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Regional Team Manager Applications

February 18th, 2015 

Regional Team Manager Applications are now open for the following meets: 

Division II 18th March- 21st March. Applications close Sunday 1st March at 5pm. DIV II Team Manager Application 2015

NZ Opens 14th April-17th April. Applications close Monday 23rd March at 5pm.
NZ Opens Team Manager Application 2015

NAG’s 5th May- 9th May. Applications close Monday 20th April at 5pm.
NAGs Team Manager Application 2015

Please complete the appropriate application form in full. All applications can be sent to Operations@swimwn.co.nz

Wellington Poolside Manager responsibilities

SNZ Coaches & Parents Meeting

February 17th, 2015 

Swimming New Zealand would like to extend an invitation for all parents and coaches to attend a presentation by Donna Bouzaid at the NZ Junior Championships regarding future planning for the national events programme.

The forum will be held in Meeting Room 1 at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre on Saturday 21 February from 11.30am following the conclusion of the morning session.    

The 2015 NZ Junior Championships are on from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 February. Photos from the event will be able to be viewed and purchased from here and live results from the event can be found here

Meet Pre-approval Information

February 16th, 2015 
  1. Meet Pre-approval - attached is the template for all Clubs to complete and return for the 2016 Calendar year.    Signature meets will be noted in the Calendar along with Club events which are open to all clubs.    All Clubs meets will be also need to be approved to ensure that Official’s requirements are met and no clash with any other scheduled calendar meet occurs.  Meet flier should also be attached for
    checking.  Please ensure that the application form is returned to Henrietta Operations@swimwn.co.nz by Monday 30March 2015.   The form will also be available from the website.
  2. Meet Flier – please ensure that Club swimmers events are scheduled 50m events separately from Competitive swimmer event.   Club swimmers who swim with Competitive
    effectively prevent those times from being used for Regional and National qualification.
  3. Please note that you may swim mixed events for your competitive and Club swimmers but Club and Competitive must swim separately, for example
  1.  50m  Free                   Club                     Mixed Open age/ or in age
  2. 50m Free                     Competitive        Mixed open age / or in age

4.  Prior to the meet ensure that the Meet Manager backup is sent to Laura Events@swimwn.co.nz for checking.  Remember also that  Officials Sign off forms – showing the  key
officials is important to submit with the meet back up. One form is required for each session swum.   Please ensure sufficient notice is given to Officials to ensure your meet can be an approved meet.

5.   Once entries have closed it is important for all clubs to send a meet backup for Swim Wellington to check swimmers are a) financial and b) competitive where
they have entered 100m events.   Please send a backup of the meet once entries have closed to Laura Events@swimwn.co.nz  or in Laura’s absences Henrietta Operations@swimwn.co.nz

6.  Once your event is complete please ensure you return the following to Henrietta Operations@swimwn.co.nz   *  PDF of Results *   TM Meet Results file * MM Backup file *  Signed off Officials Forms for approval.  Once the Officials Form/s  has been approved Swimming Wellington will send a copy of the PDF and  TM Results will be sent to Take your Marks
and meet back up to Swimming NZ.

Meet Application Forms and Meet Approval documents are available from SW | Info –>  SW| Forms for completion.

Zonal Wrap up

February 10th, 2015 

The Harlequins, from Northland, Auckland and Counties-Manukau, took the honours in the second New Zealand Zonal Championships at the West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland tonight.

The Zonal Championships put 160 of New Zealand’s leading and up and coming swimmers against each other in an American-styled collegiate competition.

All regions in New Zealand were divided into four zones to compete in relay formats in two non-stop two hour sessions. Each zone team comprised 40 swimmers split into junior and senior teams.

Olympic swimmer Steven Kent helped lead the way for a high spirited Harlequins team tonight, with his winning swim in the 200m freestyle counting for some valuable extra points as each zone nominates a ‘joker’ that can earn double points for their swim.

“It was a pretty good event, a mix of everything and people like me doing a mix of events they don’t normally do so it was a lot of fun and to chuck in that Legends Relay there in the middle was pretty awesome,” Kent said.

“Two years ago we came last. We didn’t have enough members even last time, so this time to come out and it feels like we dominated a lot of events so it’s pretty awesome to do it for the region.

“For me winning the 200m freestyle was pretty cool because I had the joker on me so I had to step up for the team and win that for the team and I guess also for me the Legends Relay was pretty special.”

The night concluded with swimmers taking part in a 1,000m freestyle relay for all swimmers in the senior and junior divisions.

In the junior relay the South Island Makos managed to hold off the Harlequins who worked their way up from last to second with the help of an impressive leg from Gabrielle Fa’amausili while in the senior relay the Harlequins managed to storm home ahead of the Makos.

The Harlequins, which is made up of swimmers from the Northland, Auckland and Counties-Manukau regions, finished well ahead in the points for the night on 1,978 followed by the Makos (1,750.5), Aquaknights (1678) and the All Stars (1646.5).

Multiple winners in the senior competition included Emma Robinson in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle, Nathan Capp in the 400m and 1500m freestyle, Laura Quilter in the 50m and 100m freestyle, Bradlee Ashby in the 200m and 400m individual medley, George Schroder in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and Helena Gasson in the 100m butterfly, 200m and 400m individual medley.

In the juniors picking up two wins each was Bobbi Gichard, Gabrielle Fa’amausili, Satori Dobbie, Tame Govaerts, Yeonsu Lee, Lewis Clareburt and Sam McKenzie while Mya Rasmussen claimed three victories and two New Zealand age group records.

Each team is made up of 10 male and 10 female swimmers in the under 16 competition and the same sized teams in the 16 and over competition.

The Zonal Championships, also included a charity relay that featured many Olympic and Commonwealth Games swim stars from the past as well as Olympic rowing stars Joseph Sullivan and Juliette Drysdale.

The team for Surf Life Saving New Zealand took out the 4x50m freestyle relay, but the star of the night proved to be 97-year-old Kath Johnstone who swam in a team alongside Olympic swimmer Steven Kent.  The teams raised more than $28,000 for their various charities.

Final scores: Harlequins 1978, 1; Makos 1750.5, 2; Aquaknights 1678, 3; All Stars 1646.5, 4.

Swimming Wellington – Facebook page

February 10th, 2015 

Swimming Wellington is  now on Facebook, follow us and share our news and information.   Here is the link.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swimming-Wellington/

New SW regional officials

January 24th, 2015 

Congratulations to the following officials who achieved regional qualifications at the 2015 SW Long Course Championships:

Regional Referee
Lynette Sadleir (SZR)

Regional  Judge of Stroke
Helen Berry (SZR)

Regional Inspectors of Turns
Cecilia Wong (TWA)
Helen Hansen (CAP)
Seuga Frost (KAP)
Rebecca Easterbrook (PCA)
Clare Helm (TWA)
Neil Forlong (WAN)
Paul van Zyl (SZR)