Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas Message from the NZMS President

Dear Swimmers

This year, it’s been heartening to see the increased number of entries at our sanctioned meets.

South City hosted a great Nationals at an outdoor pool at Papatoetoe with numbers significantly higher they have been in recent years.

Levin demonstrated the benefits of an innovative social media campaign that managed to attract a big group of swimmers for their highly successful North Island SC Champs.

The Ashburton club are doing outstanding work in the South Island at their brand new pool. Their South Island Short Course champs was a big success and they have followed this up with a fun meet with the local Canterbury clubs.

It’s encouraging to see more clubs offering to run meets.

Next year, North Shore Masters will run our Nationals at the new Millennium pool in Albany. This is acting as a “dress rehearsal” for the 2017 World Masters Games so is being held later in the year.

As a result, the North Island SC Champs will be in May at Taupo. Thanks to both clubs for stepping up to act as hosts.

And a big thank you to all of our members for continuing to support Masters Swimming in NZ.
Let’s keep the numbers growing – support these meets and invite a few others to come along with you!

From the NZMS executive, we wish you and your families a very merry and safe Christmas.

John Fisher NZMS President