Wednesday September 9, 2015

  Get your team together for the
2015 MSV Relay Carnival

All members are invited to compete in the 2015 MSV LC Relay Carnival at MSAC on Sunday September 27.

Members (except VMV) who wish to compete, are required to register as an individual via the MSV website. Those interested in competing have until 5pm this Friday, September 11 to register. No late entries will be accepted. 

Register as an Individual

  Swim Into Spring  


MSV will be hosting a range of training sessions, clinics and beach sessions over Spring, as part of the National Swim Into Spring campaign. To get the most out of your swimming this season, you should enrol for one of the sessions.  Swim Into Spring Calendar.


  4 & 16 Month Memberships Now Open  


September 1 saw the opening of the 2015 4 Month Membership and 2015/16 16 Month Membership season. MSV would like to welcome the three new four month members and four new sixteen month members who joined us in the first week of Spring. Register Today.

Thank you to the Club Secretaries/Registrars who opened the new subscriptions. If your club is yet to do so, please see that your subscriptions are turned on ASAP. If you require any assistance, please call the office (9682 5666). 

  Thank You For Your Support  


Alannah McKeown and her family wish to thank everyone who supported Alannah to swim for Australia at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Read the McKeown's letter.
  MPIO Training  

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO's) play an important and positive role in sport. They help ensure relevant policies and procedures are clear and accessible when they are most needed by those endeavouring to resolve issues or concerns in any sport. Learn More about MPIO Training.

MSV Dominates MSA Swim Series  

With only two meets to go in the 2015 MSA Swim Series, 14 MSV members sit on top of the leader boards in their respective age groups. Well done to the seven women and seven men. View Leader Boards.

Remaining Meets

NT Long Course Championships - entries close September 27.
October 3-4, Parap Pool, Darwin

MSNSW Short Course Championships - entries close September 30.
October 17-18, Canberra


15th Australian Masters Games  


One of Australia’s largest multi-sport festivals the 15th Australian Masters Games hits Adelaide from October 3 - 10. Entries close for the swimming events this Friday September 11.

Enter now at www.AustralianMastersGames.com

MSTas Long Distance Long Course  

Masters Swimming Tasmania officially invites all MSV members back to Hobart to the 2015 MSTas Long Distance Long Championships on November 21 and a social function on November 22.

Online entries are now open and will close on Friday November 13.

FlyerRegister onlineAccommodation in Hobart

Swim The Rip This Season
Special Masters Swimmers Offer

In season 2015/16 you have the chance to swim Australia’s most notorious stretch of water - The Rip! The Rip Swim organisation is offering two dates for masters swimmers to celebrate the strength of open water masters swimming right here in Victoria with a special masters offer. Discover More.

  Swim Meets & Events  

MSV Meet and Event Dates

Members are also asked to pencil the following dates into their diaries, with more information to come. 

A list of swim meet dates is available via the following link - SEPTEMBER CALENDER

National Meet and Event Dates

Don't forget other MSA Branches may have state swims that may be of interest to you. NSW || NT || QLD || SA || TAS || WA

  Coaching Corner  

Coaching a group of Masters Swimmers is a uniquely rewarding, albeit demanding, responsibility. However, coaching adults can also be the most rewarding challenge a coach can undertake. Get inspired to coach.

New MSA Coaching Course

The updated Masters Swimming Australia accredited Club Coach Course was launched in June, and a few members have already completed the online component - Check out the new course.

Upcoming MSV Club Coach Workshop

Masters Swimming Victoria will hold the first MSV Club Coach Workshop on Sunday October 18, 2015.

Please note that this workshop is the practical component of the new MSA Club Coach Course and participants must have completed the online component prior to October 18. Learn more and register for the upcoming workshop.


  Club News  


Doncaster Dolphins

Many Dolphins escaped the cold of Melbourne's winter for international meets in Kazan and Samoa. Let their newsletter make you jealous.


Malvern Marlins

The Marlins were very busy in August, travelling internationally and interstate to compete in Masters Swimming meets. Read more.


Nunawading Orcas

Roughly a year after escaping Alcatraz, Pablo is off again to compete in the Argentina Masters Swimming Championships with his brother. Good luck Pablo! Read the Orcas blog.




It has been a tough winter for the Powerpoints, with many escaping the cold of Melbourne. Those who have stayed behind toughed out the chilly August nights and are ready for the 2015 MSV Relay Carnival. Read more.



Victorian Masters

The Victorian Masters are MSV's Virtual Club for potential members who don't wish to or cannot join an actual club, but would still like to enjoy the benefits offered by MSV. Victorian Masters currently has 20 members spread throughout Victoria.

To join, simply choose Victorian Masters when you visit the Member Portal to register.

  2015 MSV Board Meetings
New Meeting Venue

The next Masters Swimming Victoria Board Meeting for 2015 will be held on Tuesday September 15, 2015.
A Delegate from each Club is invited to attend the meeting which commences at 7.30pm.

Please note that the meeting will be held at a new venue - South Melbourne Town Hall, Community Hub RoomBank Place, South Melbourne.

  MSA Nationals 2016 | Melbourne | April 21-24  
The Powerpoints are looking forward to seeing you at their home pool for the
2016 MSA National Championships
#MSAnats16 #MSAnationals2016


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Masters Swimming Victoria, Level 2 Sports House, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park, Australia, 3206