Welcome to Tawa Swimming Club
Congratulations to Mary Fisher, awarded Disabled Sportswoman of the Year for the second year running at the Sport Wellington Awards night last night. Mary was a finalist in the Sportswoman of the Year category also, this year won by another swimmer, Samantha Lee. Swimming featured yet again with Mark Berge winning Volunteer of the Year.
Dates to remember:
18 June Signature Meet
31 July Prizegiving
25 August AGM
Wow, looks like we will have a great Club Champs this Sunday, with 83 members planning to swim!
An opportunity you may be interested in - on Friday 17 June:
Sport Wellington in partnership with Wellington High Performance Aquatics is excited to have Wayne Goldsmith in Wellington again to present a workshop targeting parents, coaches and athletes on identifying and developing talent, and how to produce winning performances. The workshop is titled Developing Talent. This must attend workshop is a great opportunity to come and listen to Wayne Goldsmith, a world renowned expert on developing talent. This builds on the workshop on Sporting Parents that Wayne delivered last year. To see the flyer, click here.
Thanks to all the swimmers, officials and supporters who came to the Gold Coast Paekakariki Shield Relay event on Sunday at Tawa - 50 Tawa Swimming Club swimmers! A great crowd of Tawa kids and loads of relay teams. Hope you all had fun. We retained the Shield for another year (3 in a row now)! Thanks to our Gold Cost zone organisers too.
Well done to all our college students who represented their schools on Saturday at the North Island Secondary School Championships in Palmerston North. These Tawa Swimming Club swimmers placed in the top 3 in their groups, and there were some other good swims among our members too.
2nd 50 Backstroke
2nd 50 Fly
2nd 200 Breaststroke
St Marys College
3rd 200 Freestyle
3rd 200 Backstroke
Good luck to 15 of our college students representing their schools at the North Island Secondary School Championships this Saturday in Palmerston North. Tawa Swimming Club members Ruby, Clara, Abby, Louis, Joel, Cerys, Danika, Shavendra, Hannah, Tyler, Sarah, Max, Lachie, Joshua and Chelsea will be representing 7 colleges - Wellington Girls, Wellington, Tawa, St Pats, St Marys, Onslow and Kapiti.
5 May 2016
Congratulations! Mary Fisher was named today headlining the 2016 Rio Paralympics swim team with Sophie Pascoe and Cameron Leslie. “Mary Fisher, break-through Para-Swimmer at London 2012 with a stunning haul of a gold, two silver, a bronze and a world record, is officially listed as ‘one to watch in Rio’ by the International Paralympic Committee. Fisher will take to the water across multiple events in the vision impairment classification”. (Swimming NZ website) Best wishes Mary!
May newsletter, includes recent and upcoming events.
Congratulations to our NAGs team on their week of swimming! Wow - great stuff individual medalists - Katie Helm, 2nd, Girls 12-13 years 200 Fly, and Joel Crampton, 3rd, Boys 14 years, 200 Fly. Katie and Joel also finished 8th in their 100Fly events.
And fantastic swimming also by -
Chelsea Parker - 4 top 10 finishes (100Breaststroke, 400IM, 200IM, 50Breast)
Louis Regnault - 2 top 10 finishes (100Backstroke, 200Backstroke)
Jenna Rolston-Larking - 2 top 10 finishes (100Fly, 200Fly)
Lachlan Mudie - 1 top 10 finish (100Fly)
Enjoy your week off! See everyone back at swimming on Monday 2 May.
Congratulations to Chelsea Parker, placing 6th in the finals of Girls 14 years 100m Breaststroke at NAGs and 7th in Girls 14 years 400IM. You can view all the results from NAGs here. Further updates about Tawa will be posted on Saturday.
Good luck to our 12-strong team competing at the National Age Goup Championships (NAGs) in Wellington this week - Joel Crampton, Thomas Downs, Katie Helm, Cerys Lewis, Lachlan Mudie, Chelsea Parker, Louis Regnault, Justin Roberts, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Shavendra Somaweera, Danika Viskovic and Elisia Wong.
From SNZ Freestyler newsletter, "Thanks to the team at R2NZ live streaming of the Mayfair Pools 2016 New Zealand Age Group Championships will be available for a subscription of just $15 for the entire week (heats and finals). We would like to thank R2NZ, who have provided our past live streaming services, for putting together this offer that will rely on this small fee to cover the costs of hosting the live stream. The live stream is available here. Please read the FAQ's for more information - these can be found in the top left corner of the live stream page."
Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in PCA Division III meet at Naenae today!
|Wynter Tickle||10&under 100Free
|Ruby Hikuroa||14&over 50Free
|Tyler Florance||13yrs 200IM
|Emma Douglass||13yrs 200IM||13yrs 50Breast||2|
|Lucy Evans||12yrs 50Free
|Hannah Craven||13yrs 50Back||13yrs 100Back||2|
|Phoebe Riddle||11yrs 50Fly||1|
|Naomi Cooper||10&under 100Breast||1|
4-7th place getters (not also medalists) - Miriam Kirby, Sian Evans, Angus Mudie, Brenna Winter, Alexander Keegan, Jake Butchard, Stanley Riddle, Caelan Wong, Alycia Evans.
Thanks to Elisia and Matthew, who took photos and checked results for us. More photos will be posted soon. See Galleries
April newsletter. Includes - upcoming dates (holiday period, events during holiday period), recent successes, general news.
Congratulations to Justin Roberts, who competed at his first NZ Opens, and of course to Mary Fisher, on her stellar successes, including a World Record in S11 50 Fly at 32.92. It was so exciting to be able to watch Mary on TV each night. How lucky we are that Mary has chosen to affiliate with us, providing such an amazing role model for our kids both in and out of the water. We look forward to following Mary’s swimming career throughout the year.
National Age Group Championships (NAGs) in Wellington is during the first week of the school holidays. We have 12 swimmers entered. Jason will be coaching at NAGs, and arranging any cover he needs for usual training times back at the pool. NAGs is a national meet for 13 years and over and it is a significant achievement to be fast enough to qualify to enter. Good luck to our team – Joel Crampton, Thomas Downs, Katie Helm, Cerys Lewis, Lachlan Mudie, Chelsea Parker, Louis Regnault, Justin Roberts, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Shavendra Somaweera, Danika Viskovic and Elisia Wong.
Best wishes to Mary Fisher and Justin Roberts, competing at NZ Opens this week!
There is no training over Easter weekend, Friday through Monday inclusive. The pool is open 10am-6pm if you want to go yourself. Enjoy your long weekend.
Congratulations to all our Division II swimmers! All 6 Division II swimmers achieved medals with Joshua Keegan picking up Silver on the last day in the Regional Medley Relay 13-14 year olds.
More medals yesterday at Division II! Congratulations Elisia (Gold, 50Back, 13 year old girls) and Max (Bronze, 100Free, 13 year old boys). And, two Tawa Swimming Club relay medals - Bronze (Mixed 14&Under 200Free Relay) and Silver (Girls 13-14 Medley Relay).
Please see Galleries for photos from Division II in Invercargill, and Junior Nationals in Auckland (February).
Congratulations on medals at Division II yesterday Elisia (Bronze, 100Backstroke, 13 year old girls), Max (Silver, Regional Relay, 200Free, Boys 13-14 years) and Abby-Leigh (Bronze, Regional Relay, 200Free, Girls 13-14 years).
Congratulations to our Division II swimmers on some amazing swims yesterday. Congratulations Elisia (Silver, 100Breast, 13 year old girls), Clara (Bronze, 100Breast, 13 year old girls) and Sarah (Silver, 400Free, 14 year old girls). The girls also won Bronze in the 200Free relay.
Good luck to our team of 6 swimmers who have headed down to Invercargill this week for the national Division II competition. They are Elisia Wong, Abby-Leigh Collier, Max Wong, Joshua Keegan, Sarah Downs and Clara Gianos.
March 2016 newsletter.
Awesome job Junior nationals team - Matthew, Gavin, Jenna, Renee, Charlotte, Clara and Lily-Anne! We placed 11th overall.
Congratulations to our medalists;
Jenna (1st 200Fly, 3rd 100Fly)
Matthew (2nd, 100Breast, 50 Breast, 200Breast, 3rd 50Free)
Renee (3rd, 50Fly)
And another 13 top ten placings by,
Gavin, Jenna, Renee, Clara and Matthew.
February 2016 newsletter
Congratulations to Shavendra Somaweera and Chelsea Parker who have been selected for the All Stars Junior team in the 2016 Zonal Competition! This Zonal Championship is based on the collegiate swimming competitions that are held in America. New Zealand has been split into 4 zones (franchises). Each team will consist of 40 swimmers made up of: 20 under 15 boys and girls and 20 16 and over men and women.
Shavendra and Chelsea will travel to Auckland to participate in this exciting teams-based meet on 13 February. Watch them on Sky Sport 4 from 5pm. Good Luck!
SW Wellington Champs, WRAC.
Congratulations to all our finalists and medallists during the weekend!
Results taken from Meet Mobile.
4-10th Place Table
|Matthew Cooper||4||100Back||Charlotte Gibbs||7||100Back|
|Renee Luo||4||50Breast||Wynter Tickle||8||100Back|
|Elisia Wong||5||50Breast||Renee Luo||9||100Back|
|Rachel Smart||5||400Free||Jenna Rolston-Larking||10||100Back|
|Chelsea Parker||6||400Free||Danika Viskovic||6||100Back|
|Clara Gianos||6||50Breast||Elisia Wong||9||100Back|
|Gavin Moon||6||100Back||Jack Singer||5||50Fly|
|Joel Crampton||6||100Back||Matthew Cooper||5||50Fly|
|Louis Regnault||6||100Back||Shavendra Somaweera||5||50Fly|
|Naomi Cooper||6||50Breast||Michael Chang||7||50Fly|
|Cerys Lewis||7||50Breast||Justin Roberts||9||50Fly|
|Max Wong||7||50Breast||Andrew Helm||9||50Fly|
|Michael Chang||7||100Back||Charlotte Gibbs||4||50Fly|
|Chelsea Parker||9||200Free||Renee Luo||4||50Fly|
|Rachel Smart||10||200Free||Lucy Singer||7||50Fly|
|Jenna Rolston-Larking||10||800Free||Katie Helm||5||50Fly|
|Justin Roberts||10||100Back||Danika Viskovic||7||50Fly|
|Katie Helm||10||400Free||Rachel Smart||5||50Fly|
|Gavin Moon||10||50Breast||Gavin Moon||7||200IM|
|Joel Crampton||8||200IM||Shavendra Somaweera||6||200IM|
|Andrew Helm||10||200IM||Charlotte Gibbs||10||200IM|
|Danika Viskovic||8||200IM||Katie Helm||10||200IM|
|Rachel Smart||7||200IM||Max Wong||9||100Breast|
|Michael Chang||8||100Breast||Thomas Downs||7||100Breast|
|Renee Luo||4||100Breast||Jenna Rolston-Larking||7||100Breast|
|Danika Viskovic||7||100Breast||Elisia Wong||8||100Breast|
|Rachel Smart||5||100Breast||Gavin Moon||5||200Back|
|Louis Reginault||4||200Back||Jenna Rolston-Larking||5||200Back|
|Phoebe Riddle||10||200Back||Danika Viskovic||7||200Back|
|Elisia Wong||10||200Back||Gavin Moon||6||50Free|
|Joel Crampton||6||50Free||Michael Chang||5||50Free|
|Shavendra Somaweera||8||50Free||Andrew Helm||7||50Free|
|Renee Luo||5||50Free||Jenna Rolston-Larking||6||50Free|
|Lucy Singer||5||50Free||Cerys Lewis||4||50Free|
|Max Wong||6||200Fly||Joshua Keegan||4||200Fly|
|Justin Roberts||6||200Fly||Andrew Helm||7||200Fly|
|Rachel Smart||5||400IM||Max Wong||9||200Breast|
|Joshua Keegan||9||200Breast||Shavendra Somaweera||4||200Breast|
|Thomas Downs||5||200Breast||Jenna Rolston-Larking||5||200Breast|
|Clara Gianos||4||200Breast||Lily-Anne Meyler||8||200Breast|
|Elisia Wong||7||200Breast||Sarah Downs||9||200Breast|
|Gavin Moon||4||100Fly||Joshua Keegan||8||100Fly|
|Shavendra Somaweera||6||100Fly||Justin Roberts||9||100Fly|
|Louis Regnault||10||100Fly||Andrew Helm||9||100Fly|
|Charlotte Gibbs||5||100Fly||Lucy Singer||8||100Fly|
|Clara Gianos||10||100Fly||Katie Helm||5||100Fly|
|Chelsea Parker||7||100Fly||Rachel Smart||4||100Fly|
|Jack Singer||8||100Free||Joel Crampton||7||100Free|
|Michael Chang||10||100Free||Andrew Helm||9||100Free|
|Jenna Rolston-Larking||4||100Free||Renee Luo||5||100Free|
|Gavin Moon||9||50Back||Michael Chang||4||50Back|
|Louis Regnault||4||50Back||Justin Roberts||6||50Back|
|Renee Luo||9||50Back||Cerys Lewis||4||50Back|
December 2015 newsletter