Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club - News

2018 Speedo Heats - Final Program
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SMSW Competition Pathway Meeting Tuesday 6th February 2018

MSW Competition Convenor extends an invitation to all Coaches, Club Members and Parents to attend an information evening regarding the new MSW Competition structure for 2018/2019 season.

Where: McCredie Park Club room Guildford Swim Centre
Date: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Time: 7.30pm start.
Registration link:

On the agenda will be the following topics for discussion:-
• MSW proposed Event Calendar
• Distances and strokes offered for age groups
• Relays
• Items without Notice

All club members are welcome as we want all parents to have the ability to have a say in the changes that are about to be implemented.


Kathy Thompson
MSW Registrar 



Harlee Elite Swim Camp


Please see pics below re the Harlee Elite 2018 swim camp as sent from MSW. This is a rare opportunity to all levels of swimmers and club members.

You do not have to be with Harlee Elite or from RWSC.



All Aboard the camp to success HARLEE ELITE 2018 SWIM CAMP!


With holidays fast approaching, we are excited to announce our best

swim camp yet! A jam packed day of exciting events to entertain all levels of

swimmers. Also with a stack of prizes and giveaways on the day!  This event is catered to all levels and will have a range of coaches and trainers on the day. Follow the enrolment process on the pics posted. 


Xmas Party Flyer - Fri Dec 15th
Christmas Party Flyer 2017.pdf
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Club Captain Outing 2017 - Information.
Club Captain Outing 2017.pdf
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2017 State Age Long Course Championships Relay Teams
2017 State Age Long Course Championships
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Register to volunteer for Ironman 70.30

To any members who would like to help raise money for the club and volunteer to help at the Ironman 70.3 race at the Regatta Centre next Sunday 26th Nov, please click on this link to register. When asked if you are a member of a group, please enter “Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club”.



Great article on Abbey Slaughter in the Penrith City Gazette - go Abbey, doing us proud!




All information and results for the 3rd Annual Open Water Swim is now on the Open Water Events Tab! 



Congratulations to the team of NSW Technical Officials who have been appointed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team includes members of

NACSC who are Jann Fathers; John Rohloff and David Cooper.

We are very proud to have these talented and committed TO's as part of our club and representing us at this prestigious level of International competition.




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Telopea AIS TARGET MEET 2017.pdf
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NACSC OPEN WATER EVENT 2017 is scheduled for 28th October 2017, so save the date! 

More information, entry link and programs will be made available over the next 2 – 3 weeks so stay tuned! 


JX 2016 2017
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Congratulations To Abbey Slaughter!

As a result of performances at the recent NSW Metropolitan and State Championships, NACSC representative, Abbey Slaughter, has been selected on the 2017 Swimming NSW State Team to compete at the Australian Age Teams Championship.

State Teams is a highly anticipated event on the Short Course Calendar with State bragging rights on the line!

NSW has selected a team to compete against the other States. It will be a tough competition.  Athletes selected on the team are required to train and work hard to remain in a strong physical and mental state in the lead up to meet.

The Team will depart for Canberra from Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, 20 September following a team meeting “to get into the spirit of the meet” and return on Sunday afternoon on 24 September following the conclusion of the meet. Accommodation will be at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Jackie Barck, NACSC Head Coach, has been selected as the 15/16years girls team coach.  jb will be working with lead coach, Matt Brown of Trinity and travelling with the team.


Good Luck……….Know you have support from all club members - we will be eagerly watching for your results………..GO THE BLUES !!!!



CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH KEENAHAN and JB, back from the World Dwarf Games with great results! Read all about it in JB's wrap up below! 

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Well done Abbey! 


It is with great pleasure and excitement that we congratulate Abbey Slaughter (16 years) who has been invited to take part in the National Event Camp Program New South Wales NEC(NSW) 

The Event Camp model follows a proven Swimming Australia concept of bringing athletes and specialist coaches together and is designed to further develop skill sets with an event focus and also affords collaboration opportunities for both athletes and coaches alike.

Abbey and jb will attend two separate camps in November where the main focus will be butterfly.

Well done Abbey!


CONGRATULATIONS to Chloe Kimmings (who achieved silver) and Teagan Hinds (who got the bronze) in the 10 years girls 100 freestyle recently at the Metropolitan Championships!

Teagan also earned a silver medal in 10 years girls 100 fly and a bronze medal in the 10 years girls 100 bk at the same championships.  Abbey Slaughter earned a bronze in 16&over 100 fly (setting a new 16 years state record ) and Sarah Keenahan earned a gold medal in 50 backstroke multi-class.





Captains: Abbey Slaughter and Thomas Gardiner

Vice Captains: Coral Bullard and Michael Kingston

And Thank You to our outgoing Captains, Kyron Deacon-Chilmaid and Sarah Keenahan, and Vice Captains Ashley Xinos and Kayla Bentley for all of your efforts and leadership over the past year! 


The NACSC Short Course Qualifying Meet will be held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday 6th August 2017! 


Program details in downloadable PDF. 


Entry is via the link below.


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2017 SOPAC Carnival Timeline.pdf
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Fundraising Chocolate Drive


MSW SC Relay Teams now available!


We have entered 10 relay swims representing NACSCI in the upcoming MSW champs . Can you please review the attached list of swimmers required,  and advise if you are not available so that we can approach reserves? Thanks! 


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New MSW squads now on MSW website 

All members should check for selection and enter the relevant meet / camp directly with MSW. 
“A” squad will be announced shortly. All national competitors Pool and Open Water) should notify MSW if they require a national jacket. 



GO TEAM! A big shout out to the NACSC athletes representing us at the 2017 Australian Open National Swimming Championships in Brisbane last week, 9-13 April: Brittanee Newman , Sarah Keenahan & Abbey Slaughter. This week, Abbey Slaughter, Jack Benson & Abbi Williams are competing at Age Nationals from 16-21 April.  For a full list of results go to, and keep your eyes on Team App and the NACSC Facebook page for more updates! 


2017 MSW Novice Selection now on Development tab!


Updated MSW development plan now on the Development tab, fyi! 

Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club Team Captains had a great time at SES headquarters tonight, being shown around, and thanking the volunteers for their role in keeping our annual Open Water Swim event as safe as possible! Thanks to all the men and women who volunteer their time for our community!



A few notes re club fees for clarification:


As of 01 April 2017, athletes transferring from another swim club will be levied a one off Club Transfer Fee of $25. This fee will be contributed to the ongoing operational expenses of the Club.


NACSC 2017 Winter Club night season fee will remain unchanged from last year at $30, paid per swimmer.


A few points about NACSC vs NAC / EB

Any enquiries re squad fees and/or learn to swim fees, and any direct debit enquiries, are for Nepean Swim and Fitness, the company who run Nepean Aquatic Centre & Eva Bory’s Swim School, and are completely separate to NACSC (Swim Club) business.   Any Direct Debit or fee enquiries should go to

Club website is, and the Nepean Aquatic Centre / Eva Bory’s website is or


Team App is for NACSC, ‘Nepean Swim’ is for Nepean Aquatic Centre and Eva Bory’s Swim School – both available on the App Store and Google Play.  We would encourage you to download both to keep up with all important news.



Swimming NSW Youth Advisory Panel and Lane Ropes To Leadership Program 


One of our club swimmers (and Club Vice Captain) Kayla Bentley has been involved in the Swimming NSW lane Ropes To Leadership and Youth Advisory Panel projects, co-ordinated by Sarah Koen (Sport Development and Participation Manager at Swimming NSW), since 2016. The next stage of the projects is to finalise footage for the Swimming NSW digital story (for Sport and Rec funding), and to divide into two groups (working parties) to start developing two new separate projects soon to be announced. 


The group next meet on 2nd Thursday March at NSWIS, and have been asked to do some preparation in advance of the meeting as below:

Take some short (max 10 seconds) video snippets of your club and training environment. It might be everyone diving off the blocks; stretching or warming up; laps/tumble turns; listening to the coach; the coach giving instructions to swimmers in or out of the water; high fiving each other; group hugs; people laughing and smiling; chatting to technical officials etc. Just typical day to day stuff. Include mainly teenagers, as the end digital story is for promotion to teenagers. It doesn't need any voice over or sound necessarily, it's just so that we have some good footage to put into the background of the final digital story. They don't need to pose, in fact, it's better if they just act normal.

So if you see Kayla taking video, act natural, it will be great to have our NACSC swimmers involved in the promotion of the sport of swimming!


Thanks everyone, and well done Kayla! 


Metro South West Swimming (MSWS) committee nomination form

Please find the Metro South West Swimming (MSWS) committee nomination form, for the Area Management Committee for 2017 – 2018. Members please complete if you are interested in a regional position.

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Congratulations to NACSC Vice Captain Kayla Bentley for being accepted into the Lane Ropes to Leadership Program through Swimming NSW! 


The goal of Lane Ropes to Leadership is to select up to 24 swimmers aged 13-18 years to undertake the Youth Leadership Program, with the aim to select 10 swimmers to establish a Swimming NSW Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). The role of this panel will be to discuss current issues related to swimming, and to develop ideas on how to improve the current state of swimming in NSW. The Swimming NSW Board and staff are committed to implementing the best ideas generated by this panel, so Kayla will have a real chance to represent young swimmers and make a difference.





Announcement of Club Captains! 


Voting was held at Club Night on June 3rd - Congratulations to our Club Captains: 

Kyron Deacon - Chilmaid

Sarah Keenahan

Vice Captains:

Ashley Xinos

Kayla Bentley



Message from Jackie Barck, please read.
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Rep jacket embroidering


All athletes who represented NACSC at National level over the past 12 months (short course open nationals ; open water nationals ; age nationals ; multi-class age nationals ; long course open nationals) need to provide their NACSC jacket to Monique Joines by Friday, 6th May for embroidering of updated representation and return. Kindly ensure that the jacket is freshly washed ; labelled with the athlete’s name and provided to Monique in a plastic bag.

Note: Any national representative athlete who is not in possession of a NACSC jacket, should notify Monique accordingly so that an immediate jacket order can be arranged.




Thank you - jb


NACSC are extremely excited to announce that we now have a major Athlete Development Sponsor on board – Western Suburbs Concrete!

Sponsorship Will Facilitate: 

·         Further development of the competitive skills of the current group of athletes by allowing them the opportunity of experiencing instruction in areas such as nutrition, sports massage, physiotherapy, sports psychology and bio-technology plus exposure to higher levels of competition.

·         Sending athletes to attend training camps and be a part of touring teams (and therefore greatly benefit from this competition training exposure).

·         Lessening the costs to the individual athlete and the club for airfares, accommodation, bus hire and presentations and other activities so as not to burden fundraising resources. 

Huge congratulations to Head Coach Jackie Barck for organising this sponsorship arrangement – go team!

The 2015 HANCOCK PROSPECTING SWIMMER OF THE YEAR AWARDS were held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the evening of Saturday, 5th September 2015.  The blue carpet was host to many internationally acclaimed athletes who had swapped their swimming costumes and fins for gowns, bow ties and high heels.  Walking tall amongst them was our very own founding member, John Rohloff, who was the recipient of the prestigious Roger Smith Technical Official of the Year award.

Congratulations John, the executive and members of the Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club are extremely proud of your achievement and we hope that you enjoyed your evening of fame.  We look forward to seeing you soon to congratulate you in person.