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June update 2021

June 2021

What’s happening at Swimming Wellington…….

As we head into the winter months it’s time to pull out those hoodies & long pants and wrap up warm on the way to early morning training. Short course season is well under way and there are plenty of opportunities to work on your own personal goal setting and better you PBs!

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SNZ Div II Champs    

   Swimming New Zealand ran their third meet in six weeks as Div II took place at Moana Pool in Dunedin. The meet was well attended by 60 Wellington swimmers and the club points leader board was topped by a rampant Pirates as they saw off challenges from St Pauls Swim Club and Coast. An impressive run from a squad of 17 led by coach Liam Neal and Team Managers, Janet Valentine and Shaun O’Brien. Congrats to all on a job well done.

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Free training for clubs

  

2 coaches from the region completed their Austswim training at Coastlands Aquatic centre in April and a further 5 will attend the next course taking place at Te Rauparaha Arena in mid-June.

A reminder that these courses will continue to be run throughout the second half of the year so please get in touch if you have coaches who are interested in up-skilling.


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Thanks to Martyn Newman-Hall

   Martyn wrapped up at Swimming Wellington in early May. His work within the organisation over the last 3 years has been of great benefit to the region after he took the opportunity to return back to swimming after 2 years at Swimming NZ in the early 2010s. The region has seen considerable progression during his time at the helm and we hope Martyn will stay in touch with the community after 5 years of service working within the sport.

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 Events and marketing support vacancy

     Whilst we work through Martyn’s hand over, we are looking for some part time Events and Marketing support in the region. This will consist of some fixed term hours, catering for our next 3 Regional events (Short Course Championships, Tier 1-2 & Junior Championships). If you know of anyone who would be interested in gaining some event experience, then please get in touch via events@swimwn.co.nz for more information. Some hours pre and post event will be required, of which some can be done remotely.

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Sports Awards 2021

 
  We’ve already had two winners within the community at the Hutt Valley Sports Awards; Gary Hollywood (Coach of the year and Supreme winner) and Erin Knox (Disabled/special athlete of the year), many congratulations to them both for their recognition at this prestigious event. Both Gary and Erin will be joined by Lewis Clareburt and Sam Brown at Nuku Ora’s Sports Awards in mid-June. We look forward to seeing how they fair against other sports codes from within the region.

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ADP Squad release

  

The Athlete Development Programme squad has now been released after performances from the regions swimmers were consolidated from the start of the year. These swimmers are all making strides towards the NAP (National Age Programme), which will be their next step along the athlete pathway in their swimming careers.

HPSNZ are aiding these swimmers by providing Strength & Conditioning sessions to supplement their pool training.

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 Regional Records since last report

  

Since the last newsletter release there has been a stack of Wellington records clocked, the majority of which came at SNZ Opens and NAGs, along with two at PCA’s most recent Hardcore meet at WRAC.

Congrats to all those who made records recently. We are currently reviewing our regional relay records and these should be back up and running this month.

Name

Club

Age

Distance

Stroke

time

date

Sophie Irving

Capital

Open

100

Back

1:04.61

6.4.021

Lewis Clareburt

Capital

Open

400

IM

4:09.87

6.4.021

Lewis Clareburt

Capital

Open

100

Free

49.96

8.4.21

Molly Player

Capital

16

200

Back

2:18.03

9.4.21

Lewis Clareburt

Capital

Open

200

IM

1:57.89

9.4.21

Sam Brown

Capital

17

200

IM

2:04.16

9.4.21

Lewis Clareburt

Capital

Open

200

Fly

1:57.24

10.4.21

Hannah Campbell

Tawa

14

100

Fly

1:03.86

19.04.21

Finn Harland

Pirates

15

50

Back

27.04

19.04.21

Molly Player

Capital

16

200

Back

2:17.71

21.04.21

David Zhu

PCA

14

200

Fly

2:13.14

22.04.21

Nathan Hu

PCA

8

50

Back

36.87

29.05.21

Charlie Dickison

Capital

10

100

Free

1.05.25

29.05.21


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News from your board   

   Both the Strategic Plan and Under-12 Records surveys were live from April-May. Thanks to all of you who responded to the surveys. We value all the feedback that has been sent through and are looking to use similar surveys in the future to get our community’s views to help inform important decisions. The board will be evaluating the results of this feedback in the coming weeks..  

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Long Course & 2022 calendar consultation     

  

A big thank you to all those who were involved in providing feedback on whether to hold Long Course Championships in December or January, and the 2022 calendar consultation. Both were insightful and we have really seen the added value of the feedback during both exercises. After considering the feedback, the Board made a decision to trial moving Long Course champs to December '21 instead of January '22.

Unfortunately, WCC were not able to make a date available in December, so we are retaining LC champs in January ’22. That being said will continue the conversation with Council to assess a move come December 2022, which will coincide with our confirmation of the 2022 race calendar, due to be released in July.

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Membership rollover

  

As has been communicated with clubs Swimming NZ have changed the structure of Swimming NZ’s fee for next year. The Board has decided to set Swimming Wellington fees at the same level as for the 2019/20 year. This follows from last year’s decision to reduce fees to 1/6 of the 2019/20 year due to the impact of COVID lockdowns.

The regional and national fees are broken down by category below. If you have a questions on the rollover process please don’t hesitate to reach out to either the region or Swimming NZ in the coming weeks.

All including GST

2019/20

2020/21

(Covid reduction)

2021/22

 

SNZ

SW

Total

SNZ

SW

Total

SNZ

SW

Total

Club fee

175.00

225.00

400.00

146.00

187.50

333.50

250.00

225.00

475.00

Competitive swimmer

66.50*

50.00

116.50*

51.50*

41.66

93.16*

66.50*

50.00

116.50*

Club swimmer

15.55

15.00

30.55

13.00

12.50

25.50

60.00

15.00

75.00

Coach

20.00**

-

20.00**

12.50**

-

12.50**

40.00**

-

40.00**

Voting tech official

20.00

-

20.00

12.50

-

12.50

-

-

-


* Includes $5.50 Records and Rewards and $1.00 NZ Swimmers Trust

**Additional NZSCTA Fee of $115.00 & ASCTA $22.95 will be applied.

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Dates for your calendar

  

Sat 12th to Sun 13th June – NI Secondary Schools, WRAC

Fri 25th to Sun 27rd June – SW Short Course, WRAC

Sat 31st July – SW Tier 1 – 2, Coastlands

Sat 24th July to Sun 1st Aug – Olympic swimming, Tokyo

Tues 17th Aug to Sat 21st Aug – SNZ Short Course, NAC

Sat 25th Sept to Sun 26th Sept – SW Juniors, WRAC

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That’s all for now – Kind regards from the team - Angus & Sharon                                                                 

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