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Visiting our page directly at www.facebook.com/mastersswimmingnsw is a good way to keep up to date with the happenings of Masters Swimming NSW and seeing our news. Tell us what your club is doing! We would like all clubs to put our facebook email address firstname.lastname@example.org on your club mailing list so that we are up to date with what is happening at your club. We have started using hashtags, so ask you to use our hashtag, #msnsw when posting about your swimming or achievements in swimming. Hashtags are a unique link on social media which points users to a common page that highlights posts that are of a common subject.
Photographs on Social Media
At swim meets and social activities images may be taken for promotional purposes within our sport. If you do not wish your photo to be displayed please contact the branch office and we will ensure our administrators do their best to take any image down as soon as possible. We are happy snappers and there are many cameras and smart phones now appearing on pool deck where reporting on facebook can happen instantly but we do not wish to offend.
Incidents and Injuries
Should you or a fellow club member receive an injury (no matter how minor) whilst training, competing or involved in club activities you or the club MUST complete an injury or incident form and send it to the Branch/National office. It needs to be reported as soon as practicable for insurance purposes so please do not leave it longer than 48 hours before letting us know. We also need to be aware and alert to problems as they occur so, if needs be, strategies can be considered for safety’s sake.
Forms are on our website under Downloads/Forms.
Are you a SAL accredited official?
Are you Swimming Australia accredited? Officials who have a current accreditation with a swimming organisation other than MSA should refer to Cross Accreditation and Re-accreditation on the MSA website.
SAL accredited officials may officiate at MSA sanctioned meets except in the role of the Meet Referee, who must be accredited with MSA. SAL referees should refer to the Guide for SAL accredited referees.
All members and their family & friends are encouraged to become accredited officials!
Time to Party!
Did you know that we turn 40 next year? That’s our ruby anniversary and we are organising a State dinner (with party) on Saturday 12 September 2015 to which everyone is invited. It is hoped that members will enjoy a subsidised price of $40 per head and non-members $50 per head. Please block out this date in your 2015 calendar to be sure you can attend.
Looking for Accommodation or funds for your club?
Are interested in a charity swim?
How about http://www.brainswim.org.au/ at Lane Cove pool on 23 November, a swim-a-thon to help beat brain cancer.
NSW Masters Games
Sport NSW (previously NSW Sports Federation) would like to re-establish the NSW Masters Games and have asked for your views through this survey www.sportnsw.com.au/News/NSW-Masters-Games-Survey
Oceanswims are about to start again so please visit www.oceanswims.com.au
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.
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