May 27

TRAINING CANCELLED : Saturday, 30 May 2015

Due to the Qualifying Meet being held this weekend, Training has been CANCELLED for SATURDAY, 30 MAY 2015.

Good luck to all those competing.

May 27

Dear Amanda

Amanda Speedy Recovery

May 27

May Club Night

May CollageThank you Hugh, Emily, Patrick C, Alexis, Andy, Yaroslav, Patrick D, Amy, Patrick H, Maddi, Kurt, Jake, Kizzy, Nicholas, Katie, Jasmine, Mason, for participating in this month’s Club Night.  Thank you also to Amanda, Beth, Neill 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 Hugh, Jasmine, Jake, Yaroslav and Amy.  Great Job!  Loads of fun was had by all.  Great swimming, great competition, Great Night!

See you all again next month on Friday, 26 June 2015 ….. Mark it in your diary!

May 27

Vikings Meet Time Keeping Roster and Meet details

Vikings meet 30-31 May

Tuggeranong Vikings 2015 main meet timeline

Tuggeranong Vikings meet entry list

Time keeping roster – Woden is time keeping in Lane 1 both days


12:00 – 13:00 Lee + Thornton
13:00 – 14:00 Mackie + Robinson
14:00 – 15:00 Zharkov + Lowey
15:00 – 16:00 Mackie + Thornton
16:00 - Cross + Lee


09:30 – 10:45 Lee + Lowey
10:45 – 12:00 Robinson + Mackie
12:00 – 13:15 Thornton + Zharkov
13:15 – 14:15 Lowey + Mackie
14:15 – 15:15 Cross + Thornton
15:15 - Lee +  Robinson

May 24


CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick C, Sarah J and Kiara M who have been selected for the Swimming ACT D Squad.

How the D Squad is selected

  • Must be at least 10 years old as at the date of the 2015 NSW Development Meet (Sept 2015).
  • Selected from the swimmers who competed during the 2014-2015 Summer season (September 2014 to March 2015).
  • Selection to comply with the requirements of the NSW development program i.e. non State qualifiers.
  • Eligible swimmers will be ranked by the selectors based on demonstrated improvement across the summer as well as their comparative ranking based on times achieved against other swimmers in their age/sex grouping.
  • Only swimmers who have recorded times for all four (4) strokes for a distance of at least 50m will be considered.
  • To be considered the swimmer must have achieved the Intermediate level for at least one event.

May 21

Swimming ACT Awards

2015 ACT Presentation collage

The Swimming ACT Awards were held at the Hellenic Club on Saturday night, 16 May 2015.   A huge congratulation goes to Jarrod for taking out the 13yo Boys Champion award, Yaroslav for taking out the 8yo Boys Champion award, Luke for being the 2014 Kippax Winter Series Intermediate Pointscore Winner and Daniel Joyner and the Woden Catering Team for taking out the Volunteer of the Month (July 2014) award.  Yaroslav and his little brother, Ivan also won the Door Prize for the night.  Well done!

Below are the Top 10 & Top 20 certificate recipients  (If you weren’t there on the night, you will receive your certificate in the next couple of weeks).  Congratulations to you all!

2014 Kippax Winter Development Series Pointscore for Development Boys

8 & under Boys
• 9th : Kurt L
• 17th : Isaac B

10yo Boys
• 5th : Nicholas O
• 16th : Iwan K

13 & Over Boys
• 7th : Jonathon S
• 11th : Benjamin S

2014 Kippax Winter Development Series Pointscore for Intermediate Boys

11yo Boys
• 1st : Luke R

12yo Boys
• 9th : Mason T
• 11th : Jake M

2014 Kippax Winter Development Series Pointscore for Development Girls

12 yo Girls
• 6th : Sarah J
• 11th : Abigail A

13 & Over Gilrs
• 8th : Grace M
• 8th : Amelia M

2014 Kippax Winter Development Series Pointscore for Intermediate Girls

9yo Girls
• 2nd : Kiara M

11yo Girls
• 8th : Jess L

13 & Over Girls
• 11th : Jessica C

2014-15 Summer Development Series Pointscore for Development Boys

10yo Boys
• 3rd : Patrick C
• 10th : Nicholas O

13yo Boys
• 10th : Patrick H
• 14th : Benjamin S
• 14th : Samuel O
• 14th : Thomas O

2014-15 Summer Development Series Pointscore for Intermediate Boys

8 & Under Boys
• 1st : Kurt L
• 6th : Yarosla Z

11yo Boys
• 8th : Luke R

12yo Boys
• 10th : Jake M

2014-15 Summer Development Series Pointscore for Intermediate Girls

10yo Girls
• 6th : Kiara M

12yo Girls
• 12th : Jess L

May 20

VOTE NOW : Woden Club Captains



Voting closes 5pm, Sunday, 14 June 2015

Club Captain Nominations for Voting for WebThe above members were nominated for the position of Club Captain.

Please vote for one (1) Male AND one (1) Female.

All current financial swimming members are entitled to vote.

You may vote via :-

  • the online Voting Form below, or
  • by emailing this link : Voting for Woden Club Captains,
  • or by filling in the Voting Form available from your coach and placing it in the Woden Box located on the wall opposite the pool’s Cafe..


Voted by : Email :

Male Club Captain Selection :

Female Club Captain Selection :

Press button to submit your votes :

May 19

CLUB NIGHT : Friday, 22 May 2015



Entries can be posted online, OR downloaded, printed and handed to your Coach on pool deck.  Please have entries submitted by 7:00pm, Wednesday, 20 May 2015.

Warm up commences at 5:00pm; Racing starts at 6:00pm sharp.  See you all there!


If you experience difficulties submitting this form, please Send Email to this link.

Competitor's Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Competitor's Date of Birth (only if this is your first Club Night)
(dd/mm/yyy) :

Select your first event:

Select your second event:

Select your third event:

Or download the entry form Club Night Card 2015_22_05

May 18

30-31 May Vikings SC Qualifying meet




Tuggeranong Vikings will be holding a short course qualifying meet at the AIS on Sat 30th and Sun 31st May.

Age as at 30 May 2015.

Entry fee $6.00 per event (including relays).

Online entries available via link on TVSC website


May 18

Congratulations Jarrod

Nationals Jarrod AJarrod’s amazing performance at the recent National Championships has resulted in being selected as an emerging athlete in the Swimming NSW (SNSW) Emerging Talent Squad.

The aim of this squad is to provide recognition and motivation for identified talented emerging athletes to achieve on-going selection standards in the future and progress to achieve selection onto National Squads and beyond.   SNSW wish to provide talented emerging athletes like Jarrod, the opportunities needed to achieve their goals and reach their potential. Jarrod’s selection has been based on the excellent performances he has achieved to this point.

Well done Jarrod, we are all very proud of you.


May 14

ACT Winter SC Development and Distance Meet Report

There were 9 sharks competing at the Winter Short Course Development Meet on Saturday, 9 May 2015.  Well done Tessa, Amy, Jess L, Kurt, Jake, Kiara, Nicholas, Luke and Yaroslav.

There were alot of “first time ever” events competed in and every shark achieved at least one PB, with 100% PB rate being achieved by Tessa, Amy, Jess L, Kurt, Jake, Nicholas, Luke and Yaroslav.  Fantastic effort everyone and congratulations to Amy for attending her first short course meet.

There were many PBs achieved, but some outstanding PBs to mention were achieved by:-

  • Jess L – 6 seconds in both the100m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley events;
  • Kurt – 4 seconds in 50m Freestyle; 3 seconds in 50m Backstroke and 5 seconds in 50m Breaststroke.
  • Kiara – 19.8 seconds in the 100m Breaststroke event.
  • Nicholas -  5 seconds in the 100m Breaststroke;  11 ½ seconds in the 100m Individual Medley and 8 ½ seconds in the100m Backstroke.
  • Luke – 2 seconds in the 50m Backstroke and 6 ½ seconds in the 200m Individual Medley.
  • Yaroslav – 3 seconds in the 50m Butterfly.

The ACT Winter Distance Meet following the Development Meet and there was one Shark who took part.  Well Done Jake for competing in the 400m Freestyle event.

May 04

NSW Registration



We are currently updating our records due to a request from NSW swimming. It is a legal requirement that all swimmers of any swimming club in the ACT also be registered with NSW swimming as we fall under their jurisdiction.

We have been informed that a number of our swimmers have let their registration lapse or haven’t registered at all since joining Woden. It is a common misconception that only swimmers who compete need to be registered.  Anyone that participates in any training, club nights or competition is required to join.

Under the terms and conditions of the Woden Valley Swim Club Inc, it is also mandatory for a parent/carer to be registered with NSW Swimming (as a non-swimmer) if the registered swimmer is under the age of eighteen (18).  Only one (1) non-swimmer member is required per family.  As a non-swimmer member, you will have access to a comprehensive insurance policy, which is necessary if you help out at meets or on pool deck.  You will also be able to contribute to the affairs of the club via the committee, and the costs of some Woden Valley Swim Club events may be reduced.

Our Registrar, Lisa Thornton will be in contact with any members who need to review their status with NSW swimming with regards to the above matter. Please do not disregard this request as it will directly impact on all families concerned.

If you are new to the club and are registering for the first time with NSW Swimming, please follow this link JOIN NOW or email Lisa, Registrar  for more information.

If you have an existing NSW Registration membership and are re-registering, you will need to contact Lisa, Registrar as Swimming Australia is currently working on creating a pre-existing member login.

As always, we are more than happy to field any questions you may have. Please forward any correspondence to Lisa, Registrar or The Executive at WVSC.

The Executive

May 03

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim : Amanda & Jasmine Survived

MegaSwim 2015

Megaswim 2015 PhotoAmanda and Jasmine have completed the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, raising funds in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.

Both girls swam over 15 kilometers each with their team reaching 81 kilometers overall, placing them 2nd in respect to the total distance swum over the 24 hour period.  Ethan and his sister, Nadine dropped in and also contributed to the total, as did Amanda’s Mum, Janene. The extra help was greatly appreciated.

The girls would like to thank their generous sponsors.  If you wish, there is still time to support Amanda and/or Jasmine, by clicking on the links below:

Amanda       Jasmine

Thankyou …. and good night!

May 02

Club Captains Nomination Form


All nominations must be received by no later than 5pm, Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nominations are now being called for our next club captains. To be eligible, the nominees must be fourteen (14) years or older and be registered with NSW Swimming. All registered swimmers are entitled to vote.

Submissions can be made via the online nomination form below, or by emailing this link :

The Executive

Club Captain Nominations


Nominated by : Email :

Male Club Captain Nomination :

Female Club Captain Nomination :

Submit Nominations :

May 02

MS 24 Hour Mega Swim : Amanda & Jasmine

MegaSwim 2015MegaSwim 2015 banner

This weekend, Amanda and Jasmine are swimming in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim to raise funds in support of people living with multiple sclerosis.

If you are able to support Amanda and/or Jasmine, please click on the links below:



Any amount of support would be greatly appreciated by the girls and if you are out and about near the AIS over the next 24 hours, drop in and say G’day.


Many thanks


May 01

NEWSLETTER : April 2015

You can download April’s Edition here.

Apr 30

Club Captain Nominations Now Open


All nominations must be received by no later than 5pm, Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nominations are now being called for our next club captains. To be eligible the nominees must be fourteen (14) years or older. All registered swimmers are entitled to vote.

Submissions can be made via the online nomination form below, or by emailing this link :

The Executive



Nominated by : Email :

Male Club Captain Nomination : (Full Name)

Female Club Captain Nomination : (Full Name)

Submit Nominations :

Apr 27

April Club Night

Collage Club Night April

Thank you Abigail, Amy, Andy, Emily, Ethan, Hugh, Jarrod, Jasmine, Jess L, Kurt, Maddi, Mason, Nicholas, Patrick C, Patrick D and Yaroslav for competing at this month’s Club Night.  Thank you also to Amanda, Grace and Sarah, Coach Neill and Coach Beth, and the many parents who helped out with time keeping, marshalling and starting.  It was great to see you all especially as it was school holidays and prior to the Anzac dawn service.

Once again, it was an exciting night with a number of brand new club night competitors.  Yaroslav brought in a cake in celebration of his birthday that was on the 13th (Thank you!) and Sarah’s birthday was on the night.  Happy Birthday!

The Relay event was once again a close race and favourite amongst the competitors and spectators.  The winning team was made up of Jess L, Amy, Jasmine, Patrick C and Jarrod. Well done!  It was a great night of competition and loads of fun. See you all again next month.

Apr 23

Gold & Silver Squads : Winter Training Schedule


Attention Swimmers and Parents

As of Monday, 27 April 2015, there will be a change to the morning training sessions for all Gold and Silver Squad swimmers. These changes, as requested by Bill, will enable him to implement a different training regime to help benefit the club as a whole over the winter period.

Morning sessions will now be held:

  • Monday 5:30am – 7:30am
  • Wednesday 5:30am – 7:30am
  • Friday 5:30am – 7:30am
  • Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am

Please note, there will be no trainings on the mornings of Tuesday or Thursday as it currently stands, but Wednesday has been added.

All afternoon sessions will run as per normal.

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

Apr 18

2015 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships : DAY 6

Georgina Hope Foundation

Day 6 at Nationals we had Ethan and Jarrod swim in the 100m Backstroke event.  Ethan was up first, swimming a great PB and placing 20th overall. Next was Jarrod who also swam a PB, placed 9th and continued onto the finals where he swam another PB and placed 7th.

That concludes our boys swimming at Nationals.  Congratulations Elijah, Ethan and Jarrod.  There was some tremendous competition, lots of PBs broken, fantastic swimming by you all.  Well done.  See you all back at training.

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