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29 September 2014
Signature meet points table is avaialable here.  Tawa is coming first in the 13 and over division and 2nd in the 12 and under division.  Well done swimmers.

Congratulations to Danika Viskovic, Cerys Lewis and Sean Allan who were part of the winning school swimming team (Tawa Interediate) at the Aims Games.  Extra congratulations to Danika who took out first place overall in her division.

Congratulations to Katie Trott who won bronze in the 100 Butterfly at NZ Short Course Champs

New committee voted in.  Following the recent club AGM we welcome our new committee for the 2014 to 2015 year.  See the full list of committee members here.  I'm sure everyone will join with me in supporting them in their roles.

Good luck to Tawa Club members who are representing their school at the Aims Games next week (8th to 12th September 2014) in Tauranga.  Jack Plummer, Sean Allan, Danika Viskovic and Cerys Lewis.  We are sure you will do your respective schools proud.

NZ Short Course Championships (2nd to 6 September 2014). Tawa has 5 swimmers competing at these championships - Andrew Helm, Josh Kemp, Justin Roberts, Rachel Smart and Katie Trott.  We wish them all the best.

Swim Camp Fundraiser  Swimmers in squads going to camp will be given raffle tickets to sell.  More information on the raffle can be found here.

Congratulations to Katie Trott and Shavendra Somaweera who both won medals at the NZ Secondary School Championships - Katie a gold and a silver, Shav a bronze.  Also the Tawa College relay team of Katie, Simone Gordon, Justin Roberts and Josh Kemp who won gold in the freestyle relay.

24 August 2014 Prize giving 2014 photos now uploaded in the galleries 

15 August 2014 Uniform orders being taken now - read more here.

10 August 2014
Tawa Swimmers, 
pat yourselves on the back - what an awesome result from the 2014 Wellington Short Course Championships. Another Wellington Record to Jack tonight in the 50 Free.

  • 1st club in the 12 and under section
  • 3rd club overall
  • 5 of our swimmers won their age groups - Jenna, Danika, Jack, Joel and Katie Trott, each picking up a Swim T3 voucher.
  • Our final medal count is 95! 47 gold, 26 silver and 22 bronze.  Fourth and fifth placings were 43, and 6th to 10th placings were 101.
  • 12 Wellington records (Jack 8, Jenna 2, Danika 1, Joel 1)

  • Can all 12 and under swimmers please be at prize giving where we will take a photo of you all with the 12 and under trophy

  • Thank you to all parents in the club who assisted in someway over the two weekends.

12 and under scores

Scores per age

Team Points

Number of points divided by team size

 9 August 2014

Session 7. Another 13 medals to give us a total of 86 medals, 37 fourth/fifth placings, 81 6th to 10th placings.  Two Wellington records to Jack in 100 Freestyle and 50 Breaststroke.

Session 6.  Total of 73 medals, 33 fourth or fifth placings and 75 6-10th placings.

Session 5 of Wellington Champs - medal table updated - we now have 67 medals, 27 fourth or fifth placings, and 64 6th to 10th placings.  Wellington records to Jack in the 200 IM and to Joel in the 200 Butterfly.

7 August 2014
Latest Tawa Newsletter

6 August 2014
Congratulations to Chris Plummer who qualified as a regional IOT at the first week of the Wellington Champs

2 August 2014

Session 4 Wellington Champs

And another great session for Tawa.  Total medal tally at end of weekend one is 55 medals (see table below).  In addition our swimmers achieved 23 fourth or fifth placings, and 50 sixth to tenth placings.  At the same time last year we had 31 medals. Wellington records to Danika in 50 Back and Jack in 200 Breaststroke.


Session 3 Wellington Champs

Yet more awesome swimming from Team Tawa. Another 12 medals in the pool which gives a total of 43 medals to date - 24 gold, 8 silver, 10 bronze.  Our points (which all top 10 places contribute to) have us placed 1st in the 12 and under division (after session 2) and 3rd in the overall combined division.

Wellington record to Jack in 200 Freestyle, 

Session 2 Wellington Champs

Another great session in the pool for Tawa. Our swimmers now have a total of 30 medals: 15 gold, 5 silver, 10 bronze
Congratulations to Jenna on another Wellington Record - 100 Butterfl

 

Session 1 Wellington Champs - Good start by Tawa Swimmers in Session 1 of Wellington Champs.  Wellington Record Jack in 100 IM and 100 Breaststroke and to Jenna in 50 Butterfly.  At the end of Session 1 Tawa was sitting 3rd in combined scores, and first in 12 and under division.

Tawa Medals

Name Gold Silver Bronze
Jack Plummer

100 IM

100 Breaststroke

400 Freestyle

50 Backstroke

200 Freestyle

100 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

200 IM

200 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

50 Breaststroke

100 Backstroke

50 Freestyle

 50 Butterfly  
Joel Crampton

100 IM

50 BackStroke

50 Butterfly

200 Freestyle

100 Butterfly

200 IM

200 Butterfly

200 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

100 Backstroke

50 Freestyle

100 Breaststroke

400 IM

50 Breaststroke

 
 
Danika Viskovic

50 Butterfly

100 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

100 IM

400 IM

50 Backstroke

50 Breaststroke

200 Backstroke

 

400 Freestyle

100 Breaststroke

100 Freestyle

100 Backstroke

50 Freestyle

200 IM

 200 Freestyle
Jenna Rolston-Larking

 50 Butterfly

 200 Freestyle

 100 Butterfly

 100 IM

 100 Breaststroke

 200 IM

 200 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

400 IM

200 IM

200 Butterfly

200 Backstroke

 

100 Freestyle

50 Breast

100 Backstroke

 
Katie Trott

50 Butterfly

100 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

100 IM

100 Breast

50 Breast

200 Freestyle

100 Freestyle

200 Butterfly

200 IM

 400 Freestyle
Renee Luo 

50 Breaststroke

 

50 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

100 Breaststroke 

Jack Singer 50 Butterfly

 


 
Rachel Smart  

400 Freestyle

1500 Freestyle

200 Butterfly

100 Butterfly

200 Breaststroke

400 IM

200 IM

Lachlan Mudie   50 Butterfly

50 Backstroke

200 IM

Matthew Cooper

 

 

50 Breaststroke

 
Katie Helm

 

 

200 Butterfly

 
Joshua Keegan   200 Butterfly 

 

Cerys Lewis    

50 Butterfly

400 IM

50 Backstroke

200 Backstroke

Shavendra Somaweera    

100 IM

200 Breaststroke

Justin Roberts    

50 Backstroke

Sean Allan 

 


 

200 Breaststroke 

     

 

Total 47 26

22

30 July 2014

Good luck to all our swimmers taking part in the Wellington Championships this weekend and next.  Remember to get there on time for warmup (warmup time is when you need to be in the water, not arriving, so get there early), bring snacks, drinks and warm clothing.  Report to your team manager on arrival.  Parents, a reminder that seating is for the swimmers and Team Managers.  The children need to sit together as a team and will be looked after and sent to their races by the team managers.   Swimmers need to have everything they need with them e.g. goggles, cap, food etc.  Spare seats may be used by parents solely at the discretion of the team managers.  Please do not sit in between swimmers and do not be offended if you are asked to move.

24 July 2014

Remember  - entries for Wellington Champs close this Saturday (26th) at midnight.  Get your entries in now. Reminder you must be a financial member (ie. subs paid) in order to compete at Wellington Champs (or any other meet).  Subs need to be received by the club by Monday 28th at the very latest.

20 July 2014


Congratulations to Tawa swimmers who competed at the Manawatu Champs.  Lots of PBs,  medals, towels and a Wellington Record to Jenna.

Some photos loaded under Galleries.

 

Name Gold Silver Bronze
Jenna Ralston-Larking

100 Backstroke

100 Butterfly

100 IM

100 Breaststroke

100 Freestyle

   
Rachel Smart

200 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

100 Breaststroke

 

100 Butterfly

400 Freestyle

Sean Allan 100 Breaststroke 4x50 Medley Relay  
Justin Roberts  

50 Butterfly

200 Butterfly

100 Butterfly

50 Backstroke

Lachlan Mudie  

100 IM

100 Breaststroke

4x50 Medley Relay

100 Butterfly
Joshua Keegan  

100 Butterfly

4x50 Medley Relay

100 IM

100 Breaststroke

Aaron Keegan    

100 Freestyle

Max Wong   4x50 Medley Relay  


Matson Trophy Meet

Congratulations to the Tawa relay team of Lucy Evans, Emma Hardy, Lily-Anne Meyler, Phoebe Riddle, Nathan Wong and Angus Mudie who won the relay Matson Trophy. 

Swimming Meets
Check out the meets now open on the Meet Information page.  There are several coming up that you may be interested in.
Manawatu Champs - entries close 4pm Monday 7 July
Raumati Signature Meet - entries close 4pm Friday 18 July
Wellington Champs - entries close midnight Saturday 26 July.   NB: Wellington Champs has qualifying times you must have met to be able to compete at this meet.  Next to the entry on the Meet Information page you will see an eligibility report - this will tell you which events you are qualified to enter. If you have not competed at  Wellington Champs before please note it is spread over 2 weekends  - 8 sessions in total.  Check the dates of your swims before entering.

29 June 2014
Congratulations to Katie Trott, Joel Crampton, Danika Viskovic and Jack Plummer who were part of the winning Wellington team at the 6 Centre Meet held yesterday.  There were lots of PBs, Joel got a Wellington record and Danika and Jack won all their races.  Well done Tawa swimmers.







27 June 2014
Get your entries in now for the Gold Coast Matson Trophy meet - we only have 3 swimmers entered so far.

27 June 2014
Swimming NZ Freestyler newsletter

25 June 2014 

Congratulations to the following parents/caregivers who have qualified as time keepers over recent weeks:

Greg Cooper
Rona Singer
Jaimee Stuart
Sally Rose
Robert Moon

21 June 2014

Well done Tawa Titans who finished 5th in the Metro League A final.

20 June 2014
Swimming NZ Freestyler Newsletter

19  June 2014

Important dates to note:
Sunday 17 August, 2pm, Club prize giving at Amesbury School, Churton Park

Thursday 28 August, 7pm, Club AGM in club rooms


Tawa Swimming Club June Newsletter.

Good luck to the Tawa Titans who are taking part in the final of the Metro League competition on Saturday 21 June.

Good luck to four of our swimmers: Jenna Rolston-Larking, Danika Viskovic, Jack Plummer and Joel Crampton who are attending a Swimming NZ Development camp this coming weekend.

 

Congratulations to Jenna Rolston-Larking who was the XLR8 winner for March/April 2014 in the 10 year old girls catergory.

 

 

15 June 2014

Good luck to a current club member (Kurtis Imrie) and an ex club member (Kayla Imrie) who are both heading overseas today to the Junior and U23 World Canoe Sprint Champs in Hungary. More information can be found here.

14 June 2014

Latest Swimming NZ Freestyler newsletter.

14 June 2014

It was a long evening but a great success with 7 Wellington Records broken at our Signature Meet tonight.  Four of those records went to Tawa Swimmers - Jack Plummer (2), Jenna Rolston-larking and Danika Viskovic.

Thank you to all those parents who assisted in some way tonight and for the yummy food.

Unfortunately no Tawa swimmers won in the $50 prize draws.


 

13 June 2014

Tawa Signature meet tomorrow night - parents, don't forget to bring a plate of food for the officials.

11 June 2014

The finals of the Metro League competition are being held on Saturday 21st June at the new Kapiti pool.  Attached here is the lane draw for the meet.  Tawa Titans are in the "A" final - well done everyone.

8 June

Club champs results now up on meet information.  Prize Giving will be held later in the year.

19 May 2014

Congratulations to:

Rob Moon who qualified as a time keeper at Sunday's Gold Coast Meet.

Our Gold Coast Swimmers who brought home the PB trophy.

Kurtis Imrie - who is a finalist in Wellington Sports Awards for Surf Lifesaving.


 

17 May 2014

Latest Freestyler newsletter


16 May 2014

Congratulations to Greg Cooper and Suzanne Riddle who qualified as timekeepers at the first Metroleague Round.


 

7 May 2014

Latest newsletter from Jason (Head Coach)

 


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


 


3 May - Congratulations to Cliff Roberts who has qualified as a National IOT.

 


 

 
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.