Volunteer of the Month
Aileen Williams from Wyong Wobbygongs
Snippets: Aileen is one who doesn’t shy away from helping out. Even moving to Sydney hasn’t stopped Aileen from attending most meets (almost always by public transport) and when she’s unable or not competing, can be seen time-keeping and helping out.
Definitely an inspiration to all her fellow Wobbygongs and an asset for NSW swimming masters.
To nominate a MSNSW member simply write a paragraph describing their impact on you or your club and they may win the $30 Coles Myer gift card. Email your nomination to the Branch office before the next meeting of the MSNSW Board.
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English Channel Swim
Congratulations to former Coogee-Randwick member, Cyril Baldock, who at age 70 has set the World Record of the oldest man to cross the English Channel! Cyril is reported to have completed the swim in 12hours, 45minutes.
International Swimming Hall of Fame
PAM HUTCHINGS is to be inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Pam has been competing in Masters Swimming since 1987 and has been in the Top Ten for 24 years. She set 28 FINA Masters World Records in the freestyle and backstroke. She has competed in 6 FINA World Championships since 1990 winning 19 gold, 11 silver and 1 bronze medal.
2015 Membership Fee Increase
From 1st December our 12 month membership will be $70 and for new members taking advantage of a 16 month membership from 1st September the price will be $86 (MSA & MSNSW inclusive). Clubs will need to add their fee
In the past we have enjoyed a one month period of grace to renew our membership but all memberships will now expire on 31st December, so Club Registrars need to spread the word that once they open their 2015 membership on 1 December all members will need to re-join before December ends.
Note: If swimming while unfinancial there is NO insurance cover.
When you re-join online in December you will be prompted to review your emergency contacts information. Most members do not update any details in the data base and some leave it to their clubs to organise so please take a moment to check these important details. We hope to have space to include “medical conditions your coach needs to know”, this will be a voluntary field to be filled in if you wish to do so.
Sport Development Officer
Please take some time to think about how Simon may assist your club to expand its activities, reaching out to new people, being more prominent in your community or growing your club numbers. What help does your club need? You can contact Simon at
Member Protection Information Officer
Are you interested in being a MPIO for your club? The Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) is trained to be the first point of contact for a person reporting a complaint under, or a breach of, the Member Protection Policy. The MPIO provides impartial and confidential support to the person making a complaint. If you are interested in finding out more please go to http://www.playbytherules.net.au/mpio
Found at the State Relay meet - a pair of thongs (aka flip flops/jandals) and a pair of prescription reading glasses - contact the Branch office.