Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Celebrating 900 facebook likes - Read more about our Swim T3 Voucher winner : Fiona Young

Woohoo, we have reached 900 fb page likes and in celebration we have randomly selected a fb liker to win a $50 Swim T3 voucher.

And The lucky winner is  Fiona Young

About Fiona

Fiona has just learned to swim properly in the last 5 months and has completed her first sea swim in Nelson last weekend.  Coached by Eileen and Rob Searle, she smashed her predicted time by almost 5 minutes.

In Fiona's words "I think I am hooked"


Fiona is the lovely lady in the wettie on the left.   The other lovely lady in the wettie is Fiona's friend Ruth Leckey who also took on the challenge with her.  They are joined by their coaches Eileen and Rob Searle.

Awesome job, Fiona, and a very well deserved prize!  All the best for your future swims and we hope to see you at many more events.



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Monday, 9 April 2018

Newsletter April 2018 - Mike Bodger


Memberships 2018: 
New memberships for 2018 begin on 1st July. This means that swimmers are financial for Auckland SC champs and National LC champs which are both happening before 30th June.

AGM 2018
To be held at Westwave Aquatic Centre on Friday, 25th May starting at 9am.

Websites
 www.nzmastersswimming.org.nz
 www.masterscrawl.com

Address for Correspondence: 
73B Peace Street, Whakatane 3120
Phone: 07 3072119 or 021 2500 556 
email address is: m.bodger@xtra.co.nz

Upcoming Events:


  • Auckland Central Masters Club:Swim Auckland Harbour series.
    Marathon Swim – 10km 22th April 2018
    Entry details:www.aucklandharbourswims.org.nz

  • Auckland Short Course Meeting 
    to be hosted by Roskill Masters Swimming Club on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the Cameron Pool.   Entries are now available on the Masters website or through your Swimming NZ 'My Page' https://mypage.swimming.org.nz

    At the Auckland Short Course championships there will be a new medal awarded to the winner of the 100 M breaststroke in the 40-44 age group (male and female) - The Alwyn Manley Medal in recognition of the life membership of Alwyn. Also, first place ribbons will be awarded to the winners of the Joan Monahan relay and the Ted Stewart trophy.

  • 2018 National Long Course Championships:The 2018 Long Course Championships are to be hosted by Waitakere City Masters Swimming Club on 25th/26th May at Westwave Aquatic Centre.

    By then the openwater swimming is finished and we still have in our memory the successful 2017 North Island Short course Champs hosted by Waitakere.

    Entries are now available on the website or through your Swimming NZ 'My Page' at https://mypage.swimming.org.nz.

  • Levin Swim Meeting:
    Levin Masters are holding our Annual Fun Swim meet Saturday 16 June 2018 at the Levin Aquatic Centre. As usual the longer distance events – 400m to 1500m – will be held on the Friday night. The entry form is available on the NZ Masters Swimming website

  • Taupo Masters Swimming:
    We have set date for our spring fling (non-sanctioned meet on 22/23 September 2018. The 800m and 1500m freestyle events will probably be held on Sunday morning.

  • North Island Masters Short Course Championships 2018:
    First announcement. Whakatane Masters Swimming will be hosting the event on 12th/13th October.

  • South Island Masters Short Course Championships 2018:
    A plea for a host club please. Ashburton Masters Club has hosted the previous three meetings.

A History of Swimming:
My own personal recommendation of the book entitled “Haunts of the Black Masseur, the swimmer as hero” by Charles Sprawson.

Merchandise:
“Masters Swimming in New Zealand 1973-2013” a publication by Roger Eagles. Available from the Secretary @$20 plus $5 postage.



Mike Bodger
Secretary/Treasurer
NZ Masters Swimming

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

NZ Masters Swimming - National LC champs *Important - change of date*

With great regret, due to planned maintenance of the pool being rescheduled, we are forced to change the date of the NZ Nationals from that previously advertised.

The meet will now be held over 25 and 26 May (rescheduled from 18th and 19th May).
Waitakere Masters apologises for any inconvenience this may cause you, however the change in the maintenance schedule is outside of our control and leaves us with no other option.

If you have already entered, and are unable to change your plans, please let us know by email on wcmsevents@gmail.com and we will refund your entry.

Upcoming Events

Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series 2017/18:

Sand to Surf, Mt Maunganui:  10 March
The Big Tahuna, Nelson:  31 March
King of the Bays, Auckland:  14 April

Auckland Central Masters Club: Swim Auckland Harbour series. Entry details: www.aucklandharbourswims.org.nz

Rangitoto Swim – 4.6km 18th March 2017
Marathon Swim – 10km 22th April 2018


2018 Hamilton Masters 7 Bridges swim:  8 April 2018, entry form

2018 Roskill Masters Auckland Short Course Championships - 21 April 2018: Cameron Pool

2018 National Long Course Championships:  New date:  25th and 26th May - Westwave Waitakere .   Entry form





Sunday, 18 February 2018

NZMS Top Ten Times 2017


Follow the link below to see the list of all our 2017 top ten swimmers for Men and Women Long Course and Short Course events.

NZMS Top Ten Times 2017

Congratulations to all those swimmers who made it on the list for 2017.

Top Club 2017

Congratulations to North Shore for retaining the trophy but well done to Waitakere for moving into 2nd place.

Special mention to Te Awamutu for performing so well for a small club.

Download the full results at the following link:
Top Club 2017

Winner of our Summer Holiday Give Away: $100 Swim T3 voucher

To have gone into the draw to win this voucher all you had to do was like our fb page and subscribe to our blog.

Congratulations to our winner of the $100 Swim T3 voucher.  Christopher Bishop