Mar 01

NEWSLETTER : February Edition

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

Jan 31

NEWSLETTER : January Edition

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

Jan 30

ATTENTION MEMBERS : Chickenpox Alert

We have recently received notification that one of our members has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

Please be aware of the symptoms for chickenpox which usually begins with:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Followed by a generalised rash a day or so later and starts as itchy red spots but rapidly progresses to blisters. A person is infectious from two days prior to the onset of the rash until the blisters have all crusted into scabs, usually about five days after they appear.

Jan 02

CONGRATULATIONS : 2016 Raffle Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Woden 2016 Raffle Winners:

  • 1st Prize – Three pairs of sunglasses; Value $600; Donated by ACT Optical Tuggeranong
    CONGRATULATIONS: P OWENS
  • 2nd Prize – Rebel Sports voucher; Value $400
    CONGRATULATIONS : C NALLY
  • 3rd Prize – Sun and Skin Care range; Value $150; Donated by Woden Dermatology
    CONGRATULATIONS : M SMITH
  • 4th Prize – Bakerstone Pizza Oven Box; Value $149
    CONGRATULATIONS : J FROGGATT
  • 5th Prize – Rebel Sorts voucher; Value $100
    CONGRATULATIONS : BASIL

Dec 30

WELCOME : Coach Madeleine Fleming (Maddie)

bronze-coach-maddieWe would like to welcome Madeleine (Maddie) Fleming to the Woden Team.  Maddie is taking on the shared Role of Bronze Coach with Amanda Joyner.  Both coaches will be continually mentored by our Head Coach Steve.

Message from Coach Maddie:   As a former swimmer myself, I am excited to return to the club as a member of the coaching team. My interest in swimming has only grown since my time at the club, having now come full circle to work alongside some of my younger lane mates as fellow coaches!

I am very passionate about swimming, having followed my own interests both in the water and on pool deck. I specialised in open water events at State level and enjoyed some pool racing, before moving to State and National level water polo- concurrently swim teaching for three years.

In addition to teaching, I bring three years coaching experience having worked with Special Olympics, Masters and Triathlon squads- and I’m always looking to further my skills and knowledge. I am especially interested to collaborate with Coaches Beth, Amanda and Steve.

My own philosophy surrounds discovering the enjoyment of swimming beyond a purely survival context and facilitating a team atmosphere. I consider swimming to be the ultimate skill- combining technique, speed and endurance in another world entirely. I look forward to working with athletes to develop their interest and abilities, and to strive for new goals and achievements. I understand the time and effort that goes into training and preparation, with firsthand experience of a swimmer’s needs and the balance required with swimming as just one aspect of a young person’s life.

I am excited to meet you all, and look forward to sharing our swimming experiences together.

Coach Maddie will be on pool deck from Monday, 9 January 2017.   Please introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

Dec 20

MEET REPORT : 2016 NSW State Open and Age Open Water Championships

Emma G competed at the 2016 NSW State Open and Age Open Water Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Monday, 19 December and Tuesday, 20 December 2016.  Emma competed in both the Womens 18yo 5000m Freestyle and the Womens 17-18yo 10,000m Freestyle events.  CONGRATULATIONS EMMA, for achieving the SILVER MEDAL in the 5000m event.  AMAZING EFFORT!!!

 

Dec 20

MEET REPORT : 2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships

We had 4 amazing Sharks, Emma G, Jarrod, Jessica L and Ethan, compete at the 2016-17 NSW 13-18 Years State Age Championships held in Sydney from Monday, 12 December through to Saturday, 17 December 2016.

team-web-aTo put these Championships into perspective, there were 1283 competitors from 128 swimming clubs across New South Wales.  Our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts as our Men’s Team Score ranked 25th (2nd highest ACT team ranking), and Women’s Team Score ranked 35th (5th highest ACT team).  Amazing Results considering our Woden team was made up of 4 Sharks.   THANK YOU Coach Steve, and CONGRATULATIONS Emma G, Jarrod, Jessica L and Ethan on your fantastic achievements throughout this championship meet.

Emma G competed in:-

  • Girls 17-18yo 400m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place in the heats, placing in the TOP 10 with a BRONZE MEDAL in the FINALS;
  • Girls 17-18yo 200m Freestyle, placing in the Top 20 at 17th Place;
  • Girls 17-18yo 100m Butterfly,  placing in the Top 20 at 11th Place;
  • Girls 17-18yo 800m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place;
  • Girls 17-18yo 200m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place in the FINALS.

Jarrod competed in:-team-web-b

  • Boys 15yo 200m Backstroke, achieving 6th Place with a 0.86 second PB in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 6th Place with a further 0.37 second PB in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 200m Butterfly, achieving 4th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 400m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 9th Place in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 400m Individual Medley, achieving 4th Place in the heats, and  placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 200m Freestyle, achieving 10th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 8th Place with a 0.04 second PB in the FINALS; and
  • Boys 15yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving 4th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place in the FINALS.

Jessica L competed in:-

  • Girls 14yo 100m Butterfly, achieving 24th Place;
  • Girls 14yo 200m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 18th Place with a 1.22 second PB;
  • Girls 14yo 200m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place with a 0.83 second PB in the FINALS;
  • Girls 14yo 50m Freestyle, achieving a 0.07 second PB;
  • Girls 14yo 400m Individual Medley, placing in the Top 20 at 12th Place; and
  • Girls 14yo 200m Freestyle, achieving 23rd Place with a 1.71 second PB.

Ethan competed in:-

  • Boys 15yo 200m Backstroke, placing in the Top 20 at 11th Place with a 2.08 second PB;
  • Boys 15yo 100m Freestyle;
  • Boys 15yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 10th place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 400m Individual Medley, achieving 5th Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place in the FINALS;
  • Boys 15yo 200m Breaststroke, achieving 3rd Place in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place in the FINALS; and
  • Boys 15yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving 10th Place with a 0.06 second PB in the heats, and placing in the TOP 10 at 10th Place in the FINALS.

WELL DONE EMMA G, JARROD, JESSICA L and ETHAN …. we are extremely proud of all your achievements!!!

 

Dec 13

MEET REPORT : Tumut Qualifying Carnival

stokes-familyWe had 3 Sharks including Benjamin S, Imogen and Lillian compete at the Tumut Qualifying Carnival held in Tumut on Sunday, 4 December 2016.

Benjamin competed in the:-

  • 400m Individual Medley, achieving 2nd Place;
  • 200m Indiidual Medley, achieving 2nd Place;
  • 200m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place;
  • 50m Backstroke, achieving 1st Place;
  • 50m Butterfly, achieving 1st Place;
  • 50m Freestyle, achieving 1st Place; and
  • 50m Breaststroke; achieving 1st Place with a 0.24 second PB.

Imogen competed in the:-

  • 50m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place;
  • 100m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place with a HUGE 7.03 second PB;
  • 50m Butterfly, achieving 4th Place;
  • 50m Backstroke, achieving 5th Place; and
  • 50m Breaststroke, achieving 1st Place.

Lillian Stokes competed officially for the first time in the:-

  • Girls 7yo 25m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place; and
  • Girls 7yo 25m Backstroke, achieving 3rd Place.

Well done Stokes Family!!!

Dec 13

NEWSLETTER : November Edition

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

Dec 12

WODEN SINGLET TOPS : Available now!

singletWoden SINGLET TOPS are now available for $35.00 in Mens, Womens and Kids sizes.

If you would like to purchase any of our items, please email our Property Officer on this link: Property Officer, Felicity McDonald.  

You can view all available items for sale : HERE

 

Dec 11

MEET REPORT : 2016-17 NSW 10U-12 Years State Age Championships


We had 2 very talented Sharks, Amy and Yaroslav, compete at the 2016-17 NSW 10U-12 Years State Age Championships held in Sydney on Friday & Saturday, 9 & 10 December, 2016.  Both Sharks competed at such a high standard and were fantastic competitors.

To put the Championships into perspective, there were 1010 competitors from 132 swimming clubs across New South Wales.  Our Sharks should be extremely proud of their efforts.   THANK YOU Coach Steve, and CONGRATULATIONS to both Amy and Yaroslav on their wonderful achievements throughout this championship meet.

Amy competed at her first State Championships in the:-

  • Girls 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 25th Place (83 competitors), with a 0.29 second PB; and
  • Girls 11yo 100m Backstroke, achieving 29th Place.

Yaroslav (pictured with Alicia Coutts) competed in the:-

  • Boys 10&U 100m Backstroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 7th Place, with a 2.79 second PB;
  • Boys 10&& 200m Individual Medley, placing in the TOP 10 at 5th Place, with a 4.23 second PB;
  • Boys 10&U 100m Butterfly, placing in the Top 20 at 12th Place, with a 0.39 second PB;
  • Boys 10&U 100m Freestyle, placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place, with a 1.08 second PB;
  • Boys 10&U 100m Breaststroke, placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place, with a 0.42 second PB; and
  • Boys 10&U 50m Freestyle,  placing in the TOP 10 at 4th Place.

Yaroslav broke the Woden Swim Club SC records for the 10yo Boys LC 100m Backstroke; 100m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley (all previously held by Yaroslav).

Dec 11

MEET REPORT : 2016-17 ACT Summer Development Meet 3

We had 5 Sharks compete at the ACT Summer Development Meet #3 held in Goulburn on Sunday, 11 December 2016 including Tessa, Maddison, Jake N, Libby and Ben S.

Tessa competed in the:-

  • Girls 11years 100m Breaststroke, achieving 1st Place;
  • Girls 11yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving 1st Place;
  • Girls 11yo 50m Butterfly, achieving 3rd Place;
  • Girls 11yo 100m Backstroke, achieving 3rd Place; and
  • Girls 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 0.05 second PB.

Maddison competed in the:-

  • Girls 13&O 200m Freestyle, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Girls 13&O 200m Individual Medley, achieving 1st Place with a 2.89 second PB; and
  • Girls 13&O 100m Freestyle, achieving 3rd Place.

Jake N competed in the:-

  • Boys 13&O 200m Freestyle, achieving 3rd Place with a 0.31 second PB;
  • Boys 13&O 100m Breaststroke, achieving 1st Place with a 3.03 second PB; and
  • Boys 13&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 2nd Place.

Libby competed in the:-

  • Girls 8&U 50m Backstroke, achieving 1st Place with a HUGE 5.84 second PB;
  • Girls 8&U 50m Freestyle, achieving 3rd Place;
  • Girls 8&U 50m Butterfly, achieving 1st Place with a 2.01 second PB;
  • Girls 8&U 50m Breaststroke, achieving 6th Place; and
  • Girls 8&U 100m Freestyle, achieving 2nd Place.

Ben S competed in the:-

  • Boys 13&O 100m Butterfly, achieving 2nd Place;
  • Boys 13&O 50m Butterfly, achieving 1st Place; and
  • Boys 13&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 3rd Place.

WELL DONE SHARKS!!!

Nov 30

2016 PRESENTATION NIGHT / CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our annual Presentation Night / Christmas Party took place at the Lanyon Vikings Club on Saturday night, 26 November 2016.  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the celebration, it was a fantastic night, enjoyed by all.

Thank you to our Club Captains: Benjamin Stokes, Amanda Joyner and Jasmine Thornton for organising the event, as well as Jessica Lee for helping out with the setup.

During the night the following awards were distributed.  Congratulations to all our worthy recipients.

President’s Award:    This year’s recipient is always determined to do his very best.  He trains hard and has competed at many championships, performing brilliantly.  He is a very respectful member of our Club, who treats everyone with kindness and whose characteristics are commendable. Congratulations Ethan Lowey.

Outstanding Achievement Award:    This year’s recipient is very passionate about her squad.  She is caring, considerate, and a pleasure to have on pool deck.  Her squad adores her and have all progressed remarkably over the past year.  Congratulations Coach Bethany Poyser.

Club Night Participating Award:    This year’s recipient has always been an enthusiastic participant at Club Nights.  She gives her all, and always has a smile.  Congratulations Angela Xie.

Most Improved Blue Squad Award:    This year’s recipient has improved immensely throughout the year.  She constantly tries her best at training, club nights and at competition meets.   She always has a positive attitude and is a pleasure to coach.  Congratulations Tessa Chancellor.

Most Improved Bronze Squad Award:        This year’s recipient has improved tremendously throughout the year.  She always tries her best at training, club nights and at competition meets.   She brings a great attitude to training and always has a smile on her face. She is a pleasure to coach.    Congratulations Amy Gasnier.

Most Improved Silver Squad Award:    This year’s recipient has made enormous progress throughout the year. She has been very focussed and has tried really hard to challenge herself and improve her swimming skills.  This is reflected in the strong run of PBs over recent months. Congratulations Brooke Hughes.

Most Improved Gold Squad Award:    This year’s recipient is a very dedicated swimmer who is extremely focussed on improving his skills and challenging himself at all training sessions.  He has already been reaping the rewards of these improvements with the expectation he will continue to do well at higher level meets over the coming months at both State and National level.  Congratulations Ethan Lowey.

Club Captains Certificate of Achievement Award:     This year’s recipient is relatively new to our club, and yet, he has adjusted well and has quickly become part of the family.  He is always polite and courteous, has a great attitude, never complains and shows great sportsmanship.  Congratulations Jake Newcombe.

Steve Young Memorial Clubperson of the Year Award:     This award was introduced in 2014 in order to celebrate the life and memory of one of Woden’s greatest ever members, Steve Young.  The award is open to all current Woden members including swimmers, parents and life members.  The recipient is decided upon by the Executive Committee (thus being ineligible themselves), as they have a good idea of all the members and their respective involvement within the club. Qualities such as respect, attitude, dedication, sportsmanship, passion and competitiveness are all taken into account.  In conjunction with this, the conduct displayed by the recipient, both within and outside of the club, and it’s promotion to the public, is of utmost importance, as this is the legacy that Steve and all of his work has instilled at the heart of our club and its members.  It is the highest honour that any Woden member can receive placing them in an elite group within the club’s history.  Congratulations Lisa Thornton.

CONGRATULATIONS also to the following winners:

  • Coach Steve Meredith – Best Dressed Adult
  • Victoria Shcherbakov (Alexey’s little sister) – Best Dressed Child
  • Rebecca Tilley – “Guess how many Mentos” competition
  • Nicholas Odgers – “Who Am I” Competition (Runner ups: Jessica Lee and Alexis Cross)
  • All the Chocolate winners.

Looking forward to next year’s event.  Hope you all can make it.  See you there!!

Nov 29

PRESENTATION NIGHT : A taste of what is to come!!

Just a little clip while you wait for what’s coming : Click here for Presentation Night excitement

Nov 28

MEET REPORT : Christmas Classic

Amy was our only competitor at the Christmas Classic held at the AIS over the weekend (26 & 27 November, 2016).  Amy competed in the Girls 11yo 100m Butterfly, placing 7th; and the Girls 11yo 100m Freestyle, placing 9th.  Congratulations and well done Amy.

Nov 21

MEET REPORT : Cowra Annual Qualifying Meet

What a fantastic weekend was had by all who went to Cowra for their annual qualifying Meet.  The Sharks Team was made up of  Emma, Emily, Patrick C, Brooke, Amanda, Jarrod, Jessica L, Ben and Jasmine along with the supporting crew of Coach Steve, Marcus, Daryl, Claire, Stuart, Lynn, Nan, Janene and Lisa.

Saturday Night Dinner at the Cowra Heritage Hotel was a hit, with everyone enjoying the company, atmosphere and no doubt the food … as you can see by the photos.

Our swimming Sharks were instructed by Coach Steve to “go have some fun” and they certainly did this, as Music was played; songs were sung; footy’s were thrown; cash was won; laughter was loud; flies were a pain; sunbaking a must; the heat was insane ….. and yet everyone still managed to achieve some fantastic results. Well Done!!

Emily competed in:-

  • Girls 8&U 50m Butterfly, achieving BRONZE with a 0.47 second PB;
  • Girls 8&U 50m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place;
  • Girls 9&U 100m Individual Medley, achieving 5th Place;
  • Girls 8&U 50m Breaststroke, achieving 4th Place; and
  • Girls 8&U 50m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place.

Patrick competed in:-

  • Boys 12yo 50m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place;
  • Boys 12yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place;
  • Boys 12yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 6th Place with a 0.53 second PB;
  • Boys 12yo 50m Breaststroke, achieving 7th Place; and
  • Boys 12yo 50m Backstroke, achieving 9th Place.

Emma G competed in:-

  • Women Open 400m Freestyle, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women Open 200m Butterfly, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women Open 1500m Freestyle, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women Open 200m Individual Medley, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women 15&O 50m Butterfly, achieving BRONZE and $4 cash prize;
  • Women 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place;
  • Women 15&O 100m Breaststroke, achieving 5th Place;
  • Women 15&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving BRONZE and $4 cash prize;
  • Women 15&O 100m Butterfly, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women 15&O 200m Freestyle, achieving GOLD and $10 cash prize;
  • Women 15&O 50m Backstroke, achieving 10th Place; and
  • Women 15&O 100m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place.

Brooke got so close to a 100% PB rate, competing in:-

  • Women 1500m Freestyle, achieving SILVER and a $6 cash prize;
  • Women Open 200m Individual Medley, achieving 8th Place with a 4.81 second PB;
  • Women 15&O 50m Butterfly, achieving 7th Place with a 1.62 second PB;
  • Women 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place with a 0.46 second PB;
  • Women 15&O 100m Breaststroke, achieving 6th Place with a 1.59 second PB;
  • Women 15&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 6th Place with a 2.85 second PB;
  • Women 15&O 100m Butterfly, achieving BRONZE and a $4 cash prize with a 4.26 second PB; and
  • Women 15&O 50m Backstroke, achieving 7th Place.

Amanda competed in:-

  • Women 15&O 50m Butterfly;
  • Women 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving 9th Place;
  • Women 15&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 10th Place; and
  • Women 15&O 50m Backstroke, achieving 5th Place.

Jarrod competed in:-

  • Men Open 1500m Freestyle, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize;
  • Men Open 200m Individual Medley, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize;
  • Men 15&O 50m Butterfly, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize;
  • Men 15&O 100m Backstroke, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize;
  • Men 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving SILVER and a $6 cash prize;
  • Men 15&O 100m Butterfly, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize; and
  • Men 15&O 100m Freestyle, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize with a 0.11 second PB.

Jessica competed in:-

  • Women Open 200m Backstroke, achieving GOLD with a $10 cash prize;
  • Girls 14yo 50m Butterfly, achieving GOLD with a $10 cash prize;
  • Girls 14yo 100m Backstroke, achieving BRONZE with a $4 cash prize;
  • Girls 14yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place; and
  • Girls 14yo 100m Butterfly, achieving GOLD and a $10 cash prize.

Ben competed in:-

  • Men Open 400m Individual Medley, achieving BRONZE with a $4 cash prize, and is the new NSW State Multi Class Record Holder for 16yo Boys.  Congratulations Ben!
  • Men 800m Freestyle, achieving 6th Place;
  • Men 200m Individual Medley;
  • Men 15&O 50m Butterfly, achieving 7th Place;
  • Men 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving 9th Place;
  • Men 15&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 5th Place; and
  • Men 15&O 50m Backstroke, achieving 6th Place.

Jasmine T competed in:-

  • Women 15&O 50m Butterfly;
  • Women 15&O 50m Freestyle, achieving 10th Place; and
  • Women 15&O 50m Breaststroke, achieving 4th Place.

Congratulations everyone!!

Next year, let’s all enjoy the fun, chillaxing, entertaining and no doubt, the most rewarding and best team building experience together.  Can’t wait!!!!

Nov 14

MEET REPORT : Woden Qualifying Meet

We had 17 Sharks compete at the Woden Qualifying Meet over the weekend (12th & 13th November, 2016), including Amy, Emma G, Brooke, Jarrod, Jessica L, Maddison, Kurt, Ethan, Jake M, Kiara, Jake N, Nicholas, Benjamin, Imogen, Eric, Andy and Yaroslav. 

Amy competed in:-

  • Women 11&U 50m Butterfly, achieving 7th Place with a 1.15 second PB;  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships.  Fantastic Amy!!!
  • Women 11yo 100m Backstroke, achieving SILVER with a 3.94 second PB;  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships AND 2016-17 State Age 10-12yrs Age Championships.  Fantastic Amy!!!
  • Women 11&U 50m Backstroke;
  • Women 11yo 100m Butterfly, achieving 4th Place with a MASSIVE 14.3 second PB of her SC time (swimming LC for the 1st time);  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships.  Fantastic Amy!!!; and
  • Women 11yo 100m Freestyle, achieving BRONZE with a HUGE 4.41 second PB,  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships.  Fantastic Amy!!!

Emma G competed in:-

  • Women Open 400m Freestyle, achieving GOLD; and broke the Woden Swim Club LC record (previously held since 10/01/2012);
  • Mixed Open 200m Freestyle, achieving 8th Place; and
  • Mixed Open 200m Butterfly, achieving SILVER.

Brooke achieved a 100% PB rate competing in:-

  • Women Open 400m Freestyle, achieving 7th Place with a MASSIVE 21.04 second PB, and a new LC 100m split;
  • Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving a 0.78 second PB, and a new LC 50m and 100m split;
  • Mixed 800m Freestyle, achieving BRONZE with a 3.59 second PB;
  • Women Open 400m Individual Medley, achieving 4th Place with a new LC PB and LC 100m split;
  • Mixed Open 200m Freestyle, achieving a 7.72 second PB; and
  • Mixed 200m Backstroke, achieving a new LC PB.

Jarrod competed in:-

  • Mixed Open 200m Freestyle, achieving GOLD with a 2.35 second PB;
  • Men Open 50m Freestyle, achieving BRONZE with a 0.36 second PB;
  • Men 15yo 100m Backstroke, achieving GOLD with a 0.13 second PB;
  • Men 15yo 100m Butterfly, achieving GOLD; and
  • Men 15yo 100m Freestyle, achieving GOLD with a 0.66 second PB.

Jessica L competed in:-

  • Mixed Open 200m Butterfly, achieving SILVER with a 1.94 second PB; and qualified for the 2017 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships.  Fantastic Jess!!!
  • Women 14yo 100m Butterfly. achieving GOLD; and
  • Women 14yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving SILVER with a 3.00 second PB, and qualified for the 2016-17 NSW State Age 13-18yrs Age Championships.  Fantastic Jess!!!

Maddison competed in:-

  • Women Open 50m Freestyle, achieving a 0.43 second PB;
  • Women Open 200m Freestyle; and
  • Women 15yo 100m Freestyle, achieving a 0.84 second PB.

Kurt competed in:-

  • Men 11&U 50m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place;
  • Men 11&U 50m Backstroke, achieving 5th Place with a 1.65 second PB;
  • Men 11&U 100m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place; and
  • Men 10&U 200m Individual Medley, achieving 5th Place.

Ethan competed in:-

  • Men Open 400m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place;
  • Men Open 50m Freestyle, achieving 5th Place with a 0.69 second PB;and qualified for the 2016-17 NSW State Age 13-18yrs Age Championships.  Fantastic Ethan!!!
  • Men 15yo 100m Backstroke, achieving SILVER with a 1.41 second PB;
  • Men Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving GOLD;
  • Men Open 50m Breaststroke, achieving SILVER; and
  • Men Open 100m Butterfly, achieving 5th Place.

Jake M competed in:-

  • Men 14yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving GOLD with a 0.59 second PB;  and qualified for the 2017 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships.  Fantastic Jake!!!
  • Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving SILVER;
  • Men Open 50m Breaststroke, achieving BRONZE; and
  • Men Open 200m Individual Medley, achieving BRONZE.

Kiara achieved a 100% PB rate competing in:-

  • Women 11&U 50m Butterfly, achieving SILVER with a HUGE 4.46 second PB;
  • Women 11yo 50m Freestyle, achieving SILVER with a 1.52 second PB; ;  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships AND 2016-17 State Age 10-12yrs Age Championships.  Fantastic Kiara!!!
  • Women 11&U 50m Backstroke, achieving 4th Place with a 3.45 second PB; and
  • Women 11&U 50m Breaststroke, achieving GOLD with a HUGE 6.64 second PB.

Jake N competed in:-

  • Men 13yo 100m Breaststroke;
  • Mixed Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving a MASSIVE 16.35 second PB; and achieving a 1.31 second PB on his 100m split;
  • Mixed Open 200m Freestyle, achieving a HUGE 4.32 second PB; and achieving a 8.27 second PB on his 100m split; and
  • Men Open 50m Breaststroke, achieving a 0.94 second PB.

Nicholas competed in:-

  • Mixed Open 200m Backstroke, achieving a MASSIVE 21.38 second PB;  and qualified for the 2017 NSW Country Championships.  Fantastic Nicholas!!!
  • Men 12yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 7th Place with a 0.58 second PB;
  • Men 12yo 100m Backstroke, achieving BRONZE;
  • Men Open 50m Backstroke, achieving 10th Place;
  • Men Open 200m Breaststroke, achieving a 2.77 second PB;
  • Men Open 50m Breaststroke; and
  • Men 11-12yo 200m Individual Medley, achieving 8th Place with a HUGE 4.41 second PB.

Ben competed in:-

  • Men Open 50m Butterfly, achieving 10th Place with a 1.30 second PB;
  • Mixed Open 200m Freestyle, achieving a HUGE 6.59 second PB;
  • Men Open 50m Freestyle;
  • Men Open 100m Breaststroke, achieving 4th Place with a 1.48 second PB;
  • Men Open 50m Backstroke;
  • Men Open 100m Freestyle, achieving 9th Place;
  • Men Open 100m Butterfly, achieving 6th Place; and
  • Men Open 200m Individual Medley, achieving 5th Place with a 1.98 second PB.

Imogen achieved a 100% PB rate competing in:-

  • Women 11&U 50m Butterfly, achieving a 0.88 second PB.

Eric competed in:-

  • Men 11&U 50m Butterfly, achieving 9th place with a 2.19 second PB;
  • Men 10&U 50m Freestyle, achieving 4th Place with a 2.04 second PB;
  • Men 11&U 50m Backstroke; and
  • Men 11&U 50m Breaststroke, achieving a 4.13 second PB.

Andy competed in:-

  • Men Open 50m Butterfly, achieving a 1.26 second PB.
  • Men 12yo 100m Breaststroke, achieving 9th Place with a 3.87 second PB; and a 0.15 second PB in the 50m split; and
  • Men 12yo 50m Freestyle, achieving 10th Place.

Yaroslav competed in:-

  • Men 10&U 100m Breaststroke, achieving GOLD with a 2.77 second PB, and a new 50m split PB; and broke the Woden Swim Club LC record (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Men 10&U 50m Freestyle, achieving GOLD;
  • Men 10&U 100m Backstroke, achieving GOLD with a 0.66 second PB, and broke the Woden Swim Club LC record (previously held by Yaroslav);
  • Men 10&U 100m Butterfly, achieving GOLD;
  • Men 10&U 50m Breaststroke, achieving GOLD with a 0.73 second PB, and broke the Woden Swim Club LC record (previoiusly held by Yaroslav);
  • Men10&U 100m Freestyle, achieving GOLD; and
  • Men 10&U 200m Individual Medley, achieving GOLD with a 3.21 second PB, and broke the Woden Swim Club LC record (previously held by Yaroslav).

All our Sharks should be very proud of their efforts over the weekend.  Amazing results everyone!  Well Done!

Nov 13

THANK YOU : Woden Qualifying Meet

On the weekend (12th & 13th November, 2016) our club hosted the qualifying meet at the AIS.

  • THANK YOU to our Vice 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 and the many Sharks who helped make the weekend such a success;
  • THANK YOU to the many families who provided items for catering and/or donated items to be included in the raffles;
  • THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors: Woden Dermatology, Life Member Ian Lamb, Kin Sing Wong & Bonnie Zhang and Family; Patrick & Emily Couper and Family; Zharkov Family; Maddison Lewis and Family; Fifthseason Artworks, Jasmine Thornton and Family; Gillingham Family; Lynn & Brooke Hughes; Natasha & Rebecca Tilley and Family; McDonald Family; Aram Family; and Stokes Family; and
  • THANK YOU to the following companies for their generosity and support: Woden Dermatology, Bunnings Warehouse, Tuggeranong; Cafe2U; Rebel Sport; One Sportswear & Uniforms; A.C.T. Optical; Bakers Delight; and Slix Australia.

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!

Nov 11

NSW Swimming Membership Upgrade

Firstly, Fantastic News …. we are almost at 100% Registered!!!  

Some of you may be interested in the Membership Upgrade Offer, especially if you attend the Country and/or State Championships.

You can take advantage of the amazing early bird offer now. Platinum memberships are on sale for $200 (RRP $300). Gold memberships are available for $150 (50% off RRP of $300)! For a list of upgrade package benefits click HERE

To purchase a platinum or gold membership package contact Josh Karp on 02 8047 8509.

Nov 10

NEWSLETTER : October Edition

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

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