Sep 02

Upcoming Gold & Silver Coaching

Many of you may already be aware that Bill has a holiday booked between the dates of September 25 and December 3. In the past few weeks The Executive has been working to cover his absence with the direct intention of having minimal impact upon your training regime. We are pleased to say that we have obtained the services of Cassey Lea, Beth Colquhoun and Ben Wise to help us out during this eight week period.

We would also like to point out that the programs which they will run have been put together by Bill directly relating to the training you are already doing. There will be times during this period that it may not be possible to have any of the three above mentioned coaches on pooldeck, due to their other work commitments, so it will be up to one of The Executive to write the sets up and supervise the session.

We would also like to make apparent there is a degree of expectation upon the swimmers to help out during this time. We believe that by now all gold and silver swimmers have been at the club long enough to know what is acceptable in terms of behaviour, attitude and commitment to training and competition. We would like to see both our Club Captains and senior, or more experienced, swimmers shoulder some of the responsibility in order to help our sessions run as smoothly as possible. In short we want you to enjoy yourselves in the water but understand the work needs to be done in order to ensure your fitness and focus doesn’t deteriorate.

We would like to think that this two month period will operate as if nothing has changed and guarantee to provide you with the best possible scenario available both on pooldeck and at meets.

We will keep all members up to date with any new developments in the future and look forward to seeing how the club, and swimmers, deal with this period as it approaches.


The Executive

Aug 26

Morning Training Cancelled

Parents & Swimmers

The following morning sessions have been cancelled due to state commitments.
Fri 29/8
Sat 30/8
Mon 1/9

Training will resume for gold/silver as per normal Monday 4.30pm.

The Exec

Aug 12

Woden Presentation Night













Jul 30

Presentation Night Update

Parents, swimmers, coaches & associates

Just a note to confirm families attending the Woden Swim Club Presentation Night being held on 9th August 2014 upstairs at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club in the Formal Dining room starting at 6pm. There will be a sign in sheet at the front desk on the night.

Please direct any queries to the Executive via the link on the website. Looking forward to the night.

McDonald.               Joyner

Read.                         Blair/Williams
Holdway.                   Lamb
Linder.                       Lee
Ross.                         Mackie
Dixon.                        Robinson
Blackwell.                 Stokes
Thornton.                 Coppell
Gatica.                       Riggans
Adera.                        Tapply

Coaches and Invited Guests

The Executive

Jul 30

Training Cancelled Saturday 2 Aug

Parents & swimmers

Training for Saturday 2 August has been cancelled due to the ACT Winter Championships meet being held on the weekend of 2/3 August.


The Exec

Jul 30

August Club Night Cancelled

Swimmers & Parents

The Club Night organisers would like to advise swimmers and their families that the Club Night planned for 8 August 2014 has been cancelled as the club presentation night is being held on Saturday 9 August 2014.  The next Club Night will be held on 19 September 2014 and will be good fun for all, hoping that as many swimmers as possible can come along.

Proposed Club Nights for the remainder on 2014:

19 September

24 October

28 November

19 December


The Exec

Jul 29

ACT winter Championships update

ACT Winter Championships are not expected to finish until almost 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. Please notify Swimming ACT of withdrawals ahead of the weekend, if known, or at the pool (as usual, there will be withdrawal sheets at the Recorders Table) or by email across the weekend (

2014 ACT Winter Championships Timeline

Pool entry:

The pool entry fee being charge by the AIS for this meet is $3.20 for swimmers and $2.70 for spectators. Note: is not the normal entry fee applying from 1 July so don’t expect to see the entry fees this low again.

There will be an express lane for swimmer entry provided they have the correct change i.e. $3.20. Any swimmer without the correct change will have to line up and go through the normal reception area and this could be slow.

Warm up:

Warm up has been extended by 15 minutes. On Saturday warm up will commence at 9:45am while on Sunday it will start at 8:00am.

There will be two warm up sessions:

  • The first 25 minutes of warm up will be for ages 12 & under (Saturday 9:45am; Sunday 8:00am)
  • The second 30 minutes of warm up will be for ages 13 & over (Saturday 10:15am; Sunday 8:30am)


Entry List for meet:

2014 ACT Winter confirmed entries

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 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



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 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


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