Sep 14

WODEN QUALIFYING MEET : ONLINE ENTRIES HERE

Woden Long Course Qualifying meet

Location: Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT
Indoor 50m Pool : Long Course Meet

Saturday : 12 November 2016

Warm up: 10:00am
Racing starts:11:00am

Sunday: 13 November 2016

Warm up: 08:30am
Racing starts:09:30am

Please read the information on the meet flyer before entering.

Meet Flyer

Online Entries now open . Entries close midnight 2nd of November

Any questions please direct to the Meet Director  at  mainmeet@wodenswimclub.org.au

 Woden 2016 LC Meet TM file

Sep 29

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS SUNDAY

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Sep 28

MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT : Raffle

To all members,

As part of a major fundraising endeavour, this year our Club will be conducting a raffle.  As our entire raffle prize pool has been very generously donated by various businesses/sponsors of the club, the only expense the club will incur is the cost of printing the tickets.  So we are sure you will all agree, this is a fantastic opportunity we have been afforded and we should make the most of it.

Books of 50 tickets will be sent home with Term 4’s Invoice in the first week of October.  This will give everyone approximately 10 weeks to sell as many tickets as possible before the draw date of Friday, 16 December 2016.  Tickets will be sold for $2 each and it is expected that all families associated with the club, play their part and help sell the raffle tickets.  Please email our Secretary Daniel at secretary@wodenswimclub.org.au if you require additional raffle books.

We look forward to a very successful fundraising endeavour.  As always, please email any queries to the Executive Committee at Executive.committee@wodenswimclub.org.au.

Thanks and regards

The Executive
WVSC

Sep 27

MEET REPORT : Summer Development Meet #1

We had 8 Sharks compete at the Summer Development Meet held at the AIS on Sunday, 25 September 2016 including Tessa, Emily, Patrick C, Amy, Alexey, Rebecca, Andy and Angela.

  • Tessa competed in the 50m Butterfly; achieved a 3.77 second PB in the 50m Freestyle; 2nd Place with a 0.97 second PB in the 50m Breaststroke; 3rd Place in the 100m Freestyle; and achieved a 1.04 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Emily achieved 1st Place with a 1.63 second PB in the 50m Butterfly; competed in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke; and achieved 1st Place with a 3.24 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Patrick C achieved 2nd Place in the 50m Butterfly; 2nd Place with a HUGE 9.23 second PB in the 100m Backstroke; 1st Place in the 50m Freestyle; competed in the 50m Breaststroke; and achieved 2nd Place with a 0.52 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Amy achieved 1st Place with a HUGE 4.71 second PB in the 50m Butterfly; 1st Place in the 100m Backstroke; 1st Place in the 200m Individual Medley; achieved a 0.91 second PB in the 50m Breaststroke and achieved 1st Place in the 100m Freestyle.
  • Alexey achieved 2nd Place with a 2.59 second PB in the 50m Freestyle; 3rd Place in the 25m Breaststroke; and 2nd Place in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Rebecca achieved a 100% PB Rate placing 4th with a HUGE 6.58 second PB in the 25m Butterfly; 4th Place with a HUGE 5.42 second PB in the 50m Freestyle; achieved a 0.33 second PB in the 50m Breaststroke; and 2nd Place with another HUGE 7.88 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Andy achieved 3rd Place in the 50m Butterfly; 4th Place in the 50m Breaststroke; and 4th Place in the 100m Breaststroke.
  • Angela competed in the 50m Freestyle and the 50m Breaststroke.

Well done Sharks, you are all amazing!!!

Sep 27

2016 National A Squad Meet – 24/09/2016 to 25/09/2016

We had Ben compete at the 2016 National A Squad Meet in Sydney over the weekend.  Ben competed in 7 events including:-

  • Mens 200m Freestyle Free Finals;
  • Mens 100m Backstroke;
  • Mens 200m  Individual Medley;
  • Mens 100m Breaststroke;
  • Mens 100m Butterfly achieving a HUGE  6.44 second PB;
  • Mixed 200m Medley Relay, swimming the 4th leg (Freestyle) for Team A; and
  • Mixed 8x50m Freestyle Relay, swimming the 3rd leg for Team A.

Congratulations Ben, and well done!

Sep 26

THANK YOU : Bunnings Fundraising BBQ

Thank you to the many wonderful Woden families who contributed to the great success of our Bunnings BBQ.  Whether you helped out behind the scenes, or volunteered your time on Sunday, THANK YOU!

To Bunnings Warehouse, thank you for giving us the opportunity to hold the fundraising event and to Farm Fresh Fyshwick and Coles Woden, thank you for your generosity.

Many thanks to all who visited Bunnings and bought a sausage (or 2, or 3, or 4), or who made a donation to support our Club.

To our wonderful Sharks who did an amazing job throughout the day, THANK YOU: Amanda, Yaroslav, Jarrod, Ethan, Jessica L, Nicholas and Tessa.  Also, thank you Ivan and Angus as well as Dan, Tomica, Lisa, Irina, Fraser, Claire, Felicity, Michael, Kate and Rod.  It was a fantastic day and all profits go towards providing opportunities and support for all our swimmers and our club.

A HUGE THANKYOU … to our Secretary Dan, Club Captain Amanda and their family.  If it wasn’t for Dan, our Club wouldn’t have had this fundraising opportunity and both Dan and Amanda spent all day at the BBQ from setup to packup and all the racing around in-between.  Thank you also to Amanda’s sister Sarah who cut up some much needed onions when we ran out!  Thank you all very much!!!

Sep 25

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS : Training Schedule

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Sep 21

CONGRATULATIONS : 2016 Georgina Hope Foundation JX Legend Awardees

Great news just in!!!

The JX Legend status is awarded to swimmers whom have achieved a ‘Gold JX Award’ under the Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX) for 5 years or more, or raced at the Australian Age National Titles as a 15 or 16 year old. Swimmers who become a ‘JX Legend’ will receive special recognition on the Swimming Australia website.

Congratulations to the following Sharks who have achieved this status:

  • Oliver Holdway
  • Ethan Lowey
  • Benjamin Stokes

Check out the full listing here

You are legends!!!!!

 

 

 

Sep 18

MEET REPORT : Pentathlon

We had 8 Sharks compete at the Canberra Pentathlon held on Sunday, 11 September 2016 at the AIS including Emily, Patrick C, Patrick H, Kurt, Jake N, Libby, Nicholas and Ben.  We had some amazing swims, an exciting relay and a fantastic number of PBs achieved.

  • Emily achieved 2nd Place with a 0.23 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; 2nd Place with a HUGE 14.01 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; competed in the 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke for the first time and achieved 1st Place and 4th Place respectively.
  • Patrick C achieved a 2.12 second PB his 50m Backstroke.
  • Patrick H achieved a 100% PB rate with a 0.92 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; a 0.63 second PB in the 50m Breaststroke; a 1.13 second PB in the 50m Butterfly; a 2.78 second PB in the 50m Backstroke; and a 1.90 second PB in the 200m Individual Medley.
  • Kurt achieved 3rd Place with a 0.23 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; 4th Place with a 1.05 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; 2nd Place with a 1.05 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; and competed in the 200m Individual Medley for the first time placing 4th.
  • Jake N achieved a 100% PB rate with a 4.01 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; a HUGE 5.34 second PB in his 50 Breaststroke; a 1.04 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; a 1.99 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and a HUGE 30.74 second PB in his 200m Individual Medley.
  • Libby achieved a 100% PB rate with a HUGE 12.83 second PB in her 50m Freestyle; a 1.01 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; a HUGE 7.43 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; and another HUGE 13.01 second PB in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Nicholas achieved a 0.45 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; a HUGE 14.11 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; a 0.46 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and another HUGE 15.11 second PB in his 200m Individual Medley.
  • Ben achieved a 0.32 second PB in his 50m Freestyle; a 0.77 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; a 1.18 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; and a 3.23 second PB in his 200m Individual Medley.

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

CONGRATULATIONS to Emily who was awarded GOLD for the Girls 8 & Under Quadathlon, and Kurt who was awarded SILVER for the Boys 10 Year Olds Pentathlon.  

The Club Relay is a 4 x 50 metre freestyle event  and all Club Relay heats and the final are handicapped.  The Woden Relay team was made up of Ben, Jake N, Nicholas and Kurt.  CONGRATULATIONS to our boys who were the overall winners achieving GOLD and $150 in prize money.

All our competitors competed at such a high standard …. Congratulations to you all and THANK YOU to Coach Amanda and Coach Ben who supported our Sharks throughout the meet.

 

Sep 18

CLUB NIGHT : 16 September 2016

We had 16 Sharks compete at Club Night last Friday night including Amy, Angela, Emily, Eric, Jake M, Jake N, Kiara, Kurt, Libby, Maddison, Natasha, Nicholas, Patrick C, Rebecca, Tessa and Tyler, as well as our 2 little Sharks: Kevin and Mackenzie.  Thank you all for participating.

Congratulations to Jake N who received this month’s Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded to the person with the best participation skills for the month.

Congratulations to Rebecca, who won the Club Night Raffle.

Congratulations to Tyler who received his 25m Butterfly Upgrade Ribbon and to Kevin who received his 25m Freestyle Upgrade Ribbon.

The night concluded with the two team relay which generated the usual team relay spirit and excitement.

Thank you to our Sharks: Amanda, Ethan and Jasmine and to all the parents who provided yummy treats and helped out on the night.

Hope to see you all again at the next club night which will be held on Friday, 21 October 2016 …. PLEASE PUT THIS IN YOUR DIARY!!!

Sep 07

KEEP THIS DATE FREE : Saturday, 26 November 2016

Presentation Christmas Party 2016

Sep 05

NEWSLETTER : August Edition

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

Sep 05

Nicholas welcomes Olympians to Canberra!!!

Welcome Home

Welcome home celebrations are currently being held around Australia, and today, (Monday), our Olympians are in Canberra.  Unfortunately Canberra’s event is not open to the public as they are visiting a School.

However, NICHOLAS (Bronze Squad) and his family were extremely lucky (and resourceful), and WELCOMED HOME some of our Olympians last night at the Canberra Airport.   Nicholas not only got to hold Bronte Campbell’s GOLD MEDAL, but also got to chat with Bronte and her sister Kate Campbell, as well as meet Chloe Esposito (Gold Medalist, Modern pentathlon), Catherine Skinner (Gold Medalist, Shooting) and James McRae (Silver Medalist, Men’s quadruple sculls, Rowing).  Nicholas was also given an Olympic Pin.

Amazing Nicholas, what an experience!!!

Sep 03

MEET REPORT : 2016 Swimming NSW State Age SC Champs

We had 5 amazing Sharks compete at the 2016 Swimming NSW State Age SC Championships held in Sydney on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 26th, 27th & 28th August 2016 including Alexis, Jarrod, Jessica L, Ethan and Yaroslav.  Our Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.

To put the Championships into perspective, there were 1595 competitors from 124 swimming clubs across New South Wales and our amazing team of Sharks finished 27th on the point score, which is a fantastic result.  Our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts.   Thank you Coach Steve, and Congratulations to you all for your wonderful achievements throughout this championship meet.

  • Alexis competed in 3 individual events, including:-
    • 15yo Individual Medley, with a 0.36 second PB, placing 29th overall; and
    • 18&U 400m Freestyle, with a 1.51 second PB, placing in the Top 20 for her age group at 16th Placeand
    • 18&U 400m Individual Medley, placing in the TOP 10 for her age group at 7th Place.
  • Jarrod competed in 5 individual events with a 100% PB RATE, including:-
    • 15yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 1.83 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place;
    • 15yo 200m Backstroke, with a 1.52 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 8th Place;
    • 18&U 400m Individual Medley, with a 0.47 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 for his age group at 5th Place;
    • 15yo 200m Butterfly, with a 2.92 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place;
    • 15yo 200m Freestyle, with a 3.78 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place.
  • Jessica competed in 5 individual events, including:-
    • 13yo 200m Individual Medley; placing 21st overall;
    • 13yo 200m Freestyle, with a 1.71 second PB; placing 24th overall;
    • 13yo 100m Backstroke; placing in the Top 20 at 20th Place;
    • 13yo 100m Butterfly, with a 0.52 second PB; placing in the Top 20 at 19th Place; and
    • 13yo 200m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 18th Place.
  • Ethan competed in 7 individual events, including:-
    • 15yo 200m Individual Medley, with a 0.64 second PB, placing in the Top 20 at 16th Place;
    • 15yo 100m Breaststroke, placing in the Top 20 at 11th Place;
    • 15yo 200m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 20th Place;
    • 18&U 400m Individual Medley, with a 0.68 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 for his age group at 7th Place;
    • 15yo 200m Breaststroke, with a 0.63 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 8th Place;
    • 15yo 100m Backstroke; placing 24th overall; and
    • 15yo 200m Freestyle, placing 29th overall.
  • Yaroslav competed in 8 individual events, including:-
    • 10&U 50m Freestyle, with a 0.13 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place;
    • 10&U 100m Backstroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place;
    • 10&U 100m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place;
    • 10&U 50m Backstroke, with a 1.12 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place;
    • 10&U 50m Butterfly, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place;
    • 10&U 100m Breaststroke, with a 0.44 second PB, placing in the Top 20 at 11th Place;
    • 10&U 100m Butterfly, placing in the Top 20 at 12th Place; and
    •  10&U 50m Breaststroke, with a 1.41 second PB, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place.
    • CONGRATULATIONS to Yaroslav who broke the Woden Swim Club SC records for the 10yo Boys SC 50m Freestyle; 50m Backstroke; 100m Breaststroke; and the 50m Breaststroke (all previously held by Yaroslav).  Yaroslav also broke ACT SC Records in the 10yo Boys SC 50m Freestyle (previously held by Yaroslav) breaking the 30 second barrier; and in the 10yo Boys SC 50m Breaststroke (previously held since June 1997), breaking the 40 second barrier.  Well Done Yaroslav!!

 

Sep 02

THANKYOU: Bunnings Father’s Day Family Night, Tuggeranong

Last night, some amazing Woden members gave up their time to help out at the Bunnings Father’s Day Family Night.  THANKYOU Alexis, Amanda, Ben, Jasmine, Maddison, and Yaroslav (as well as their respective Mums & Dads).  You are all great Club representatives and we truly appreciate every one of you. Thank you again!!

 

Aug 29

2016 AIS Club Aquatics Camp : Saturday 1 October – Monday, 3 October 2016

Hello Swim Clubs in ACT and NSW,

As you may have seen on Swimming NSW’s Facebook page, the AIS Club Aquatics program is running another training camp this coming October, facilitated by Tracey Menzies. I have attached a flyer and enrolment form outlining the criteria to attend and any information you may need.

This is an amazing opportunity for young athletes however spots are limited so please pass this information onto your swimmers.

*Eligible participants must be at least 12 years of age and have made at least one 100m NSW Country qualifying time.

Should you have any questions I can be contacted by email or phone (02) 6214 1446.

Regards
Jordan Welch
Coordinator, AIS Swim School

 FLYER

ENROLMENT FORM

Aug 25

CLUB NIGHT : 19 August 2016

Club Night CollageWe had 18 Sharks compete at Club Night last Friday including Tessa, Patrick C, Emily, Tyler, Patrick H, Jarrod, Jessica L, Maddison, Jake N, Libby, Nicholas, Emma O, Sam, Tom, Natasha, Andy, Angela and Yaroslav, as well as our 4 little Sharks: Kevin, Ivan, Lewis and Mackenzie.

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

Congratulations to Sam, who won the Club Night Raffle.

Congratulations to Emma O who received her 25m Butterfly Upgrade Ribbon.

The night concluded with the two team relay which generated the usual team relay spirit and excitement.

Thank you to our Sharks: Amanda, Jarrod, Tom, Sam, Jessica L, Patrick H and to all the parents who provided yummy treats and helped out on the night.

Hope to see you all again at the next club night which will be on Friday, 16 September 2016.

Aug 25

MEET REPORT : Distance Meet #4, Sunday, 21 August 2016

Brooke was our only Shark competing at the ACT Winter Distance Meet #4 held at the AIS on Sunday, 21 August 2016.  Brooke swam the 400m Individual Medley and achieved SILVER.  Well Done Brooke!!

Aug 24

MEET REPORT : Development Meet #4, Sunday, 21 August 2016

We had 14 Sharks compete at the Winter Development Meet #4 held at the AIS on Sunday, 21 August 2016 including Tessa, Patrick C, Amy, Brooke, Jarrod, Jake N, Libby N, Alexey, Ben, Imogen, Natasha, Rebecca and  Eric as well as Ben and Imogen’s little sister Lillian.  Everyone should be very proud of their efforts with some fantastic results being achieved:

  • Tessa achieved a 4.89 second PB in the 50m Butterfly.
  • Patrick C achieved GOLD with a 1.79 second PB in the 100m Individual Medley; GOLD with a 0.17 second PB in the 50m Butterfly; BRONZE in the 50m Breaststroke; SILVER in the 50m Freestyle; and SILVER with a 0.21 second PB in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Amy achieved BRONZE with a HUGE 29 second PB in the 100m Individual Medley; GOLD in the 100m Backstroke; BRONZE in the 100m Freestyle; and GOLD in the 100m Butterfly.
  • Brooke achieved GOLD with a 0.46 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and BRONZE in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Jarrod achieved SILVER in the 200m SC Breaststroke competing in this event for the first time and qualified for State Age Championships.
  • Jake N achieved BRONZE with a WHOPPING 21.66 second PB in his 200m Freestyle; SILVER with a 1.27 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; and SILVER in his 100m Breaststroke.
  • Libby achieved a HUGE 6.51 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; GOLD with a 2.49 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and a HUGE 10.03 second PB in her 50m Freestyle.
  • Alexey achieved SILVER with a 0.51 second PB in his 25m Breaststroke; SILVER with 0.24 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and SILVER in his 50m Backstroke.
  • Ben achieved BRONZE in his 50m Butterfly; GOLD in his 100m Backstroke; BRONZE in his 50m Breaststroke; GOLD with a 0.43 second PB in his 50m Backstroke; and GOLD in his 100m Butterfly.
  • Imogen achieved a 2.56 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; a 0.49 second PB in her 50m Breaststroke; and a 4.66 second PB in her 100m Freestyle.
  • Natasha achieved a 1.20 second PB in her 50m Butterfly; SILVER in her 100m Backstroke; and a 0.47 second PB in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Rebecca achieved SILVER with a 0.53 second PB in her 25m Butterfly; and SILVER in her 50m Backstroke.
  • Eric achieved GOLD with a 4.55 second PB in his 100m Individual Medley; GOLD with a 2.06 second PB in his 50m Butterfly; GOLD with a 1.82 second PB in his 50m Breaststroke; and SILVER in his 50m Freestyle.
  • Lillian competed for the first time in the 10&U 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.

 

Aug 14

FAREWELL Coach Neill

Attention All Members


Neill Kennedy, our Bronze Coach, has decided to leave Woden after many years of service.  We would like to thank him for all he has achieved with all of our swimmers, and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.
 
Whilst the Executive explores all options available to the club, we would like to announce that Amanda Joyner (joint Club Captain), will be stepping in as interim coach to aid us in filling the vacancy that has developed.  No stranger to the Bronze Squad, Amanda has previously helped the club when the need has arisen, and we have every confidence in her abilities to cope with the situation.
 
We will be in contact again once more information comes to hand, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at executive.committee@wodenswimclub.org.au.
 
Thanks and regards
The Executive

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