Masters Swimming WA

Autumn e-News  2016


  Masters Swimming WA's new Executive Officer  

Welcome to our new Executive Officer, Samantha Noall.  Sam was Senior Event Coordinator at the 2016 Perth Aquatic Super Series and has extensive experience in the sporting industry.  We welcome Sam on board and I know she is looking forward to meeting as many members as she can over the 2016 season.

  MSWA's newest Life Member  

Congratulations to Fremantle Masters Member, Kim Tyler, on her recent Life Membership award. Kim exemplifies Masters Swimming’s commitment to “Fitness, Friendship and Fun.” While she enjoys this at a personal level, what makes her so worthy is her passionate, selfless commitment to enabling and supporting others to enjoy their “Fitness, Friendship and Fun”.
However at the very front and centre of it all are the remarkable advances and enrichment she has achieved for coaches and coaching in Western Australia over ten years (and soon to benefit coaches and members throughout Australia).  To read Kim's list of achievements please click here .

  2015 LiveLighter Swim into Spring project  

The 2015 LiveLighter Swim into Spring campaign winners were announced at the February Council of Clubs meeting. 

  • Busselton – highest member increase 23.8%

  • Mandurah & Whitford – runners-up member increase 18% & 14% respectively

Pictured is Vienna Young from Healthway with Mandurah Masters receiving their Coles Myers gift voucher.

  Lynne Malone Retires  

After 15 years with Masters Swimming and recently as National Delegate Lynne has retired.  Lynne deservedly received Life Membership in 2008 after eleven years on the Board of MSWA (including the former State governance structure known as State Executive).  However she is not going far as Lynne will continue to contribute to Masters Swimming as a member of Carine Masters.  We wish Lynne all the best in her retirement and thank her for all her work with Masters Swimming over the years.  Enjoy the golf course Lynne!  Seen here with fellow Life Member, Kay Cox, celebrating Masters 40th birthday last year.

2015 LiveLighter Club Challenge Series  

The winners were announced at the recent Council of Clubs meeting in Feburary for the winning clubs in the 2015 LiveLighter Club Challenge Series.

  • Fred Johnson Award – Improvement Factor winner – Somerset

  • Kay Cox Award - Improvement Factor runner-up – Riverton

  • Frank Mongan Award – Average Points winner – Somerset

  • David Cummins Award - Average Points runner-up – Superfins

Pictured from top to bottom Somerset, Riverton and Superfins with Vienna Young from Healthway.


Thredbo Swim Training Camps  

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A number of Masters Swimming clubs are a regular feature on Thredbo’s swim calendar and have been returning to the village for years to take advantage of Thredbo’s

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  LiveLighter 2016 State Open Water Swim  

This is Round #8 of the LiveLighter Masters OWS Series and is on SATURDAY 2nd APRIL at Coogee Beach. The event will again be coordinated by Somerset Masters on behalf of MSWA with event and water support from Coogee Beach SLSC. Entries are now open and are on line for the first time - click on this link to enter

 Breakfast provided by Coogee Beach SLSC after the swim is always very good value and shows our overall support for the surf club.

  Masters Service awards presented at AGM  

Congratulations to Lynne Duncan on receiving her Honour Award for 15 years service to MSWA at the recent AGM.  Maida Vale’s Lynne Duncan has served MSWA in several areas including her current position of Director of Marketing on the Board.  Technical Officiating role as Referee since 2002 and presenting at Technical Officials courses and workshops over the years. 

Fremantle's Kim Tyler was also awarded an Excellent Award for 10 years service to MSWA.

Pictured with Director of Swimming Fiona Wilkins.

    Swimming 365  

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Swimming365 is a holistic exercise program based around swimming and nutrition. It has been running since February 2015 and has grown to over 50 participants. Swimming365 focuses on helping people with or at risk of chronic disease including Type 2 Diabetes. Participants require a referral from their GP or health professional. 

Swimming365 is currently based at UWA. On April 26th it will expand to the Churchlands Senior High School 25 metre pool with an exciting program of water aerobics and swimming lessons conducted by an accredited exercise physiologist and swimming coach. If you are interested in joining the Churchlands program or know someone who may be interested please email .


Please view Swimming365 Youtube video link or visit their website:


    Life Member - Glenys McDonald's new book  

Life Member Glenys McDonald has published another book The book is called Finding HMAS Sydney: A Memoir.  This book shines a light on the backroom story of the search for HMAS Sydney and the recovery of the body of the unknown sailor on Christmas Island; it also shines a light on a dementia called primary progressive aphasia and her late husband's ten year battle with this disease.

Glenys asked us to share this with members  so that those swimmers who knew them as a couple might have a read.  To read more about Glenys please click here.


    2016 National Masters Championships  

Not long to go now for the 2016 National Masters Championships being held in Melbourne from 21st – 24th April. Entries close on Tue, March 19, 2016 11:59 PM ET.

For more information and to see this promotional video please click on this link .

If you are interested in volunteering for the Championships please click on this link to find out more Australian Masters National Swimming Championships Volunteers . Applications close 15 March 2016.

    2016 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim  

Congratulations to all our members who swam, paddled or volunteered their time in the recent Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim.  Please read the attached article from Claremont's Sally Bell on her experience with 3 novice Masters swimmers with an average age between them of 64.  Two of them are Stadium Masters Members and one a Claremont Masters Member, however they are all relatively new to swimming, and none have swimming backgrounds. It was a long-held dream of theirs to swim to Rotto and they asked if she would help them do so by being their fourth team member.  At 53 she is no spring chicken either, but with 2 x solos, 2 x duos and 4 x teams under her belt over the past 20 years, my experience and speed was what they needed.  (That said, they didn’t really need me in the end – they were so awesome…!!!)  Click here to read the full story it's amazing!!

Pictured from L-R is Mary, Sally, Jill, Carmen.

    Coach PD Worshop  


A great day was had at the recent Coach PD workshop at HBF Stadium even given the very hot day.  Once again Kim Tyler and Elena Nesci delivered a fantastic and very useful workshop.  Seen here are four of the Mandurah Masters coaches poolside.


    Annual Technical Officials Workshop  

MSWA’s recently retired Technical Education Coordinator Ken Phillips held the recent workshop at the newly refurbished Bold Park pool.  The afternoon was a great success and thankfully they had an indoor pool given the very unseasonably wet day!  A lot of new ideas were generated from the afternoon.

  Vorgee Million Metre Program  
  This is a great program for all members to log their training and event distances and start on your journey to claiming some great Vorgee prizes starting from 1 million metres!.  For more information click here.  
  Endurance 1000 Program  
  Don't forget about our Endurance 1000 program which is a great way to measure your aerobic fitness.  Encourage your fellow club members to get into distance pool meets. Click here for more information.  
  Vorgee have a great offer on club and personalised logo caps.  Click here for more details.  
  Club News  

Mandurah Masters

Congratulations to all who took part in the 2016 Australia Day Open Water Swim. What a great job of planning by Wayne and his committee, and well done Gerry and the group who set up on the beach. Also, I acknowledge the efforts of Ray and his worker bees at the clubrooms, Deb and the catering crew, the team on registration, Graham helping everywhere, Greg organising the safety support, Robyn on the water setting the course, John the extra first aid station, Ken officiating, Mike on presentations, and many others, all overseen by a tireless Wayne. The event looked good and ran smoothly, and with around 150 swimmers was a success all round. Once again it was so good to see the large number of members come down to assist.

 Click here to read more.


Westcoast Masters

The year has started well, we already have a membership of 111.  Training sessions are being well attended and we have many swimmers enjoying the open water season.

Our AGM was held after training on 30 January and was well attend.  We welcomed in our new committee and handed out awards for our swimmers who had made significant progress or impact in the lanes. 

Click here to read more.



Superfins Masters

Congratulations to Greg Black, Nathan Curry, Anne-Marie Rich, Mischa Beckett, Andrew Goldswain, Jo Ballantine, Courtney Marano, Phil Smith, Carys Munks, Charlotte Britton, Patrick Ricciardo and Katya Anderson for all participating in the first Masters Meet for 2016 at the Newman Churchlands meet. Everyone swam exceptionally well and all should be very proud of their efforts. We also came 5th  overall in the points score so well done!

Click here to read more.






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