May 27

GOOD LUCK : Tuggeranong Vikings SC Qualifying Meet

GOOD LUCK Tuggeranong Vikings SC Qual 2016

May 26

Time keeping & Time line for Vikings meet 28-29 May

Tuggeranong Vikings Swim Club Short Course Qualifying meet on the 28-29th of May

Where – Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT 2617

Saturday 28th  May:  Warmup -11:00    Racing starts -12:00

Sunday 29th May:  Warmup – 08:30      Racing starts – 09:30

Timeline

Start List

Woden will be Time keeping in Lane 1 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday  –  Seat 1                                                                                                                                                                           

1200 -1330 Gillingham
1330 – 1500 Hughes
1500 – 1630 Mackie
1630 – Linder

Saturday – Seat 2

The following people will need to assist with time keeping on Saturday in the chair we are sharing with QTS
Lee, Odgers, Lowey

Sunday

0930 – 1030 Odgers
1030 – 1130 Zharkov
1130 – 1230 Joyner
1230 – 1330 Lee
1330 – 1430 Lowey
1430 – 1530 Linder
1530 – Mackie

 

May 24

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL PRESENTATION : Thursday 26 May 2016

TO PRESENTATION 2Bob 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.

Please note that it will take place at the Cafe area at the Pool.

 

 

 

May 23

TRAINING CANCELLED : Saturday, 28 May 2016

NO TRAINING MAY 2016

May 21

2016 SWIMMING ACT PRESENTATION NIGHT : Congratulations

The 2016 Swimming ACT Presentation Night was held at the Hellenic Club last night, Friday 20 May 2016.

A huge congratulations goes to:-

  • Katie S for taking out the Multi-Class Female Age Champion award
  • Ben for taking out the Multi-Class Male Age Champion award
  • Emma for taking out the 17yo Girls Champion award
  • Jarrod for taking out the 14yo Boys Champion award
  • Yaroslav for taking out the 9yo Boys Champion award
  • Nicholas for being the 2015 Kippax Winter Series Development Division Male Top Point Scorer Winner
  • Marcus, our Vice President who took out the Volunteer of the Month (August 2015) award
  • Alexis’s Mum, Cathy who took out the 2015-2016 Volunteer of the Year award.

Below are the certificate recipients for the Kippax Development and Intermediate Pointscorers. (If you weren’t there on the night, you will receive your certificate in the next couple of weeks). 

Congratulations to you all!

 

2015 WINTER

DEVELOPMENT SERIES POINTSCORE

2015-2016 SUMMER

DEVELOPMENT SERIES POINTSCORE

DEVELOPMENT BOYS

DEVELOPMENT BOYS

11yrs Boys – 1st: Nicholas; 6th: Patrick C

13yrs & Over Boys – 5th: Benjamin

9yrs Boys – 2nd : Eric

12yrs Boys – 12th: Andy

DEVELOPMENT GIRLS

DEVELOPMENT GIRLS
8yrs & Under Girls – 5th : Emily

9yrs Girls – 6th: Imogen

10yrs Girls – 10th: Amy; 32nd: Tessa

11yrs Girls – 19th: Natasha

13yrs & Over Girls – 13th: Katie S; 20th: Maddison

8yrs & Under Girls – 15th : Emily

9yrs Girls – 1st: Imogen; 18th: Rebecca; 21st: Lilliana

10yrs Girls – 14th: Tessa; 26th: Amy

11yrs Girls – 4th: Natasha

12yrs Girls – 12th : Annabella

13yrs & Over Girls – 4th: Maddison; 16th: Olivia

INTERMEDIATE BOYS

INTERMEDIATE BOYS

9yrs Boys – 6th: Yaroslav; 7th: Kurt

13yrs & Over Boys – 11th: Patrick H; 21st: Mason; 23rd: Jake

9yrs Boys – 4th: Kurt; 9th: Yaroslav

11yrs Boys – 3rd: Nicholas; 5th: Patrick C

13yrs & Over Boys – 4th: Benjamin

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS

10yrs Girls – 6th: Kiara

12yrs Girls – 17th: Jessica

13yrs & Over Girls – 28th: Jasmine T

 

 

May 18

CLUB NIGHT : Friday, 27 May 2016

CLUB NIGHT may 2016

Please have entries submitted by 7:00pm, Wednesday, 25 May, 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)

Events (You may choose up to 5 events)

 

Or download: CLUB NIGHT ENTRY FORM

May 17

MEET REPORT : Distance Meet SC #1 – Sunday 14/05/16

We had one of our largest team of Distance Swimming Sharks compete at the Distance Meet held at the AIS on Sunday including Alexis, Patrick H, Brooke, Jarrod, Jessica L, Ethan, Jake, Ben, Jasmine and Mason.  All Sharks did very well with some great PBs achieved:

  • Alexis achieved 0.67 second PB placing 3rd in her 400m Individual Medley.
  • Patrick H competed in the SC 400m Individual Medley for the first time..
  • Brooke competed in the SC 400m Individual Medley for the first time.
  • Jarrod achieved a huge 16.61 second PB placing 3rd in his 800m Freestyle.
  • Jess L competed in the SC 400m Individual Medley for the first time qualifying for Country Championships.
  • Ethan achieved an 18.31 second PB on his SC time, placing 1st in his 400m Freestyle, requalifying for NSW State Age Championships.
  • Jake achieved an 20.45 second PB in his 400m Freestyle qualifying for Country Championships, and also achieved a 0.95 second PB in the 100m Split and a 0.64 second PB in the 200m Split.
  • Ben competed in the SC 400m Freestyle for the first time.
  • Jasmine improved by 7.29 seconds since the last time she swam the SC 400m Freestyle.
  • Mason competed in the SC 400m Freestyle for the first time.

Well done everyone!!!

May 17

MEET REPORT : Development Meet SC #1 – Sunday 14/05/16

We had 21 amazing Sharks compete at the Development Meet held at the AIS on Sunday including Tessa, Emily, Patrick C, Amy, Tyler, Patrick H, Brooke, Maddison, Kiara, Nicholas, Annabella, Lilliana, Katie S, Alexey, Ben, Imogen, Natasha, Rebecca, Eric, Andy and Yaroslav.  There were some amazing results including:

  • Tessa achieved: a huge 9.44 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; a 3.15 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; another huge 9.66 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke and competed in her 50m SC Butterfly event for the first time.
  • Emily achieved: a 1 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; a 2.27 second PB placing 1st in her 25m Backstroke; a 1.53 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; a huge 7.78 second PB placing 1st in her 100m Individual Medley; and placed 3rd in her 50m Butterfly.
  • Patrick C achieved: a 0.28 second PB placing 1st in his 50m Freestyle; placed 2nd in his 100m Breaststroke; a 1.38 second PB placing 1st in his 50m Backstroke; a 2.08 second PB placing 2nd in his 100m Individual Medley; and placed 1st in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Amy achieved a 100% PB rate for the meet with a 2.16 second PB placing 1st in her 50m Freestyle; a 1.83 second PB placing 3rd in her 50m Backstroke; and a huge 8.85 second PB placing 1st in her 50m Butterfly.
  • Tyler competed in his very first SC meet and achieved 1st place in his 50m Freestyle; 2nd place in his 50m Backstroke; 2nd place in his 50m Breaststroke; and 1st place in his 25m Butterfly.
  • Patrick H competed for the first time in the 100m Butterfly and achieved a 0.24 second PB for the 50m split and placed 1st.
  • Brooke achieved: a 0.55 second PB placing 1st in her 100m Individual Medley; and 1st place in her 100m Backstroke.
  • Maddison achieved a 100% PB rate for the meet with a 2.15 second PB placing 1st in her 50m Freestyle; a 2.56 second PB placing 1st in her 50m Backstroke; a huge 6.39 second PB placing 2nd in her 100m Freestyle; a 3.98 second PB in her 100m Individual Medley; and a whopping 18.30 second PB placing 2nd in her 50m Butterfly.
  • Kiara achieved a huge 9.27 second PB placing 1st in her 200m Freestyle; and a 3.75 second PB placing 1st in her 100m Backstroke.
  • Nicholas placed 1st in his 100m Breaststroke; achieved a 0.19 second PB placing 2nd in his 50m Backstroke; placed 1st swimming for the first time in his 200m Backstroke; and achieved a 3.96 second PB placing 2nd in his 100m Backstroke.
  • Annabella competed in the 100m Freestyle for the first time placing 2nd; achieved a 2.41 second PB placing 1st in the 50m Breaststroke; achieved a huge 9.65 second PB placing 1st in the 100m Individual Medley; achieved a 2.58 second PB placing 3rd in her 50m Butterfly and competed in the 100m Backstroke for the first time placing 1st.
  • Lilliana achieved a 3.33 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; competed in the 100m Individual Medley for the first time; and placed 2nd in her 25m Butterfly.
  • Alexey competed in his very first SC meet and achieved 2nd place in his 50m Freestyle and 1st place in his 50m Backstroke.
  • Ben achieved a 100% PB rate for the meet with a 1.27 second PB placing 3rd in his 50m Freestyle; 4.00 second PB placing 2nd in the 50m Backstroke; a 1.13 second PB placing 1st in his 50m Breaststroke; and a 2.37 second PB placing 3rd in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Imogen achieved: a huge 3.55 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; and a 0.37 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke.
  • Natasha achieved: a 1.33 second PB in her 50m Backstroke; a 0.09 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke and competed in the 50m Butterfly for the first time.
  • Rebecca competed for the first time in the 50m Breaststroke and 25m Butterfly placing 3rd in the Butterfly.
  • Eric competed for the first time in the 50m Freestyle; 50m Backstroke placing 3rd; 50m Breaststroke placing 2nd; 100m Individual Medley placing 1st; and 50m Butterfly placing 2nd.
  • Andy achieved a 100% PB rate for the meet with a 0.51 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; a 1.88 second PB placing 3rd in his 50m Backstroke; a 0.33 second PB placing 1st in his 100m Breaststroke; a 1.36 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley; and a 0.16 second PB placing 3rd in his 50m Butterfly.
  • Yaroslav competed for the first time in the 200m Freestyle placing 1st and the 200m Backstroke.

Well done to all our Sharks, you should be very proud of your efforts.

May 16

CONGRATULATIONS : Emma

Congratulations Emma!!!!

Due to Emma’s fantastic performances at the 2016 NSW State Championships and the Open Water Championships where Emma achieved Bronze in the Girls 17-18yo 10,000m Freestyle Open Water and 5th place in the Girls 17-18yo 5,000m Freestyle Open Water, Emma has been selected in the 2016-17 Swimming NSW Open Water and Distance (OW/D) Squad.

As an OW/D Squad member, Emma has been invited to attend three training days specific to open water and distance swimming. These training days will be held at three different NSW club programs and will be run by head coaches with proven experience in this discipline. The training days will take place over the course of the next 12 months.

This squad is designed to complement Emma’s training with Woden.  It will also give Emma an opportunity to make new friends, work with different coaches and hone her skills. 

Fantastic achievement Emma, Congratulations on your selection!!!

May 16

CONGRATULATIONS : Ethan & Jarrod

Medals Ethan Jarrod ACongratulations Ethan & Jarrod!!!!

Due to their fantastic performances at the 2016 Australian Age Championships, Ethan and Jarrod have been selected in the 2016-2017 Swimming NSW Age Development Squad.

As an Age Development Squad member, both Ethan and Jarrod are invited to attend the inaugural Age Development camp from the 10th to 12th July in Canberra. The camp will consist of pool training sessions and a structured educational curriculum prepared to provide them with relevant and beneficial information to assist them along the pathway to achieving their swimming goals. This year is the first time the Age Development camp will run concurrently with the SNSW Emerging Talent Squad (ETS).  Age Development athletes will have the opportunity to not only visit, but also train at the AIS.

This squad is designed to complement Ethan’s and Jarrod’s training with Woden.  It will give them both an opportunity to make new friends, work with different coaches and hone their skills. 

Fantastic achievement Ethan and Jarrod, Congratulations on your selection!!

May 12

YINGFA : Reduced Swimwear

Yingfa Australia are currently discounting some of our items and we would appreciate it if you could let your members know.  Below is a brief list of what we are offering.  Please don’t hesitate in contact us in regards to bulk ordering, sizing, etc.

Thank you for your time.

LONG JACKETS

Winter will be here soon, so Yingfa Australia has dropped the price of their fantastic long jackets to $90.  You will not find a better quality jacket for this price.  They are fleece lined from the hood to the bottom of the jacket.  They are weatherproof and are easily cleaned by just putting them in the washing machine.

Sizes are available from XS to XL in a number of different colours.  They are very generous in size and are great either for those early morning training sessions or standing on the sidelines of any other sport. 

You will also receive a FREE GIFT with every jacket bought.

$10 COSTUMES

While looking on our website at the jackets, check out all the $10 costumes that we still have on sale. Ranging from XXS to XXL, there is a massive variety of colours and styles.

FINA APPROVED COSTUME REDUCED – Yingfa Australia have also reduced the price of our FINA Approved 937 range (Escolar, Nulla and Viper).  This offer is available until the end of May when the price will be increased.

DON’T FORGET – FREE GIFT WITH ANY ORDER OVER $65!!!

FULL LENGTH COSTUMES REDUCED – MUST GO

Yingfa Australia has also drastically reduced the price of our unisex shoulder to ankle full length swimming costumes by up to $40.  These suits are waterproof and excellent for cold water swimming and are very popular with open water swimmers.  We have styles either with or without sleeves.  They are listed at the end of the Female Racing Costume and Male Racing Costume sections on our website.  FREE GIFT when one of these costumes is bought.

BAGS, GOGGLES, CAPS, CLOTHING

We have recently purchased some new mesh carry bags which are great for all your swimming gear. There is also a great range of goggles, caps and specially produced Australian clothing.

CONTACT

All of the above deals are applicable to Yingfa Australia only.

Email:   sales@yingfa.com.au
Tel:       (02) 6382 7220
Web:     www.yingfa.com.au

May 01

NEWSLETTER : April Edition

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

May 01

CLUB NIGHT : 29 April 2016

We had an amazing turn out on Friday evening and it was fantastic to see our new members join in on the fun.  Thank you to all our sharks including Alexey, Amanda, Amy, Andy, Angela, Cooper, Emily, Emma, Eric, Jake, Jarrod, Jasmine B, Jasmine T, Jessica L, Jessica R, Jessica S, Katie, Kiara, Maddi, Mason, Natasha, Noah, Patrick C, Patrick H, Rebecca, Sam, Tyler, and Yaroslav.  Also, thank you Kevin, Ivan and Lewis for competing on the night.

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

Thank you to Coach Neill, Coach Bethany, Hugh and all the parents who helped out on the night.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all again at the next club night which will be on Friday, 20 May 2016.

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 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!

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