Aug 03

MEET REPORT : ACT SC Champs : 1&2 August 2015


We had 14 Sharks compete at the ACT Short Course Championships over the weekend including Alexis, Patrick D, Patrick H, Jarrod, Jess L, Ethan, Jake, Kizzy, Nicholas, Luke, Katie, Jasmine, Mason and Yaroslav.  It was a great weekend of swimming with PBs broken and medals won.  Well done to you all!

Our medal winners were:-

  • Patrick H
    – Bronze in the Boys 13&O 100m Freestyle Intermediate Finals
  • Jarrod
    – Bronze in the Boys 14 100m Freestyle ACT Finals
    – Silver in the Boys 14 100m Butterfly ACT Finals
  • Ethan
    – Bronze in the Boys 13-14 200m Individual Medley ACT Finals

    – Silver in the Boys 13-14 200m Backstroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 14 100m Breaststroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 13-14 200m Breaststroke ACT Finals
  • Kizzy
    – Bronze in the Girls 10&U 100m Butterfly ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Girls 10&U 50m Freestyle ACT Finals
  • Luke
    – Bronze in the Boys 12 100m Breaststroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 9-12 200m Breaststroke ACT Finals
  • Katie
    – Gold in the Girls Open MC 100m Freestyle ACT Finals
    – Gold in the Girls Open MC 100m Backstroke ACT Finals
    – Gold in the Girls Open MC 50m Freestyle ACT Finals
  • Mason
    – Gold in the Boys 13 100m Breaststroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 13 100m Backstroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 13 50m Freestyle ACT Finals
  • Yaroslav
    – Silver in the Boys 10&U 100m Breaststroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 10&U 50m Backstroke ACT Finals
    – Silver in the Boys 10&U 50m Butterfly ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 10&U 100m Individual Medley ACT Finals
    – Silver in the Boys 10&U 50m Breaststroke ACT Finals
    – Bronze in the Boys 10&U 50m Freestyle ACT Finals

Some other fantastic achievements include:-

  • Alexis achieved a 1.25 seconds PB in her 100m Freestyle event.
  • Patrick D achieved 3 out of 5 PBs including a PB in his100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and a 1.61 seconds PB in his 200m Freestyle.
  • Patrick H achieved a 100% PB rate including a PB in his 50m Freestyle and a 1.82 second PB in his 100m Freestyle.
  • Jarrod achieved a PB in his 100m Freestyle and a 1.26 second PB in his 100m Butterfly.
  • Jess achieved a 1.12 seconds PB in her 200m Freestyle and a 1 second PB in her 100m Backstroke.
  • Kizzy achieved 3 out of 4 PBs including a PB in her 100m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle and a 1.78 seconds PB in her 100m Freestyle.
  • Katie achieved a PB for her 100m Backstroke.
  • Jasmine achieved 3 out of 5 PBs including a 1.18 seconds PB in her 50m Breaststroke qualifying for NSW State Open Championships, 1.52 seconds in her 100m Backstroke and 1.23 seconds PB in her 100m Breaststroke.  Jasmine also broke the 30 second barrier in her 50m Freestyle.
  • Mason achieved 5 out of 6 PBs including his 100m Breaststroke, 50m and 200m Freestyle, 1.73 seconds PB in his 100m Freestyle and 1.93 seconds in his 100m Backstroke.
  • Yaroslav achieved a PB in his 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and a 1.02 seconds PB in his 100m Breaststroke. Yaroslav also broke the Woden Club Records for 9yo Boys 50m Backstroke (previously held by Yaroslav); the 9yo Boys 100m Breaststroke (previously held since 2003) and the 9yo Boys 50m Breaststroke (previously held by Yaroslav).

Thank you to our Vice President, Marcus Stokes, who was once again the Meet Director on Saturday and did a fantastic job.  A big thank you also goes out to the army of volunteers including the officials from all the ACT District Clubs, the Woden Parents and Sharks who helped make the meet such a success.  Once again, a fantastic job was done by our very talented Announcer Amanda, our Runners who juggled their duties with competing in their races, our Programs/Raffle sellers, our Medals desk team, and our wonderful group of caterers who kept all the officials, coaches and timekeepers very well fed and watered.  THANK YOU!

Jul 31

MEET REPORT : Developement Meet : 26 July 2015

Last Sunday, we held our annual Development Meet at the AIS.  We had 14 sharks compete in the Development Meet including Abigail, Emily, Patrick C, Patrick H, Kurt, Kiara, Nicholas, Luke, Katie, Ben, Imogen, Jasmine, Natasha and Yaroslav.  There were lots of PBs broken with some big ones including:-

  • Kurt improved by 8.86 seconds in his 100m Breaststroke;
  • Patrick H improved by 3.64 seconds in his 100m Individual Medley;
  • Katie improved by 2.94 seconds in her 100m Backstroke;
  • Ben improved by 6.37 seconds in his 100m Backstroke, 7.02 seconds in his 200m Individual Medley and 4.58 seconds in his 100m Freestyle; and
  • Yaroslav improved by 3.11 seconds in his 100m Freestyle. 

All our sharks swam brilliantly.  Well Done!!!

Jul 31

MEET REPORT : Distance Meet : 26 July 2015

Last Sunday, we had three sharks compete in the Winter Distance Meet held at the AIS.  Ethan, Jarrod and Alexis all competed in the 800m Freestyle Event.  Well done!!!

Jul 29

NOW AVAILABLE : Woden Bucket Hats

Bucket HatIt still may be a bit chilly out there, but in preparation for the warmer weather and the glorious sunshine, why not purchase a Woden bucket hat.  You can also wear it NOW to keep your head warm. 

The bucket hat costs $20.00 and there are 2 sizes available :

  • S/M
  • L/XL

To purchase, please visit our website link UNIFORMS » Woden Valley Swim Club or contact Felicity, our property officer via email at property.officer@wodenswimclub.org.au.

Jul 28

THANKYOU from the Meet Manager

I would like to thank all the Woden parents and swimmers who volunteered their time at the development meet.
Without your support the meet wouldn’t have been as successful as it was. You all made it much easier to be the meet manager. I appreciated  all the offers of assistance as the day progressed.
Also a big call out to all our swimmers who did a fantastic job with so many PB’s, what a great club result.
See you poolside.
Regards
Marcus Stokes
Vice President

Jul 27

THANK YOU!

Collage for Web ReportOn Sunday, we held our annual Development Meet at the AIS.  The meet saw many of our swimmers reach personal goals, and the day was enjoyed by all.  Of course, a successful meet would not have been possible without the army of volunteers who contributed.  We would like to thank every one of you who helped out, not only on Sunday, but in the lead up to the meet. 

To our very own Vice President, Marcus Stokes, who was the Meet Director … Thank you! 

To the officials from all the ACT District clubs, the Woden parents and committee members who helped out throughout the day … Thank you!

To the Woden Sharks who helped make the day such a success, whether you were doing a fantastic job as the announcer, being a recorder, a runner, a lap counter, or feeding the officials, coaches and timekeepers … Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!  We are very proud of all your efforts.

You all make this club what it is …… Fantastic!

Jul 07

MEET REPORT : NSW SC Country Championships

What an amazing group of sharks we have! NSW Country Championships held in Sydney over the weekend were nothing but fantastic. All our representatives swam amazingly and achieved great results including many PBs being broken, medals being received and Top 10 placings.

Congratulations to our fantastic Coaches and all our swimmers. We are very proud of you all.

Our medalists and Top 10 finalists:-

Alexis Cross

  • Top 10 : Womens 14&U 400 Individual Medley
  • Top 10 : Womens 13-14yo 200 Individual Medley
  • Top 10 : Womens 14yo 100m Breaststroke
  • Top 10 : Womens 13-14yo 200m Breaststroke

Oliver Holdway

  • Silver : Mens 12&U 200m Breaststroke
  • Bronze : Mens 12yo 100m Breaststroke
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Medley 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 11-12yo 50m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens 12yo 100m Backstroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens 12yo 100m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Medley 4x50m Relay

Jarrod Lee

  • Silver : Mens 13-14yo 200m Freestyle
  • Bronze : Mens 13-14yo 200m Backstroke
  • Bronze : Mens 14&U 400m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens 14yo 100m Backstroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay

Jessica Lee

  • Top 10 : Womens 12&U 200m Individual Medley
  • Top 10 : Womens 12yo 100m Butterfly

Ethan Lowey

  • Silver : Mens 13yo 100m Backstroke
  • Silver : Mens 13-14yo 200m Individual Medley
  • Silver : Mens 13yo 100m Breaststroke
  • Silver Mens 13-14 200m Breaststroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Backstroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Medley 4x50m Relay

Jake Mackie

  • Gold : Mens 12yo 100m Breaststroke
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Breaststroke
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Individual Medley
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Medley 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 12&U 200m Backstroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 200m Medley 4x50m Relay

Luke Robinson

  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Medley 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 12&U 200m Breaststroke
  • Top 10 : Mens 12yo 100m Breaststroke

Benjamin Stokes

  • Top 10 :Mens MC 10&O 50m Freestyle
  • Top 10 : Mens MC 10&O 50m Breaststroke
  • Top 10 : Mens MC 10&O 50m Backstroke
  • Top 10 : Mens MC 10&O 50m Butterfly

Mason Thornton

  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 100m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 13-14yo 100m Medley 4x50m Relay

Yaroslav Zharkov

  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Freestyle 4x50m Relay
  • Bronze : Mens 12&U 200m Medley 4x50m Relay
  • Top 10 : Mens 10&U 100m Backstroke

With great swimming comes broken Woden records. Congratulations to our new Woden record holders:-

  • Yaroslav broke the Male 9yo 100m Freestyle (previously held since 2005)
  • Yaroslav broke the Male 9yo 50m Backstroke (previously held by Yaroslav)
  • Yaroslav broke the Male 9yo 100m Backstroke (previously held since 2007)
  • Yaroslav broke the Male 9yo 50m Butterfly (previously held by Yaroslav)
  • Oliver broke the Male 13yo 200m Breaststroke (previously held by Jake)
  • Ethan broke the Male 13yo 100m Backstroke (previously held by Jarrod)
  • Ethan broke the Male 13yo 200m Backstroke (previously held by Jarrod)
  • Ethan broke the Male 13yo 100m Breaststroke (previously held since 2006)
  • Ethan broke the Male 13yo 200m Breaststroke (previously held by Ethan)
  • Ethan broke the Male 13yo 200m Individual Medley (previously held by Ethan).

Jul 02

IMPORTANT INFORMATION : All Squads

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Jul 02

NEWSLETTER : June Edition

 You can view June’s edition of the Newsletter by clicking on this link : JUNE’S NEWSLETTER

Jun 29

PROMOTION : Active Leisure Centre Erindale

Swimmers and Parents,

Greg Ward, Manager of Active Leisure Centre Erindale, has kindly offered a great promotion to all our families. Please print off the flyer (Click here : WODEN SWIM CLUB PROMO) and take advantage of this fantastic deal.

As well as this fantastic deal, you will also be able to purchase a book of twenty (20) tickets which provide discounts to pool entry.  Usuaully, it is a requirement that each family member obtains their own book of 20, however, we have been given the exclusive offer of being able to share the booklet between family members.  (Each family must have their own booklet).

Once again, we would like to thank Greg and the Active Leisure Centre for their generosity.  We hope to see all our members take advantage of these great offers.

As always, please don’t hesitate in forwarding any enquiries you may have to the Executive Committee.

Regds

The Executive

Jun 28

CONGRATULATIONS : A, B & C Squads

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Woden Sharks who have been selected to participate in either the Swimming ACT A, B or C Squad.

  • A Squad :  Jarrod and Ethan
  • B Squad : Alexis, Patrick D, Amanda, Grace and Jasmine
  • C Squad : Oliver, Jess L, Jake, Luke and Mason.

To qualify, the swimmer must have been eligible to compete at:

  • A Squad – 2015 Age Nationals or National OWS
  • B and C Squads – 2015 NSW State Age (Long Course) or NSW OWS.

The list of squad activities include:

  • A Squad : The A squad meet/camp is being held on the weekend of 8-9 August in Sydney.  In addition, the athlete testing that was commenced last year will continue for all national level swimmers.
  • B and C Squad : There will be two camp days for members of the B and C Squad. The camps are being held at the AIS on Saturday 25 July and Saturday 22 August. The camps will have a testing component, along with other pool activities and educational sessions. The camps will start at 9:30am and finish at 4:30pm.  The B & C squad meet is being held on the weekend of 19-20 September at Mingara.

Congratulations to our Woden Sharks that have been selected.

Jun 27

June Club Night

Thank you Katie, Patrick D, Patrick H, Patrick C, Hugh, Jarrod, Jasmine, Alexis, Ben, Mason, Svetlana, Amy, Tessa, Kurt, Imogen, Natasha, Luke, Nicholas, Joel and Emily for participating in this month’s Club Night.  It was fantastic to see the new faces.  Thank you also to Amanda, Ethan and the many parents who helped out with time keeping, marshalling and starting.

The Relay event this month was won by the team made up of Mason, Jasmine, Luke, Patrick C, Imogen and Natasha. Loads of fun was had by all.  Great swimming, great competition, Great Night!

Congratulations to Jarrod and Amanda who were awarded their Club Captains badges.  If you have a question or suggestion and you don’t know who to see, please don’t be shy … go see Jarrod or Amanda.  They are more than happy to help, and if they can’t, they will notify someone who can.

As the Tuggeranong Pool will be closed over the next couple of months, our Club Night Organiser is contemplating other activities the club can do.  If you have any suggestions, please send an email to this link : Club Night Co-ordinator or or go to our website’s suggestion/feedback page at the link : FEEDBACK.

 

Our future club night events will be posted on the Website.  Please check regularly.

Jun 25

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

Information for members re posts

Jun 25

TRAINING SESSIONS : Gold & Silver Squads

[notice]ATTENTION: GOLD & SILVER SWIMMERS & PARENTS[/notice]

After careful consideration and discussions with Coach Bill, the training schedule for Gold and Silver Squads, over the closure period of the Tuggeranong Pool, have been changed.

The morning sessions will now start at 5:30am (finishing at 7:00am) at the Erindale Pool, starting Wednesday morning, 1 July 2015.

Swimming programs for Gold and Silver Squads will be tailored by Coach Bill ensuring each swimmer reaches their potential, maximizing the time available.

Please don’t hesitate in forwarding any enquiries to the Executive Committee.

GOLD SILVER TRAINING UPDATED

 

Jun 22

MEET REPORT: Ginninderra Winter SC Meet: 20/21 June 2015

We had a fantastic team of 13 swimmers at the Ginninderra Winter Shout Course Meet on the weekend including Yaroslav, Mason, Jasmine, Luke, Nicholas, Kiara, Jake, Ethan, Jess L, Jarrod, Patrick H, Oliver and Alexis.  Fantastic because 10 of our amazing swimmers achieved an astounding 100% PB rate with the other 3 sharks swimming PBs and racing to their current times.  Every single swimmer should be extremely proud of their efforts, well done!

Congratulations to the following Woden Sharks for breaking Woden Swim Club Records:-

  • Yaroslav broke the 9yo Boys 50m Freestyle (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Yaroslav broke the 9yo Boys 50m Butterfly (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Jake broke the 12yo Boys 200m Breaststroke (previously held by Jake);
  • Ethan broke the 13yo Boys 200m Backstroke (previously held by Jarrod);
  • Ethan broke the13yo Boys 100m Breaststroke (record dated back to May 2006)
  • Ethan broke the 13yo Boys 200m Individual Medley (previously held by Ethan).

With the Country Championships being held in Sydney in early July and State Championships scheduled for late August, nearly all of our swimmers qualified or requalified to compete.  Great Swimming!

Well done to all who competed.  We are so very, very proud of every single one of you!

Jun 19

Rebel Sports “Support Your Sport Program”

Rebel Sport Support your SportHi Woden families.

Our club has been successful in gaining support from the Rebel Sports “Support Your Sport Program”.  Under this program, the club can earn 5% of your purchases as instore credit to spend on our sports program.

All you need to do is join the Rebel Active Program, using the cards that have been supplied to us. We will start handing out these cards via the coaches.  If you don’t receive a card, please let us know by email at this link Rebel Active and we will get one to you as soon as possible.

Once you have your card and are ready to make a purchase at Rebel Sports, please advise the checkout operator that you would like to set up the card and nominate Woden Swim Club as your preferred club.   An instruction sheet will also be provided to assist you.

If you already have a card, there is no need to replace it.  All you need to do is let them know you would like to link it to “Woden Swim Club”.

Once your card is set up, swipe it with every purchase.  You will receive access to great member prices, deals and other initiatives and the club will receive a 5% credit.

Thank you for your support.

Jun 19

MEMBER DETAILS FORM

To run our Club efficiently, an up-to-date list of ALL our members’ details are required.  All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for Woden Valley Swim Club purposes.

[notice]Could ALL MEMBERS please complete the form below by 30 June 2015.[/notice]

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Parent/s Name:

Email Address:

Home Phone Number:

Mobile Phone Number:

Postal Address:

Emergency Contact Name:

Emergency Contact Phone Number:

Child 1 Full Name:

Child 1 Squad:

Child 1 DOB (dd/mm/yyyy):

Child 2 Full Name:

Child 2 Squad:

Child 2 DOB (dd/mm/yyyy):

Child 3 Full Name:

Child 3 Squad:

Child 3 DOB (dd/mm/yyyy):

[warning]If you are experiencing problems submitting this form, please send an email to this link:

Protection Information Officer (protection.information.officer@wodenswimclub.org.au)

 [/warning]

Jun 17

CONGRATULATIONS : Youth Performance Squad Recipients

The Australian Youth Performance Squad (YPS) is an exciting initiative designed to reward swimmers aged 13-18 for their performances in the pool. The YPS is an extension of the Junior Excellence program which recognises and rewards 9-13 year olds. Similar to Junior Excellence, YPS rewards swimmers for achieving particular time standards set by Swimming Australia.

Congratulations to the following YPS recipients:

Gold

  • Jarrod Lee

Silver

  • Ethan Lowey 

Blue

  • Patrick Dixon
  • Amanda Joyner

YPS qualifiers will receive special recognition by way of: 

  • A customised towel based on level achieved
  • Poster
  • Cap
  • DVD
  • Backpack
  • Name published on this website

(NB: Pack will be distributed to recipients once received.)

Jun 17

CONGRATULATIONS : Junior Excellence Program Recipients

The Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX), recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.  Under the program, swimmers aged from 9 to 13 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.  Australia is one of the top swimming nations in the world and by achieving the Green, Bronze, Silver or Gold JX standard, junior swimmers are on the pathway to international success.

Congratulations to the following JX recipients:

Gold Star

  • Kiara Mackie

Gold

  • Alexis Cross
  • Oliver Holdway
  • Jessica Lee
  • Jake Mackie,
  • Luke Robinson,
  • Mason Thornton

Silver

  • Sarah Joyner
  • Grace Read

Bronze

  • Patrick Couper

Green

  • Abigail Adera
  • Jessica Curren
  • Nicholas Odgers
  • Sam Owens
  • Jonathon Soper

Recipients will receive special recognition by way of: 

  • A distinctive JX cap (9 and 10 year olds) or JX shirt (11 to 13 year olds)
  • A JX certificate of achievement signed by the National Youth Coach and members of the Australian Swim Team
  • A JX motivational poster featuring elite Australian swimmers
  • Publication of their name on this website
  • A USB with tips from Swimming experts for 11 to 13 year olds.

(NB: Pack will be distributed to recipients once received.)

Jun 17

MEET REPORT : Winter Distance Meet : 14 June 2015

Alexis was our only competitor at the Winter Distance Meet held last Sunday, 14 June 2015.  She competed in the Mixed 11 & Over 800m Freestyle event, placing 1st and achieved a huge short course PB of over 19 seconds.  Well done Alexis!  

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