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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

2015 National Qualifying Changes

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


Bank account of paying subs, squad fees, meet entry fees etc is:
BNZ Tawa 02-0552-0046904-000
Account name - Tawa Swimming Club
Swimming NZ 2014 Competition Booklet
Swimming NZ Four Year Calendar (effective June 2013)
Swimming NZ Regulations effective July 2013 



Tawa Swimming Club is located in the suburb of Tawa, 15km from Wellington City.  Our aim is to promote, foster and encourage swimming.  We accept children from the age of five who can complete two lengths (50m) freestyle and two lengths backstroke and 1 length (25m) breaststroke.  Our emphasis is not only on teaching children to swim but introducing them to the competitive sport of swimming.  We do this through our monthly club time trials, and as children progress through the levels of the club they are given the opportunity to join our competitive squads.
If you are interested in club swimming for your child please contact our Club Captain.
If you are wanting to join our competitive squads (entry criteria apply) please contact our Head Coach.