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Welcome to the March MSV e-Newsletter
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Welcome to our second 2017 E-newsletter!


What a busy year MSV Swimmers have had already...February has seen the wrap of the 2016/17 GVSS, the first of the Summer Smash swims, the Marlins 25th Interclub and the MSV LC Championships all take place- and by all accounts and the great Facebook pictures that we have seen were all very well attended, enjoyable and very competitive Swims!!!

What's next?
Save the Dates - we are excited to be able to confirm the upcoming dates for our SC Championships (16 July)  and our Relay Championships (6 August) - more information to come.

 
MSV NEWS:
MSV 2016 Coach of the Year
A BIG Shout out to Jason Buckner from the Glamourhead Sharks who was announced as the MSV 2016 Coach of the Year at our recent LC Championships at MSAC on the 19 February. Jason took over as Head Coach in 2015 and has quickly become an integral part of the Glamourhead Sharks success. Read all about Jason HERE

MSV LC Championships
The  First MSV Championships for 2017 were held on 19 February. It was wonderful to see everyone back on pool deck with swimmers from 28 Clubs taking part. Super fast times and records broken (provisional records broken - 10 National, 23 Branch and 1 World). Other highlights, Jason Buckner, of the Glams awarded Victorian Coach of the Year. Meeting our newest club, IST and the introduction of Multi class to MSV. Congratulations to the Powerpoints for winning the team scores overall. Results from the LC Championships, Malvern Marlins and the Summer Smash HERE

2017 Election of the President and Finance Director of the NBM
The postal ballot for the election of the President of the National Board of Management has been completed. VMV member Gerry Tucker was successful and will become the President end of April following the AGM. MSA thanks Therese Crollick for putting her name forward and confirm that Therese will remain on the National Board of Management for a further year. VMV member Andrea McNeil was elected as the Finance Director. Changes to the Board will become effective 21 days after the Annual General Meeting (29th April) and the term will be two years.

Technical Callout
Thanks you to those many volunteers who work so diligently to make swim meets happen!  But we are get get thin on the ground and would love some help. Volunteers do not have to be on the job all day! We are particularly looking for a few people to help out for short periods of time during swim meets:
- doing the occasional walk around with food and water for officials
- assisting marshals with "walking out" 50 metre events
- timekeeping for an event or two (if you have not been a timekeeper yet, then you have been carried by other people!)  We also need people who could help out as a Chief Timekeeper and with cater(not a complex task). How about talking to us to see if you might be able like to help???
Email us HERE at the office if you are interested or know someone that might be.


Vorgee Million Metres
Closing date for the next round is 1 May 2017.

 
UPCOMING MEETS:
MSA National Championships 
8 - 11 March 
Days 1 - 4 program now online
Gold Coast
More Information
Kick Start
Mon and /or Wed 12.30 -1.15pm
Finishes 20 March 

MSAC
More Information
MSV Championships 
Save the dates
Short Course - 16 July
Relay - 6 August
MSAC
More info to come
Save the dates

Registrations Now Open17th FINA World Masters Championships 2017 - Budapest (HUN)

Entries closes 29 June 2017
The entry booklet for the Championships is available for
HERE
Please contact MSA for your Swimming Certificate.
If you have any questions please contact email
HERE

Nagambie On Water 1.1km Open Water Swim - 4 March 12:00pm
Buckley Park Boat Ramp, Blayney Lane, Nagambie.
More information
HERE


Bonbeach Open Water Swim 2017 - 19 March
Bonbeach Lifesaving Club, Lord Weaver Grove, 
More information HERE


 
asctaCONVENTION 2017 Registration Open
The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association has confirmed that asctaCONVENTION 2017 will be held at the luxurious Sofitel Gold Coast from April 26 – May 4, 2017. The pinnacle event in the Swim Coaching and Teaching industry will have an engaging program complemented with a world-class line up of presenters. With the 2016 Olympics last year the focus of the event is recalibration and the road to Gold Coast and Tokyo.
More information HERE

 

MS 24Hour MEGA Swim 6 - 7 May 
MSAC
More information HERE


 
CLUB NEWS
Malvern Marlins March Report

The Marlins have held another very successful Interclub in February. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets on the night go to the Ardoch Youth Foundation, who use them to fund swimming lessons for local under privileged children. This year the raffle raised $653 which the club topped up, for a total donation of $1000 to Ardoch. Awesome work Marlins!
Read more about what they have been up to HERE
Doncaster Dolphins March Report

Doncaster are pleased to see some of their newer (and younger) members making a return to the pool as Masters swimmers after lengthy absences since their junior days - competing at the MSV LC Championships. Doncaster members have also been busy competing in the GVSS. Read more about them HERE
Geelong Catfish March Report

Members of the Geelong Catfish have been out and about and getting into the swim of things in 2017. They have taken part in the OpenWater swim season, the Marlins Interclub and the MSV LC Championships. Read more about the them HERE
Congratulations to the Glamourhead Sharks

They won! The Glamourheads took part in the MS24Hour Mega Swim at Fitzroy in February. Well done for swimming and supporting this incredible event that is @24hrmegaswim and having so much fun while swimming 80km! #goGlams
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Janette and Dorothy Dickey: A Talented Gene Pool
In the tight knit community of Masters Swimming in Victoria, there would be few who have not heard the names Dorothy and Janette Dickey. The formidable mother and daughter duo capped off a stellar 2016 in the pool, rewriting the record books. Read all about them HERE
Swimming Victoria 2018 Dates Announced
Swimming Victoria have announced their dates for the 2017-18 swimming season, including their brand new meet, the Victorian Relay Competition. They have put together a short document detailing the events, dates and reasoning behind these choices.
Click
HERE
NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS:
MSV Funky Trunks and Funkita Discount Code for 2017
A great new offer from Funky Trunks and Funkita - they have just activated a new discount code for MSV members for 2017 – expiring 31st December 2017. The code is 20% off – MSV2017
 
New 2017 Vorgee MSA Swimming Caps
When you re-joined or joined did you order one of our new Vorgee Swimming Caps? You can still get one now. Click HERE
Drum roll please.. Introducing - TEAM APP!

Are you sick and tired of emails filling up your inbox? Need a new way to communicate?
The Management Committee in conjunction with our club representatives, have looked at feedback from our members and have created an account with Teamapp. This is a new way to communicate directly with you, our members.
More info here!
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