorelin replaced triptorelin as a more universal example of a chorionic gonadotrophin and luteinizing hormone-releasing factor.

S4. Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
Insulin-mimetics were added to the List to include all insulin-receptor agonists.
Meldonium (Mildronate) was added because of evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance.

S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents
It was clarified that the ophthalmic use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors is permitted.

SUBSTANCES AND METHODS PROHIBITED IN-COMPETITION

S6. Stimulants:
It was clarified that clonidine is permitted.

MONITORING PROGRAM
Meldonium was removed from the Monitoring Program and added to the Prohibited List.
Hydrocodone, morphine/codeine ratio and tapentadol were removed from the Monitoring Program.

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Important Message: New broadcast announcement & Change of date for Australian Championships

Message from Mark Anderson, Swimming Australia CEO

We are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Channel Seven as the home of swimming for the next nine years, from 2016 until 2025.
 
We have made excellent progress across our sport and with the Australian Dolphins Swim Team and this partnership is another very significant and exciting step. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Channel Seven as a long-term partner of Swimming Australia and we are excited by the opportunity to work with them to grow our sport both in and out of the pool. Our aim being to inspire our large participation base and those not yet in our sport to participate and enjoy all that is great about swimming.
 
In 2016 the Seven Network will broadcast Swimming Australia’s major international and national events that are hosted within Australia.  In April all eyes will be on the swimmers as they search for a spot on the Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Viewers will be taken into the centre of the action, behind the blocks and into the pool to see the swimmers chase their dreams at the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.
 
Part of securing LIVE coverage of the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships has been the tough decision to bring the event forward one day, with the new events timings of April 7th through to April 14th. This has been made to assist Channel 7 in maximising the exposure and audience for the Championships. Please be assured we did not make this decision lightly and it was a decision we consulted with key stakeholders during the process. The consensus was that having the Hancock Australian Championships broadcast live into homes across the country to grow the exposure of our sport was a priority.
 
We very much considered and consulted our high performance department to ensure that this did not impact on the athletes and Channel 7 understood the need to protect the interests of our athletes.
 
The dates of the 2016 Georgina Hope Australian Age Championships remain UNCHANGED.
 
We understand that this may require some of you to modify your accommodation. To try to alleviate issues we have contacted the key team hotels in Adelaide to ensure they are informed and do everything within their power to accommodate changes. We have also worked with Accor to provide some alternate hotel options at discounted prices where additional accommodation is required. The details can be found here
 
Thank you in advance for your understanding with this change and hope you share in our excitement with what we will achieve next year and into the future through our partnership with Channel 7.

 
Kind Regards,
Mark Anderson

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2015 NSW D Squad Information is now available

The Final Start List, Timelines and Seating Plan for the 2015 NSW D Squad Meet is now available HERE.

 

 

 

Sun Protection Guidelines

As the weather starts to heat up please don't forget to Slip, Slop, Slap! Also as your Club prepares for the upcoming Summer Season, please ensure you review the Swimming NSW Sun Protection Guidelines by clicking here.

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2015 NSW State Open SC Championships Results Now Available

The results for the recent 2015 NSW State Open SC Championships are now available HERE.

 

FINA Memorandum

FINA have recently released a Memorandum regarding the Interpretation of FINA Rule SW 4.4 - The Start & SW 9.1 - Medley Swimming. To view the Memorandum please click here.

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ClubGRANTS News

Deputy Premier, Troy Grant, announced that Expressions of Interest for $8 million in grants have opened under the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program to support the upgrade of sport and recreation facilities in local communities across New South Wales.

An Applicant Information Pack is now available on the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing website

The 2015/16 ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund will be split into three funding rounds:

1. Sport and Recreation Infrastructure round opens 25 August 2015

2. Cultural Infrastructure round opens February 2016

3. Emergency Relief Facilities round opens April 2016.

For more information click here.


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2015 SNSW State SC Team

Swimming NSW is proud to announce the 2015 State SC Team. To view the team please click here.

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2015 Swimmer of the Year Awards

Swimming NSW would like to congratulate the following members on winning Awards at the 2015 Swimmer of the Year Awards:

Speedo Golden Moment of the Year: Ellie Cole (Castle Hill RSL Dolphins, NSW)

Roger Smith Technical Official of the Year: John Rohloff (NSW)

Hancock Prospecting  Paralympic Program Coach of the Year: Paul Sharman (NUSwim Swim Club, NSW)

AIS Discovery of the Year: Tiffany Thomas Kane (Ravenswood Swimming Club, NSW)

Paralympic Swimmer of the Year: Maddie Elliott (NUSwim Swim Club, NSW)

Well done!

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2015 NSW State Open Championships Timeline Now Available

The timeline for the 2015 NSW State Open Championships is now available HERE.

 

Please note: This is to be used as a GUIDELINE ONLY

 

2015 NSW State Open SC Championships Start List Now Available

The start list for the 2015 NSW State Open SC Championships is now available HERE.

 

Please Note: Any changes that need to be made must be sent via email to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au  ONLY, BEFORE 5pm Friday, September 4. No changes will be accepted if sent AFTER this time or if sent to any other email address or via phone.
**Any entries sent AFTER the 5pm cut off, will NOT be accepted**

2015 NSW State Age SC Championships Results Now Available

The results for the 2015 NSW State Age SC Championships are now available HERE.

 

2015 NSW MC Meet #3 Results

Full Results from the recent 2015 NSW MC Meet #3 are now available HERE.

 

2015 NSW State Age SC Championships Start List Now Available

The start list for the 2015 NSW State Age SC Championships is now available HERE.

**Please note changes are to be sent to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY. No changes will be made if sent to any other email address and will not be accepted via phone**

Athlete Appearances - New Process

As one of the most popular participation spots in the country there are hundreds of thousand Australians who enjoy our great sport.

If you would like members of The Australian Dolphins squad to appear at your event, session, clinic or school to provide skills and tips or for a speaking engagement please complete this form.

 

Swimmer of the Year winner announced!

Congratulations Joshua Ryan from Narooma Swim Club. You have won:

- Flights and accomodation for 2 people to Brisbane

-2 Swimmer of the Year Award Tickets

-Flights to and from Brisbane on 5 September, returning 6 September

-One night’s accommodation

-$100 transport allowance

Come along to the Dapto Swimming Club 50th anniversary

Come celebrate with Dapto Swimming Club on Saturday 10th October from 2.00pm - 6.00pm. Tickets are only $10.00 per family with finger food. Check out the invitation here.

2015 Swimming with the Stars. Book your place now

Book your place for the 2015 Swimming with the stars on  Sunday September 13th featuring swimming experts: 

Places are filling fast, for all enquiries, please contact Darren Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 NSW MC Meet #3 Timeline Now Available

The timeline for the 2015 NSW Multi Class Meet #3 is now available HERE.

 

**To be used as a guideline only**

 

asctaNSW conference program. Check it out here

The asctaNSW conference program is now available. Check out the speakers and reserve your spot now. 

 

Support staff required - State Age SC Championships

2015 NSW MC Meet #3 Start List Now Available

The Start List for the 2015 NSW MC Meet #3 is now available HERE.

 

Please note, any changes are to be emailed to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au ONLY, before 9:00am Monday August 17th.

No changes will be accepted after this time, or if sent to any other email address.

 

 

Athlete Appearances - New Process

As one of the most popular participation spots in the country there are hundreds of thousand Australians who enjoy our great sport.

If you would like members of The Australian Dolphins squad to appear at your event, session, clinic or school to provide skills and tips or for a speaking engagement please complete this form.

 

Book your accommodation now with Accor

WIN! Flights, accommodation and tickets to the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Swimmer of the Year Awards

Competition time! Enter now for your chance to win:


Simply like the Swimming NSW Facebook page and tell us in 50 words or less tell us why you deserve to win by midnight Sunday 16 August AEDT. If you don't have a Facebook account or don't want to post your entry on the Swimming NSW Facebook page (but still 'like' the Swimming NSW Facebook page), please email your entry to admin@nsw.swimming.org.au. Your entry must still be within the 50 word count. 

The total prize package:

- 2 Swimmer of the Year Award Tickets


- Flights to and from Brisbane on 5 September, returning 6 September 2015


- One night’s accommodation at a hotel


- $100.00 transport allowance

Based on your entry, the most deserving winner will be picked. You can check out the terms and conditions for the competition right here. 

Swimming NSW Committee Vacancies

The closing date for nominations for the followiing Swimming NSW Officer & Committee positions Friday September 4th. Click here to nominate for an equipment officer or to be part of the Selection Commitee, Competitions Committee, Audit & Risk Committee and Projects & Membership Committee.  

 

Swimming NSW Director - Expression of interest

A causal vacancy now exits on the Swimming NSW Board Directors and accordingly Swimming NSW is seeking nominations from interested and suitability qualified individuals to be part of the Board. Please submit your expression of interest by September 4th and for more information click here.

 

Graham Towle - President of SNSW for the 2015 - 2016 year

The Board has confirmed that Graham Towle will remain Swimming NSW President for the 2015/16 year.

 

2015 Swimming with the Stars. Book your place now

Book your place for the 2015 Swimming with the stars on  Sunday September 13th featuring swimming experts: 

Places are filling fast, for all enquiries, please contact Darren Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIN! Flights, accommodation and tickets to the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Swimmer of the Year Awards

 

 

Competition closes at midnight on 16 August 2015 AEST.

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ClubLane online membership training sessions

Good morning swimming clubs and areas,

Swimming Australia will be running ClubLANE online membership training sessions via webinar throughout August and into the beginning of September. The agenda lists out the key elements of the training session. 

The schedule for the training sessions is as follows:

4/8/2015: 3.00pm-4.00pm

6/8/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

11/8/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

13/8/2015: 11.00am-12.00pm

18/8/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

20/8/2015: 3.00pm-4.00pm

25/8/2015: 11.00am-12.00pm

27/8/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

1/9/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

3/9/2015: 8.00pm-9.00pm

 

Training session attendance is capped at 50 participants. Please email Michelle Johnson with your RSVP if you wish to attend. Michelle will email participants the relevant webinar link the day before the training session is due to occur.

 

 

asctaNSW conference program. Check it out here

The asctaNSW conference program is now available. Check out the speakers and reserve your spot now. 

 

Officer and Commitee Applications closing Friday 31 July

Applications for the 2015 Officer and Committee are closing on Friday 31st Jul. Submit yours now.

 

Dolphins triumph at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Glasgow

It’s been an exceptional seven days of racing for the Australian Dolphins Swim Team at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Glasgow, with the final night of competition seeing the team take home a further seven medals, including another gold, to complete the competition with a total of 30-medals – including nine gold, eight silver and thirteen bronze.

Head coach Brendan Keogh praised the Dolphins saying the team has had an exceptional World Championships, with the staging camp in Manchester playing a vital role. 

“We’ve had some phenomenal swims, our rookies have shown they’re prepared to step up in a pressured situation and our experience swimmers have led a group of athletes to gold medals and world records,” said Keogh.

“The race preparation we’ve had has played a huge part in this success, spending 10-days in Manchester prior to Glasgow allowed the coaching group to form suitable race plans and fine-tune techniques.”

In a final show down Ellie Cole, Madeleine Scott, Maddison Elliott and Lakeisha Patterson displayed the kind of team spirit that has bonded this team together, winning silver in the women’s 34-point medley relay after Elliott’s fourth individual gold earlier in the night.

Cole was first in the water starting the team off with backstroke, before Scott took over finishing the breaststroke leg with a lead on Great Britain before Elliott carried out the butterfly.

Taking the team home was Patterson who stormed to the finish line for Australia but and in a stroke-for-stroke finish it was Great Britain (4:52.89) who edged out the Dolphins (4:53.88) to take the gold with Russia taking third place in 4:56.66.

Cole spoke highly of the relay team and congratulated the Dolphins on a successful week. 

“We’ve really come together as a team over this past week and to finish it off with the medley relay set the team spirit at an all-time high, everyone has achieved a huge amount of success and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the Aussie Dolphins,” Cole said.

Defending world champion Elliottdid not disappoint in the 50m freestyle S8 final reclaiming her title and taking home her fourth gold medal for the meet in 30.52.

Lakeisha Patterson finished in a close second nabbing the silver in 31.52 with Olesia Vladykina from Russia (31.65) winning bronze.

To conclude her world championship success, Tiffany Thomas-Kane walked away with her fourth medal for the meet winning bronze in the women’s 100m freestyle S6.

Thomas-Kane touched the wall in an Oceania record time of 1:15.05 to grab the medal behind Ukrainian pair Yelyzaveta Mereshko who broke the world record in 1:12.21 and Vikoriia Savtsova (1:14.44) with the bronze.

Taylor Corry had a glowing finish to her world championships campaign picking up the bronze medal in the women’s 100m backstroke S14 soaring to the finish line in 1:09.52.

Tim Antalfy glided to the finish line in the men’s 100m butterfly S13 clocking 57.58 to take home the bronze medal behind Ihar Boki whopicked up his sixth gold medal for the meet in a world record time of 54.44. Russian Roman Makarov (57.52) secured the silver with Rookie Dolphin Braedan Jason finishing in 59.80 claiming seventh overall.

Finishing off their first world championships Guy Harrison-Murray broke the Oceania record in the men’s 400m freestyle S10 touching the wall in 4:18.30, while Monique Murphy shaved 0.35 seconds off her personal best time finishing in 4:43.24 to take sixth place.

With over 12-years experience on the Dolphins team Matthew Levy showed no signs of slowing down as he swiftly made his way to the wall collecting the bronze medal in the men’s 50m freestyle S7 in 28.71.

In the men’s 200m individual medley SM9 Brendan Hall finished in 2:25.97 and Braedan Jason wasright behind him in 2:26.22, with the pair finishing in sixth and seventh place respectively.

Blake Cochrane ranks fifth in the world in the men’s 50m freestyle S8 after finishing in 27.79, while Madeleine Scott (2:40.50)shaved milliseconds off her personal best time in the women’s 200m individual medley to finish in a close fourth behind Ellen Keane taking out the bronze in 2:40.31.

New South Wales based swimmer Prue Watt stepped onto the blocks for the women’s 100m butterfly S13 final to finish in seventh place with a time of 1:10.60. Daniel Fox (1:06.22)was up next in the men’s 100m backstroke S14 to touch the wall in eighth place.

The Dolphins swam 47 personal best times, 75 season bests, set three new world records and won a total of 30 medals; nine (9) gold, eight (8) silver and thirteen (13) bronze.

The 2015 IPC World Championships ran from July 13 to 19 at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow with over 550 athletes competing from nearly 70 countries.

For a full list of results click here.

 

2015 IPC SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, GLASGOW, DAY 7, FINALS:

 

MEN

Men’s 400m freestyle S10
D Bartasinskiy (RUS) 4:09.50 B Huot (CAN) 4:11.55 D Vanzekno (UKR) 4:13.03 G Harrison-Murray (AUS) 4:18.30 (Oceania record) O Van De Voort (NED) 4:19.48 M Isaiev (UKR) 4:20.81 A Elliot (CAN) 4:25.06 L Nyren (SWE) 4:27.42

Men’s 50m freestyle S8
D Tarasov (RUS) 25.34 (championship record) Y Wang (CHN) 26.66 K Lisenkov (RUS) 27.31 B Hrynenko (UKR) 27.44 B Cochrane (AUS) 27.79 C Rozoy (FRA) 27.81 LA Andrade Guillen (MEX) 28.15 Z McAllister (CAN) 28.26

Men’s 50m butterfly S7
S Sukharev (RUS) 28.31 Y Bohodakyo (URK) 28.55 M Levy (AUS) 28.71 S Pan (CHN) 28.72 T Pollap (GER) 29.32 C Serrano Zarate (COL) 29.84 J Wang (CHN) 30.47 V Taras (ITA) 30.59

Men’s 200m individual medley SM9
F Morlacchi (ITA) 2:17.76 a Kalina (RUS) 2:18.38 T Toth (HUN) 2:21.46 J Crisp (GBR) 2:21.93 C Bureau (USA) 2:21.96 B Hall (AUS) 2:25.97 T Disken (AUS) 2:26.33 T Yamada (JPN) 2:26.24

Men’s 100m butterfly 13
I Boki (BLR) 54.44 (world record) R Makarov (RUS) 57.52 T Antalfy (AUS) 57.58 D Salei (AZE) 57.58 R Salei (AZE) 58.33 I Denysenko (UKR) 58.41 B Jason (AUS) 59.80 A Stabrovskyy (UKR) 1:02.10

Men’s 100m backstroke S14
V Emeliantsev (RUS) 59.26 (world record) I Lee (KOR) 59.88 M Evers (NED) 1:00.42 M Kuliabin (RUS) 1:02.16 G Michie (CAN) 1:04.66 T Tsugawa (JPN) 1:05.06 Y Vandeput (BEL) 1:05.97 D Fox (AUS) 1:06.22

WOMEN

Women’s 400m freestyle S10
A Rivard (CAN) 4:34.06 E Lorandi (FRA) 4:38.77 O Jablonska (POL) 4:39.62 SR Cristino Zapara (MEX) 4:41.79 B Pap (HUN) 4:42.42 M Murphy (AUS) 4:43.24 M Oosterhuis (NED) 4:45.43 A Roulet (FRA) 4:46.87  

Women’s 100m freestyle S6
Y Mereshko (UKR) 1:12.21 (world record) V Savtsova (UKR) 1:13.44 T Thomas-Kane (AUS) 1:15.05 (Oceania record) E Simmonds (GBR) 1:15.15 L Song (CHN) 1:15.95 E Romano (ITA) 1:18.88 N Turner (IRL) 1:21.09 D Gonzalez (MEX) 1:27.09

Women’s 50m freestyle S8
M Elliott (AUS) 30.52 L Patterson (AUS) 31.62
O Vladykina (RUS) 31.65 J Long (USA) 31.83 M Bird (CAN) 31.93 J Shengnan (CHN) 32.02 K Istomina (UKR) 32.02 K Sogomonian (RUS) 32.88

Women’s 200m individual medley SM9
T Kearney (GBR) 2:31.08 P Lin (CHN) 2:38.91 E Keane (IRL) 2:40.31 M Scott (AUS) 2:40.50 D Gimenez (ARG) 2:40.64 K Roxon (CAN) 2:42.35 S Gascon (ESP) 2:42.96 M Ichinose (JPN) 2:46.31

Women’s 100m butterfly S13
D Stukalova (RUS) (S12 swimmer) 1:04.13 R Meyers (USA) 1:05.03 (world record) J Mendak (POL) 1:05.69 M Delgado Nadal (ESP) 1:08.69 A Edo Beltran (ESP) 1:06.67 A Berra (ITA) 1:10.14 P Watt (AUS) 1:10.60 C Currie (USA) 1:12.37

Women’s 100m backstroke S14
JJ Applegate (GBR) 1:06.75 V Shabalina (RUS) 1:06.80 T Corry (AUS) 1:09.52 M Franssen (BEL) 1:14.02 P Lindberg (SWE) 1:15.52 J Morrier (CAN) 1:17.22 M Alonso Morales (ESP) 1:21.78 M Van Der Kulk (NED) DSQ

Women’s 4x100m medley relay 34-point
A Tai, C Cashmore, T Kearney, S Rodgers (GBR) 4:52.89 E Cole, M Scott, M Elliott, L Patterson (AUS) 4:53.88 (oceania record) V Kukanoca, O Vladykina, N Ryabova, A Palian (RUS) 4:56.66 H Aspden, J Long, N Smith, M Konkoly (USA) 4:57.43 Y Zhang, M Zhang, S Jiang, J Zhu (CHN) 5:05.25 N Marques Soto, S Gascon, SIY Hernandez, T Perales (ESP) 5:07.20 R Dubber, N Howarth, S Pascoe, G Gray (NZL) 5:09.48 A Rivard, K Roxon, M Bird, T Routliffe (CAN) 5:09.90

 

The Australian Dolphins Swim Team that competed at the 2015 IPC World Championships

 

Male Athletes: Michael Anderson, 28 (QLD), Timothy Antalfy, 28 (NSW), Jesse Aungles, 19 (SA), Blake Cochrane, 24 (QLD), Timothy Disken, 18 (VIC), Daniel Fox, 23 (QLD), Brenden Hall, 21 (QLD), Guy Harrison-Murray, 18 (WA), Timothy Hodge, 14 (NSW), Braedan Jason, 16 (QLD), Ahmed Kelly, 23 (VIC), Matthew Levy, 28 (NSW), Grant Patterson, 25 (QLD), Rick Pendleton, 30 (QLD), Sean Russo, 23 (NSW), Jacob Templeton, 19 (TAS), Reagan Wickens, 20 (NSW).

 

Female Athletes: Ellie Cole, 23 (NSW), Taylor Corry, 20 (NSW), Maddison Elliott, 16 (NSW), Tanya Huebner, 36 (VIC), Ashleigh McConnell, 19 (VIC), Monique Murphy, 19 (VIC), Lakeisha Patterson, 16 (QLD), Madeleine Scott, 22 (WA), Tiffany Thomas-Kane, 13 (NSW), Teigan Van Roosmalen, 23 (NSW), Prue Watt, 28 (NSW).

For media enquires please contact: kate.harrison@swimming.org.au

 

AGM and State Forum delegate nomination forms due tomorrow at 5pm

Dear Swimming Clubs and Areas,

As a reminder, if you are planning on sending a representative to the Swimming NSW AGM and/or State Forum, delegate nomination forms are due tomorrow (17 July) at 5pm.

Copies of our AGM and State Forum delegate forms, and associated information, can be downloaded from this page on the Swimming NSW website:

http://nsw.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=109

Note there are two separate delegate forms for the AGM and State Forum. Both will need to be completed if your representative is attending both sessions.

Please return your delegate form(s) to mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au.

We hope to see you there.

 

Congratulations Tiffany Thomas-Kane

World record for 13-year-old Tiffany Thomas-Kane as Dolphins light up the pool in Glasgow 

 

The Australian Dolphins Swim Team has ignited the pool on day two of competition at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow with a 13-year-old Sydney schoolgirl and Paralympic golden girl Ellie Cole leading the way.

Ravenswood Year Eight student Tiffany Thomas-Kane made what was an unforgettable debut in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6, winning gold in a world record breaking time.

Thomas-Kane, who was born with hypochondroplasia and is a girl of short stature, clocked a new world record time of 1:34.95 to claim the gold medal ahead of Great Britain pair Charlotte Henshaw (1:36.94) and Eleanor Simmonds (1:39.99). Australia’s Tanya Huebner placed fourth clocking 1:40.85.

The impressive swim was Thomas-Kane’s first at an international meet, after her world record breaking efforts at the Australian Championships in Sydney in March earnt her selection on the Australian Dolphins team.

She said after her win that she was grateful for the support of the Australian Dolphins. 

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget the Aussies cheering me on from the stands, I could hear them roar in the last 50 metres supporting me all the way to the finish,” said Thomas-Kane, who trains under Mitch and Lach Falvey at Ravenswood Swim Club, the same club as dual world champion and Olympic silver medallist James Magnussen.

“I gave all I had to the race, I don’t think I could have gone much better.

“After the heat swim this morning I thought I could get close to it [the world record] but I didn’t think I’d get under so I am really happy with the result.”

Thomas-Kane still has a selection of events on her racing calendar this week including the 50m butterfly S6 tomorrow.

After her world record breaking swim to win gold in the 100m backstroke on night one, Ellie Cole, from Castle Hill RSL, successfully added the 100m freestyle S9 title to her London Paralympic gold medal, finishing in a slick 1:02.78 to claim the world champion title.  

 

Congratulations to Ellie Cole and Nathan Doyle - Castle Hill Dolphins

Ellie’s world record double in golden start for Dolphins in Glasgow

 

GLASGOW, Monday (July 13): Paralympic golden girl Ellie Cole was told she may never swim again following double shoulder surgery, but tonight in Glasgow the 23-year-old defied all the odds.

The Canberra University student claimed two world records on her way to a stunning gold medal swim on the opening night of the 2015 IPC World Championships in Glasgow.

After a record breaking swim of 1:08.89 in the heat in the women’s S9 100m backstroke, Cole said she took to the blocks in the final feeling confident in her preparation.

And the result was gold in another world record time of 1:08.67 – 0.22 faster than her heat swim.

“Getting on the block tonight I was thinking about the key areas of improvement from my heat swim which resulted in a well-executed final and a second world record, so I am really happy with that,” Cole said.

“I’ve been working with my new coach Nathan Doyle for a year now and we fine-tuned a really good race preparation heading into this meet.

“I felt really confident and having the Australian Swim Team cheering you on in the stands is really uplifting.”

Cole will race her London Paralympic gold medal event the 100m freestyle S9 tomorrow along with the 50m freestyle S9.

 

 

2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships Results Now Available

The results for the 2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships are now available HERE.

 

The Anti Wave SuperBlock 800 - bulk purchase

Swimming NSW is investigating making a bulk purchase of the The Anti Wave SuperBlock 800 or similar Kicker Block. It is hoped that by buying bulk we will be able to get a competitive price for Clubs and Areas who wish to buy a set of these blocks.

 

If your Club, Area or local pool is interested in purchasing a set of these blocks please send your name and how many you would like to purchase to mark.heathcote@nsw.swimming.org.au

2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships Timeline Now Available

The timeline for the 2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships is now available HERE.

**To be used as a GUIDELINE ONLY**

2015 NSW Country SC Championship Results Now Available

The results from the 2015 NSW Country SC Championships are now available HERE.

 

 

 

2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships Final Start List Now Available

The Final Start List for the 2015 NSW Metropolitan SC Championships is now available HERE.

 

**Please note: NO FURTHER CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED**

 

 

SNSW Role Sport Development & Participation Manager

We are recruiting for a Sport Development and Participation Manager in the Homebush office. For more information and to apply click here. 

 

 

SNSW AGM and State Forum Information

More information is now available with the upcoming Swimming NSW AGM and State Forum. Click here to view the agenda, delegate nomination form and the 2014 - 2015 Annual Report.

 

Head Coach State Teams

The Head Coach - State Team role is now available. To express your interest, please complete the EOI form and submit to Darren Howard by Friday 3rd July 2015.

 

Book your accommodation now with Accor

Book your discounted accommodation with Accor now for the winter.

State Team Selection Criteria

State Teams selection criteria has just been announced. Check it out here

SNSW Board Skills Analysis Report

During the month of April, the Swimming NSW Board conducted a Board Skills Analysis to provide a snapshot of the current Directors as well as their skill sets and experience. To view the report, click here. 

Southern Inland Role Availability

Swimming NSW has a position available in their Development Department for the Southern Inland Development Officer. To apply, check out the position description here.

2015 NSW MC Meet #2 Results Now Available

The results from the 2015 NSW Multi Class Meet #2 are now available HERE.

The Clubbies 2015 Awards. Put your nominations in

CAS and Inside Sport have joined forces to introduce a new set of awards that recognise the fabulous contributions made to grassroots sport by the largely volunteer army of enthusiasts all around the country.

There are plenty of gongs handed out to elite athletes at the pointy end of professional competition. Not the Clubbies! The Inside Sport “Clubbies” recognise the outstanding achievements of players, coaches and officials at grassroots club level.

For more information please read the program. Nominations are then made online at www.insidesport.com.au/clubbies. All nominations go into a draw to win a terrific prize. 

  

Technical Official Development Program

Swimming NSW has identified the need to provide a structured Development Framework and Curriculum to ensure we identify pathways for TOs to develop in the sport, whilst also focusing on Technical Official retention into the future. For this reason, Swimming NSW are rolling out a Technical Official Development Program in 2015. For more information click here

 

Australian Masters Games

 Swimming races into Adelaide for the Australian Masters Games

 Registrations are now open for the 15th Australian Masters Games to be held in Adelaide this October.

Swimming will be amongst the 60 sports on offer at the Games, providing great competition for those who love to get in the water, with several events on offer, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, medleys and relays.

The swimming competition will be conducted by Masters Swimming SA with both men’s and women’s competitions on offer.

The Games are a great excuse for a week away with friends, whilst enjoying the sport you love and a busy Games social program. Apart from meeting the minimum age requirement there is no qualifying standard, so players of all levels and abilities are welcome.

New in 2015, the Airbnb Games Village will be hosted indoors in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD at the world-class Adelaide Convention Centre. The village will feature great food, drinks and nightly entertainment.

Stay tuned for further announcements, including the release of the exciting social program.

You can enter now by visiting www.AustralianMastersGames.com.

By entering now during the Gold Entry window (closes Friday 1 May) you will receive a reduced Games entry fee of $99 and become a Gold Participant which entitles you to: 

You can help to recruit your teammates by printing and posting at your club or venue one of the eye-catching promotional posters. You can download a copy by clicking here.

Details are:

Competition Dates:      

3-5 October, 2015

Venue:

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Morphett Road, Oaklands Park 

Age Groups:

18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

 

2015 NSW Multi Class Meet #1 - Results

The full results from the recent Swimming NSW Multi Class Meet #1 held at Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre on Saturday 28th March, 2015 can now be found HERE.

Swimming NSW AGM and State Forum Information now available.

Information is now available for the 2015 Swimming NSW AGM and State Forum held on Saturday 25 July 2015 commencing at 10.00am at the Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde, 7‐11 Talavera Rd North Ryde (first left on Talavera Road). For any questions please contact Mark Heathcote.

Ever wanted to swim alongside an Olympic champ? Now’s your chance!

Dairy Australia and three-time Olympian and Australian swimming legend, Michael Klim, will be hosting a free, public swim series in Sydney. 

On Thursday 16 April, the iconic Andrew Boy Charlton (ABC) Pool will be transformed into the home of Dairy Australia’s Legendairy Start and End Swim series. The Series will comprise two free standalone events on the same day – a 600m freestyle early morning competitive outdoor swim for adults and an afternoon ‘splash and swim’ event for primary school-aged children.

 Join the fun of the free event and find out more at www.legendairy.com.au/swim.

 Thank you for joining the conversation and we hope to see you in the pool! 

2015 NSW MC Meet #1 Timeline Now Available

The timeline for the NSW MC #1 Meet is now available HERE.

Please note, this is a guideline ONLY.

Coach Accreditation Review Management Advisory Committee (CARMAC)

Over the past two years Swimming Australia Ltd. (SAL) have had a Coach Accreditation Review Management Advisory Committee (CARMAC) in place. Attached are the Terms of Reference and nomination form for the Coach Accreditation and Development Advisory Committee. Please note nominations will close on Monday 6th April (Easter Monday).

 

Event Notice: 2015 Australian Short Course Date Change

EVENT NOTICE: Change of Date 2015 Australian Short Course

The 2015 Australian Short Course event date has been changed from first week in November to the last week in November to accommodate the following issues that have been raised:

  1.        Conflicting dates with FINA World Cups.  After recent notification from FINA of changes to their schedule.

  2.        Consideration after feedback from State Associations that dates conflicted with School and University
           exams.

 

New Date:

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre-  November 2015

Tuesday 24

PRE MEET TRAINING

Wednesday 25

PRE MEET TRAINING

Thursday 26

COMPETITON

Friday 27

COMPETITON

Saturday 28

COMPETITON

 

Backstroke Ledge

The Backstroke Ledge is the ideal complement to the startingblocks OSB11 and OSB14 for backstroke swimming starts. For information about the effectiveness of the backstroke ledge please click here

 

 

2015 NSW National Prep Meet Start List

 

The 2015 NSW National Prep Meet Start List is now available HERE.  Please note that changes can only be made up until 5pm on Thursday 5/03/2015. 

Requests for changes can only be emailed to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au  No changes will be made if sent to any other email address or over the phone.

Full Results from the 2015 NSW State Open Championships

 

Full Results from the 2015 NSW State Open Championships are now available:

Results By Event, Results By Club, MM Results File, TM Results File, Combined Point Score, Able Bodied Point Score, Multi-Class Point Score, Medal Tally.

Final night: highlights from Day 3 of NSW State Open Championships

 Photo credit: Nina Beilby Photography

By Alice Wheeler

It’s all over in a blink of an eye, but the men’s 50m freestyle didn’t fail to entertain the crowd on an exciting final night of competition at the NSW State Open Swimming Championships.

James Magnussen grabbed the win in 22.34 ahead of Matthew Abood (22.48) and Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura (22.51).

“It was pretty much exactly where I am at,” Magnussen said of his 50 free time.

“I’ll probably do two more weeks of hard work and then have a two week taper before trials. I’m feeling really good in the water and am pretty happy with where my technique is at and I am really happy with the work I am doing with the boys. I’m just backing the program and staying confident.”

Emma McKeon picked up her fifth individual gold medal when she took out the women’s 200m freestyle in 1:56.41.  Originally from Wollongong, but now training with Chandler in Brisbane, McKeon has shown great form ahead of next month’s trials. Olympians Bronte Barratt and Brittany Elmslie were second and third in 1:57.10 and 1:57.17 respectively.

Thomas Fraser-Holmes had a convincing win in the men’s 400m individual medley. The 23-year-old from Miami led from the first split and maintained his lead throughout, to touch in 4:19.31. Travis Mahoney was second in 4:23.30 and Mitchell Donaldson of New Zealand snuck in for bronze in 4:25.68.

After winning both the 100 and 200m breaststroke titles, Kanako Watanabe of Japan backed up for a third gold in the 400m individual medley (2:10.76). Emily Seebohm continued her good form to pick up silver in 2:12.44. Aisling Scott, who used to train with Seebhom but is now in the Indooroopilly program, was third in 2:14.77.

Seebohm grabbed another gold for the meet, winning the women’s 50m backstroke in 27.64. The convincing win placed her ahead of New Zealand’s Gabrielle Fa’amausili (28.41) with Madison Wilson third in 28.50.

Mitch Larkin added another medal to his collection, winning the men’s 100m backstroke in 54.21. Larkin was too good for Japan’s Takeshi Kawamoto who was second in 55.19. Twenty-year-old Robert Gerlach was third in 55.25.

 

In other events:

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

It was an all-Japanese podium in the men’s 200m breaststroke however it was Australia’s Matthew Wilson that was the one to watch. The 16-year-old from SOPAC swam 2:14.18 to set a new 16 years age record, beating that set by Simon Cowley in 1997.

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

Swedish swimmer Jennie Johannson won the women’s 50m breaststroke in 31.04. Australian veteran Sally Hunter was second, with the 29-year-old dual Olympian touching in 31.13. Japan’s Kanako Watanabe claimed bronze in 31.33.

Men’s 100m Butterfly

Daniel Lester was the best-placed Australian in the men’s 100m butterfly, with the 24-year-old coming second in a time of 53.60. Takeshi Kawamoto of Japan won gold 52.36 while his compatriot Yuya Yajima was third in 53.63.

Women’s 200m Butterfly

The podium for the women’s 200m butterfly had a distinctly international flavor, with Japan going one-two and Great Britain picking up bronze. Miyu Nakano was first in 2:11.39 while 15-year-old Haruno Ito was right on her heels in 2:11.58. British swimmer Georgia Barton, 19, was third in 2:12.93.

Men’s 1500m Freestyle

Nathan Capp from New Zealand took gold in the men’s 1500m freestyle in 15:35.04, more than 10 seconds clear of his nearest competitor. Jack McLoughlin from Brothers was second in 15:46.64 and Auburn’s Nathan Robinson pulled off third from the outside lane, finishing in 15:53.18.

Men’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class

Joshua Alford (S14) picked up his second gold and third medal overall, winning the men’s 100m freestyle multi-class in 55.85. Mitchell Kilduff (S14) took silver in 57.55 while 16-year-old Braedan Jason took bronze in 54.50.

Women’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class

Taylor Corry (S14) added gold to her two bronze medals from the meet, winning the women’s 100m freestyle multi-class in 1:02.66. Lakeisha Patterson (S8) took silver in 1:08.15 just edging out Maddison Elliott who came home with bronze in 1:08.29.

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class

Blake Cochrane (SB7) took gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke multi-class in a time of 1:18.54. Richard Eliason (SB14) took silver in 1:11.45 while Jesse Aungles (SB7) was third in 1:26.34.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class

Madeleine Scott (SB9) was victorious in the women’s 100m breaststroke multi-class, winning in 1:24.95. Silver went to Prue Watt (SB13) with a time of 1:26.73 with Katherine Downie (SB9) picking up bronze in 1:27.41.

Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

The women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay was won by Japan in 3:43.79. Melbourne Vicentre were second in 3:49.70 while Carlile just edged out Ravenswood for the bronze in 3:49.75.

Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Japan did the relay double and took out the final event of the meet, the men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay in 3:18.02. Sydney University, led out by Andrew Abood took silver in 3:22.26 and SOPAC rounded out the medals in 3:22.68.

 

AWARDS

The following awards were given out at the end of the meet:

NSW Female Swimmer of the Meet - Ami Matsuo, Carlile 

NSW Female Coach Award - Justin Rothwell, Carlile

NSW Male Swimmer of the Meet - James Magnussen, Ravenswood

NSW Male Coach Award - Mitch Falvey, Ravenswood 

 

Club Pointscore

1st St Peters Western, QLD

2nd Brothers, QLD

3rd Nunawading, VIC

1st NSW Club Sydney University

Dive in: highlights from Day 1 of NSW State Open Championships

By Alice Wheeler

Despite heading into the NSW State Open Championships in the midst of a heavy training block, James Magnussen produced a strong race to take out the men’s 100m freestyle title, winning in 49.24. The dual World Champion came into the event not looking for a sub 48-second time, but rather looking to focus on his technique and composure in a race environment.  

“Last year we really used these meets to try and consistently go 47-point so we were resting a week into each,” Magnussen said, “but this year we are just ploughing through and doing the best we can with no taper. So it’s different, it’s certainly a lot harder than what I did last year. But hopefully the results come this year in August [at the World Championships].”

 Japan’s Katsumi Nakamuara was second in 49.57, whilst 20-year-old Cameron McEvoy from Palm Beach was third in 49.75.

Chandler’s Emma McKeon marked her return to dominance in the women’s 100m freestyle, taking out the blue-riband event in 53.72. Brittany Elmslie was second in 54.58 and Madison Wilson was third in 54.72.

It was McKeon’s first real hit-out of a long course 100mfreestyle since the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she took bronze, and the 20-year-old was pleasantly surprised.

“I didn’t really know what to expect, but I’m happy with it,” she said. “I am still in the midst of some quite hard work, with taper starting in a few weeks for trials.”

Earlier in the night, McKeon also left her competitors in her wake in the women’s 50m butterfly, taking the event out in 25.99. Emily Seebohm was second in 26.05 ahead of Brittany Elmslie who was third in 26.15. 

Keryn McMaster continued her rise in the women’s 400m individual medley, taking out the race in 4:42.53. The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the event, McMaster held off a strong finishing Hiroko Makino of Japan who was second in 4:45.05. Returning to the 400m IM for the first time in a year, Indooroopilly’s Taylor McKeown was third in 4:46.79.

British teenager James Guy won the men’s 400m freestyle in 3:45.98 ahead of Australia’s David McKeon(3:46.43) and Mack Horton (3:49.47). McKeon touched out his teammate Horton, having finished behind him at the recent BHP Billiton Super Series in Perth.

“We both push each other,” McKeon said of his racing Horton in the 400m. “I think when there are two people around the same time pushing each other – it’s like Hackett and Thorpey – and they got to be number one and two in the world so that is great to have me and Mack go head to head each time and push each other.”

Jessica Ashwood posted a strong swim in the women’s 800m, pulling away from New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle to seal the win in 8:21.33, her second fastest time in the distance event. Just over two seconds off her own Australian record, Ashwood’s time is a promising sign ahead of April’s National Championships. Katie Goldman from St Peters Western, was third in 8:34.53.

It was an all-Australian podium in the women’s 200m backstroke, with Emily Seebohm taking out the race in 2:09.30, just over a second off her personal best. Madison Wilson was second in 2:10.35 and Melbourne Vicentre’s Hayley Baker was third in 2:10.86.

In other events:

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

Japan’s Ryo Tateishi took out the men’s 50m breaststroke in 28.11 ahead of South Australian Joshua Palmer(28.40) and Trinity Grammar’s Matthew Treloar who took bronze in 28.42.

Men’s 50m Backstroke

Japan took another gold in the men’s 50m backstroke, with Takeshi Kawamoto winning in 25.38.  Brisbane’s Mitch Larkin was second in 25.58 ahead of Lane Cove’s Daniel Arnamnart who was third in 25.73.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Eighteen-year-old Kanako Watanabe took out the women’s 100m breaststroke, winning in 1:07.21. The Japanese teenager held on to win just ahead of Sweden’s Jennie Johannson (1:07.35) who swims for Indooroopilly and Nunawading’s Jessica Hansen (1:09.01).

Men’s 200m Butterfly

Sydney University’s Kieran Qaium (1:59.61) was the top-placed Australian in the men’s 200m butterfly, finishing second behind Japanese teenager Yuya Yajima(1:56.38). Japan’s Ko Fukaya was third in 1:59.75.

Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class

The Tuggeranong Viking’s Joshua Alford (S14) won the men’s 50m freestyle multi-class in 25.74, ahead of Menai’s Mitchell Kilduff (S14) who was second in 25.94. Andrew Pasterfield (S10) from CranbrookEastern Edge rounded out the medals with bronze in 24.56.

Women’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class

Ellie Cole (S9) from Castle Hill RSL won the women’s 50m freestyle multi-class in 29.20. Paralympian and Commonwealth Games record holder Maddison Elliott(S8) was second overall in 31.20 and New Zealand’s Mary Fisher (S11) was third in 32.19.

Men’s 200m Individual Medley Multi-Class

Rick Pendleton from Flinders won gold in the men’s 200m individual medley multi-class. The 30-year-old SM10 swimmer won in 2:18.05. Jeremy Tidy (SM10) was second in 2:20.12 and Joshua Alford (SM14) was third in 2:23.34.

Women’s 200m Individual Medley Multi-Class

Twenty-two-year-old Madeleine Scott (SM9) won the women’s 200m individual medley multi-class in a time of 2:41.08. Westside’s Katherine Downie (SM1) was second in 2:39.00 whilst Taylor Corry (SM14) of Nelson Bay was third in 2:38.15.

Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

Japan won the mixed 4 x 50m freestyle relay in a time of 1:36.02. It was an Abood-affair in the Sydney University team that placed second in 1:37.17. Brother’s Andrew and Matt Abood were the males on the team, with Matt’s wife Hayley joining Melissa Mitchell in the women’s contingent. James Magnussen led out Ravenswood who took bronze in 1:38.27.

Women’s 4 x 100m Club Medley Relay

Japan were victorious in the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay, winning in 4:04.73. The team from Nunawading were second in 4:13.92 whilst Melbourne Vicentre were third in 4:16.15.

Men’s 4 x 100m Club Medley Relay

Rounding out gold for all three relays on Day 1, Japan took out the men’s 4 x 100m medley in a time of 3:39.59. Trinity Grammar were the local heroes, placing second in a time of 3:44.21. Sydney University were third in 3:47.38.

All the Action from Day 2 of the Swimming NSW State Open Championships

By Alice Wheeler

Emma McKeon posted a strong finish to hold off the competition in the women’s 100m butterfly, winning convincingly in 57.76.  Returning to competition after a hiatus was multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallistAlicia Coutts, who finished on the podium after coming second in 58.27. Bronze went to Brittany Elmslie in 58.38. 

McKeon then backed up to post a personal best time of 24.83 to win the women’s 50m freestyle.  

“I haven’t done a PB since I was 15 in the 50m freestyle,” McKeon said. “It hasn’t been a focus in my program but tonight, only having the 100 fly, I was able to include it in my program. That [her time in the 100m fly] was quite close to my PB too, so it’s all looking quite good for trials.” 

Elmslie picked up her second medal for the night, finishing second in 24.86 and Japan’s Rikako Ikee 25.65 

Brisbane’s Mitch Larkin continued his rise to the top of the men’s backstroke ranks, winning the 200m in 1:56.17, over two seconds faster than he produced at the same meet last year. 

“My legs certainly aren’t fresh at all and I definitely felt that in the 50 last night and again tonight towards the end of that 200. But with a couple of weeks until trials, I am still working really hard. But judging where I was at last year and comparing myself to that, I am happy with my progress. 

Larkin’s goal of getting his time down to mid 1:54 seems well on track as the 21-year-old continues to find improvements in his racing. 

“Any PB I will be happy with, but if I can go under 1:55 I’ll be stoked,” Larkin said. 

Veteran Ashley Delaney (2:00.24) and rising star Joshua Beaver (2:00.27) were second and third respectively. 

Still in backstroke, the women’s 100m heralded some very promising signs for the Aussies ahead of the Selection Trials, with Olympic silver medallist Emily Seebohm winning in 58.90. 

I’m really happy,” Seebohm saidThese are my in-season best that I have ever done, anything under 59 I am really happy with. It gives me great form leading into trials. I’m obviously more comfortable going sub 59s now which is what I need to be doing to be the best in the world.” 

Madi Wilson from St Peters Western posted her first ever sub-one-minute time in the race, finishing second in 59.76. Teenager Hayley Baker was third in 1:01.25. 

Jessica Ashwood defended her NSW State Title in the women’s 400m freestyle, winning the gruelling event in 4:05.30 just a fraction outside of her personal best.  

“It’s unexpected,” Ashwood said of her win and the time. “I feel shocking [after last night] but I am happy that I managed to pull it together tonight. I wanted to work the second 100m and I didn’t do that in the heats so I am happy I put that together in the final.” 

Ashwood’s trans-Tasman rival Lauren Boyle was second in 4:07.13 and Bronte Barratt held strong after taking an early lead in the outside lane to finish third in 4:08.13. 

In the men’s 400m freestyle, it was James Guy, visiting from Great Britain who took the top spot. Guy finished in 1:46.97 just ahead of Miami’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes who was second in 1:47.54. There was little separating Fraser-Holmes from his friend and rival David McKeon who was third in 1:47.64. 

“I’m really happy with that tonight. I was 1:48.1 here last year so it’s quite encouraging given I have had a really, really big month since BHP [Super Series in January]. I have really got my act together as it was kind of a reality check for me. I probably came back to early [from sickness] but that’s done and dusted and I learned from it. I’m ready and excited for trials.” 

In other events: 

Men’s 50m Butterfly 

Takeshi Kawamoto of Japan took out the men’s 50m butterfly in 24.19 ahead of compatriot Kenta Ito (24.07). SOPAC’s Nathaniel Romeo was third in 24.15. 

Men’s 100m Breaststroke 

It was an all-Japanese podium in the men’s 100m breaststroke with nothing separating the medallistsTakatoshi Ikeshita took top spot in 1:01.24 ahead of Ryo Tateishi (1:01.26) and Yuta Oshikiri (1:01.55). Jake Packard of Indooroopilly was the best placed Australian, finishing fourth in 1:02.41 

Men’s 200m Individual Medley 

Justin James topped the podium in the men’s 200m individual medley, winning in a time of 2:01.13. Nunawading’s Travis Mahoney was second in 2:01.37 and Kenneth To from Trinity Grammar took bronze in 2:02.08. 

Women’s 200m Breaststroke 

Kanako Watanabe took top honours in the women’s 200m breaststroke, finishing in 2:23.03. Indooroopilly’s Taylor McKeown was the silver medallist, touching in 2:25.17 and Japan’s Runa Imai rounded out the medals in 2:25.94. 

Men’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class 

Twenty-seven-year-old Jeremy Tidy (S10) was victorious in the men’s 100m backstroke multi-class, winning in 1:04.68. Timothy Hodge (S9) took the silver medal with a time of 1:06.90 whilst Hui Ka Chun (S14) from Hong Kong was third in 1:05.88. 

Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class 

New Zealand’s Mary Fisher (S11) won the women’s 100m backstroke multi-class. The partially sighted Paralympic gold medallist and multiple IPC World Champion won in in 1:22.83 ahead of 23-year-old Ellie Cole (S9) and 20-year-old Taylor Corry (S14) who finished in 1:13.32 and 1:11.50 respectively. 

Men’s 400m Freestyle Multi-Class 

Braedan Jason (S13), 16, won the men’s 400m freestyle multi-class in 4:15.84. Silver went to 19-year-old Jesse Aungles from Marion while Rowan Crowthers (S9) took bronze in 4:27.86. 

Women’s 400m Freestyle Multi-Class 

Teenagers Lakeisha Patterson and Jade Lucy were on the podium in the women’s 400m freestyle multi-class. Patterson (S8) who is just 16, won in 5:00.67 ahead of Lucy (S14) who took silver in 5:05.04. New Zealand’s Mary Fisher won bronze in 5:34.08. 

Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay 

Japan convincingly won the mixed 4 x 50m medley relay in 1:45.36. Anchored by James Magnussen, Ravenswood were second in 1:49.26 whilst UNSW were third in 1:49.53. 

Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 

Mack Horton anchored his Melbourne Vicentre relay team to gold in the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle club relay, winning in 7:32.09.  Japan were second in 7:45.00 and Carlile were third in 7:56.57. 

Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 

Japan’s relay dominance continued in the women’s 4 x 200m freestyle, winning in 8:13.44. Melbourne Vicentre were second in 8:27.90 whilst Ami Matsuo lead Carlile out who finished with the bronze medal in 8:31.05

Passing of David Holloway

Swimming NSW is saddened to learn the loss of David Holloway. David was a long time referee, the Executive Officer Finance of Swimming NSW and a life member of Auburn Swim Club.  A private service will be held in Devonport today and the family has requested in lieu of flowers to please donate to Alzheimers Australia. 

 

 

 

 

Use of backstroke wedges at National Championships

“The FINA Approved Backstroke Wedges will be utilised for the upcoming 2015 Australian Swimming Championships and the 2015 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Two lanes will be dedicated and backstroke wedges installed for use also during warm up and pre meet training.”

2015 NSW State Open Championship FINAL Start List

The 2015 NSW State Open Championship FINAL Start List is now available HERE. No further changes will be made to this list.

2015 NSW Country Championships Timeline

The 2015 NSW Country Championships timeline can now be found HERE.

 

Please note, this is to be used as a guidline only.

Women in rural areas encouraged to apply for coaching scholarships

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Women in Swimming Rural Coaching Scholarship (WSRCS), with all female coaches or potential coaches in remote areas encouraged to apply.Click here for more information.

2015 NSW Country Championships Start Lists

The 2015 NSW Country Championship Start List - REVISED 13/2/15 - is are now available HERE for review. Any changes that need to be made MUST be emailed to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au by 5pm on Saturday 14 February, 2015.   No changes will be made after this time, if sent to any other email address or over the phone.

Congratulations Maddison Elliott and Emma McKeon for Sports NSW Awards

NSW Sports Awards - Athlete of the Year with a Disability Finalist - Maddison Elliott OAM

Congratulations to Maddison Elliott OAM who is a finalist in the category of Youth Athlete of the Year with a Disability at the 2014 NSW Sports Awards.

More information can be found:

 

 

NSW Sports Awards - Athlete of the Year Finalist - Emma McKeon

 

Emma won four Gold and two Bronze Medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which was her first Commonwealth Games. In the 4x100m freestyle relay Emma and her team set a new world record and she also achieved Commonwealth Games records in the 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100 medley relay. Emma also won a Silver medal at the Pan Pacific Championships in the 4x200m relay.

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Congratulations NSW Athletes at the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Swim the Swan

Swimming NSW would like to congratulate James Magnussen (Ravenswood) for his performance in the pool, Wally Eggleton (Aquablitz Toongabbie), Samantha Watts (Aquablitz Toongabbie) and Jarod Poort (Wests Illawarra) for their performances at the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Swim the Swan event in Perth, WA on Sunday 1 February 2015. 

 

 

Shade Grants for Sports Clubs

Skin Cancer Prevention through the provision of shade is a priority area under the Cancer Institute NSW Evidence to Practice Grants.

Funding of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) per grant is available for building shade structures in sports clubs and other settings.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 13 March 2015

Check out who received grants last year …. This year it could be your club!

See full details of the program.

 

The NSW Olympic Council Athlete Grant Program available now.

The NSW Olympic Council Athlete Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance for junior sportsmen and women in New South Wales.   The program aims to provide increased opportunities and assist with funding for the development of young, ‘up and coming’ NSW athletes.  To view the program please click HERE

2015 NSW Country Championships Start Lists

The 2015 NSW Country Championship Start List - REVISED 13/2/15 - is are now available HERE for review. Any changes that need to be made MUST be emailed to meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au by 5pm on Saturday 14 February, 2015.   No changes will be made after this time, if sent to any other email address or over the phone.

Casual/ part time Junior or bronze licensed swimming coach

Mick G Squad Development currently require a casual / part time Junior or bronze licensed swimming coach at Birrong Leisure Centre Birrong NSW which is one of (2) Aquatic Centres that we currently operate for Squad Coaching.

The successful applicant will be delivering programs for the Junior Development Squads aged 9-12 years as well as our Fitness Squads aged 12 to 17 yrs.

Afternoons Monday to Friday 4.00pm to 7.00pm.  Days are negotiable to suit if applicant is not available for all (5) afternoons.

Immediate start will be required by the successful applicant.

From March 2nd the successful applicant will be required for a rotating shift of between 3 and 5 shifts per week on a permanent basis.

Wages are negotiable relative to experience and coaching qualifications.

Applicant must have current Bronze license or a Teacher of Competitive Strokes Licence as well a current First Aid or Senior CPR Certificate.

Please forward your CV and Resume to Mick at gaucisquad@gmail.com.

For more information please call Mick between 8am to 2.30pm Mon to Fri on 0406 987 398.

Mick Gauci

Group Age / Open Head Coach

Mick G Squad Developments

 

 

 

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Bronze Licence Course

Bronze Licence Accreditation

The Bronze Licence Coach has the competence to promote participation in swimming and to plan, prepare, conduct, monitor, evaluate and adapt training programs to enable swimmers to compete at club/district and regional level meets. The online component of the course contains 7 modules and will take approximately 8 hours to complete. It is user-friendly and features the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios and a quiz. The online course may be completed in part, or all at once.

There is a coach journal throughout the course that requires candidates to write entries in.  Some online course modules also have other assessment tasks.

Course Structure

Please note that the Bronze Coach Accreditation requires the following evidence documents:

 

Once a candidate has logged into the online portal you will have the ability to upload your evidence documents and select a workshop session that you would like to attend. Candidates have the opportunity to ask any questions they have on the face to face day, if you have any questions or there is some technical things you don’t understand feel free to write them down and bring them to you workshop.

Candidates will have 6 months to send in their training record from the date of the workshop.

ASCTA membership is included in the course price.  Once Candidates have completed all components and all evidence documents have been approved by ASCTA, membership until the 30th June 2015 the following year will be provided.

Computer requirements to undertake the course

In order to undertake the course you will need access to a computer with the following:

 

Face to Face Component

What to Bring: Print out of session plans and journal, togs, towel, water

Snacks and refreshments will be provided and there is lunch available to purchase.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the eLearning portal please email learning@swimming.org.au.

BRONZE LICENCE ENROLMENT

To enrol in the next Bronze Licence Course,  please click on the course link below.

Course link: learning.swimming.org.au

Login: you will be required to register an account., if you already have an account with the Australian Sports Commission you can use this login.

Once you have logged in, click on the Browse learning button and there you will see the Swimming Australia Bronze Coach Accreditation program for $350.

For any questions about the Bronze Licence course, please contact Darren Howard on 02 9763 5833 or send an email to darren.howard@nsw.swimming.org.au.

 

Classification day for athletes with a vision impairment

The Australian Paralympic Committee is conducting a classification day for athletes with a vision impairment in Sydney and surrounding areas on Saturday 21st February. 

Athletes seeking VI Classification should complete the ‘Request for Athlete Classification’ form and return to classification@paralympic.org.au. Spaces are limited so athletes should return the form as soon as possible.

Once your application has been received the APC will then contact you via email to confirm an appointment time.

This opportunity is open to anyone with a vision impairment however, priority will be given to those who don’t yet have a national level classification.

Should you be unable to attend the day, VI Classification will continue to be available as per normal at by making a classification appointment at Vision Australia’s Enfield Office (02 9334 3333).

 

 

Swim Coach Position Available

A position for a Senior Development Coach – Competitive Squads (Part-time). To view the role description please click HERE

 

 

2015 NSW Country Regional Meets Results Now Available

The results for the 3 NSW Country Regional Meets are now available HERE.

 

Meet Approval Process for Clubs and Areas

The Swimming NSW Club and Area Meet Approval Process is now available. Importantly, all swimming clubs must seek approval for their results within 7 days of running an approved meet. Approval can be obtained from your Area so please speak with your Area Representatives if you have any questions.

 

Changes to Swimming NSW Rules

FINA and Swimming Australia have recently amended some of their Swimming Rules. As a result of this, Swimming NSW has also amended its Rules and these amendments are effectively immediately, which means they will be in effect for the upcoming Country Regional Meets and the 2015 State Age Championships. Click HERE to see the rules and the relevant changes. 

2014 NSW Open Water Results

All results from the recent 2014 NSW Open and Age Open Water Championships are now available HERE.

 

2015 NSW Country Regional Meets Final Start Lists Now Available

The Final Start Lists for the 2015 NSW Country Regional Meets are now available.

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On-Line Entries now available for NSW 10/U and 13-18 Years State Age, Country, and State Open Championship Meets

On-Line Entries now available for NSW 10/U and 13-18 Years State Age, Country, and State Open Championship Meets.

Please visit the calendar page for each meet HERE to enter.

Register for your free child safe seminar

The Office of the Childrens Guardian is running free child safe seminars across NSW. To register your spot for this free seminar please see the flyer.

Help your club fundraise with Event Cinemas

What is the make my day / events cinema fundraising cards fundraiser?

Very simply, we provide the fundraising cards which have twenty '2 for 1' movie vouchers attached. The donation amount is $4. Your families/members will ask friends, neighbours, work colleagues to donate. In return, your families/members will provide the donors with a '2 for 1' movie voucher for redemption. This is a thank you for their donation and as a reward they can redeem a buy one get one free movie ticket valid at any Events, Greater Union, Birch Carroll & Coyle cinema. This is a full adult ticket saving of $19.50 per donation.

When all 20 donations are received, a total of $50 will be raised for your swim club. Simply put if you sell 20 cards you raise $1,000.

Ideal fundraiser for your club

This is a fantastic fundraiser for your swim club to go toward the purchase of high performance swim apparel, training equipment, groups travelling for competitions, training camps or anything requiring additional funds.

High profit for your club

This is one of the highest profitable fundraisers available. The value of the money you make from a completed card is $50.

We suggest you initially issue one card per family/member in your group. You can always order more for your active sellers.

For more information please read the flyer and to take up this offer, please complete the booking form.

To help keep track of your fundraising, please see the tally sheet.

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