Mar 05

Please Check Your ACT Championship Entries

ACT Championships are being held on Friday 13th – Sunday 15th of March 2015.

Please check your entries on the ACT Swimming website or the link below.

Entry Check


DEADLINE:  Any omissions or amendments need to be notified to Lorraine Wuth []  by 8pm, Friday 6 March 2015.

Mar 05

Queanbeyan Development & Distance Meets #4 – 01/03/2015

Something new, something …… new….

In case you haven’t realised yet, the take home message from the Queanbeyan Summer Development meet was ‘new’.  New faces, new PBs, new events.  Shout outs to the Queanbeyan weather for delivering on what the Goulburn Development meet had promised last year.  A thunder storm.


Kicking off the ‘everything is new’ theme was Tessa who competed in her first ever development meet with the Woden Swim Club.  Tessa thought competing was such a great idea she convinced her brother Walter to compete too.  Well done Tessa!

Also competing with the club for the first time at a development meet was Yaroslav.  Still recovering from a mid week illness, Yaroslav competed in 5 events and placed 1st in all of them.  He also broke the Woden record for 8&U Boys 50m freestyle, which he only just broke at the Speedo Sprints a month ago.


Kurt competed in all four 50 events and PBd all events with the highlight being a 3.5 seconds improvement on his Fly time.  Jettah smashed her 100m freestyle time by 6 seconds.  It was a great reward for all her hard work on her freestyle this year.  Chelsea also achieved PBs in the 200 and 100 free.


All swimmers competed in new events.  Patrick C competed in the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle for the first time placing 1st and 2nd respectively.  Luke also competed in the 200m and 400m freestyle events placing 1st in each.  Luke said he really enjoyed the 400m distance and we look forward to his impressions of the 800m at the next distance meet.

Special mention should be made of Chelsea’s effort at the Distance Meet.  She was the only Woden club member to compete at the meet and is the first Woden Club 11 year old girl to compete over the 800m distance.  Fantastic effort Chelsea!

Congratulations and well done to you all.

Our next development meet will the first of this year’s winter series.  It will be held at the AIS on Saturday, 9 May 2015.


Neill Kennedy
Bronze & Blue Coach

Mar 04

NO TRAINING: Monday, 9 March 2015 – Canberra Day

Swimmers & Parents

There is no training on the public holiday, Canberra Day: Monday, 9 March 2015.


The Executive

Mar 01

February 2015

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Feb 25


We had a great turn out with 16 kids participating at 2015 NSW Country Championships held last weekend in Sydney, including Amanda, Chelsea, Elijah, Ethan, Grace, Jake, Jarrod, Jasmine, Jess C, Jess L, Kiara, Luke, Mason, Ollie, Patrick and Sarah.  There were those who were veterans to this championship but we also had three swimmers participating for their very first time (Sarah, Kizzy & Jess C), all of who were in good spirits and pumped for a weekend of racing and fun.

The meet started on a high with three of our Silver squad swimmers in the 200m Breaststroke. Mason was first up producing an amazing 11 second pb!  Next were Ollie and Jake…. both boys putting on an incredible show.  Ollie came away with the Silver medal with Jake and Mason making the Top 10, Jake 5th and Mason 8th.

The Woden Valley Sharks Cheer Squad had set themselves up on the balcony to cheer on their fellow swimmers.  They were very loud and proud!

Ethan was up with his 200m Backstroke placing second in his heat and 11th place overall.  Ethan medaled in his 100m Backstroke achieving Bronze and Silver for 100m Breaststroke.  He also achieved Top 10 results for 200m IM and 200m Breaststroke.

Jarrod achieved Top 10 results in all of his 7 races, medaling Gold in 100m Backstroke; Silver in 100m Butterfly and Bronze in 100m Freestyle.   His powerful swim in the 100m Butterfly earned him a 1 second PB breaking Hugo Morris’s longstanding Woden Record for 13 yr boys 100m Butterfly.

Luke swam a fantastic 100m Breaststroke achieving a 4 second pb making the Top 10, placing 4th.

Other Top 10 results were achieved by Jake for 200m IM; Mason for 200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle and 200m IM; Ollie for 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 50m Breaststroke and Elijah for 200m IM, 200m Breaststroke and 50m Breaststroke.

We had three relay teams: 12 & Under boys starring Ollie, Luke, Jake and Mason; 12 & Under Girls starring Sarah, Kiara, Chelsea and Jess L; and 13-14 Year Girls starring Jasmine, Jess C, Grace and Amanda.  Each team competed in the 4 x 50m Freestyle and the 4 x 50m Medley.  These relays were fantastic and the team work was wonderful to watch.

Everyone swam really well in their races, whether it be an individual race or in their relay team.  There were many medals won and numerous pb’s made during the weekend.  Both Luke and Sarah achieved 100% PB rates. Well done to everybody.

It was a very long weekend and all of our swimmers should be extremely proud of their efforts.  I would like to congratulate you all, and Bill, for your wonderful achievements throughout this championship meet.




Feb 24

ACT Championship entries closing soon


Entries for the ACT championships close this Friday the 27th February.

Get your entries in and be a part of Swimming ACT’s biggest event of the year.

Oct 14

Updated Qualifying Times for 2015 ACT Championships

The qualifying times for the 2015 ACT Winter Championships have changed since last year.

Note that age for the Champs is as at 15 March 2015

2015 ACT Championships QTs as at 11 October 2014




Sep 04

NSW State Age Championship photos

Jul 17

New Woden Sharks Shirts Available Now!

Swimmers and Parents,

The new Woden Swim Club shirts that were ordered two weeks ago have arrived and will be available for purchase at club night tomorrow – 18 July.

They will cost $35 each with a good range of sizes currently in stock. If you are interested in purchasing one but can’t make club night then you can always contact our property officer Felicity McDonald on pooldeck.


The Exec

May 29

New Woden Sharks Facebook Page

Hi Everyone

We have set up a Woden Sharks Facebook page.
The page will bring the following to Woden:
  • A forum to inform our swimmers and members
  • Additional sponsorship
  • Recruitment of new swimmers
  • A widespread and effective medium to inform our swimmers of current events
  • Encouragement to all club swimmers by portraying their ribbons/medals won at meets
  • Promote club night 
  • Promote our main meet and development meets
  • Reach the wider swimming community through Facebook association with Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW (who both have Facebook pages)
I have set tight controls on the page.
All posts will be vetted before they go live onto the page.
I have set the profanity settings to strong – so anything that resembles a swear word will be blocked.
If you have a Facebook account you can like the page and also post on the page.
If there are derogatory or defamatory posts put onto this page the post will be removed and the person responsible will be blocked from the page.
The other issue is pictures. Some parents may not want pictures of their children (or themselves) on the page and this is understandable. If you do not approve of your picture or your children’s picture on this Facebook page please send an email to providing the names of those people who you do not wish to appear on the Facebook page.
You can view the page here:
The Exec