Jul 17

Time Keeping Roster – Development meet

Time keeping  for Woden Development Meet Sunday 20 July
10:00 – 11:45
Brettargh, Odgers, Tapply
11:45 – 13:30
Linder, Marsh, Kaye
13:30 – 15:00
Robinson, Curren, Soper


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

Jul 11

Woden Sharks Presentation Night!

Parents and swimmers

The Woden Swim Club presentation night will be held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong on 9th August 2014 in the Formal Dining Room starting at 6pm.

Tickets cost $30 for adults and $20 for swimmers (and their non-swimming siblings), which includes canapes, buffet dinner, cake and a disco.

The room capacity is capped at 80 so first in best dressed.


Please forward any payments to the Woden Swim Club - BSB 633 000 A/C 149 979 510 referencing your surname and total guests or place the money in the box on pool deck.


Final numbers, money and dietary requirements must be received no later than 27th July 2014.

Looking forward to the night!

The Executive

Jul 11

2014 NSW Country Short Course Championships – Pictures!!!

Swimmers & Parents

The 2014 NSW Country Short Course Championships produced some fantastic results for the Woden Sharks. With several PBs and Gold, Silver & Bronze medals all the swimmers represented the club at the highest level. Thankyou to Coach, Bill Parker for travelling to Sydney and focusing the swimmers across the whole two days.

You can also view the pictures on the Woden Sharks Facebook Page here

The Exec



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Jul 11

Club Night 18 July – Online Entry Form

Swimmers and parents

The next Woden Club Night is scheduled for Friday 18 July 2014. Warm up is 5pm with the events commencing at 6pm. All swimmers are encouraged to attend and participate.

Please complete the form below to submit your entries online. Online entries close on Wednesday 16 July at 7pm

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Date Of Birth (if this is your first club night)

Event 1

Event 2

Event 3

If you are unable to submit your entry online please print off the manual entry card below, complete it and return it to your coach no later than PM training on Wednesday 16 July.

Manual Entry Card Club Night Card 2014_07_18

You can also view this Club Night announcement and submit your entries through the new Woden Sharks Facebook Page by clicking here

Jul 10

UPDATE – ACT Winter Championships

Swimming ACT has asked that entries for the ACT Winter Championship be submitted as early as possible. If you are planning to enter this meet could you please submit your entries ASAP, preferably by Thursday 18th of July. If you qualify for more events at the Woden development meet, it will still be possible to add race entries by emailing racesecretary@wodenswimclub.org.au until the official closing date of the 21st of July.

The ACT Winter Championships is being held on Saturday & Sunday, 2nd – 3rd August, 2014 at the AIS

Your assistance with submitting entries early is greatly appreciated.

Race Secretary

Jul 07

Woden Presentation Night

Swimmers and Parents

The presentation night for Woden has been scheduled for Saturday 9th August 2014 so save the date.

Come along for dinner, trophies and a disco for all. Details of time, cost and venue will follow shortly. We look forward to seeing all members there to help celebrate the past 12 months.

The Executive

Jul 07

Development Meet Donations

Swimmers & Parents

Just a reminder that donations can be left on pool deck in the basket provided. Chocolates, non perishable deli products and instant scratch tickets are always great items for our raffle baskets.

You will also find a list on the back of the blue/bronze board for catering donations on the day. Any help is greatly appreciated as these meets only happen due to the generosity of our club members and the donation of their time.

We are looking forward to the meet and are hoping to see all members involved on the day to help support the club.

The Executive

Jul 03

Are you interested in training as a starter?

Accredited starters are necessary in order for results from Club Nights and meets to be recognised as ‘official times’ so that swimmers may use the times to enter future events.  It is a great way to help out in your club. Swimming ACT will be running a training session for people interested in training as starters.  The session is on Friday 11 July at 10.00am at the AIS.  If you are interested please contact me and I will send you the reading materials. If you can’t make the session but would like to do the training please let me know as we will be running more sessions later this year.

Jenny Dunstan

Swimming ACT Area Technical Swimming Committee Coordinator

Email:  sact.training@live.com


Jun 28

Woden Club Captains

We are pleased to announce that Nadine Lowey and Patrick Dixon have been elected as club captains for Woden.

Congratulations, we look forward to working with you in your new leadership roles.

The Exec



Jun 27

Training Cancelled

Swimmers & Parents

Training for Saturday 5th July and morning training on Monday 7th July has been cancelled due to NSW Country Championships being held in Sydney.

Training will continue as usual on the afternoon of Monday 7th July.

Jun 26

Time Keeping for NSW Short Course Country Championships

Timekeepers play a vital role in making sure a swimmer records a time if the touch pads fail.  The more timekeepers per lane the better it is for the swimmer.

I am sure you have all done your share of timekeeping at the AIS and it is no different at SOPAC and the seats are more comfortable on pool deck too.

If you are able to assist with timekeeping at the Country SC Championships on the weekend of 5-6 July please email John at jskene@netspeed.com.au with your availability. There will be four sessions, morning and afternoon on both days. Please provide your shirt size as SNSW Shirts available for anyone who volunteers to do a whole session . If you are able to help out at any of the sessions could you please let John know by Tuesday evening 1 July, indicating what time you will be able to help.

Many thanks for the help given in the past and I hope we can once again provide assistance for the benefit of our swimmers who will be competing.

Jun 23

Blue/Bronze Monday Training now 4pm

Parents & Swimmers

As of Monday, 30 June 2014 training start time for Blue/Bronze squads for Monday training sessions only have changed and will now begin at 4:00pm.


The Executive


Jun 19

Raffle Donations Required

Swimmers & Parents

From Monday 23 June onward there will be a basket left out on pool deck for you to donate items for the raffle to be drawn at the Woden Development Meet on Sun 20 July. The basket will remain on pool deck for two weeks during training sessions. Support your club and drop a food item or two into the basket!


The Executive


Jun 19

Voting Closes for Club Captains


Voting for the Woden Club Captains will conclude on Wed 25 June. Please collect a voting slip from your coach, complete it and put it into the Woden mail box at the pool.

The Executive

Jun 19

Training Cancelled

Swimmers & Parents

Training for this Saturday 21 June has been cancelled due to the Ginninderra Meet being held at CISAC.

The Executive



Jun 18

Time Keeping Ginninderra Meet

Time keeping for Ginninderra Meet  21-22 June – CISAC


10:30 – 12:00 Gatica, Read, Lee
12:00 – 1:30 Lowey, Adera, Thornton
1:30 – 3:00 Riggins, Read
3:00 – 4:30 Joyner, Mackie, Lee
4:30 – 6:00 Ross, Curren, Holdway



9:30 – 11:00 Adera, Lee, Coppell
11:00 – 12:30 Mackie, Curren, Lowey
12:30 – 2:00 Ross, Williams
2:00 – 3:00 Dixon, Joyner
3:00 - Holdway, Gatica, Thornton


Draft timeline for Ginninderra meet




Jun 12

Important information – Ginninderra Winter Qualifying Meet on 21 and 22 June 2014


I wish to advise that we have had an unexpectedly large number of entries for our 2014 meet, up by more than 50% compared with the last few years.

  • The venue has changed from the AIS to the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre (CISAC), 100 Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen.
  • The start time on Saturday has been moved forward by 30 minutes. The meet will now start at 10:30am, with warm up commencing at 9:30am. The start time on Sunday remains unchanged.
  • These changes will allow us to run the meet with a finish time of no later than 7:00pm on Saturday and 4:30pm on Sunday (although, all things going smoothly, we would hope to have everyone out the door by 4:00pm Sunday).
  • As a result of numbers, any swimmer wishing to withdraw from an event, and doing so by tomorrow (Friday 13 June) will receive a refund for their entry/ies. Any withdrawals after Friday will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Any swimmer missing two events without withdrawing will be automatically removed from all remaining events over the weekend.


 Any changes to entries should be sent to racesecretary@wodenswimclub.org.au

Jun 09

Woden Legend Sadly Passes

Swimmers & Parents

As many of our members may be aware, both past and present, one of our clubs legends Steve Young has been battling ill health for the past two years. It is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform our members that Steve passed away on the morning of Sunday 8th of June.

For those of you not familiar with Steve he was one of the main reasons that the Woden Swim Club was looked upon as one of the most successful swimming clubs throughout Canberra and its entire region. His dedication to our swimmers was reflected not only through the outstanding results they achieved under his direction, but also through the culture that has been built, and still exists, within the club today.

Steve will be remembered as one of the greatest members and coaches the club has had the honour of meeting. His memory will be held with the highest respect as a great clubman, fierce competitor but mostly as a fantastic friend. Our thoughts are with Steve’s family at this time. He will be sorely missed.

The Executive

Jun 05

Phoebe Ross selected for the NSW Age Development Squad!

Swimmers and parents

Woden Sharks Gold Squad swimmer, Phoebe Ross has been selected in the 2014 NSW Age Development Squad for her bronze medal performance in 100m Breaststroke at the 2014 Age Nationals.

Phoebe will attend two Development Days, which will be taking place at SOPAC on the 2nd August and 26th October at Knox Grammar. The development days will consist of Pool Sessions, Aquatic Testing and a structured curriculum prepared to provide Phoebe with relevant and beneficial information to assist her along the pathway to achieving her swimming goals.

Congratulations Phoebe from everybody at the Woden Sharks!

The Exec


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