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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 S
quad 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

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.