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26 July 2015


Congratulations to all swimmers on the conclusion of two long weekends of Wellington Short Course Champs.  You have all done yourselves, your parents, your coaches and the club proud - lots of PBs, lots of medals.  Some stats from the meet:

  • 3rd in the 12 and under division (the first and second placed clubs had almost double the swimmers that Tawa had)
  • 3rd in the open division (again the first and second placed clubs had almost double the swimmers that Tawa had)
  • 118 medals in total (last year our medal haul was 95)
  • The medals were spread over 23 swimmers - almost half of our team won a medal!
  • 3 of our swimmers won their age groups (Matthew Cooper, Joel Crampton and Danika Viskovic) and another 11 finished in the top 5 overall in their respective age groups
  • 1 Wellington record (Jenna Rolston-Larking)
  • Several swimmers made qualifying times for National Meets
  • Many club records broken
  • Lots of PBs
  • 3 parents from the club qualified as regional IOTs (Billie Mudie, Greg Cooper and Vicky Gibbs) and Sue Smart qualified as Regional Judge of Stroke.

Many thanks to those parents that assisted in some way over the two weekends - without parents prepared to help these meets could not take place.

25 July 2015
Session 4 completed - a great lot of PBs and another 22 medals to Tawa Swimmers. We are sitting 4th over all - just 2 points behind Karori!

19  July 2015

Congratulations to Billie Mudie, Greg Cooper and Vicky Gibbs who have qualified as Regional IOTs

At the end of the first weekend Tawa is sitting 3rd in the 12 and under competition and 4th in the overall points table - just 5 points behind Karori!  We had some more awesome swimming (and cheering) during this session and of course, lots more medals.

More awesome swimming from Team Tawa this morning.  Medal table has been updated.  It is pleasing to see that the medals haven't just come from a few swimmers - but from 19 swimmers!  And there have been awesome PBs across the team.

18 July 2015

First session of Wellington Short Course Champs completed.  Well done to everyone who competed - there were lots of PBs for Tawa Swimmers.  The medal table is shown below.  Tawa club is sitting 3rd overall after the first session!


 

Name Gold Silver Bronze Total
Joel Crampton 100 Free
200 IM
50 Fly
200 Fly
200 Free
100 Fly 
100 Back
200 Back
400 IM
50 Back
100 IM
50 Free
100 Fly
200 Free  14
Jenna Rolston-Larking 200 Breast
200 Fly
100 Fly
200 IM
400 Free
100 Free
50 Fly
400 IM
200 Free
100 IM
50 Breast
200 Back
100 Breast
50 Free
14
Matthew Cooper 200 Breast
50 Fly
200 IM
400 Free
50 Breast
100 Breast
100 IM
50 Free
100 Back
50 Back
10
Danika Viskovic  200 Breast
100 IM 
 
200 IM
50 Breast
100 Back
200 Back
50 Fly
100 Free
 
50 Back
100 Breast
50 Free
200 Free  12
Lachlan Mudie

100 Breast
100 IM

50 Breast
200 Breast
50 Fly
200 Fly
100 Fly
200 IM
400 IM
9
Katie Trott 200 Fly
100 Fly
50 Breast
400 IM
800 Free
200 Breast 
400 Free
50 Fly
200 Free
100 Breast
10
Chelsea Parker 200 Breast  50 Breast
100 Breast
200 IM
100 Fly
5
Renee Luo 50 Breast 100 Breast  200 Breast  3
Cerys Lewis 50 Free   100 Back
200 Back
50 Fly
100 Free
50 Back
100 IM
7
Justin Roberts 50 Fly   100 Back
200 Back
400 IM
4
Sean Allan 50 Breast   100 Breast  2
Charlotte Gibbs   50 Fly
100 Fly
50 Free
50 Back  4
Rachel Smart   200 Fly
1500 Free
400 IM
  3
Phoebe Riddle   100 Back
200 Back
  2
Michael Chang   50 Free   1
Louis Regnault     100 Back
200 Back
400 Free
50 Fly
50 Back
50 Free
200 Free
7
Elisia Wong     50 Breast
200 Breast
100 Breast
3
Shavendra Somaweera     50 Breast
200 Breast
2
Jack Singer     50 Fly
100 Fly
2
Ariel Kelman     200 Back 1
Gavin Moon     50 Fly 1
Tess Hindle-Daniels     100 Breast 1
Katie Helm     100 Fly 1
         
  23 47 48 118


16 July 2015

And another gold to Mary - excellent news!

15 July 2015

Congratulations to one of our senior club members and paraswimmer Mary Fisher who has already won Gold and Silver at the IPC World Champs in Glasgow.  We are all very proud of you Mary.  Live streaming and replays of her races are on http://attitudelive.com/glasgow-swimming-world-championship

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

 


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 2015 Competition Booklet
 
 
Swimming NZ Regulations effective July 2014

 

 

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