Sep 25

WELCOME CLUB LIME

We are proud to announce that CLUB LIME is now a Major Sponsor of our club.  We are truly thankful for their generosity and look forward to a long association with them, promoting and encouraging healthy living.

We have a number of 12 Month Platinum and Silver Memberships available for purchase at a great discounted price (details sent previously via email).  

If YOU, or you know someone that would love to join CLUB LIME, please contact our President Marcus Stokes at president@wodenswimclub.org.au.

These 12 month membership vouchers are an ideal Christmas Gift as they are not required to be redeemed until February 2018, so here’s your chance to get your Christmas shopping organised early!  

You better be quick, as they will go fast!!!

Sep 25

GOOD LUCK EMMA G

Sep 22

NO TRAINING : Public Holidays

Sep 18

MEET REPORT : Burley Griffin LC Qualifying Meet

We had 7 Sharks compete at the 2017 Burley Griffin LC Qualifying Meet held at the AIS on Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 September 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS Amy, Jarrod, Jessica, Kurt, Jake N, Benjamin and Eric on your achievements and THANK YOU Coach Steve and Coach Maddie for your mentoring and support throughout the championships.

AMY competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Women Open 400m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place (1st Place in the 12 & Under category);
  • Women  11-12years 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 0.62 second PB;
  • Women  12 years 100m Backstroke, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 2.64 second PB;
  • Women 12 & Under 200m Freestyle, achieving a GOLD MEDAL; and
  • Women 12 Years 100m Freestyle, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 0.99 second PB.

JARROD competed in 4 events, including:-

  • Mens Open 400m Freestyle, achieving a GOLD MEDAL;
  • Mens 15 & Over 200m Backstroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL;
  • Mens 15 & Over 100m Breaststroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a HUGE 6.62 second PB, qualifying for the 2018 NSW LC Country Championships.
  • Mens 15 & Over 200m Butterfly, achieving a GOLD MEDAL.

JESSICA competed in 2 events, including:-

  • Women Open 400m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place (2nd Place in the 13-14 years category), with a HUGE 5.85 second PB, qualifying for the 2017 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships.
  • Women 13-14 Years 200m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place.

KURT competed in 6 events, including:-

  • Men 12 & Under 200m Backstroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL;
  • Men 11-12 Years 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 0.93 second PB and is the new Woden Valley Swim Club Record Holder for 11yo Boys (previously held since 18 March 2007 at 30.60.  New Record 30.49); 
  • Men 11 Years 100m Backstroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 2.88 second PB; qualifying for the 2017 NSW State 10 Years & Under 12 Years Age Championships;
  • Men 11 & Under 50m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place with a 0.44 second PB;
  • Men 11 & Under 50m Backstroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 1.59 second PB and is the new Woden Valley Swim Club Record Holder for 11yo Boys (previously held since 21 February 2009 at 36.44.  New Record 30.39);
  • Men 11 Years 100m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 2.52 second PB, qualifying for the 2017 NSW State 10 Years & Under 12 Years Age Championships;

JAKE N competed in 6 events with a 100% PB RATE, including:-

  • Men 14 Years 100m Breaststroke, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 1.71 second PB; qualifying for the 2018 NSW LC Country Championships.
  • Men 13-14 Years 50m Freestyle, achieving 20th Place with a 0.47 second PB;
  • Men 13-14 Years 200m Breaststroke, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with a HUGE 6.07 second PB;
  • Men 13-14 Years 200m Individual Medley, achieving 10th Place with an ENORMOUS 9.22 second PB;
  • Men 13-14 Years 200m Freestyle, achieving 12th Place with a HUGE 6.74 second PB;
  • Men 14 Years 100m Freestyle, achieving 10th Place with a 3.38 second PB.

BENJAMIN competed in 7 events, including:-

  • Men Open 400m Freestyle, achieving 17th Place (8th Place in the 15 & Over category), with a 1.15 second PB;
  • Men 15 & Over 200m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place with a 4.83 second PB;
  • Men 15 & Over 50m Freestyle, achieving 10th Place;
  • Men 15 & Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving 4th Place;
  • Men Open 400m Individual Medley, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 3.46 second PB, and setting a new Boys 17 Years NSW MC State Record.
  • Men 15 & Over 100m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place; and
  • Men 15 & Over 100m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place.

ERIC competed in 5 events with a 100% PB RATE, including:-

  • Men 11 Years 100m Breaststroke, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL with an ENORMOUS 8.35 second PB;
  • Men 11-12 Years 50m Freestyle, achieving 16th Place with a 1.35 second PB;
  • Men 11 Years 100m Backstroke, achieving 9th Place with a 0.27 second PB;
  • Men 11 & Under 50m Backstroke, achieving 7th Place with a 3.48 second PB; and
  • Men 11 Years 100m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place with a 2.28 second PB.

 

Sep 18

UPDATED MEET REPORT : Canberra Pentathlon

We had 3 Sharks compete at the Canberra Pentathlon which was held at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre on Sunday, 3 September 2017, being Kevin, Benjamin and Madeleine F.  As this meet is a Pentathlon, Medals are not given for individual events but to swimmers who perform best over the five races of the meet (four races for 8 8 years and under). The times for all of the races for each swimmer will be added together and the swimmers with the lowest aggregate times are the winners. Medals are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male place getters and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female place getters (based on their aggregate times) in each of the following age groups: 8 and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and over.  

CONGRATULATIONS

MADELEINE F, who won the  Canberra Pentathlon Girls 15&Over Age Champion
SILVER MEDAL

BENJAMIN, who won the Canberra Pentathlon Boys 15&Over Age Champion
GOLD MEDAL.

All swimmers 8 years and under will receive a certificate of participation and a gift.

Congratulations and well done Kevin, Ben and Maddie.

KEVIN competed in 4 events including:-

  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 2.27 second PB;
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Breaststroke, achieving 3rd Place with a 3.27 second PB;
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Butterfly for the first time, achieving 5th Place; and
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place.

BENJAMIN competed in 5 events including:-

  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Freestyle, achieving 3rd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Breaststroke, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Butterfly, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place; and
  • Boys 15 & Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving a 1st Place.

MADELEINE F competed in 5 events including:-

  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 1.98 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Breaststroke, achieving 2nd Place with a 2.23 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Butterfly, achieving 2nd Place with a 2.25 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place with a 3.73 second PB; and
  • Girls 15 & Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving 2nd Place.

Sep 17

CLUB NIGHT : 15 September 2017

We had a great turn out on Friday evening at Club Night and it was fantastic to see our new members join in on the fun, welcome Thalia, Liam, Ian and Alex.  Thank you to all our Sharks who competed and helped out on the night: Jakayla, Tessa, Damian, Cooper, Emily, Patrick, Olivia, Sarah, Tyler, Elsa, Hugh, Jake N, Libby, Madeline, Ben, Imogen, Isabel, Eric, Angela, Yaroslav, Jasmine, Jessica and Kiara.  Also, thank you to our little Sharks: Lillian, Ivan, Dan, Thalia’s little sister Ariella and Liam’s little sister.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

  • Angela, who won the Club Night Participant Raffle prize.
  • Cooper, who won the Club Captains Award.
  • Cooper, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Freestyle, 25m Backstroke and 25m Breaststroke at Club Night.

and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to:-

  • COACH MADDIE, who was finally acknowledged and presented with her Canberra Pentathlon Girls 15&Over Age Champion SILVER MEDAL; and
  • CLUB CAPTAIN BEN, who was finally acknowledged and presented with his Canberra Pentathlon Boys 15&Over Age Champion GOLD MEDAL.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful Club Night Co-ordinators: Tomica and Stuart; Coaches Bethany, Maddie and Jasmine, Club Captains Ben and Jess, and the many members who helped with the running of the night.  Also, a SPECIAL THANK YOU to the members who once again provided the amazing amount of yummy food.

Apologies for not handing out the Kippax Development and Intermediate Pointscorers certificates as previously promised.  They will be handed out to members by our coaches this coming week.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night which is on Friday, 27 October, 2017.

Sep 13

NEWSLETTER : August Edition

You can view August’s edition of the Newsletter by clicking on this link : August 2017 Newsletter

Sep 11

MEET REPORT : 2017 NSW 10U-12 Years State SC Championships

We had 2 very talented Sharks, Kurt and Yaroslav, compete at the 2017 NSW 10U-12 Years State SC Championships held in Sydney on Saturday and Sunday, 9 & 10 September, 2017.  Both Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.

To put the Championships into perspective, there were 502 competitors from 105 swimming clubs across New South Wales.  Our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts as they came 38th in the Combined Team Scores.   THANK YOU Coach Steve, and CONGRATULATIONS to both Kurt and Yaroslav on their wonderful achievements throughout this championship meet.

KURT competed in 6 events, including:-

  • Boys 11 years 100m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 20th Place, with a 0.44 second PB;
  • Boys 11 years 50m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 13th Place, with a 0.77 second PB;
  • Boys 11&U 200m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 16th Place;
  • Boys 11 years 50m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 20th Place;
  • Boys 11 years 100m Backstroke, placing 24th; and
  • Boys 11&U 200m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 17th Place.

Yaroslav (who wasn’t well), competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Boys 11 years 100m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 with a BRONZE MEDAL, and with a 0.15 second PB;
  • Boys 11 years 50m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 with a BRONZE MEDAL, and with a 0.15 second PB;
  • Boys 11 years 100m Breaststroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 8th Place;
  • Boys 11 years 50m Breaststroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 6th Place; and
  • Boys 11 years 100m Backstroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place, with a 1.56 second PB.

Yaroslav broke the Woden Swim Club SC records for the 11yo Boys SC 100m Backstroke50m and 100m Freestyle, (all previously held by Yaroslav).

Yaroslav is also the new ACT Residents Short Course Record Holder for Boys 11 years SC 50m and 100m Freestyle.

Sep 11

UNIFORM CLEARANCE SALE!!!

Singlets, Shirts, Shorts and Tracksuit pants are reduced to clear.  

Please contact our Property Officer Tina on

Property.officer@wodenswimclub.org.au.

Sep 11

MEET REPORT : Canberra Pentathlon

We had 3 Sharks compete at the Canberra Pentathlon which was held at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre on Sunday, 3 September 2017, being Kevin, Benjamin and Madeleine F.  As this meet is a Pentathlon, Medals are not given for individual events but to swimmers who perform best over the five races of the meet (four races for 8 8 years and under). The times for all of the races for each swimmer will be added together and the swimmers with the lowest aggregate times are the winners. Medals are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male place getters and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female place getters (based on their aggregate times) in each of the following age groups: 8 and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and over.  (As there were some technical difficulties at the meet, these awards have not been announced). All swimmers 8 years and under will receive a certificate of participation and a gift.

Congratulations and well done Kevin, Ben and Maddie.

KEVIN competed in 4 events including:-

  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 2.27 second PB;
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Breaststroke, achieving 3rd Place with a 3.27 second PB;
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Butterfly for the first time, achieving 5th Place; and
  • Boys 8 & Under 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place.

BENJAMIN competed in 5 events including:-

  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Freestyle, achieving 3rd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Breaststroke, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Butterfly, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 15 & Over 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place; and
  • Boys 15 & Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving a 1st Place.

MADELEINE F competed in 5 events including:-

  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 1.98 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Breaststroke, achieving 2nd Place with a 2.23 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Butterfly, achieving 2nd Place with a 2.25 second PB;
  • Girls 15 & Over 50m Backstroke, achieving 2nd Place with a 3.73 second PB; and
  • Girls 15 & Over 200m Individual Medley, achieving 2nd Place.

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