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Welcome to the March MSV e-Newsletter
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Welcome to the March edition of
'On the Blocks'

What a great start MSV clubs and swimmers have had to 2018.
So far we have seen the running of the Malvern Marlins 26 Interclub, the Summer Smash, the last events of the GVSS 2017/18 Season have been held and we saw the Roughies Races Re-match run successfully after a last minute move due to thunder and lightning. Great image from the Re-match as our header image above. We also hear MSV Ambassador Chloe McCardel made a long awaited return to the pool at the Meet.
Great work everyone.

But that is not all!


We have celebrated some extraordinary successes - the Marlins, Linley Frame and Sandy Frame scooping the pool at the VicSport Awards, and George Corones (a Marlins second claimer) who made history by swimming for QTT at the Commonwealth Games Swimming Trials and smashing 2 World Records in the 100 - 104 age group and then be made an honorary 474th member of the 2018 Commonwealth Games team. And speaking of the Commonwealth Games we have loved watching all the MSA members proudly running with the Queens Baton Relay.
Congratulations to our VIN member Liz Gosper and MSV Ambassador Chloë McCardel who ran during the Victorian leg.


If that has not been enough we have also seen MSV Ambassador Linley Frame coaching members of the Australian Invictus Games Team during their 2 training camps at MSAC. 


What is next - well the MSV AGM is coming up on the 15 May 2018.
More information to come.

Now read on!
FEATURE MEET:
MSV LC Championships
Sunday 8 April 2018
MSV is pleased to announce the first MSV Championships for 2018 and swim #2 in the 2018 MSA Swim Series.To be held on 8 April 2018 at MSAC.
Meet starts 1.45pm (warm-up from 1.15pm)
Entries close 1 April.
Want to get in the mood then checkout some images from the MSV 2017 LC Championships below. And if these pictures are not enough to get you entering - then look no further that a great raffle with funds going directly to Diabetes Victoria supported by our MSV ambassador Linley Frame, Swimerch has a pop-up shop for State merchandise and there are 3 new North Lodge Memorial Awards to be won in honour of Trudy Bullivant, Grace Day and Sid Krasey. Has that got your attention - then dont miss out, ENTER NOW!!!
UPCOMING MEETS/EVENTS:
MSV 2018 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Are you preparing for 2018 - well we are at MSV!  Put these dates in your diaries. More details to come.
15 July: MSV SC Championships 
25 August: MSV Relay Championships
2018 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
18 - 21 April 2018

There are many different reasons why people are entering the #MSANATS2018. Some people swim for fun, others for friendship, fitness, or to swim a personal best! For all those reasons (and more) don't forget that your hard work could also result in a medal!! Check out the sneak peak photo. There are currently over 300 entrants. Don't miss out!!!
Entries close 4 April.
MSA Thailand Camp
10 - 17 June 2018
As winter settles in Australia, join MSA’s swim training camp in tropical Phuket. Award winning coach Alan Godfrey will assist you to attain your swimming goals. Whether you want to improve your stroke and swimming efficiency or have a goal to swim the English Channel this camp is for you.  Check out the beautiful pool that you too could be swimming in. Cousins Tours & Travel have other exciting Swim Tours coming up in 2018.
Casey Seals Splash
Saturday 16 June 2018
Casey ARC - Indoor 25m pool, Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren. Entry from 5:00pm. Warm-up 5:00-5:30pm. Start 5:40pm. Warm-up / cool-down lanes available throughout the meet.
Entries close: Monday 11 June 2018
Frankston Peninsula Interclub Meet 2018
Save the Date!!!
Sunday 19 August 2018
PARC Frankston
Were you one of the swimmers who went down the Python Waterslide? Why not put this meet in your diary and take the whole family along - a great meet that deserves our full support.
More details to come
Kyabram/Echuca Meet is back
6 - 7 October 2017
Head back to the beautiful Echuca for another great weekend of swimming.
Save the Date!!!
More details to come
Shepparton Shootout
Save the Date!!!
24 - 25 November 2018
The Inaugural Shepparton Shootout is coming!  This will be a Long Distance (SC & LC).
More details to come.
2018 Swim Series
The MSA Swim Series has got some exciting mix of Long and Short Course meets across Australia again in 2018. It rewards members’ participation and performance in any of the Meets, with members only needing to swim two meets to be eligible for prizes.  The more Meets you enter, the better the multiplier for your points.  The first meet was held successfully up in Rockhampton and now they are coming for us with the MSV LC Championships next on the swim list.
MEET RESULTS:
Malvern Marlins Interclub
The annual Marlins Interclub was very well supported as always, with entry numbers reaching the maximum of 120. Well done everyone involved. Checkout some of the great images from the Meet HERE.
Summer Smash
The Summer Smash had over 42 swimmers and by all accounts people had fun. Want to know more about the nitty gritty of holding a Summer Smash - read HERE (Thanks Rosa and Brett)
Roughies Races Re-match
Well they certainly know how to roll with it at the Yarra Roughies. After having to cancel the Inaugural Roughies Races last year the weather decided to not play nice again. The Re-match was quickly moved from Fitzroy Pool to Richmond Pool as thunder and lightning again threatened to create havoc. Even with the move the Meet was well supported and everyone had a great time. Well done Roughies!
Check out some great images from the Meet HERE
Great Victorian Swim Series (GVSS)
Another great Open Water Swim Series has been held. We are excited to congratulate Brunswick Belugas who were the MSV and overall winners of the Series. Read about the Lorne Pier to Pub 2018 swim by the Beulgas HERE
Congratulations also to Swimland for winning the SV club Champion award. Checkout the images from the Presentation Party.
Bonbeach Open Water Swim Survey
And talking about Open Water Swimming we have a request from a member who is revamping the Bonbeach Open Water Swim and would like your help by taking the Survey. It only takes a just over a minute to complete.
CLUB NEWS:
Brunswick Belugas
Not only have the Belugas been busy winning the GVSS they have also been swimming at Lake Wendouree for Swim to the Rings which was organised by the Ballarat Tri Club and busy at the Roughies Races Re-Match. Follow them on FB.
 
Glamourhead Sharks
Well done Glams for being the Overall Winning Team at the
2018 24 Hour Mega Swim. So far the Fitzroy Mega swim has raised $130,421.50 - you can still donate to the 3 MSV teams (Glams, Marlins and Roughies) that took part and help raise more. They have their Golden Googles Awards night coming up in May - can't wait for the photos.
Malvern Marlins
Well the Marlins have been busy as usual! They have been pool swimming and Open Water swimming, winning awards and giving some out. Read all about what their members have been doing
Surrey Park Seahorses
The Seahorses have been busy with training, participating in the Open Water swims and being part of the Open Day at Boroondara Sport Complex. Follow them on FB.
Warrnambool Whales
The Whales have been busy out in the ocean over the last few months and once again have given us another exciting edition of The Spout to read. We especially love the 'Looking into the past' page.
CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to John Sheely. An active Warrnambool Whales member, Aquazone member and Warrnambool City Council Employee John recently participated in the Rottnest Island Channel Swim. The swim started at Cottesloe Beach at dawn and crosses to Rottnest Island, a distance of approximately 20km. Proceeds from the swim go towards Brain Cancer Research.
VICSPORT AWARDS
Congratulations to the Malvern Marlins, Linley Frame and  Sandy Frame for winning their respective categories at the recent VicSport Awards. And a special mention to Muriel Alberline who is from Warrnambool SC who works with the Warrnambool Whales.Congratulations to ALL the winners and all the nominated individuals and teams.
Malvern Marlins  
2017 My Sport Live Victorian Community Sporting Club Of The Year
As the largest masters swimming club in Australia, the Marlins increased participation by 3% in 2017 and has has developed policies and processes to service their members, including a New Member’s Officer. Read more about their win HERE 
Well deserved!
Linley Frame 
2017 Involve Victorian Masters Athlete Of The Year
Our MSV Ambassador Linley had a wonderful swimming year in 2017. At the FINA World Masters Championships in Budapest she won gold in the 50m, 100m & 200m breaststroke in the 45-49 age group and she set a World Record and championship record in the 50m breaststroke and a championship record in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke She also broke 2 more World Records at the MSV SC Championships. Awesome work Linley! Check out the great video of her training the Australian Invictus Team 
Sandy Frame
2017 State Government Of Victoria Service To Victorian Community Sport
Sandy’s involvement in swimming as a Technical Official, committee member and general club person has seen him rise to a leadership level in the sport among not only his peers, but the whole swimming community. He traveled to Budapest to be a Technical Official and if you missed his write-up about his time there HERE it is.
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