Congratulations to Sienna Toohey who was awarded this recognition by Swimming NSW following the championship. Sienna started her championships by narrowly missing Leisel Jones 14 year’s Australian record in the 100 m Breaststroke by 0.09, recording a time of 1:08:39, a new meet record. She then broke her own Australian best time in 50 m Breaststroke (31:54), and her last swim in 200 m Breaststroke (2:33:74), a championship record from 1985!
Sienna also won gold medals in the 50/100/200/400 Freestyle events and the 200 m IM. She also won a silver in the 50 m Butterfly and was a member of the Open 200 m Freestyle relay team who won bronze.
Congratulations Sienna, an amazing set of results.
Finley Amateur Swimming Club are hosting their short course development carnival on Saturday 24th February 2024 in Finley.
Entries will open soon in Swim Central.
Cost is $7.50 per race.
Warm up is at 10 am for an 11 am start.
Yass Swimming Club are hosting their long course carnival on Sunday 25th February 2024 in Yass.
Entries are now open in Swim Central.
Cost is $5.50 per race.
Warm up is at 9 am for a 10 am start.
We are calling for applications to fill the following roles for our Southern Inland team at the upcoming Speedo Sprint Finals on 2nd March 2024:
2 x SISA Coaches
2 x SISA Team Managers
If this interests you, please apply by completing the attached Google Form via the link below.
The SISA Management Committee will review the application and SISA will notify the successful candidates. Applications will close on Friday 9th February 2024 at midnight. For any questions, please contact President Mark Lake at email@example.com
This year The James Brophy Memorial Inter-District Meet will be held on Sunday 17th March 2024 in Canberra. To save selectors the hassle of chasing families we have decided to send out an expression of interest form for swimmers who wish to be considered for selection. Please note this year age groupings have changed. To be eligible for selection to represent your Zone at Brophy, swimmers need to:
- have attended at least three Riverina Zone meets for Riverina , South West require at least two meets, and Murray at least two. (can include Country Regionals at Wagga Wagga)
- be one of FIVE fastest swimmers in their ZONE for their age group and gender (from those swimmers who have completed the google form linked below).
- have not qualified for Nationals in any stroke
- have not qualified or medalled at State Age in any stroke
Some finer details about the carnival for those interested in being considered for selection on your Zone team.
Up to 50 swimmers per team.
Teams limited to enter 10 swimmers in each age group - 5 of each gender. The five swimmers are welcome to enter all four strokes.
Swimmers will be seeded on entry times.
Age groups - 9 &U, 10, 11, 12, 13. (age as at 17th March 2024)
Relay age groups - 9 &U, 10, 11, 12, and 13.
EOI Riverina Zone Brophy Team
EOI South West Zone Brophy Team
EOI Murray Zone Brophy Team
Expressions of Interest will close Midnight Saturday 17th February 2024.
From the 12th to the 14th of January, to get things started in 2024, a collaborative effort between SISA and Mountain and Plains unfolded at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) making a huge success of the NARS Camp. Bringing together 20 National Swimmers who had participated in the 2023 Nationals on the Gold Coast, along with 5 coaches and two team managers the event proved to be a comprehensive and rewarding experience.
The camp, spanning from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, encompassed four two-hour sessions in the pool. The focus of these sessions was to refine various aspects of competitive swimming, providing a valuable platform for skill development.
A notable highlight of the camp was a session featuring guest speaker Tom Robinson. Robinson shared insights from his own journey, starting in his hometown of Grenfell without a coach. His narrative included strategies for handling setbacks, coping with injuries, and progressing through development programs—a valuable perspective for the aspiring swimmers.
Shannon Rollason from the Swimming NSW ACT Hub added significant value to the camp, providing feedback to coaches and observing the swimmers during a dedicated session on Saturday morning. This collaborative effort among coaches, swimmers, and support staff enriched the learning experience for all participants.
Jo Keown and Mark Lake extended their thanks to Chris Myers for assisting the camp at the last minute and acknowledged Shannon Rollason for his valuable contributions to the coaching team.
Everybody experiencing firsthand the excellent facilities at AIS was a noteworthy aspect of the event. The excellent pool and accommodation provided for the swimmers added to the overall positive impression of the camp.
Beyond its focus on skill development, the NARS Camp at AIS fostered a sense of camaraderie and shared learning among swimmers and coaches. This collaborative approach exemplifies the commitment of both SISA and MPS to the continuous development and success of their swimmers.
For those swimmers whose age borders junior and senior stage age guidelines, please note the rules stating that any swimmer who competes at Senior State Age in Dec 2023 is ineligible to compete at Junior State Age in March 2024.
The Southern Inland Swimming Association encompasses the three zones of South West, Riverina and Murray. The map above identifies the extent of the Southern Inland area which currently includes 34 affiliated swimming clubs. The SISA area is bordered by the Murray River in the South, Hay in the West, Ungarie in the North and Yass in the East.
SISA region clubs host annual development and qualifying meets which are run under the rules of the association. SISA seeks to foster and develop swimming among its member clubs via its volunteer committee development officer and development convenor.