Dec 18

MEET REPORT : 2018 Victorian Age championships

The 2018 Victorian Age Championships were held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) from Sunday 10 December to Friday 15 December 2017.  We had two amazing Sharks competing at the Championship.  CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE Jarrod and Jessica.

JARROD competed in 1 event (due to injury), that being the Boys 16 Years 200 Butterfly, where he achieved 7th Place in the Heats, but unfortunately had to withdraw from the Finals.

JESSICA competed in 7 events, including:-

  • Girls 15 Years 200m Backstroke, placing 30th;
  • Girls 15 Years 200m Butterfly, achieving 3rd Place in the Heats and placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place in the FINALS;
  • Girls 15 Years 400m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 18th Place with a 2.25 second PB;
  • Girls 15 Years 400m Individual Medley, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place;
  • Girls 15 Years 200m Freestyle, placing 29th;
  • Girls 15 Years 200m Individual Medley, placing 22nd; and
  • Girls 15 Years 100m Butterfly, placing in the Top 20 at 18th Place.

Dec 17

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

We had 2 very talented Sharks, Kurt and Yaroslav, compete at the 2017 NSW 10U-12 Years State LC Championships held in Sydney on Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 & 13 December, 2017.  Both Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.

To put the Championships into perspective, there were 1162 competitors from 133 swimming clubs competing.  Our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts as overall, they came and outstanding 11th Place in the Team Scores for Men.   THANK YOU Coach Steve and Coach Maddie, and CONGRATULATIONS to both Kurt and Yaroslav on their amazing achievements throughout this championship meet.


KURT competed in 3 events with a 100% PB Rate, including:-

  • Boys 11 Years 100m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place (38 competitors) with a 2.29 second PB;
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place (101 competitors) with a 0.68 second PB;
  • Boys 11 & Under 200m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place (40 competitors) with a 1.13 second PB.
  • Boys 11 Years 100m Backstroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 6th Place (47 competitors) with a 1.29 second PB; and
  • Boys 11 & Under 200m Backstroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place (31 competitors) with a 1.92 second PB, and is once again the Woden Valley Swim Club’s record holder for 11yo Boys in this event (previously held by Kurt).

YAROSLAV competed in 4 events, including:-

  • Boys 11 Years 100m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 (38 competitors) with a GOLD MEDAL;
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 (101 competitors) with a SILVER MEDAL;
  • Boys 11 & Under 200m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 (40 competitors) with a BRONZE MEDAL with a 0.9 second PB, and is once again the Woden Valley Swim Club’s record holder for the 11yo Boys in this event (previously held by Yaroslav); and
  • Boys 11 Years 100m Breaststroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place (40 competitors).

Dec 16

MEET REPORT : 2017 Pacific School Games

Incomparable to any other international school sport championship, the Pacific School Games is the world’s best multi-sport school competition for Australian and international students. From December 3 – 9, over 4,100 students from 10 countries, including representatives from every state and territory competed in the 10th edition of the Pacific School Games in Adelaide, South Australia.

We had 2 amazing Sharks compete.  CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE Amy and Yaroslav.  Both Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.


AMY competed in 7 individual events and 2 relays, including:-

  • Girls 12 years 200m Medley ACT Team A Relay, where Amy swam the final leg (Freestyle) and the team placed in the TOP 10 at 8th Place, improving on their entry time by 0.93 seconds;
  • Girls 10-12 years 200m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place; with a 3.45 second PB
  • Girls 12 years 50m Butterfly, placing in the Top 20 at 19th Place with a 0.67 second PB.
  • Girls 12 years 50m Freestyle, achieving 22nd Place;
  • Girls 12 years 100m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 13th Place with a 1.72. second PB;
  • Girls 12 years 100m Butterfly, placing in the Top 20 at 20th Place;
  • Girls 12 years 50m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 19th Place;
  • Girls 12 years 100m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 14th Place;
  • Girls 12 Years 200m Freestyle 4 x 50m ACT Team A Relay, where Amy swam the first leg and the team placed in the TOP 10 at 7th Place, improving on their entry time by 2.12 seconds.

YAROSLAV competed in 9 individual events and 2 relays, including:-

  • Boys 11 years 200m Individual Medley, placing in the TOP 10 with a SILVER MEDAL with an ENORMOUS 12.25 second PB.  Yaroslav is the new WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held since 18/06/07) and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 01/01/1986);
  • Boys 11 years 200m Medley ACT Team A Relay, where Yaroslav swam the Breaststroke leg and the team placed in the TOP 10 at 7th Place, improving on their entry time by 4.48 seconds.
  • Boys 10-12  years 200m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place with an ENORMOUS 14.55 second PB.  Yaroslav is the new Woden Valley Swim Club 11yo Boy LC Record holder for this event (previously held since 18/06/07).
  • Boys 11 Years 100m Breaststroke, achieving 4th Place in the Heats with a HUGE 4.96 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 with a SILVER MEDAL, with a further 2.81 second PB in the FINALS.    Yaroslav is the new WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held since 06/11/04) and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 01/01/1986);
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place in the Heats with a 0.38 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 with a SILVER MEDAL with a further 0.91 second PB in the FINALS. Yaroslav is the WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held by Yaroslav) and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 21/02/2009);
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Freestyle, achieving 2nd Place in the Heats with a 0.68 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 with a GOLD MEDAL with a further 0.22 second PB in the FINALS.  Yaroslav is the WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held by Yaroslav) and is also the ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Boys 11 Years 100m Backstroke, achieving 6th Place in the Heats with a 1.85 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place with a further 0.61 second PB in the FINALS. Yaroslav is the WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Breaststroke, achieving 5th Place in the Heats with a 0.29 second PB, and placing in the TOP 10 at 6th Place in the FINALS.  Yaroslav is the WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held by Yaroslav); and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 11/03/2012);
  • Boys 11 Years 50m Backstroke, achieving 5th Place in the Heats with a 1.14 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place in the FINALS.  Yaroslav is the new WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held since 21/02/2009) and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 08/03/2009);
  • Boys 11 Years 100m Freestyle, achieving 1st Place in the Heats with a 1.57 second PB; and placing in the TOP 10 with a GOLD MEDAL with a further 0.91 second PB in the FINALS.  Yaroslav is the WODEN VALLEY SWIM CLUB 11YO BOYS LC RECORD HOLDER for this event (previously held by Yaroslav) and is also the new ACT LC RECORD HOLDER (previously held since 25/02/2012); and
  • Boys 11yo 200m Freestyle 4 x 50m ACT Team A Relay, where Yaroslav swam the final leg and the team placed in the TOP 10 at 8th Place, improving on their entry time by 2.38 seconds.

Dec 15

GOOD LUCK : 2017 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships

Dec 12

CSCC 2017/2018 Community Rewards Program

Our Club has been successful to participate in the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s Community Rewards Program for 2017/2018.

If you are currently a member of the Canberra Southern Cross Club, or if you join, please nominate our Club “Woden Valley Swim Club” as your preferred Club for the Community Rewards Program.

By nominating our Club, we will receive 10% of your spend on food and beverages at the Canberra Southern Cross Club. 10% is calculated on purchases at Woden, Tuggeranong, Jamison and Yacht Club when a member uses their membership card at the point of purchase. (Purchases at on the Boat or at functions are not included).

You are now able to select our Club via the online CSSC form.   Please use this link, as it will take you directly to the nomination form:   https://csccmarketing.wufoo.eu/forms/zllhfi116i5c19/

Every dollar helps our Club and we hope you take advantage of this program.

Dec 11

NEWSLETTER : November Edition

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

Dec 04

MEET REPORT : ACT Summer Distance Meet #3

We had one Shark compete at the ACT Summer Distance Meet #3 at Goulburn yesterday, Sunday 3 December 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS Jake N and THANK YOU Coach Jasmine for sticking around.

Jake competed in the 400m Freestyle event achieving 2nd Place.  Well Done!

Dec 04

MEET REPORT : 2017-18 Swimming ACT Summer Series Development Meet #3

We had 6 Sharks compete at the Development Meet held in Goulburn yesterday, Sunday 3 December 2017.  It was a day of mixed seasons at the outdoor pool with cold snaps, wind gusts and sunshine.  CONGRATULATIONS: Tessa, Liam, Jake N, Libby, Natasha and Caitlin and THANK YOU Coach Jasmine for your mentoring and guidance throughout the Meet.

TESSA competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 12years 100m Breaststroke (Intermediate), achieving 3rd Place;
  • Girls 12 years 200m Individual Medley (Intermediate);
  • Girls 12 years 50m Butterfly (Development), achieving 1st Place;
  • Girls 12 Years 100m Backstroke (Development), achieving 1st Place; and
  • Girls 12 Years 100m Freestyle (Intermediate), achieving 2nd Place.

LIAM competed in in 5 events, including:-

  • Boys 10 Years 200m Freestyle (Intermediate), achieving 1st Place with a 4.93 second PB;
  • Boys 10 Years 50m Freestyle (Intermediate), achieving 1st Place with a 0.31 second PB;
  • Boys 10 Years 100m Breaststroke (Development), achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 10 Years 50m Breaststroke (Development), achieving 2nd Place; and
  • Boys 10 Years 100m Freestyle (Intermediate), achieving 2nd Place.

JAKE N competed in in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 13 & Over 50m Backstroke (Development), achieving 1st Place with a 1.31 second PB;
  • Boys 13 & Over 50m Butterfly (Development), achieving 3rd Place; and
  • Boys 13 & Over 50m Breaststroke (Intermediate), achieving 3rd Place.

LIBBY competed in in 4 events, including:-

  • Girls 9 Years 50m Backstroke (Development), achieving 1st Place
  • Girls 9 Years 50m Freestyle (Intermediate), achieving 6th Place
  • Girls 9 Years 200m Individual Medley (Development) for the first time, achieving 2nd Place; and
  • Girls 9 Years 50m Breaststroke (Intermediate), achieving 3rd Place.

NATASHA competed in in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 13 & Over 50m Backstroke (Development), achieving 2nd Place;
  • Girls 13 & Over 50m Freestyle (Development), achieving 4th Place;
  • Girls 13 & Over 50m Butterfly (Development), achieving 6th Place;
  • Girls 13 & Over 100m Backstroke (Development), achieving 4th Place; and
  • Girls 13 & Over 50m Breaststroke (Development), achieving 7th Place.

CAITLIN competed in in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 11 Years 50m Backstroke (Development), achieving 1st Place;
  • Girls 11 Years 50m Freestyle (Development), achieving 2nd Place;
  • Girls 11 Years 200m Individual Medley (Development), achieving 2nd Place;
  • Girls 11 Years 50m Butterfly (Development), achieving 1st Place; and
  • Girls 11 Years 50m Breaststroke (Development), achieving 3rd Place with a 1.9 second PB.

 

Nov 29

DEAR MEMBERS : Please note holiday period training times

Hi Everyone,

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DATES:

Term 4, 2017 End Dates

  • Green / Blue / Bronze Term 4 ends: Friday, 22 December 2017
  • Silver / Gold Term 4 ends: Saturday, 23 December 2017

Term 1, 2018 Start Dates

  • Green Squad – Monday, 15 January 2018 (Normal training times)
  • Blue Squad – Monday, 15 January 2018 (Normal training times)
  • Bronze Squad – Monday, 8 January 2018 (Normal training times)
  • Silver Squad – Tuesday, 2 January 2018 (Week 1: only 1 session daily from 8am-10am, then normal training times)
  • Gold Squad – Tuesday, 2 January 2018  (Week 1: only 1 session daily from 7am-9am, then normal training times)

(Those members training for Country/State/National Championships are welcome to train with Silver/Gold Squads from Tuesday, 2 January)


PLEASE EITHER USE THE FORM BELOW OR EMAIL LISA AT: vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au.  (I would really appreciate hearing from everyone).

We are having an END OF YEAR BBQ BREAKFAST for all members at the Pool on SATURDAY, 23 December 2017 from 10:00am including the use of the Pool’s Inflatable Obstacle Course (10am-11am).  As this is a cost to the club, we really need to know numbers.  Please let me know if you will be there / not there.
(We may need to ask for a gold coin donation to help).
(GOLD/SILVER Training for this particular Saturday morning will be 8:00am-9:30am)


PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RECORDS  

It is extremely important that we have the correct Emergency Contact Person & Phone Number AS WELL AS information of any Medical Condition.  Please advise!

Member's Name:

Are you attending the BBQ Breakfast on Saturday, 23 December 2017: YESNO

Comments:

Emergency Contact Name & Number:

Any Medical Information for abovenamed member :


 

Nov 27

CLUB NIGHT : 24 November 2017

Our last Club Night for 2017 was held last Friday, 24 November 2017.  Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

  • Alex, who won the Club Night Participant Raffle prize.
  • Elsa, who won the Club Captains Award.
  • Cooper, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Butterfly at Club Night.
  • Phoenix, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Breaststroke at Club Night.
  • Ian, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Freestyle at Club Night.
  • Alexey, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Backstroke at Club Night.
  • Isabel, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Butterfly at Club Night.
  • Ryan, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Butterfly at Club Night.
  • Ivan (Yaroslav’s little brother), who received a Great Effort ribbon.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful Club Night Co-ordinators: Tomica and Stuart; Coaches Bethany 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.

Well done everybody, hope to see you all participate and enjoy Club Nights next year.  2018 Club Night Dates will be advertised on our website soon.

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