Nov 13

2017-18 Swimming ACT Summer Series Development Meet #2

We had 15 amazing Sharks compete at the Development Meet held on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at the AIS.  CONGRATULATIONS Tessa, Liam, Oliver, Quinn, Sarah, Lewis, Elsa, Jake N, Madeline N, Ben, Isabel, Cooper, Rebecca, Gabriel and Joshua and THANK YOU Coach Beth for your support throughout the meet.


TESSA competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 12yo 200m Individual Medley achieving FIRST PLACE with a HUGE 5.56 second PB;
  • Girls 12yo 100m Freestyle achieving SECOND PLACE with a 1.68 second PB;
  • Girls 12yo 50m Butterfly achieving THIRD PLACE with a 1.85 second PB;
  • Girls 12yo 100m Breaststroke achieving 4th Place; and
  • Girls 12yo 100m Backstroke achieving 4th Place.

LIAM competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Boys 10yo 200m Individual Medley achieving FIRST PLACE with a 0.62 second PB;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Breaststroke achieving 5th Place;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Backstroke achieving 6th Place;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Freestyle achieving THIRD PLACE; and
  • Boys 10yo 100m Backstroke achieving SECOND PLACE.

OLIVER competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 12yo 50m Breaststroke achieving SECOND PLACE;
  • Boys 12yo 50m Backstroke achieving FIRST PLACE; and
  • Boys 12yo 100m Freestyle achieving FIRST PLACE with a HUGE 5.59 second PB.

QUINN competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 10yo 50m Backstroke achieving 5th Place with a 1.82 second PB;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Butterfly for the first time, achieving 8th Place; and
  • Boys 10yo 50m Freestyle achieving 4th Place.

SARAH competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Girls 11yo 50m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving 9th Place;
  • Girls 11yo 50m Backstroke for the first time, achieving 5th Place; and
  • Girls 11yo 50m Freestyle for the first timeachieving 6th Place.

LEWIS competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 8&U 50m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving FIRST PLACE;
  • Boys 8&U 50m Backstroke for the first time, achieving FIRST PLACE; and
  • Boys 8&U 50m Freestyle for the first time, achieving FIRST PLACE.

ELSA competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 13&O 100m Butterfly achieving 6th Place;
  • Girls 13&O 50m Backstroke achieving 7th Place with a 0.05 second PB;
  • Girls 13&O 100m Freestyle achieving 5th Place;
  • Girls 13&O 50m Butterfly achieving 4th Place; and
  • Girls 13&O 50m Freestyle achieving 5th Place.

JAKE N competed in 2 events with a 100% PB Rate, including:-

  • Boys 13&O 50m Breaststroke achieving 4th Place with a 0.19 second PB; and
  • Boys 13&O 100m Freestyle achieving 4th Place with a 0.89 second PB.

MADELINE N competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 13&O 100m Butterfly for the first time, achieving 5th Place;
  • Girls 13&O 50m Backstroke achieving 4th Place;
  • Girls 13&O 100m Freestyle achieving THIRD PLACE;
  • Girls 13&O 50m Butterfly achieving THIRD PLACE; and
  • Girls 13&O 100m Backstroke for the first time, achieving FIRST PLACE.

BEN competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Boys 13&O 50m Breaststroke achieving 7th Place;
  • Boys 13&O 50m Backstroke achieving 4th Place;
  • Boys 13&O 50m Butterfly achieving THIRD PLACE;
  • Boys 13&O 100m Breaststroke achieving FIRST PLACE with a 0.03 second PB; and
  • Boys 13&O 100m Backstroke achieving FIRST PLACE with a 1.07 second PB.

ISABEL competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 11yo 200m Individual Medley for the first time, achieving FIRST PLACE;
  • Girls 11yo 100m Freestyle achieving 4th Place;
  • Girls 11yo 100m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving SECOND PLACE;
  • Girls 11yo 50m Freestyle achieving THIRD PLACE; and
  • Girls 11yo 100m Backstroke for the first time, achieving 5th Place.

COOPER competed in 2 events, including:-

  • Boys 13&O 100m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving 4th Place; and
  • Boys 13&O 50m Freestyle for the first time, achieving 4th Place.

REBECCA competed in 5 events, including:-

  • Girls 10yo 50m Breaststroke achieving 13th Place with a 2.05 second PB;
  • Girls 10yo 50m Backstroke achieving SECOND PLACE with a 0.44 second PB;
  • Girls 10yo 50m Butterfly achieving 10th Place with a HUGE 5.53 second PB;
  • Girls 10yo 50m Freestyle achieving 7th Place with a 0.70 second PB; and
  • Girls 10yo 100m Backstroke achieving SECOND PLACE.

GABRIEL competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 10yo 50m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving 10th Place;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Backstroke for the first time, achieving 13th Place; and
  • Boys 10yo 50m Freestyle for the first time, achieving 8th Place.

JOSHUA competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Boys 10yo 50m Breaststroke for the first time, achieving 12th Place;
  • Boys 10yo 50m Backstroke for the first time, achieving 12th Place; and
  • Boys 10yo 50m Freestyle for the first time, achieving 9th Place.

Nov 09

NEWSLETTER : October Edition

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

Nov 05

MEET REPORT : Telopea Qualifying Meet

We had 7 amazing Sharks compete at the Telopea Qualifying Meet held at the AIS on Saturday & Sunday, 4 & 5 November, 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS AMY, JARROD, JESSICA, KERT, JAKE N, BENJAMIN and YAROSLAV and THANK YOU COACH STEVE and COACH MADDIE for your support throughout the meet.

AMY competed in 4 events, including:-

  • Open Girls 200m Freestyle;
  • Open Girls 50m Freestyle, achieving 21st Place;
  • 14&U Girls 400m Freestyle, achieving 18th Place; and
  • Open Girls 200m Backstroke, achieving a 1.17 second PB.

JARROD competed in 4 events, including:-

  • 16yo Boys 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 0.33 second PB;
  • Open Boys 100m Butterfly, achieving 4th Place;
  • 16yo Boys 100m Backstroke, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.15 second PB; and
  • 16yo Boys 100m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place.
  • Jarrod also participated in the very exciting Knockout Relay, having to wait 10 seconds on the block before diving in.  Good effort Jarrod.

JESSICA competed in 3 events, including:-

  • Open Girls 200m Freestyle achieving 24th Place;
  • 15yo Girls 100m Backstroke, achieving 5th Place; and
  • 15yo Girls 200m Individual Medley, achieving a SILVER MEDAL.

KURT competed in 4 events including:-

  • 11yo Boys 50m Freestyle, achieving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.06 second PB;
  • 11yo Boys 100m Backstroke, achieving a BRONZE MEDAL;
  • 11yo Boys 100m Freestyle, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 0.82 second PB; and
  • 14&U Boys 200m Freestyle, achieving 15th Place with a 0.75 second PB.

JAKE N competed in 4 events, including:-

  • 14&U Boys 200m Breaststroke, achieving 5th Place with a 1.99 second PB;
  • 14yo Boys 50m Freestyle, achieving 20th Place;
  • 14&U Boys 400m Freestyle, achieving 15th Place with a HUGE 5.39 second PB; and
  • 14yo Boys 100m Breaststroke, achieving 8th Place.

BENJAMIN competed in 2 events, including:-

  • Open Boys 200m Freestyle; and
  • Open Boys 800m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place.

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

  • 11yo Boys 100m Breaststroke, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 3.32 second PB, and is now the Woden Valley Swim Club’s record holder for 11yo Boys, previously held since 06/11/2004.
  • 11yo Boys 200m Individual Medley, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 4.82 second PB, and is the Woden Valley Swim Club’s record holder for 11yo Boys, previously held by Yaroslav.
  • 11yo Boys 100m Butterfly, achieving a GOLD MEDAL with a 1.65 second PB.

 

Nov 05

CLUB NIGHT : 27 October 2017

We had another great turn out on the Club Night held on Friday, 27 October 2017.  It was fantastic to see our new members join in on the fun, welcome Ryan, Simon, Phoenix, Yusr and Sam.  Thank you to everyone who competed and helped out on the night.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

  • Patrick, who won the Club Night Participant Raffle prize.
  • Jake N, who won the Club Captains Award.
  • Victor, who received an Upgrade ribbon for attaining the break time for 25m Backstroke at Club Night.
  • Hannah (Victor’s little sister), who received a Great Effort ribbon.

and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to:-

  • Alexey, Amy, Eric, Imogen, Jake M, Jake N, Jarrod, Jasmine, Jessica, Kiara, Kurt, Libby, Oliver, Patrick, Quinn, Rebecca, Tyler and Yaroslav, who were recipients of JX Awards.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful Club Night Co-ordinators: Tomica and Stuart; Coaches Bethany, Maddie 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 again at the next club night which is on Friday, 24 November, 2017.  THIS WILL BE OUR FINAL CLUBNIGHT FOR 2017, so make sure you mark it on your calendar!!

Oct 30

CONGRATULATIONS: Club Captain Ben

Our very own Club Captain Ben, has been selected onto the Australian Team for the 2017 INAS Swimming Championship in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Ben will be representing Australia on the world stage in the 200m, 400m & 800m Freestyle; 50m & 100m Backstroke; 50m & 100m Breaststroke; 50m & 100m Butterfly and the 200m Individual Medley.  Ben will swim heats and possibly finals, as well as having the chance of being selected in the relays. He will be competing over 5 days from the 29th of November.

This is such an amazing achievement, please give Ben a pat on the back when you see him at training.  If you would like to help Ben raise money to go towards this exciting adventure, Ben is selling chocolate!!!  You can buy one or two or a whole box!

 

Oct 27

URGENT ATTENTION : 2017 Presentation Night / Christmas Party

SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2017

VENUE: The Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden
WHEN:  6:00pm, Saturday, 18 November, 2017
COST: Adults $35; Child $19

RSVP:  vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au

Oct 25

THANK YOU : Woden Qualifying Meet

On the weekend (21st & 22nd October, 2017) our club hosted the qualifying meet at the AIS.

  • THANK YOU to our President, Marcus Stokes, who once again took on the role of Meet Director and did a fantastic job organising and running the event;
  • THANK YOU to the army of volunteers, including the officials and timekeepers from the ACT and District Clubs, and to the Woden Parents, Coach Steve, Coach Maddie and the many Sharks who helped make the weekend such a success;
  • THANK YOU to our Catering Crew and to the families who provided items for catering and/or donated items to be included in the raffles;
  • THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors: Club Lime, Life Member Ian Lamb, Cross-Thebridge family, Newcombe family, Zharkov family, Jasmine Thornton and Family; and Teagle Family; and
  • THANK YOU to the following companies for their generosity and support: Club Lime, Cafe2U, Rebel Sport; Bakers Delight Lanyon, Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong; Capital Chemist; LifeCycle, The Fifth Season Artworks, Questacon, National Gallery of Australia; WasteAway, The Federal Golf Club; Century 21 Canberra; Dendy Cinemas; RAR Cranes & Rigging and Woden Dermatology.

All Sharks should be very proud of their efforts over the weekend, not only with the way they swam but the way they supported their team mates and supported their club by helping out on the day. Fantastic weekend everyone! Well Done!

Oct 25

MEET REPORT : Woden Qualifying Meet

We had 21 AMAZING SHARKS compete at our club’s Long Course Qualifying Meet held over the weekend of 21 & 22 October, 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS Liam, Oliver, Quinn, Amy, Emma G, Olivia H, Jarrod, Jessica, Kurt, Jake M, Kiara, Jake N, Nathan, Ben, Imogen, Isabel, Jasmine T, Natasha, Caitlin, Eric, and Yaroslav and THANK YOU Coach Steve and Coach Maddie for your mentoring and support throughout the championships.


  • LIAM competed in 4 events including the Men 11&U 50m Backstroke; 11&U 50m Breaststroke; 11&U 100m Freestyle achieving 7th Place with a 0.25 second PB; and Men 10&U 200m Individual Medley achieving 8th Place.
  • OLIVER competed in his first Qualifying Meet in 4 events including the Men 11-12yo 50m LC Freestyle achieving a 0.28 second PB; Mixed Open 200m LC Breaststroke for the first time; 200m LC Freestyle for the first time; and 200m LC Backstroke for the first time.
  • QUINN competed in his first Qualifying Meet in 1 event being Men 10&U 50m Freestyle.
  • AMY competed in 5 events including the Mixed Open 200m Freestyle achieving a 0.58 second PB; Women Open 100m Backstroke; Women 12-13 100m Butterfly receiving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 2.61 second PB; Women 12-13 100m Freestyle achieving 4th Place with a 1.23 second PB; and the Women 11-12yo 200m Individual Medley achieving an ENORMOUS 18.45 second PB.
  • EMMA G competed in 2 events including the Women Open 400m Freestyle receiving a BRONZE MEDAL and the Women Open 50m Butterfly.
  • OLIVIA H competed in 2 events including the Women Open 400m Freestyle for the first time; and the Women Open 50m Freestyle with a 0.07 second PB;
  • JARROD competed in 5 events including the Men Open 50m Butterfly receiving a GOLD MEDAL with a 0.18 second PB; Men Open 200m Butterfly achieving a SECOND PLACE; Mixed Open 200m Freestyle achieving a SECOND PLACE; Mixed Open 200m Backstroke achieving SECOND PLACE and Men Open 200m Individual Medley receiving a GOLD MEDAL.
  • JESSICA competed in 4 events including the Women Open 400m Freestyle achieving 6th Place with a 1.88 second PB; Mixed Open 200m Butterfly achieving 4th Place; Women Open 400m Individual Medley receiving a GOLD MEDAL; and Women 14-15yo 100m Butterfly receiving a GOLD MEDAL.
  • KURT competed in 5 events including Mixed Open 200m Backstroke achieving a 1.11 second PB and is the new Woden Swim Club 11yo Boy Record holder for this event (previously held since 05/01/2013); Men 11-12yo 50m Freestyle achieving 6th Place; Men 11&U 100m Backstroke receiving a SILVER MEDAL with a 1.32 second PB; Mixed Open 200m Freestyle; and Men 11&U 100m Freestyle receiving a SILVER MEDAL with a 1.05 second PB.
  • JAKE M competed in 6 events including Men 14-15yo 100m Breaststroke, receiving a GOLD MEDAL with a 3.22 second PB and qualified for the 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Championships; Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke achieving SECOND PLACE with a 0.75 second PB; Men Open 400m Individual Medley receiving a BRONZE MEDAL; Men Open 50m Breaststroke receiving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 0.37 second PB; Men 14-15yo 100m Freestyle achieving 7th Place with a 3.35 second PB, breaking the 1 minute mark; and the Men Open 200m Individual Medley achieving 5th Place.
  • KIARA competed in 6 events including Women 12-13yo 100m Breaststroke achieving 5th Place with a 0.39 second PB; Women 11-12yo 50m Freestyle receiving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 1.10 second PB; Women 12-13yo 100m Backstroke achieving 6th Place with a HUGE 7.18 second PB and qualified for the 2018 NSW Country Championships; Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke for the first time; Women 12-13yo 100m Freestyle receiving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 3.19 second PB; and Women 11-12yo 200m Individual Medley achieving 5th Place with an ENORMOUS 10.79 second PB and qualified for the 2018 NSW Country Championships.
  • JAKE N competed in 6 events including Men 14-15yo 100m Breaststroke receiving a BRONZE MEDAL; Men 13-14yo 50m Freestyle with a 0.33 second PB; Men 14-15yo 100m Backstroke achieving 5th Place; Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke achieving 11th Place with a 1.79 second PB; Men Open 50m Breaststroke achieving 12th Place; and Men 14-15yo 100m Freestyle achieving 9th Place.
  • NATHAN competed in his first qualifying meet since 2013 in 2 LC events including Men Open 50m Butterfly receiving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.57 second PB and qualified for the 2018 NSW Country Championships and 2018 NSW State Open Championships; and Men Open 100m Breaststroke receiving a SILVER MEDAL. and qualified for the 2018 NSW Country Championships.
  • BEN competed in 7 events including Men Open 50m Butterfly achieving 15th Place with a 0.87 second PB; Men Open 100m Backstroke achieving 9th Place; Men Open 50m Freestyle; Men Open 100m Breaststroke achieving 9th Place; Mixed Open 200m Freestyle; Mixed Open 200m Butterfly achieving THIRD PLACE with an ENORMOUS 38.64 second PB; Men Open 200m Individual Medley achieving 10th Place.
  • IMOGEN competed in 1 event being Women 11&U 50m Butterfly.
  • ISABEL competed in her first Qualifying Meet in 2 events including Women 11&U 50m Breaststroke achieving 14th Place; and Women 11&U 100m Freestyle achieving 14th Place with a 2.77 second PB.
  • JASMINE T competed in 5 events including Women Open 50m Freestyle achieving 12th Place; Women Open 100m Breaststroke achieving 10th Place; Women Open 50m Backstroke; Women Open 100m Freestyle achieving 12th Place; and Women Open 50m Breaststroke achieving 8th Place.
  • NATASHA competed in 1 event being Mixed Open 200m Backstroke.
  • CAITLIN competed in her first Qualifying Meet in 1 event being Women 11&U 50m Butterfly achieving 12th Place with a 0.89 second PB.
  • ERIC competed in 4 events achieving a 100% PB RATE including Men 11&U 100m Breaststroke receiving a BRONZE MEDAL with a 3.29 second PB and qualified for the 2018 NSW Country Championships; Men 11&U 100m Backstroke achieving 6th Place with a 0.16 second PB; Men 11&U 100m Butterfly achieving 4th Place with a HUGE 8.34 second PB; and Men 11&U 100m Freestyle achieving 8th Place with a 0.30 second PB.
  • YAROSLAV competed in 9 events, almost achieving a 100% PB RATE including Men 11&U 50m Butterfly receiving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.68 second PB and continues to be the Woden Swim Club Record holder in this event; Mixed Open 200m Freestyle achieving 21st Place with a HUGE 9.08 second PB; Men 11-12yo 50m Freestyle receiving a SILVER MEDAL with a 0.31 second PB and continues to be the Woden Swim Club Record holder for this event; Men 11&U 100m Backstroke receiving a GOLD MEDAL with a 0.93 second PB and continues to be the Woden Swim Club Record holder for this event; Men 11&U 50m Backstroke; Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke achieving 14th Place with an HUGE 7.23 second PB and continues to be the Woden Swim Club Record holder for this event; Men 11&U 50m Breaststroke receiving a GOLD MEDAL with a 1.52 second PB; and is the new Woden Swim Club 11yo Boy Record holder for this event (previously held since 08/03/2015); Men 11&U 100m Freestyle receiving a GOLD MEDAL with a 2.30 second PB and is the new Woden Swim Club 11yo Boy Record holder for this event (previously held since 18/06/2007); and Men 11-12yo 200m Individual Medley achieving 4th Place with a 3.99 second PB and is the new Woden Swim Club 11yo Boy Record holder for this event (previously held since 18/06/2007).

Oct 16

2017 PRESENTATION NIGHT / CHRISTMAS PARTY

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2017

PLEASE LOCK THIS IN AND FILL OUT THE FORM!!!

VENUE: The Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden

WHEN:  6:00pm, Saturday, 18 November, 2017

COST: Adults $35; Child $19
(A Child is usually Under 12, however it is possible for your “older child” to have a Child’s Meal.
If this is their preference, please note them down as a Child on the form below.
(Please note ALL MEALS are served on an alternating basis)

ADULT
MAIN MEAL
Grilled Sirloin of Beefgrain mustard and thyme butter, red wine jus, seasonal vegetables and potatoes (GF) Cooked Medium
Grilled Chicken Breast with seasonal vegetables & potatoes with your choice of sauce (forest mushroom, creamy peppercorn, confit onion and red wine jus)
DESSERT
Classic Pavlova filled with seasonal berries and vanilla cream (GF)
Chef’s Soft Set Cheesecake with white chocolate sauce & raspberries
CHILDREN
MAIN MEAL
Beef Lasagne served with fries & tomato sauce
Lightly Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel served with fries & tomato sauce
DESSERT
Jelly Bowl with chunky fresh fruit & ice cream (GF)

We need to know if you CAN or CANNOT attend, so please EVERYONE, fill out the form below (or email vice.president@wodenswimclub.org.au):-

YES, we will be attending.NO, we cannot make it. on the new date of Saturday, 18 November 2017.

Family Name:

How many adults:

How many children:

If you have any special Dietary Requirements, please state here:


Our Club Captains need your help deciding on a theme for our Presentation Night / Christmas Party. 

Please vote (only once) on which option you would prefer to come fancy dressed as. The majority wins!!!

Your Name :

Your Squad :

Select a Theme :

Oct 15

MEET REPORT : 2017/18 Distance Meet #1

We had 3 Sharks compete at the Distance Meet held at CISAC on Sunday, 15 October 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE BEN, YAROSLAV and KURT.   THANK YOU COACH JASMINE for your support throughout the meet and THANK YOU COACH STEVE for dropping in.


  • YAROSLAV competed in both the Mixed 9 & Over 200m LC Breaststroke achieving 6th Place overall (fastest 11yo) with an ENORMOUS 32.23 second PB; and the Mixed 9 &Over 400m LC Freestyle for the first time achieving 7th Place overall (2nd fastest 11yo).
  • KURT competed in the Mixed 9 &Over 400m LC Freestyle for the first time achieving 5th Place overall (fastest 11yo) and is the new Woden Valley Swim Club Record Holder for 11yo Boys (previously held since 9 March 2007 at 5:11.66).  New Record is 5:10.81.
  • BEN competed in the Mixed 11 & Over 800m LC Freestyle for the first time achieving 5th Place (2nd fastest 17yo).

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