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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, only then will you be successful. You must be willing to at any moment to sacrifice who you are for what you will become”

KEY DATES(CLICK TO GO TO WEBSITES) • 22 September, 2013 NSW SC Development Meet • 19-20 October, 2013 NSW LC Qualifying Meet • 26 October, 2013 NSW Multi Class Championships • 2 - 3 November MSW LC Championships


• 1 December, 2013 MSW Open Water Championships • 7-8 December, 2013 NSW Metropolitan Championships • 13-14 December, 2013 NSW State Open Water Championships  • 17 - 18 January, 2014 NSW State Age 10-12 Years Championships 

• 20-25 January, 2014 NSW State Age 13-18 Years Championships  • 1-2 February, 2014 Speedo Sprint Heats  • 28 February-2 March, 2014 NSW State Open Championships  • 8 March, 2014 NSW Speedo Sprint Finals  • 15-16 March, 2014 NSW Grand Prix




Welcome to Spring and September! WOW!! has the weather turned on it’s heat and charm. It’s wonderful to see such gorgeous weather again and have our swimmers in the outdoor pool with room to move, starting their long course training programs in preparation for Metro’s (Dec 2013), State (Jan 2014) and Nationals (April 2014). In the indoor pool our gorgeous young Torpedo, Motor Boat and Jet Boat swimmers are looking so professional in their BCSC caps. Our coaches are looking pretty fabulous too! They are sporting our new Club Attire. A sea or should that be…a pool of black, gold and white… it looks stunning!! September has also brings new beginnings and challenges. First with the Blacktown City Swimming Club taking on the running of the Squad Program. Very big shoes to fill, following the success of MySwim’s years of swimming and coaching. A huge, challenging role for us but one we have accepted and initiated. Please be patient if those little hiccups occur along the way… we are learning along the way as well. It is also with great pleasure that Blacktown welcomes our new coach, MARK BULL to the Blacktown Squads. By the time most of you read this… Mark will have commenced his coaching with Blacktown (September 16th). Definitely a welcome addition to our current coaching team. Maybe some nervous moments for our new coach and also our swimmers as they get to know each other. I’m sure that with patience and time wonderful swimming results and friendships with occur between coach and swimmer. Mark… we look forward to having you with us. If you’re new to swimming or Club nights - interested in competitive swimming - there are some great long course carnivals on the calendar for the 2013/14 season. We look forward to having you represent BCSC, wearing our new club uniform and cap with pride.  You can get more swimming carnival updates and information from our Race Secretary - Darlene Carroll or contact her on the email below. thanks kindly - have a great day Darlene Carroll Blacktown Race Secretary




Our Blacktown City Swimming Club website is such a labour of love for Darlene Carroll and Kirsty Mooy that you need to get online and check it out. In just a few minutes you can be a member of the site and sharing your photographs and socializing with other members. The website is also your one stop for all things swimming! With quick links that take you directly to Swimming NSW, Metro South West Swimming and a host of other useful information, it really should be your first place to head online. You can also check your club night and carnival results, look at carnival entries or even just keep up to date with any news, so head over and check out the fabulous site that has been created for our members.

BIRTHDAYS: SEPTEMBER • • • • • • • • • • •



Feel free to send your swimming photos and special newsworthy information to - we look forward to sharing your special news with you. All correspondence and pics can be sent to the following email: or  see one of our wonderful National swimmers and give them the written information... I promise those kids are super fabulous (and they don't bite!!) Darlene


Holly Ryan - 03rd Tira Pepper - 05th Zachary Asbury - 07th Cadyn Peschke - 09th Tayla Siebrecht - 13th Oscar Stubbs - 13th Kristina Triandafilis - 16th Haydon Illingworth - 18th Jaden Amaral - 21st Freedom Lowe - 29th Nikie Ryan - 29th

NEWS 1. Blacktown/Aquablitz Carnival - After a few weeks of waiting for invoices to arrive and those invoices to be paid… with great pleasure we can announce that our hosted Short Course Carnival (14 July, 2013) with Aquablitz has resulted in a profit of $8,330.00 for both clubs. A wonderful day and tremendous effort by all those involved in the running of the carnival. We greatly appreciate all the hard work by both Technical Officials and Volunteers that went into a successful day. 2. Blacktown Carnival - 17 November 2013 - Click on the link to see full program 3. Registrations Now Due -


Membership Registrations are now open for the 2013/2014 swimming season. Renewals are due by the 31st October 2013. Please note: Some carnivals in October will allow swimmers to compete only if their registration fees have been paid. To renew your registration you will need to go to Go to the Members Portal and follow the links carefully. As an existing member please renew under the button on the left then follow the prompts. You will need your Member Login and Password. Please remember it is a requirement of the club that any swimmer under 16 must have a parent as a non swimming member of the club. If you need any help or payment information - please see our Registrar - Karen Smith or Race Secretary - Darlene Carroll for assistance.






1st - Alexander Clarence

1st - Dyana Crabb

2nd - Jaden Amaral

2nd - Savannah Amaral

3rd - Benjamin Crabb

3rd - Kellie Gallagher

FAYE LEWIS has just received her Level 3 Referee’s Licence



CARNIVAL RESULTS CARNIVAL RESULTS Over the past couple of Sundays, we have had some of our younger swimmers attend Development and Mini Carnivals to finish up the Short course Winter Season. All of our swimmers represented Blacktown with a wonderful sense of sportsmanship and pride. All had a wonderful day of swimming with plenty of new PB’s and medals. Congratulations to the following swimmers...

Campbelltown - Sunday 25 Aug, 2013 Benjamin Crabb - 8th in 50 Fly and 100 IM, 9th in 50 Breast and 10th in 50 Free Dyana Crabb - Silver in 50 Free and 100 IM and Bronze in 50 Fly and 50 Breast Jasmine Howard - Gold in 100 IM, Silver in 50 Breast, th in 50 Fly, 11th in 100 Back and 14th in 100 Free Daniel Lawther - 7th in 100 IM, 8th in 50 Breast, 11th in 50 Fly, 12th in 50 Back and 14th in 50 Free Hayley Lawther - Gold in 50 Fly, 100 Back and 50 Back and 9th in 100 Free

MNW Mini Carnival - Sunday 08 Sept, 2013 Emma Sanders - Bronze in 50 Fly, 4th in 50 Free, 5th in 50 Breast and 7th in 50 Back Nicole Sanders - Silver in 50 Back, Bronze in 50 Free, 4th in 50 Fly and 6th in 50 Breast

Skins Knock Out Race - Sunday 14 Sept, 2013 Our new coach, Mark Bull had one of our National swimmers, Aaron Morelli, attend a special knockout ‘Skins’ swimming event, held at Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre, Baulkham Hills. Blacktown was invited to have a swimmer represent us on the day. One event … Contested between 6 highly competitive swimmers from The Hills (Waves), Liverpool, Cherrybrook Carlile and Blacktown. Each 50m lap is fast and furious, with only 40 seconds between each lap - that 40 seconds includes getting out of the water and back to the starting block. Again… these guys are awesome. The last swimmer is eliminated from each round until there is only one swimmer left - the winner! Aaron was eliminated early but all credit to his amazing swimming and representing Blacktown on the day. Each lap… the result was in the touch.


2013 School Sports Australian Championships Adelaide Day 1 Results Hayley A: Silver in 1500 & Bronze in Medley Relay Tim H: Silver in 200 IM Hayley L: Bronze in Medley Relay Lily H: Gold in Medley Relay Day 2 Results Hayley A: Gold in 200 Free Tim H: Silver in Medley Relay Lily H: 4th in 100 Breast (final) Day 3 Results: Hayley A: Gold in 400 Free and Bronze in 200 Fly Tim H: Bronze in 100 Back Lily H: 4th in 100 Back and 9th in 50 Free Day 4 Results Hayley A: Silver in 400 IM and 7th in 50 Breast Tim H: Bronze in 50 Back and 4th in 100 Free Hayley L: 7th in 50 Back Lily H: 4th in 50 Breast, 5th in 50 Back and 6th in 100 Free Day 5 Results Hayley A - Gold in 800 Free, Silver in 4x50 Free Relay Tim H - Silver in 4x50 Free relay Lily H - Gold in 4x50 Free Relay (plus a new School Sport National Record)



This weeks coaches tip comes from a website. So please click on the link and have a read

This weeks article is from a website and is written by Wayne Goldsmith. The article is on “The Top ten questions every swimmers parent wants to know”. swimming-parents-top-ten-question/#






Between The Lanes - September 2013  

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