Welcome to Tawa Swimming Club
Congratulations to Rachel Smart who has been selected for the All Stars Zonal Team to travel to Auckland to compete at the Swimming New Zealand Zonal Champs in Auckland on 8th February. We will be able to watch Rachel on Sky TV!
Wellington Summer Champs
All medals now are now on the table. Awesome swimming Tawa! We finished with a total of 69 medals, spread over 17 swimmers. This compares with last year where we had 57 medals from 13 swimmers. We also had a large number of other top 10 finishes which enabled Tawa to finish 3rd overall out of approx 30 clubs. (last year we were 4th overall). And another Wellington Record to Joel in the 100 Fly and one to Jenna also in the 100 Fly.
Also congratulations to: Clare Helm and Cecilia Wong who both qualified as Regional IOTs.
Medal table updated with session 5 medals - well done to all out medal winners.
Medals from Session 4 have been added to the table below.
Session 3 completed and medal table below updated. Congratulations to all our medal winners, and all the other top 10 placings (which gain points). Congratulations also to Joel who set a new Wellington Record in the 50 Fly.
Sessions 1 and 2 are completed with two golds (Jack and Jenna) in the 200 Free. Numerous Tawa swimmers have qualified for finals tonight.
Tawa Medal Table
|Jenna Rolston-Larking||200 Free
|Joel Crampton||50 Fly
|Danika Viskovic||200 IM||50 Breast
|Renee Luo||50 Breast||50 Fly
|Rachel Smart||400 IM||1500 Free
|Chelsea Parker||200 Breast||400 IM||50 Breast||3|
|Lachlan Mudie||200 Fly||400 IM||2|
|Katie Helm||200 Fly||1|
|Jack Singer||50 Fly||1|
|Shavendra Somaweera||50 Breast||200 Breast||2|
|Katie Trott||200 Fly||1|
|Michael Chang||50 Free||1|
|Matthew Cooper||50 Free
|Gavin Moon||50 Fly
|Josh Kemp||50 Breast||1|
|Justin Roberts||50 Back||1|
Division 2 Fundraiser
Parents of Divsion 2 swimmers are holding a fundraiser to help the team get to Dunedin. It will be a movie night on Monday 9 March at the Lighthouse Cinema, Petone to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Tickets will be on sale in the next couple of weeks. Mark the date in your diary now if you would like to attend - more information will be coming soon.
15th January 2015
Good luck to all the swimmers competing at the Wellington Long Course Summer Champs this weekend. Watch this space for updates on how the swimmers are doing over the weekend.
16 December 2014
Holiday Training times
Club swimmers finish Thursday 18th December. Resume Monday 2 February 2015.
Squads and Stars - last session before Christmas is the evening Tuesday 23 December.
29th-31st December, 10am to 12 noon for Squads (not Stars)
3 January, 6am to 8am for Squads (not Stars)
Monday 12th January - normal Squads and Stars sessions resume
No training from 5th to 11th January due to Squad Camp
27 November 2014
Well done Tawa!
We are currently leading both divisions of the Signature Meet series - the 13 and over division and the 12 and under division. Congratulations to all swimmers who have competed at Signature meets.
23 November 2014
Congratulations to Joel Crampton who broke a Wellington age group LC record yesterday in the 100 Butterfly. Well done Joel.
15 November 2014
Congratulations to Jason who tonight was announced to be the Swim Wellington Junior Coach of the Year.
15 November 2014
Our sympathy and condolences go to Jason McPhee whose father passed away yesterday. Attached is a photo of Jason and Ian shortly after Ian presented Katie Trott with her medal at NAGs. Ian was a life member of Swimming New Zealand.
11 November 2014
Congratulations to the following Tawa Club swimmers from Raroa school who along with the rest of their team came 1st in the Inter-Intermediate swimmimg competition yesterday - Joel, Josh, Lachlan, Max, Katie, Sophia, Elisia and Mark.
4 November 2014
The raffle has been drawn and the winners are:
1st Prize, InterIslander Voucher Ticket 0925 Sue Hill (sold at Countdown)
2nd Prize, Night at Solway Ticket 1057 Bruce Whittington (sold by Sarah Downs)
3rd Prize, St John's Bar Voucher, Ticket 0844, David Porta (sold by Ash Downs)
4th Prize, Autostop Voucher, Ticket 0207 Sharon Abbott (sold by Kim Keegan)
5th Prize, Autostop Voucher, Ticket 0298 Eric Raven (sold by Jan Rolston-Larking)
6th Prize, Swim T3 Voucher, Ticket 1061 Bruce Whittington (Sold by Sarah Downs)
7th Prize, Beauty and Makeup Box, Ticket 0049, Karen Young, (Sold by Clare Helm)
8th Prize, Ladies Cut and Blow-wave, Ticket 0785, Mrs McLean (sold at Spring Into Tawa)
9th Prize, Gourmet Grocery Items, Ticket 0530, Arla Fontamillas (sold by Elisia Wong)
10th Prize, Swim T3 Voucher, Ticket 0153, Brenda Herd (sold by Michael Chang)
11th Prize, Twiglands Voucher, Ticket 0539, Caelan Wong (Sold by Elisa Wong)
12th Prize, Round-a-bout Voucher, Ticket 0597, Wendy Shuker (sold by Jan Rolston Larking)
13th Prize, Chocolate, Ticket 0280, Jason McPhee
The two Itunes vouchers and chocolate slabs went to Sarah Downs and Sean Allan who sold 125 and 92 tickets respectively.
All swimmers who sold at least 20 tickets went into the draw for some chocolate bars - won by Danika.
Thank you everyone for supporting our raffle.
31 October 2014
Have you got your ticket? Our raffle has now closed and will be drawn at the start of the committee meeting on Tuesday 4 November (just before 7pm). There are 13 prizes to be won. In addition there is a prize for the two swimmers who sold the most raffle tickets. And in addition all swimmers who sold the minimum 20 tickets will go in a draw for a small reward.
29 October 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.
25 October 2014
Congratulations to the following swimmers who obtained Wellington Records in recent meets:
Jenna Rolston-Larking 50m Butterfly
Joel Crampton 200m Butterfly
Jack Plummer 50m Freestyle
29 September 2014
Signature meet points table is available here. Tawa is coming first in the 13 and over division and 2nd in the 12 and under division. Well done swimmers.
Wayne Goldsmith Notes
A few years ago a group of us were fortunate to hear Wayne Goldsmith speak in New Zealand. Recently I rediscovered his handouts and with his permission have linked them here. They make a good read. Wayne Wayne is one of the world's leading experts in elite level swimming and high performance
sport. You can read more about Wayne here http://www.moregold.com.au/about/wayne-goldsmith/
1) Top 10 questions every swimming parent wants to know
2) 50 tips for parents of young athletes
|Joel Crampton||50 Fly