Apr 30

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL PRESENTATION

Tech Offical PresentationBob Alford is conducting a Technical Official Presentation for members of both Woden and Vikings swimming clubs.  The one hour presentation will be on Check Starting and Marshaling, with other roles to follow at a later date.  Assessments will be conducted at a later date.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Marcus via email on vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au.

This will be a great opportunity to get involved with the officiating side of swimming.

 

 

 

Apr 17

CLUB NIGHT : Friday, 29 April 2016

CLUB NIGHT April 2016

 

Please have entries submitted by 7:00pm, Wednesday, 27 April 2016.

Entries can be submitted online; OR downloaded, printed and handed to your Coach on pool deck.

Warm up commences at 5:00pm; Racing starts at 6:00pm sharp.  See you all there!

If you experience difficulties submitting this form when using your own email address (particularly “hotmail” addresses), PLEASE use the following email address instead:  submit@wodenswimclub.org.au

 

Competitor's Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Competitor's Date of Birth (only if this is your first Club Night)
(dd/mm/yyy) :

Select your event/s (You may choose up to 5 events)

 #1 : 100m IM #2 : 50m Breaststroke #3 : 100m Backstroke #4 : 25m Backstroke #5 : 100m Butterfly #6 : 25m Breaststroke #7 : 100m Breaststroke #8 : 25m Butterfly #9 : 200m Freestyle #10 : 50m Butterfly #11 : 50m Backstroke #12 : 50m Freestyle

Or download: CLUB NIGHT CARD ENTRY FORM

Apr 13

SWIMMING ACT Presentation Night: 20 May 2016

ACT Presentation NightCongratulations to the following Woden members who will be acknowledged at the SACT Annual Presentation Evening:

AGE CHAMPIONS:

  • 9 Years Male:          Yaroslav Zharkov
  • 14 Years Male:         Jarrod Lee
  • Multi-Class Male:      Ben Stokes
  • Multi-Class Female:  Catherine Senior

TOP POINT SCORER in 2015 KIPPAX WINTER SERIES:

  • Development Div Male:  Nicholas Odgers

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH:

  • Marcus Stokes

If you would like to attend and help celebrate the success of our amazing swimmers and members, please contact our Secretary (before Thursday, 12 May) via email on: secretary@wodenswimclub.org.au.   

Apr 08

Wishing you a speedy recovery Kurt!

Kurt Speedy Recovery

Apr 07

FAREWELL Coach Bill … and Thankyou

Our swimmers were lucky enough to have a quick break from training last night to farewell Coach Bill, who has decided to retire from coaching. 

Bill has been with our Club, coaching Gold and Silver Squads since April 2014.  He has been instrumental in the many successes of our swimmers.

Our Club Captains, Amanda and Jarrod thanked Bill on behalf of our club and presented him with gifts including a one-off speciality Woden Shirt, wine glasses and wine.

Thank you Bill for all the time, expertise, support and encouragement you have given our swimmers.  Your patience, persistence, guidance and belief in our swimmers, has helped them become the great competitors they are today.  We wish you and Jenny all the best in your retirement and HAPPY BIRTHDAY for next week.

Apr 05

WODEN CLUB SHIRT EMBROIDERY

If your child has represented the Woden Swim Club for the first time at any of the following swim meets:

  • NSW Country
  • NSW State Age
  • NSW State Open
  • National Age

and you would like their Woden Shirt to be embroidered (at no cost to you),  our Property Officer Felicity McDonald will be collecting the shirts from pool deck at the times below.  Please ensure you indicate the swim meets that need to be embroidered and pin the details to the shirts along with your contact details.

Collection times are:

  • Thursday 7/4/16 6-6:30pm
  • Monday 11/4/2016 6-6:30pm

For swimmers who wish to continue with their current embroidery on their shirts, the cost is $9.00 per shirt.  Swimmers who would like their names/nickname placed on the back of their shirt/hoodies, the cost is $10.00 per name.  Please indicate what needs to be embroidered and ensure you have the correct payment along with your contact details when dropping off the items.

If you have any difficulties getting to the pool at any of these times, please contact Felicity by email felicity.mcdonald@bigpond.com to make other arrangements.

Felicity McDonald
Property Officer

Apr 04

WELCOME : Coach Steve Meredith

Head Coach Steve MeridethWe would like to welcome Steve Meredith to the Woden Team.  Steve is taking on the Role as Head Coach and will be coaching the Gold and Silver Squads.  He will also be working with Coach Beth and Coach Neil, as he will be taking a keen interest on all our swimmers.

Some History: Steve got involved with swimming approximately 25 years ago when his own kids took an interest.  He quickly gained his Bronze and Silver Coaching Qualifications, is a qualified Triathlon coach and over the years, has gained a lot of coaching experience including 20 years as a Head Coach, with the past 10 years being the Head Coach at the AIS.  Interestingly, Steve’s own boys swam with the Woden Club for a period in their younger days and he has also coached quite a number of other Woden swimmers.

Steve has been instrumental in developing many swimmers/athletes up to international level, including swimmers on Junior Australian teams/squads; National finalists and medallists; Male Swimmer of the Meet at NSW Country Championships; and a number of Record Holders at NSW State; Country and National School Championships.  He has also coached triathletes to the Youth Olympics and Open World  Long Course Championships.  Steve has been a coach with NSW Squads including State Teams and ETS; and a coach with the Australian Youth Squad.  He also has extensive experience on the teaching front, training and mentoring coaches.

Message from Coach Steve:   I take a lot of pride in not only developing athletes, but in developing people.  I really like working and developing skills, as the ultimate key to swimming fast, is to have good swimming skills, including kick.  So a warning, if you can’t kick … you had better start practicing.

Coach Steve will be on pool deck from Tuesday, 5 April 2016.   Please introduce yourself and make him feel welcome.

Apr 04

DAY 8 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships

Day 8 Collage

Today is the final day of competition and we had Ben compete in five events.  You can view Day 8 Multi Class Timed Finals here:  Day 8 Morning Session and Day 8 Afternoon Session.

  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Backstroke, placing 3rd in his heat, 4th overall with a 1.01 second PB.  (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 0:43.40).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Butterfly, placing 5th in his heat, 5th overall.  (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 1:25.40).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Freestyle, placing 6th in his heat, 6th overall.   (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 0:41.20).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Breaststroke, placing 6th in his heat, 7th overall.  (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 1:02.50).
  • Boys 16-18yrs MC 200m Butterfly, placing 3rd in his heat, 5th overall with a fantastic 4.80 second PB.   (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 1:35.00).

Woden HugThat concludes the Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships in Adelaide for 2016.  Our boys: Jarrod, Ethan, Jake and Ben have represented Woden at such a high level championship tremendously and we are very proud of their achievements.  Well done boys!!!
If you see them on pool deck, make sure you give them a BIG HUG and congratulate them :) 

Thank you Coach Bill for your coaching and support over a very long 8 day championship.

Apr 03

DAY 7 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships

Today we had Ben compete in four events.  You can view Day 7 Multi Class Timed Finals here:  Morning Session and Afternoon Session.

  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Backstroke, placing 4th in his heat, 5th overall.  (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 0:11.31).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Breaststroke, placing 4th in his heat, 6th overall.  (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 1:09.35).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Freestyle, placing 6th in his heat, 6th overall.   (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 0:47.30).
  • Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Butterfly, placing 5th in his heat, 5th overall with a great 2.44 second PB.   (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final at 1:34.00).

Tomorrow Ben will be competing in five events including the Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Backstroke; Boys 15-16yrs MC 50m Butterfly; Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Freestyle; Boys 15-16yrs 50m Breaststroke and Boys 16-18yrs MC 200m Individual Medley.

Good Luck Ben!

Apr 02

DAY 6 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

Today we had Jarrod, Ethan and Ben compete.  You can view Day 6 Heats and Finals at:  Day 6 Heats;  Day 6 Finals and Day 6 Multi Class Timed Finals.

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Freestyle, placing 7th in his heat, 28th overall. (You can watch Jarrod’s Heat at 1:00.00).
  • Ethan competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Breaststroke, placing 4th in his heat, and placing 8th in his FINALS!!!!  FANTASTIC EFFORT ETHAN!!!!  (You can watch Ethan’s Heat at 2:54.00 and his Final at 1:35.40).
  • Ben competed in the Boys 16-18yrs MC 400m Freestyle, placing 3rd in his heat, 4th overall with a HUGE 14.20 second PB. (You can watch Ben’s Timed Final Heat at 0:42.42).

Tomorrow Jarrod and Ethan will be travelling home, well done boys, you have had a fantastic meet.

Ben will be competing in the Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Backstroke and Boys 15-16yrs MC 100m Breaststroke.

Good Luck Ben!

Apr 01

NEWSLETTER : March Edition

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

Apr 01

DAY 5 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

Day 5 CollageToday we had Jarrod, Ethan and Jake compete.  You can see the Day 5 Heats and Finals at: Day 5 Heats; and Day 5 Finals.

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 100m Backstroke, placing 7th in his heat, 20th overall with a 0.31 second PB. Jarrod also competed in the Boys 14yo 400m Individual Medley, placing 4th in hist heat with a HUGE 10.46 second PB and put on a great race placing 4th in the FINALS with a further 5.51 second PB.  FANTASTIC EFFORT JARROD!!! (You can watch Jarrod’s Heats at 1:28.40 and 2:38.00 and his Final at 1:36.00).
  • Ethan competed in the Boys 14yo 400m Individual Medley, placing 6th in his heat, just missing out on the Finals placing 11th overall.  (You can watch Ethan’s Heat at 2:32.00).
  • Jake competed in the Boys 12-13yo 100m Breaststroke, swimming a great race beating his fastest time, but unfortunately moving ever so slightly on the blocks.  (You can watch Jake’s Heat at 3:54.30).

You all are amazing National Swimmers and we are very proud of you.

Tomorrow we have Jarrod competing in the Boys 14yo 200m Freestyle and Ethan competing in the Boys 14yo 200m Breaststroke.  Ben will also start his Nationals competition with Boys 16-18yo MC 400m Freestyle.  Ben will competing over the next three days whilst Jake is on his way home, and Jarrod and Ethan compete in their last event tomorrow.

Good Luck boys!

Mar 31

DAY 4 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

Day 4 Collage WebToday we had both Jarrod and Ethan compete.  You can see the Day 4 Heats and Finals at: Day 4 Heats; and Day 4 Finals.

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 400m Freestyle, placing 2nd in his heat with a HUGE 5.30 second PB and placing 7th in the FINALS with a further 1.21 second PB.  FANTASTIC EFFORT JARROD!!! (You can watch Jarrod’s Heat at 2:04.50 and his Final at 1:12.14).
  • Ethan competed in the Boys 14yo 100m Breaststroke, placing 3rd in his heat with a PB and placing 7th in the FINALS with a further 0.35 second PB.  FANTASTIC EFFORT ETHAN!!! (You can watch Ethan’s Heat at 3:41.15 and his Final at  2:04.30)

Well done Boys!!

Tomorrow we have Jarrod competing in the Boys 14yo 100m Backstroke and 400m Individual Medley; Ethan competing in the Boys 14yo 400m Individual Medley and Jake competing in the Boys 12-13yo 100m Breaststroke.

Good Luck boys!

Mar 30

DAY 3 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

Day 3 CollageToday we had Jarrod compete.  You can see the Day 3 Heats and Finals at: Day 3 Heats; and Day 3 Finals.

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Butterfly, placing 2nd in his heat with a 0.94 second PB and placing 5th in the FINALS with a further PB of 1.67 seconds.  FANTASTIC EFFORT JARROD!!! (You can watch Jarrod’s Heat at 0:04.00 and his Final at 0:19.50).

Well done Jarrod!!

Tomorrow we have Jarrod competing in the Boys 14yo 400m Freestyle and Ethan competing in the Boys 14yo 100m Breaststroke.

Good Luck boys!

Mar 29

DAY 2 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

Day 2 Collage

You can see Day 2 Heats and Finals of competition at: Day 2 Heats; and Day 2 Finals.

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Backstroke, placing 3rd in his heat with a 1.62 second PB and placing 7th in the FINALS. (You can watch Jarrod’s Heat at 1:02.00 and Finals at 0:33.44).
  • Ethan competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Backstroke, placing 8th in his heat, 24th overall.  (You can watch Ethan’s Heat at 1:05.10).

Well done boys!!

Tomorrow we have Jarrod competing in the Boys 14yo 200m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.  Good Luck!

Mar 28

DAY 1 : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

More than 1700 swimmers from 296 clubs, from every State in Australia as well as a host of visiting swimmers including a team from New Zealand and an 18yo from Greece, will compete in at the 2016 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide.  The eight-day meet with daily sessions of heats and finals started today and will continue through to Monday April 4.  You can watch it live: Watch the Live Stream

Day 1 Heats can be viewed at:  Day 1 Heats; Day 1 Finals can be viewed at: Day 1 Finals

Day 1 of competition saw Jarrod, Ethan and Jake compete:

  • Jarrod competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Individual Medley; placing 3rd in his heat with a 4.0 second PB and placing 8th in the FINALS with another PB.   Jarrod also competed in the Boys 14yo 100m Butterfly placing 7th in his heat, 17th overall with a 1.33 second PB. (You can watch Jarrod’s heats at 1:22.14 and 3:06.00 and his Final at 0:48.45).
  • Ethan competed in the Boys 14yo 200m Individual Medley, placing 6th in his heat, 16th overall with a PB.  (You can watch Ethan’s heat at 1:19:19).
  • Jake competed in the Boys 12–13yo 200m Breaststroke, placing  7th in his heat, 15th overall with a 3.19 second PB.  (You can watch Jake’s heat at 3:31.14)

Well done boys!!

Tomorrow we have both Ethan and Jarrod competing in the Boys 14yo 200m Backstroke.  Good Luck!

Mar 25

GOOD LUCK : Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Champs

GOOD LUCK 2016 Nationals

The 2016 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships will be held at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide from Monday 28 March to Monday 4 April. The event will incorporate the selection trials for the 2016 Oceania Championships, 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships; and will see Australia’s future swimming stars competing for the opportunity to be crowned Australian Age Champion. 

Mar 23

GOOD LUCK: Coach Bill

GOOD LUCK BILL

Mar 21

CLUB NIGHT : March 18, 2016

We had a great turnout on Friday night with 28 Sharks including Alexis, Amanda, Andy, Angela, Annabella, Ben, Elizabeth, Emily, Eric, Ethan, Hugh, Imogen, Jake, Jarrod, Jasmine, Jessica L, Jessica R, Katie S, Kiara, Kurt, Lilliana, Maddison, Nicholas, Olivia, Patrick C, Patrick D, Patrick H, and Yaroslav.  Also, thank you Kevin and Ivan for competing on the night.

The night started with Coach Neill presenting Katie S with her Most Improved Bronze Squad Trophy that was awarded to her at last year’s Presentation Night.

We then had the introduction of Coach Steve Meredith who will be taking over from Coach Bill early next month.  (More information about Coach Steve coming shortly).

Numerous Woden ribbons were then handed out to well-deserving recipients.  Congratulations to Ivan, Emily, Angela, Lilliana and Elizabeth.

After many fantastic individual events, we then enjoyed the Relay which was won by the team made up of Ethan, Katie S, Jessica L, Jake and Patrick C, who all enjoyed some Chocolate Eggs as their prize.  Well done!

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

And finally, thank you to Chef Simon who slaved over the hot BBQ providing sausages for us all to enjoy.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night.

 

 

 

 

Mar 21

MEET REPORT : Brophy

We had two sharks, Jessica L and Yaroslav compete with the ACT Team on Sunday, 20 March 2016.

Jess won:

  • BRONZE with a PB in the Girls 13yo 50m Backstroke; and 
  • SILVER in the Girls 13yo 50m Butterfly.

Jess also was part of the ACT A Team who won:

  • GOLD in the Girls 12-13yo 4x50m Medley Relay; and
  • GOLD in the Girls 12-13yo 4x50m Freestlye Relay.

Yaroslav won:

  • GOLD with a PB in the 9yo Boys 50m Freestyle breaking the ACT Allcomer time; Meet Record; and the Woden Swim Club record (previously held by Yaroslav 13/03/16) for the 9yo Boys LC 50m Freestyle. New Woden Record 0:30.28.
  • GOLD in the 9yo Boys 50m Backstroke breaking the Meet Record;
  • GOLD in the 9yo Boys 50m Butterfly breaking the Meet Record; and
  • GOLD in the 9yo Boys 50m Breaststroke.

Yaroslav was also part of the ACT A Team who won:

  • GOLD in the Boys 9&U 450m Medley Relay;
  • GOLD in the Boys 9&U 4x50m Freestlye Relay; and
  • GOLD in the Boys Open 8x50m Freestyle Multi-Age Relay breaking the Meet Record.

CONGRATULATIONS JESS and YAROSLAV, amazing achievements.  WELL DONE!!

 

 

 

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