Aug 24

NO TRAINING : FRIDAY MORNING

NO TRAINING

Aug 25

CLUB NIGHT : 19 August 2016

Club Night CollageWe had 18 Sharks compete at Club Night last Friday including Tessa, Patrick C, Emily, Tyler, Patrick H, Jarrod, Jessica L, Maddison, Jake N, Libby, Nicholas, Emma O, Sam, Tom, Natasha, Andy, Angela and Yaroslav, as well as our 4 little Sharks: Kevin, Ivan, Lewis and Mackenzie.

Congratulations to Angela who received this month’s Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded to the person with the best participation skills for the month.

Congratulations to Sam, who won the Club Night Raffle.

Congratulations to Emma O who received her 25m Butterfly Upgrade Ribbon.

The night concluded with the two team relay which generated the usual team relay spirit and excitement.

Thank you to our Sharks: Amanda, Jarrod, Tom, Sam, Jessica L, Patrick H and to all the parents who provided yummy treats and helped out on the night.

Hope to see you all again at the next club night which will be on Friday, 16 September 2016.

Aug 25

MEET REPORT : Distance Meet #4, Sunday, 21 August 2016

Brooke was our only Shark competing at the ACT Winter Distance Meet #4 held at the AIS on Sunday, 21 August 2016.  Brooke swam the 400m Individual Medley and achieved SILVER.  Well Done Brooke!!

Aug 24

MEET REPORT : Development Meet #4, Sunday, 21 August 2016

We had 14 Sharks compete at the Winter Development Meet #4 held at the AIS on Sunday, 21 August 2016 including Tessa, Patrick C, Amy, Brooke, Jarrod, Jake N, Libby N, Alexey, Ben, Imogen, Natasha, Rebecca and  Eric as well as Ben and Imogen’s little sister Lillian.  Everyone should be very proud of their efforts with some fantastic results being achieved:

  • Tessa achieved a 4.89 second PB in the 50m Butterfly.
  • Patrick C achieved GOLD with a 1.79 second PB in the 100m Individual Medley; GOLD with a 0.17 second PB in the 50m Butterfly; BRONZE in the 50m Breaststroke; SILVER in the 50m Freestyle; and SILVER with a 0.21 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Amy achieved BRONZE with a HUGE 29 second PB in the 100m Individual Medley; GOLD in the 100m Backstroke; BRONZE in the 100m Freestyle; and GOLD in the 100m Butterfly.
  • Brooke achieved GOLD with a 0.46 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and BRONZE in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Jarrod achieved SILVER in the 200m SC Breaststroke competing in this event for the first time and qualified for State Age Championships.
  • Jake N achieved BRONZE with a WHOPPING 21.66 second PB in his 200m Freestyle; SILVER with a 1.27 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; and SILVER in his 100m Breaststroke.
  • Libby achieved a HUGE 6.51 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; GOLD with a 2.49 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and a HUGE 10.03 second PB in her 50m Freestyle.
  • Alexey achieved SILVER with a 0.51 second PB in his 25m Breaststroke; SILVER with 0.24 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and SILVER in his 50m Backstroke.
  • Ben achieved BRONZE in his 50m Butterfly; GOLD in his 100m Backstroke; BRONZE in his 50m Breaststroke; GOLD with a 0.43 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and GOLD in his 100m Butterfly.
  • Imogen achieved a 2.56 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; a 0.49 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and a 4.66 second PB in her 100m Freestyle.
  • Natasha achieved a 1.20 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; SILVER in her 100m Backstroke; and a 0.47 second PB in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Rebecca achieved SILVER with a 0.53 second PB in her 25m Butterfly; and SILVER in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Eric achieved GOLD with a 4.55 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley; GOLD with a 2.06 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; GOLD with a 1.82 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; and SILVER in his 50m Freestyle.
  • Lillian competed for the first time in the 10&U 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.

 

Aug 14

FAREWELL Coach Neill

Attention All Members


Neill Kennedy, our Bronze Coach, has decided to leave Woden after many years of service.  We would like to thank him for all he has achieved with all of our swimmers, and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.
 
Whilst the Executive explores all options available to the club, we would like to announce that Amanda Joyner (joint Club Captain), will be stepping in as interim coach to aid us in filling the vacancy that has developed.  No stranger to the Bronze Squad, Amanda has previously helped the club when the need has arisen, and we have every confidence in her abilities to cope with the situation.
 
We will be in contact again once more information comes to hand, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at executive.committee@wodenswimclub.org.au.
 
Thanks and regards
The Executive

Aug 08

MEET REPORT : ACT SC Championships

We had 17 Sharks including Alexis, Amy, Emma, Olivia, Patrick H, Brooke, Amanda, Jarrod, Jessica L, Maddison, Kurt, Ethan, Nicholas, Ben, Jasmine T, Eric and Yaroslav compete at the ACT SC Championships held at the AIS on Saturday and Sunday, 6th & 7th August, 2016.  There were many PBs and Medals achieved, but every one of our competitors should be proud of their efforts over the two day meet.

  • Alexis achieved a 1.16 second PB in her 100m Freestyle; a 0.62 second PB in her 100m Individual Medley; and a 0.82 second PB in her 200m Individual Medley.
  • Emma won SILVER in her 200m Butterfly; and SILVER in her 200m Freestyle.
  • Olivia achieved a 0.42 second PB in her 100m Freestyle.
  • Patrick H achieved a 0.21 second PB in his 100m Freestyle; and a 0.40 second PB in his 100m Butterfly.
  • Brooke won GOLD with a 1.03 second PB in her 100m Breaststroke; and achieved a 1.65 second PB in her 100m Backstroke.
  • Jarrod achieved a 0.95 second PB in his 100m Breaststroke.
  • Jessica L achieved a 0.84 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; and a 0.01 second PB in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Kurt achieved a 1.62 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; a 0.45 second PB in his 100m Freestyle; a 1.03 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; a 4.35 second PB in his 100m Butterfly; won BRONZE with a 0.77 second PB in his 100m Backstroke; and BRONZE with a 0.54 second PB in his 50m Freestyle.
  • Nicholas achieved a 100% PB Rate with a 1.90 second PB in his 100m Breaststroke; a 0.21 second PB in his 100m Freestyle; a HUGE 7.42 second PB in his 200m Backstroke; a 0.74 second PB in his 100m Backstroke; and SILVER with a 0.35 second PB in his 50m Freestyle.
  • Ben won BRONZE in his 100m Freestyle; and SILVER with a HUGE 5.60 second PB in his 100m Breaststroke.
  • Eric won SILVER with a 0.15 second PB in his 50m Freestyle.
  • Yaroslav won SILVER in his 100m Breaststroke; SILVER with a 0.59 second PB in his 50m Backstroke (New Woden Record); SILVER in his 50m Butterfly; GOLD with a HUGE 6.15 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley (New Woden Record); GOLD with a 2.48 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke (New Woden Record and New ACT SC Champs Titleholder); GOLD with a 1.72 second PB in his 100m Backstroke (New Woden Record; New ACT SC Champs Meet & Titleholder); and GOLD in his 50m Freestyle (New ACT SC Champs Titleholder).

On the first day of competition (Saturday), our Club, under the direction of our amazing Vice President and Meet Director Marcus Stokes, provided support in fulfilling official roles and providing the catering requirements.  Thank you very much to all our volunteers and to those who provided donations required to feed the hungry officials, coaches and timekeepers.  Once again, our Catering crew did a fantastic job and did our club proud.  Also, a special thank you to our amazing Sharks who helped out when not competing in the pool.  And finally, thank you to Coach Neill, Coach Beth, and Coach Steve for their coaching expertise and support throughout the Championship.  Thank you!

Aug 08

TRAINING COURSE : Inspector of Turns

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/)

 

Aug 08

NEWSLETTER : July Edition

You can view June’s edition of the Newsletter by clicking on this link : July 2016 Newsletter

Aug 08

SUNRISE ON 7 : Woden Members

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Some very special Woden members were in the Sunrise audience on Channel 7 this morning … Our very own Vice President Marcus, Silver Squad member Ben; Blue Squad member Imogen, Little Shark Lillian and Mum Jenny.  Looks like they were having fun!!

Jul 30

CLUB NIGHT : 29 July 2016

We had 16 Sharks compete at Club Night last Friday including Amy, Angela, Elizabeth, Emily, Emma O, Eric, Imogen, Jake N, Kurt, Libby, Natasha, Nicholas, Patrick C, Patrick H, Sam and Tyler, as well as our little Shark Kevin.

Congratulations to Ethan who received this month’s Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded to the person with the best participation skills for the month.

Congratulations to Tyler, who won the Club Night Raffle.

Congratulations to Kevin who received his 25m Backstroke Upgrade Ribbon; Emily who received her 25m Backstroke and Breaststroke Upgrade Ribbons; and Emma O who also received her 25m Backstroke and Breaststroke Upgrade Ribbons. Fantastic achievements!!

This month’s relay was a very close and exciting event.  It was pronounced as a “tie” ….. but you will have to look at the photos to see if you can tell who won.   Congratulations!

Thank you to our Sharks: Amanda, Ben, Tom and Jasmine, and to all the parents who helped out on the night and Welcome Jake, Libby and family to the Woden swimming club family.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night which will be on Friday, 19 August 2016.

Jul 26

MEET REPORT : Cruiz Development Meet

We had 10 Sharks compete at the Development Meet held at the AIS on Sunday, 24 July including Tessa, Emily, Patrick C, Amy, Olivia, Maddison, Kurt, Nicholas, Imogen, and Natasha.  Fantastic swimming everyone!!

  • Tessa achieved a 1.28 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; and competed in the 100m SC Breaststroke for the first time.
  • Emily achieved 1st Place with a 2.71 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; 1st Place with a 2.74 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; 3rd Place in her 50m Breaststroke; and competed in the 50m SC Backstroke for the first time and achieved 2nd Place.
  • Patrick C achieved 1st Place with a 0.53 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; 1st Place with a 0.74 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; 1st Place in his 50m Breaststroke; 2nd Place with a 0.74 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley; and 3rd Place with a 1.11 second PB in his 50m Backstroke.
  • Amy achieved 1st Place with a 1.41 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; 2nd Place with a HUGE 12.42 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; 1st Place in her 50m Backstroke; 2nd Place in her 50m Butterfly; and competed in the 100m SC Individual Medley for the first time and achieved 2nd Place.
  • Olivia achieved 1st Place with a HUGE 5.26 second PB in her 100m Freestyle; 2nd Place with a 2.09 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; 2nd Place with a 1.11 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and competed in the 100m SC Individual Medley for the first time and achieved 1st Place.
  • Maddison achieved 2nd Place in her 100m Freestyle; 3rd Place with a 0.32 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; and competed in the 200m SC Freestyle for the first time and achieved 1st Place.
  • Kurt competed in the 200m SC Freestyle for the first time and achieved 1st Place.
  • Nicholas achieved 1st Place in his 50m Backstroke; 1st Place in his 200m Breaststroke; 1st Place with a 0.03 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; 1st Place with a 3.22 second PB in his 200m Individual Medley; and 2nd Place in his 50m Breaststroke.
  • Imogen achieved a 0.38 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; a 3.02 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; a 1.86 second PB in her 100m Individual Medley; and 3rd Place in her 50m Freestyle.
  • Natasha achieved 1st Place in her 50m Butterfly; 2nd Place in her 100m Backstroke; and 2nd Place in her 50m Freestyle.

Jul 26

MEET REPORT : 14&Over Meet

We had 3 Sharks compete at the 14&Over Meet held at the AIS on Sunday, 24 July 2016 including Emma, Patrick H and Alexis.

  • Emma achieved 1st Place in the 200m Butterfly and 2nd Place in the 200m Breaststroke. 
  • Patrick H achieved 1st Place in the 100m Butterfly; 1st Place in the 50m Freestyle; and 1st Place in the 200m Individual Medley.
  • Alexis competed in 50m Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley.

Jul 26

MEET REPORT : Distance Meet

We had 3 Sharks compete at the Distance Meet held at the AIS on Sunday, 24 July.  Emma competed in the 800m Freestyle; and Jarrod and Ethan competed in the 400m Individual Medley with Ethan placing 3rd.  

Jul 20

GOOD LUCK KATIE : Trisome Games, Florence Italy

Katie Senior

Our very own Katie (Catherine Senior) who trains with Bronze Squad is competing for Australia at the Trisome Games being held in Florence, Italy.

On the 15th July 2016, hundreds of athletes with Down syndrome arrived in Florence Italy for the Trisome Games.   This is a multi-coded event which includes swimming, athletics, table tennis, futsal, judo, tennis and gymnastics. A total number of 207 swimmers from 30 countries will be participating in the swimming championships.  The participating countries are Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica,  Croatia, Denmark, Egypt,  Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Portuga, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South, Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States America and  Venezuela. Swimming competition started on the 17th July.

So far, Katie has competed in the 100m Backstroke; 50m Freestyle; 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly and still has the 50m Backstroke; 50m Breaststroke; and the 200m Individual Medley to go.

Good Luck Katie, we wish you all the best!!!

Jul 11

CONGRATULATIONS : 2016 Junior Excellence Program Recipients

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.

Under the program, 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.  Australia is one of the top swimming nations in the world and by achieving the Green, Bronze, Silver or Gold JX standard, junior swimmers are on the pathway to international success.

Congratulations to the following JX recipients:

GREEN

  • Tessa Chancellor
  • Benjamin Stokes
  • Imogen Stokes
  • Andy Xie

BRONZE

  • Patrick Couper
  • Amy Gasnier
  • Jackson Holdway
  • Patrick Howard
  • Sam Owens

SILVER

  • Alexis Cross
  • Nicholas Odgers
  • Jasmine Thornton
  • Eric Wong

GOLD

  • Oliver Holdway
  • Jarrod Lee
  • Jessica Lee
  • Kurt Linder
  • Ethan Lowey
  • Jake Mackie
  • Kiara Mackie
  • Mason Thornton
  • Yaroslav Zharkov

Recipients will receive special recognition by way of: 

  • Publication of their name on the Swimming NSW and Swimming Australia websites
  • A JX prize pack including a cap, poster and certificate.

(NB: Pack will be distributed to recipients once received.)

Jul 04

MEET REPORT : 2016 NSW SC Country Championships

We had 13 amazing Sharks compete at the 2016 NSW SC Country Championships held in Sydney on July 2 & 3, 2016 including Alexis, Emma, Oliver, Amanda, Jarrod, Jessica, Kurt, Ethan, Jake, Kiara, Nicholas, Jasmine and Mason.  Our Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.  

To put the Championships into perspective, there were over 800 competitors from 76 swimming clubs across New South Wales and out of the 56 team rankings, our amazing team of Sharks finished 16th on the point score and 16th on the medal tally, which is a fantastic result.  It was an amazing weekend and all our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts.   Thank you Coach Steve, and Congratulations to you all for your wonderful achievements throughout this championship meet.

Alexis competed in 3 individual events (and 2 relays), including:-

  • 15&O 100m Butterfly, placing 38th overall; with a PB in the 50m split;
  • 15&O 200m Individual Medley, placing 15th overall; and
  • 15&O 200m Freestyle, placing 15th overall.

Emma competed in 5 individual events, including:-

  • 15&O 400m Freestyle, winning BRONZE!!!;
  • 15&O 100m Butterfly, placing 17th;
  • 15 &O 200m Butterfly, winning BRONZE!!!;
  • 15&O 200m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place; and
  • Open 800m Freestyle, winning BRONZE!!! and is the new 17yo Girls Woden SC Record Holder (previously held since 28/08/04).

Oliver competed in 6 individual events (and 2 relays), including:-

  • 13-14yo 50m Freestyle, with a 0.56 second PB, placing 25th;
  • Open 50m Breaststroke, with a 0.14 second PB, placing 48th;
  • 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 1.57 second PB, placing 25th; and a PB in his 50m Butterfly split;
  • 13-14yo 200m Freestyle, placing 24th;
  • 13yo 100m Breaststroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 6th place; and
  • 13yo 100m Freestyle, with a 0.31 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 8th Place.

Amanda competed in 2 relays, including:-

  • 15&O 4x100m Freestyle Relay, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place; and
  • 15&O 4x100m Medley Relay, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place.

Jarrod competed in 6 individual events with a 100% PB Rate, including:-

  • 15&O 100m Butterfly, with a 1.26 second PB, placing 19th; and qualifying for 2016 NSW State Open SC Championships;
  • 15&O 200m Individual Medley, with a 1.92 second PB, placing 13th;
  • 15&O 100m Backstroke, with a 1.05 second PB, placing 17th;
  • 15&O 400m Individual Medley, with a 2.42 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place;
  •  15&O 100m Freestyle, with a 0.62 second PB, placing 22nd; and qualifying for 2016 NSW State Open SC Championships;
  • 15&O 200m Backstroke, with a 3.06 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place.

Jessica competed in 7 individual events (and 2 relays), including:-

  • 13-14yo 200m Backstroke, with a 1.37 second PB, placing 14th overall;
  • 13-14yo 50m Freestyle, with a 0.69 second PB, placing 37th overall;
  • 13yo 100m Butterfly, with a 1.24 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place;
  • 13yo 100m Backstroke, with a 0.60 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place;
  • 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 1.27 second PB, placing 12th;
  • 13-14yo 200m Freestyle, placing 17th; and
  • 13yo 100m Freestyle, with a 1.18 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th place.

Kurt competed in his first Country Championships in 4 individual events including:-

  • 10&U 50m Freestyle, with a 0.80 second PB, placing 26th overall;
  • 10&U 100m Backstroke, with a 0.38 second PB, placing 12th overall;
  • 10&U 100m Breaststroke, placing 21st overall; and
  • 10&U 100m Freestyle, with a 0.83 second PB, placing 24th.

Ethan competed in 6 individual events (and 2 relays) with a 100% PB Rate, including:-

  • 13-14yo 200m Backstroke, with a 2.60 second PB, winning GOLD!!!;
  • 13-14yo 400m Individual Medley, with a 4.19 second PB, winning GOLD!!!;
  • 14yo 100m Backstroke, with a 0.44 second PB, winning BRONZE!!!;
  • 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley with a 1.10 second PB, winning GOLD!!!; and a PB in his 50m Butterfly split;
  • 14yo 100m Breaststroke, with a 1.35 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place; and a PB in his 50m split;
  • 13-14yo 200m Breaststroke, with a 3.15 second PB, winning BRONZE!!!;
  • PB in his 50m Backstroke split of the Mens 13-14yo 4x50m Medley Relay.

Jake competed in 6 individual events (and 2 relays), including:-

  • 13-14yo 200m Backstroke, with a 1.20 second PB, placing 25th;
  • Open 50m Breaststroke, with a 0.35 second PB, placing 44th;
  • 13yo 100m Backstroke, placing 12th;
  • 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 0.27 second PB, placing 17th;
  • 13yo 100m Breaststroke, winning BRONZE!!!; and
  • 13-14yo 200m Breaststroke, with a 0.04 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place.

Kiara competed in 4 individual events, including:-

  • 11yo 100m Butterfly;
  • 11yo 100m Breaststroke, with a 2.80 second PB, placing 16th; and a PB in her 50m split;
  • 11&U 50m Backstroke, with a 0.94 second PB, placing 31st; and
  • 11&U 50m Butterfly, with a 0.36 second PB, placing 27th.

Nicholas competed in his first Short Course Country Championships in 2 individual events, including:-

  • 12yo 100m Backstroke, placing 24th; and
  • 12yo 100m Breaststroke.

Jasmine competed in 4 individual events (and 2 relays), including:-

  • 15&O 50m Freestyle placing 67th;
  • 15&O 50m Breaststroke, placing 31st;
  • 15&O 100m Breaststroke, placing 29th; and
  • 15&O 100m Freestyle.

Mason competed in 7 individual events (and 2 relays) with a 100% PB Rate, including:-

  • 13-14yo 50m Freestyle, with a 0.45 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place;
  • Open 50m Breaststroke, with a 0.86 second PB, placing 60th overall;
  • 14yo 100m Backstroke, with a 2.54 second PB, placing 12th overall;
  • 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 4.14 second PB, placing 15th overall; and a PB in his 50m Butterfly split;
  • Open 50m Backstroke, with a 0.82 second PB, placing 34th overall;
  • 14yo 100m Breaststroke, with a 1.59 second PB, placing 16th overall;
  • 14yo 100m Freestyle, with a 1.90 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th place and qualifying for NSW State Age Championships.

The Mens 13-14yo 4x50m Freestyle Relay was made up of Ethan, Oliver, Jake and Mason.  The team improved on their entry time by 3.56 seconds, swam a fantastic race and won BRONZE!!!

The Mens 13-14yo 4x50m Medley Relay was made up of Ethan (Backstroke); Jake (Breaststroke); Oliver (Butterfly) and Mason (Freestyle).  The team improved on their entry time by a whopping 10.02 seconds and gave us a very exciting and voice-destroying race, placing 3rd in their heat.  Unfortunately another team in a previous heat had a faster time, knocking our boys to 4th Place, placing them in the TOP 10.

The Womens 15&O 4x100m Freestyle Relay was made up of Jessica, Jasmine, Alexis and Amanda.  The team improved on their entry time by 0.29 seconds, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place.

The Womens 15&O 4x100m Medley Relay was made up of Jessica (Backstroke); Jasmine (Breaststroke); Alexis (Butterfly) and Amanda (Freestyle), placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place.

Jun 30

NEWSLETTER : June Edition

You can view June’s edition of the Newsletter by clicking on this link : June 2016 Newsletter

Jun 28

WODEN 2016/2017 CLUB CAPTAINS

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CLUB CAPTAINS!

Jasmine Thornton, Amanda Joyner and Ben Stokes have been selected as the 2016-2017 Woden Valley Swim Club Captains.Woden 2016 2017 Club Captains

Congratulations Jasmine, Ben and Amanda

The Committee would like to thank all members who voted and to all nominees.  A big thank you must also go to the 2015-2016 captains, Jarrod Lee and Amanda Joyner for their contributions over the past year.

Jun 28

MEET REPORT : Woden Development Meet & Distance Meet

We had 20 Sharks compete at the Woden Development Meet held at the AIS on Sunday, 26 June 2016 including: Tessa, Emily, Patrick C, Alexis, Olivia, Brooke, Maddison, Kurt, Jake, Kiara, Nicholas, Katie S, Alexey, Imogen, Natasha, Rebecca, Eric, Andy, Angela and Yaroslav.  Oliver’s little brother Lewis also competed at the meet.  Everyone should be very proud of their efforts on the day as there were some fantastic results including:

  • Tessa achieved a 1.54 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; a 0.33 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke and a HUGE 11.53 second PB in her 50m Butterfly.
    • Emily achieved 2nd Place with a 0.47 second PB in her 25m Backstroke; 1st Place with a 2.36 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; 3rd Place in her 50m Breaststroke and 2nd Place in her 50m Butterfly.
  • Patrick C achieved 2nd Place with a 4.14 second PB in his 100m Breaststroke; 1st Place in his 50m Freestyle; 1st Place with a 1.19 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; 1st Place in his 100m Individual Medley; and 1st Place with a 1.08 second PB in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Alexis achieved 1st Place with an enormous 57.75 second PB in her 200m Butterfly.
  • Olivia competed in her first SC 50m Freestyle; 50m Breaststroke placing 3rd; and 100m Freestyle placing 1st.
  • Brooke competed in her first SC 100m Breaststroke placing 1st; achieved 1st Place with a 0.87 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; 1st Place with a 0.33 second PB in her 100m Backstroke and competed in her first SC 50m Breaststroke placing 2nd.
  • Maddison achieved a 0.74 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; 2nd Place in her 50m Freestyle and 2nd Place in her 100m Freestyle.
  • Kurt competed in his first SC 200m Individual Medley and 100m Butterfly placing 1st in both.
  • Jake achieved 1st Place with a HUGE 6.56 second PB in his 100m Butterfly; and 1st Place with a HUGE 9.09 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley.  Jake was our only Shark in the Distance Meet and competed for the first time in the 400m SC Individual Medley and achieved 3rd Place.   Well done Jake!
  • Kiara competed in her first SC 200m Breaststroke placing 1st; achieved 3rd Place with a 3.39 second PB in her 100m Individual Medley; and 1st Place in her 200m Freestyle.
  • Nicholas achieved 1st Place with a 0.08 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; 1st Place in his 200m Breaststroke; 2nd Place with a 0.17 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; 1st Place in his 50m Breaststroke; and 3rd Place with a 4.16 second PB in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Katie S achieved 3rd Place in her 100m Backstroke.
  • Alexey achieved 1st Place with a 0.37 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; 1st Place with a 2.59 second PB in his 50m Freestyle and competed in his first SC 25m Breaststroke.
  • Imogen achieved 2nd Place with a HUGE 5.29 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; 1st Place in her 50m Freestyle; a 3.02 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and a 4.30 second PB in her 100m Individual Medley.
  • Natasha achieved 3rd Place with a 3.97 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; 2nd Place with a HUGE 8.50 second PB in her 100m Backstroke; 3rd Place with a 1.85 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and 3rd Place with a HUGE 5.72 second PB in her 50m Butterfly.
  • Rebecca competed in her first SC 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle and achieved 3rd Place in both; 3rd Place in her 50m Breaststroke; 1st Place with a HUGE 5.60 second PB in her 25m Butterfly.
  • Eric achieved 3rd Place with a 3.22 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; 3rd Place with a 0.70 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; 1st Place with a 1.36 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; 2nd Place with a 3.55 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley and 2nd Place in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Andy achieved 1st Place with a 0.88 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; 3rd Place in his 50m Freestyle and 3rd Place in his 50m Breaststroke.
  • Angela competed in her first SC 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.
  • Yaroslav competed in his first SC 200m Backstroke placing 1st and is now the new 10yo Boys Woden Record Holder for this event.
  • Lewis (Oliver’s little brother) competed in his very first sc meet and achieved 2nd Place in his 25m Backstroke; 2nd Place in his 25m Breaststroke; and 2nd Place in his 25m Freestyle.  Well done Lewis!!

Jun 28

THANKYOU : Woden Development Meet

On Sunday (26 June 2016), we held our annual Development Meet at the AIS.  The meet saw many of our swimmers reach personal goals (Meet Report coming soon), and the day was enjoyed by all.  Of course, a successful meet would not have been possible without the army of volunteers who contributed.  We would like to thank every one of you who helped out, not only on Sunday, but in the lead up to the meet. 

To our very own Vice President, Marcus Stokes, who was the Meet Director … Thank you! 

To the officials from all the ACT District clubs, the Woden parents and committee members who volunteered their time and helped out throughout the day … Thank you!

A special Thank you to our wonderful Catering Crew and to those who donated the ample supply of food … we certainly didn’t go without!!!

To the Woden Sharks who helped make the day such a success, whether you were doing a fantastic job as the announcer, being a recorder, a runner, a lap counter, or feeding the officials, coaches and timekeepers … Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!  We are very proud of all your efforts.

Every one of you make this club what it is …… Fantastic!!!

And finally, Thank you to JARROD KILLEY, member of the Australian Dolphins who gave up his time to meet the kids on Sunday.  The kids (and parents) enjoyed meeting, chatting and getting Jarrod’s autograph.  It was a pleasure meeting Jarrod and we wish him all the very best in his future swimming career.

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