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.


Address for Correspondence: 
73B Peace Street, Whakatane 3120
Phone: 07 3072119 or 021 2500 556 
email address is:

Upcoming Events:

  • Auckland Central Masters Club:Swim Auckland Harbour series.
    Marathon Swim – 10km 22th April 2018

  • 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'

    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

  • 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.

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

Mike Bodger
NZ Masters Swimming

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