Welcome to Tawa Swimming Club
17 May 2015
Congratulations to a former club member - Kayla Imrie - who along with her team mates have just won gold at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the K4 500.
8 May 2015
Final night of NAGs - Joel, Katie Trott and Katie Helm all made finals. Congratulations to Joel on gold in the 200 Fly and a Wellington record.
Day 4 NAGs
Our finalists tonight are: Katie Trott, Joel Crampton and Justin Roberts.
Congratulations to our awesome club Captain, Sue Smart, who is a finalist in the volunteer section of the Wellington Sports Awards. Well done Sue!
5 May 2015
Day 2 NAGs
Both Chelsea and Katie Trott have made finals tonight - well done girls.
Day 1 NAGs
Congratulations to both Chelsea and Joel who swam in finals tonight.
1 May 2015
Good luck to our swimmers competing at the National Age Group championships (NAGs) starting Tuesday 5 May. Tawa swimmers competing are:
Katie Helm, Ariel Kelman, Chelsea Parker, Katie Trott, Joel Crampton, Andrew Helm, Josh Kemp, Louis Regnault, and Justin Roberts
19 April 2015
Congratulations to our team of swimmers who competed at the PCA meet yesterday. We had 23 swimmers compete with a total of 23 medals won, plenty of PBs and lots of top 7 finishes. The medal table is shown below. There are a couple of photos loaded under galleries with more to come.
100 back100 free
|Max Wong||100 Fly||50 Fly||
|Phoebe Riddle||200 IM||100 Back||2|
|Jack Singer||50 fly||1|
|Charlotte Gibbs||50 Free||1|
|Lily-Anne Meyler||100 Fly||1|
|Alycia Evans||50 Fly||1|
|Emma Douglass||100 Free||1|
|Tamara Kelman||100 Free||1|
13 April 2015
Good luck to Katie Trott and Rachel Smart who head to Auckland tomorrow for the NZ Opens. Don't forget the finals can be watched live on Sky Sports 4 from 7pm each evening.
21 March 2015
The last night at Div2 saw the following Tawa medal winners:
Shavendra and Tess, Gold 200 Breast
Lachlan, Bronze, 100 Fly
Michael, Bronze, 50 Free
Shavendra, Bronze in the 4 x 100 Regional Medley Relay
And if there had been a prize for the best "Ugly Sweater" team, then Tawa surely would have won.(see photos in gallery)
Tawa finished 5th club overall out of 86 clubs - awesome swimming Team Tawa.
Day 4 Div 2. Finalists tonight are:
200 Breast: Shavendra, Thomas, Tess
100 Butterfly: Lachlan, Joshua
50 Free, Tess, Michael
20 March 2015
Medal winners tonight at Div 2 are as follows:
Lachlan, bronze in the 200 Butterfly
Shavendra, bronze in the 100 Freestyle
Tess, silver in the 100 Freestyle
Sean, bronze in the 400 Individual Medley
Lachlan, Shavendra, Sean and Josh gold in the 4 x 100m Club Medley Relay
Day 3 - Finalists tonight at Div2 are:
200 Butterfly: Lachlan
100 Freestyle: Shavendra, Michael, and Tess
50 Backstroke: Michael and Thomas
Club medley relay teams
19 March 2015
Finals tonight were long and hard but some pleasing results:
Gold to Shavendra in the 50 Breast, Silver in the 200 IM and Gold in the Wellington Regional Relay team
Gold to Tess in the 200 Free, Bronze in the 50 Breast and Silver in the Wellington Regional Relay team
Team Tawa sitting 4th overall after first day of racing (and top Wellington club)
Day 2, Division 2. Through to the finals tonight we have:
200IM: Sean, Shavendra and Thomas
100 Back: Thomas and Michael
50 Breast: Sean Shavendra and Tess
200 Freestyle: Tess
Plus several Tawa swimmers are in the Regional 4x100 Freestyle relay teams:
15 & Over boys: Thomas, Michael and Sean
14 & Under boys: Shavendra
15& over girls: Tess
Some Div 2 photos have been added to the galleries.
18 March 2015
4 gold medals to Tawa on the first night of finals at Div2. Individual golds to:
Shavendra Somaweera in the 100 Breast
Tess Hindle-Daniels in the 100 Breast
Lachlan Mudie in the 50 Butterfly
Team gold to Sean, Joshua, Lachlan and Shavee in the 4x100 club freestyle relay.
Medal table below:
|200 IM||100 Freestyle||5|
|Tess Hindle-Daniels||100 Breaststroke
|100 Freestyle||50 Breast||5|
|Lachlan Mudie||50 Butterfly|| 200 Butterfly
|Sean Allan||400 IM||1|
|Michael Chang||50 Freestyle||1|
|Sean, Joshua, Lachlan, Shavendra||4x 100 Club Free Relay
4x 100 Club Medley Relay
|Shavendra||4x100 Regional Free Relay||4x 100 Regional Medley Relay|
|Tess||4x100 Regional Free Relay|
18 March 2015
Session 1 of Div2 sees several of our swimmers in finals tonight:
200 backstroke - Lachlan Mudie and Thomas Downs
100 Breaststroke - Sean Allan, Shavendra Somaweera, Thomas Downs and Tess Hindle-Daniels
50 Butterfly - Lachland Mudie, Michael Chang and Tess Hindle-Daniels.
16 March 2015
Good luck to Sean Allan, Michael Chang, Sarah Downs, Thomas Downs, Tess Hindle-Daniels, Joshua Keegan, Lachlan Mudie and Shavendra Somaweera who are heading to Dunedin tomorrow to compete at the Division 2 National Competition. Over 300 swimmers from 86 clubs will be at the meet. Results can be found on Meet Mobile or on the Swimming NZ website.
Congratulations to Danika Viskovic, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Joel Crampton and Katie Helm for being selected for Swimming NZ Junior camps being held throughout New Zealand.
Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraisers for the Div2 Swimmers. The movie night was a sell out and enjoyed by all who attended. The "chocolate" raffle was drawn and the winner was Leonard. Thank you to Annie Hindle who donated the prize for this raffle.
Other raffles were sold and drawn at the movie - 3 hampers donated by Sandra Danker, and a voucher donated by Pak n Save Porirua. Thanks to all the raffle sponsors and to those that either purchased a movie ticket or a raffle ticket - we raised over $1200.
Individual medal table updated below following the completion of NZ Juniors. Well done to all Tawa swimmers who competed. In addition some of the Tawa swimmers were in Wellington Regional relay teams. Danika and Cerys were in the winning 200m free relay and Danika, Cerys and Jenna were in the 200m medley relay which finished third. Joel was part of the Wellington relay team who finished second in the 200m medley relay and third in the 200m freestyle relay. The Tawa Club finished 6th overall (out of 83 clubs) which is a fantastic result.
2nd Session NZ Juniors completed - 1 more medal to the Tawa tally.
Congratulations to our Junior swimmers who performed well at the first session of NZ Juniors. The medal chart is below:
|Renee Luo||100 Fly||50 Breast||
100 Fly (WR)
200 Fly (WR)
|400 IM||50 Fly (WR)||4|
|Jenna Rolston Larking||100 Fly||50 Fly||2|
|Danika Viskovic||200 IM||1|
|Katie Helm||200 Fly||1|
Good luck to the following swimmers competing at NZ Juniors this weekend: Renee Luo, Mathew Cooper, Danika Viskovic, Elisia Wong, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Cerys Lewis, Joel Crampton, Gavin Moon, Lucy Singer and Katie Helm. We wish you all the best.
Wairarapa Short Course Championships
Well done to Jenna Rolston-Larking, Sarah Downs and Sean Allan who competed at this event. Jenna won 3 golds and 1 silver, Sean won 1 gold and 1 silver, and Sarah won a bronze.
Manawatu Age Group Championships
Well done to Cerys Lewis & Lachlan Mudie who competed this weekend. Cerys won 1 x Gold, 3 x Silver and 2 x Bronze and Lachlan won 1 x Gold & 1 Silver.
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