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Sir Tennant Edward (Tay) Wilson, KNZM, OBE

October 28th, 2014 

No doubt some will have seen the death notice of Tay Wilson in this morning’s paper.  Tay was a Life member of
Maranui Swimming Club, co-founder or TSW, and was awarded a Service Award in  1977 by Swimming Wellington.

Career Company director and chartered accountant
Sports practised Rowing, badminton, golf, surf lifesaving, swimming, field hockey

Sports career
Competitive rowing (1943-1961); double sculls national junior champion
(1959); field hockey senior provincial representative (1942)

Sports administration
Former Chairman and Life Member of the New Zealand Rowing Association
and the Wellington Amateur Rowing Association; treasurer, member, judge,
selector and official of numerous sports associations (rowing, swimming,
hockey, golf, badminton); Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games in Moscow in
1980; deputy Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984;
Secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association
(1985-1990); member of the ANOC Executive (1989-1993; 1996-2000); member of the
ANOC Finance Commission (1985-1989); member of the Commonwealth Games
Federation Finance Commission (1986-1994); Chairman of the Finance Commission
of the ONOC (1985-1993); Secretary General of ONOC (1989-1993); Life Member of
the Special Olympics of New Zealand Foundation; President of New Zealand Pierre
de Coubertin Committee (1991-); President of the Pierre de Coubertin Institute
(1993-); Patron of Volleyball New Zealand Inc.

Member of other associations

Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow) and Masonry (PGD, 31*)

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 1988 to 2006; Honorary Member since 2006; member
of the following Commissions: New Sources of Financing (1989-1993), Finance

Our thoughts are with Tay’s family at this time.   A Memorial Service to be held at 2 pm on Thursday 30th October, at the Salvation Army Hutt City cnr Cornwall and Kings Crescent, Lower Hutt.

World Record for Lauren Boyle ratified

October 17th, 2014 

Congratulations to Lauren Boyle on the ratification of her World Record for the 1500m freestyle swum at the Wellington Aquatic Centre.

Mary Fisher finalist Paralympic Youth Awards

October 16th, 2014 

Congratulations to Mary Fisher who has been selected as a finalist for the Paralympic Youth Awards.  For further information please follow this link

UHSC Level 2, Naenae cancelled

October 8th, 2014 

Level 2 meet at Naenae .

Due to on going pool issues this meet has been cancelled.   Upper Hutt will focus on delivering a successful meet in January.

Swim Wellington Awards 2014

October 7th, 2014 

Swimming Wellington is seeking nominations for the Club Volunteer of the Year and Club Volunteer Coach of the Year.   Nominations close on 1 November @ 5pm with Colin Sasse with a copy to

Award criteria nomination form 2014

2015 National Qualifying Changes

October 7th, 2014 

We would like to acknowledge and ensure all swimmers are aware of the following changes to Swimming New Zealand’s nationals qualifying criteria for the 2015 season:
SNZ Junior Nationals and SNZ Age Groups- Long course and converted short course times can be used for qualification. If a swimmer uses a converted short course time they will be seeded in the slowest heat.
SNZ Div II- The event will be swum as a long course event in 2015. Long course and converted short course times can be used for qualification. If a swimmer uses a converted short course time they will be seeded in the slowest heat.
SNZ Opens- Only long course times are able to be used for qualification. Swimmers may NOT use a converted short course time.
Meet fliers for each of the events are now available on the Swimming New Zealand website.

We encourage swimmers to gain their best long course time in order for them to have competitive advantage at a national level. Swimming Wellington is providing swimmers with three opportunities to obtain long course times for nationals qualifying times, these are: Swimming Wellington Signature Meets, Swimming Wellington Open Long Course Meet, and the Swimming Wellington Long Course Summer Champs. Additional meets in 2015 are being considered at this time, pending availability of pool space. Information about the mentioned above meets can be found in the ‘pre meet info’ section of the website, or from your club.