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17 August

Congratulations, and thanks for all your efforts, our 2 new Regional Inspectors of Turns (IOTs) - Chris Gianos and Clyde Rolston - and new National IOT Greg Cooper.  Chris, Clyde and Greg were assessed for these qualifications at the recent SW Wellington Winter Champs. Thanks also to Hugh Allan, who supports and mentors our Technical Officials. 

13 August

Wellington Winter Champs

Medal table at completion of 6 sessions. Tawa placed 5th overall and 5th in 12&Under. Congratulations to all our medal winners! And well done to all the swimmers who PB'd too. 


Name Gold Silver Bronze Total
Jenna Rolston-Larking

12yrs 200IM
12yrs 200Fly
12yrs 100Fly

12yrs 50Fly
12yrs 100Free
12yrs 100Breast
12yrs 100IM
12yrs 200Breast
12yrs 200Free 9
Joel Crampton   14yrs 200Back
14yrs 200Fly
14yrs 50Fly 
14yrs 50Back
14yrs 100Fly
14yrs 100Back
14yrs 200IM
Elisia Wong 13yrs 200Breast

13yrs 50Breast
13yrs 100Breast

13yrs 200Back 4
Shavendra Somaweera 16-17yrs 200Breast   16-17yrs 100Breast 2
Louis Regnault  

16-17yrs 50Back
16-17yrs 100IM

16-17yrs 100Free
16-17yrs 100Fly
16-17yrs 50Free
Phoebe Riddle  

11&U 400Free
11yrs 100Fly

11yrs 200IM  3
Matthew Cooper   12yrs 100IM
12yrs 200Breast
12yrs 200IM
12yrs 100Breast
Renee Luo   12yrs 50Breast   1
Danika Viskovic     12-13yrs 400IM
13yrs 100Breast
13yrs 100IM
13yrs 200Breast
Chelsea Parker     15yrs 50Breast
15yrs 200IM
15yrs 100Breast
Charlotte Gibbs    

10yrs 50Fly
10&U 200Free
10yrs 100Fly

Katie Trott    

16-17yrs 100Breast
16-17yrs 100Fly

Lachie Mudie    

14yrs 50Fly

Katie Helm    

14yrs 200Fly

Sarah Downs    

14yrs 200Free

Gavin Moon    

12yrs 100Fly


3 August

August newsletter, including Winter Champs pizza night, this Thursday, 4 August.
Future Stars coaching vacancy notice and Job description.

Good luck to our Wellington Winter Champs team, competing over the next 2 weekends. There will be no Saturday AM nor Monday AM training sessions over the next 2 weeks.

Congratulations to all our award recipients at Prizegiving last Sunday. Photos will be uploaded to the Galleries soon. 

22 July

Term 3 commences 25 July, and with this are timetable changes and structural changes to Club night/afternoon swimming. We also have lots of upcoming dates for your diaries. Newsletter.  

8 July

July newsletter. Please note there is no Club Night/Afternoon swimming through the holidays. Future and Rising Stars, Junior Development, Development and Performance Squads, you are training on your regular timetable through the holidays. 

Enjoy your school holiday break.

27 June

Well done to our teams in the Wellington Relays at Naenae last weekend. The 15 and Under 4 x 50m Medley won Bronze (Joel, Chelsea, Ruby, Joshua) and the 13 and Under 4 x 50 Free won Silver (Danika, Cerys, Matthew and Max). 

16 June

Congratulations to Mary Fisher, awarded Disabled Sportswoman of the Year for the second year running at the Sport Wellington Awards night last night. Mary was a finalist in the Sportswoman of the Year category also, this year won by another swimmer, Samantha Lee. Swimming featured yet again with Mark Berge winning Volunteer of the Year. 

12 June

June newsletter, and details of changes to Club structure commencing Term 3. 

Dates to remember:

18 June Signature Meet 
31 July Prizegiving
25 August AGM

25 May

Wow, looks like we will have a great Club Champs this Sunday, with 83 members planning to swim!   

An opportunity you may be interested in - on Friday 17 June:

Sport Wellington in partnership with Wellington High Performance Aquatics is excited to have Wayne Goldsmith in Wellington again to present a workshop targeting parents, coaches and athletes on identifying and developing talent, and how to produce winning performances. The workshop is titled Developing TalentThis must attend workshop is a great opportunity to come and listen to Wayne Goldsmith, a world renowned expert on developing talent. This builds on the workshop on Sporting Parents that Wayne delivered last year. To see the flyer, click here


18 May

Thanks to all the swimmers, officials and supporters who came to the Gold Coast Paekakariki Shield Relay event on Sunday at Tawa - 50 Tawa Swimming Club swimmers! A great crowd of Tawa kids and loads of relay teams. Hope you all had fun. We retained the Shield for another year (3 in a row now)!  Thanks to our Gold Cost zone organisers too. 

17 May

Well done to all our college students who represented their schools on Saturday at the  North Island Secondary School Championships in Palmerston North. These Tawa Swimming Club swimmers placed in the top 3 in their groups, and there were some other good swims among our members too. 



Tawa College 

Danika Viskovic
Cerys Lewis
Joel Crampton

2nd 50 Backstroke
3rd 50 Backstroke
1st 50 Fly
2nd 200 Fly
2nd 100 Fly

Onslow College 

Lachlan Mudie

2nd 50 Fly

Kapiti College 

Chelsea Parker

2nd 200 Breaststroke
2nd 50 Breaststroke
3rd 100 Breaststroke

St Marys College

Sarah Downs

3rd 200 Freestyle

Wellington College 

Louis Regnault

3rd 200 Backstroke
3rd 100 Backstroke


10 May

Good luck to 15 of our college students representing their schools at the North Island Secondary School Championships this Saturday in Palmerston North. Tawa Swimming Club members Ruby, Clara, Abby, Louis, Joel, Cerys, Danika, Shavendra, Hannah, Tyler, Sarah, Max, Lachie, Joshua and Chelsea will be representing 7 colleges - Wellington Girls, Wellington, Tawa, St Pats, St Marys, Onslow and Kapiti.

5 May 2016

Congratulations! Mary Fisher was named today headlining the 2016 Rio Paralympics swim team with Sophie Pascoe and Cameron Leslie. “Mary Fisher, break-through Para-Swimmer at London 2012 with a stunning haul of a gold, two silver, a bronze and a world record, is officially listed as ‘one to watch in Rio’ by the International Paralympic Committee. Fisher will take to the water across multiple events in the vision impairment classification”. (Swimming NZ website) Best wishes Mary! 

May newsletter, includes recent and upcoming events.

23 April

Congratulations to our NAGs team on their week of swimming! Wow - great stuff individual medalists - Katie Helm, 2nd, Girls 12-13 years 200 Fly, and Joel Crampton, 3rd, Boys 14 years, 200 Fly.  Katie and Joel also finished 8th in their 100Fly events.  

And fantastic swimming also by -

Chelsea Parker - 4 top 10 finishes (100Breaststroke, 400IM, 200IM, 50Breast)
Louis Regnault - 2 top 10 finishes (100Backstroke, 200Backstroke)
Jenna Rolston-Larking - 2 top 10 finishes (100Fly, 200Fly)
Lachlan Mudie - 1 top 10 finish (100Fly)

Enjoy your week off! See everyone back at swimming on Monday 2 May. 

19 April

Congratulations to Chelsea Parker, placing 6th in the finals of Girls 14 years 100m Breaststroke at NAGs and 7th in Girls 14 years 400IM.  You can view all the results from NAGs here. Further updates about Tawa will be posted on Saturday. 

18 April

Good luck to our 12-strong team competing at the National Age Goup Championships (NAGs)  in Wellington this week - Joel Crampton, Thomas Downs, Katie Helm, Cerys Lewis, Lachlan Mudie, Chelsea Parker, Louis Regnault, Justin Roberts, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Shavendra Somaweera, Danika Viskovic and Elisia Wong. 

From SNZ Freestyler newsletter, "Thanks to the team at R2NZ live streaming of the Mayfair Pools 2016 New Zealand Age Group Championships will be available for a subscription of just $15 for the entire week (heats and finals). We would like to thank R2NZ, who have provided our past live streaming services, for putting together this offer that will rely on this small fee to cover the costs of hosting the live stream. The live stream is available here. Please read the FAQ's for more information - these can be found in the top left corner of the live stream page."

16 April

Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in PCA Division III meet at Naenae today! 


Name Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wynter Tickle 10&under 100Free
10&under 100Breast
10&under 50Back
Ruby Hikuroa 14&over 50Free
14&over 50Fly
14&over 200IM
14&over 100Free
Tyler Florance 13yrs 200IM
13yrs 100Back
Emma Douglass  13yrs 200IM 13yrs 50Breast   2
Ryan Double


12yrs 200IM
12yrs 100Free 
12yrs 50Free
12yrs 50Fly
Lucy Evans   12yrs 50Free
12yrs 50Fly
Hannah Craven   13yrs 50Back 13yrs 100Back 2
Hannah Reid  

10&under 50Fly

Thomas Craven  

11yrs 50Fly

Phoebe Riddle     11yrs 50Fly 1
Naomi Cooper     10&under 100Breast 1

4-7th place getters (not also medalists) - Miriam Kirby, Sian Evans, Angus Mudie, Brenna Winter, Alexander Keegan, Jake Butchard, Stanley Riddle, Caelan Wong, Alycia Evans. 

Thanks to Elisia and Matthew, who took photos and checked results for us. More photos will be posted soon. See Galleries

10 April

April newsletter. Includes - upcoming dates (holiday period, events during holiday period), recent successes, general news.

7 April

NZ Opens

Congratulations to Justin Roberts, who competed at his first NZ Opens, and of course to Mary Fisher, on her stellar successes, including a World Record in S11 50 Fly at 32.92. It was so exciting to be able to watch Mary on TV each night. How lucky we are that Mary has chosen to affiliate with us, providing such an amazing role model for our kids both in and out of the water.  We look forward to following Mary’s swimming career throughout the year.

National Age Group Championships (NAGs) in Wellington is during the first week of the school holidays. We have 12 swimmers entered. Jason will be coaching at NAGs, and arranging any cover he needs for usual training times back at the pool. NAGs is a national meet for 13 years and over and it is a significant achievement to be fast enough to qualify to enter. Good luck to our team – Joel Crampton, Thomas Downs, Katie Helm, Cerys Lewis, Lachlan Mudie, Chelsea Parker, Louis Regnault, Justin Roberts, Jenna Rolston-Larking, Shavendra Somaweera, Danika Viskovic and Elisia Wong. 

27 March

Best wishes to Mary Fisher and Justin Roberts, competing at NZ Opens this week!

23 March

There is no training over Easter weekend, Friday through Monday inclusive. The pool is open 10am-6pm if you want to go yourself. Enjoy your long weekend.

14 March

Congratulations to all our Division II swimmers! All 6 Division II swimmers achieved medals with Joshua Keegan picking up Silver on the last day in the Regional Medley Relay 13-14 year olds.  


12 March

More medals yesterday at Division II! Congratulations Elisia (Gold, 50Back, 13 year old girls) and Max (Bronze, 100Free, 13 year old boys). And, two Tawa Swimming Club relay medals - Bronze (Mixed 14&Under 200Free Relay) and Silver (Girls 13-14 Medley Relay).

Please see Galleries for photos from Division II in Invercargill, and Junior Nationals in Auckland (February).

11 March

Congratulations on medals at Division II yesterday Elisia (Bronze, 100Backstroke, 13 year old girls), Max (Silver, Regional Relay, 200Free, Boys 13-14 years) and Abby-Leigh (Bronze, Regional Relay, 200Free, Girls 13-14 years).

10 March

Congratulations to our Division II swimmers on some amazing swims yesterday. Congratulations Elisia (Silver, 100Breast, 13 year old girls), Clara (Bronze, 100Breast, 13 year old girls) and Sarah (Silver, 400Free, 14 year old girls). The girls also won Bronze in the 200Free relay. 

8 March

Good luck to our team of 6 swimmers who have headed down to Invercargill this week for the national Division II competition. They are Elisia Wong, Abby-Leigh Collier, Max Wong, Joshua Keegan, Sarah Downs and Clara Gianos. 

March 2016 newsletter.

21 February

Awesome job Junior nationals team - Matthew, Gavin, Jenna, Renee, Charlotte, Clara and Lily-Anne! We placed 11th overall.

Congratulations to our medalists;

Jenna (1st 200Fly, 3rd 100Fly)

Matthew (2nd, 100Breast, 50 Breast, 200Breast, 3rd 50Free)

Renee (3rd, 50Fly)

And another 13 top ten placings by,

Gavin, Jenna, Renee, Clara and Matthew.

5 February

February 2016 newsletter

27 January

Congratulations to Shavendra Somaweera and Chelsea Parker who have been selected for the All Stars Junior team in the 2016 Zonal Competition! This Zonal Championship is based on the collegiate swimming competitions that are held in America. New Zealand has been split into 4 zones (franchises). Each team will consist of 40 swimmers made up of: 20 under 15 boys and girls and 20 16 and over men and women. 

Shavendra and Chelsea will travel to Auckland to participate in this exciting teams-based meet on 13 February.  Watch them on Sky Sport 4 from 5pm. Good Luck!

25 January

SW Wellington Champs, WRAC.

Congratulations to all our finalists and medallists during the weekend! 

Results taken from Meet Mobile.

Medal Table


Name Gold Silver Bronze Total
Chelsea Parker


 200Breast   5
Jenna Rolston-Larking




Matthew Cooper 




Joel Crampton



 400IM 4
Shavendra Somaweera   50Breast  100Breast 2
Rachel Smart   1500Free 200Fly 2
Josh Keegan   800Free  400IM 2
Katie Helm   200Fly   1
Renee Luo    


Danika Viskovic     50Breast 1
Gavin Moon     50Fly 1
Cerys Lewis     50Fly 1
Clara Gianos     100Breast 1
  12 13 14 39

4-10th Place Table

Name Place Event                        Name Place  Event 
Matthew Cooper 4 100Back    Charlotte Gibbs  7  100Back
Renee Luo 4 50Breast    Wynter Tickle  8  100Back
Elisia Wong 5 50Breast    Renee Luo  9  100Back
Rachel Smart  5 400Free    Jenna Rolston-Larking  10  100Back
Chelsea Parker 400Free    Danika Viskovic  6  100Back
Clara Gianos 6 50Breast    Elisia Wong  9  100Back
Gavin Moon 6 100Back    Jack Singer  5  50Fly
Joel Crampton 6 100Back    Matthew Cooper  5  50Fly
Louis Regnault 6 100Back    Shavendra Somaweera  5  50Fly
Naomi Cooper 6 50Breast    Michael Chang  7  50Fly
Cerys Lewis 7 50Breast    Justin Roberts  9  50Fly
Max Wong 50Breast    Andrew Helm  9  50Fly
Michael Chang 7 100Back    Charlotte Gibbs  4  50Fly
Chelsea Parker 9 200Free    Renee Luo  4  50Fly
Rachel Smart  10 200Free    Lucy Singer  7  50Fly
Jenna Rolston-Larking 10 800Free    Katie Helm  5  50Fly
Justin Roberts 10 100Back    Danika Viskovic  7  50Fly
Katie Helm 10 400Free    Rachel Smart  5  50Fly
Gavin Moon 10 50Breast    Gavin Moon  7 200IM 
Joel Crampton 8 200IM   Shavendra Somaweera 6 200IM
Andrew Helm 10 200IM   Charlotte Gibbs 10 200IM
Danika Viskovic 8 200IM   Katie Helm 10 200IM
Rachel Smart 7 200IM    Max Wong 100Breast 
Michael Chang 8 100Breast   Thomas Downs 7 100Breast
Renee Luo 4 100Breast   Jenna Rolston-Larking 7 100Breast
Danika Viskovic 7 100Breast   Elisia Wong 8 100Breast
Rachel Smart 5 100Breast   Gavin Moon 5 200Back
Louis Reginault 4 200Back   Jenna Rolston-Larking 5 200Back
Phoebe Riddle 10 200Back   Danika Viskovic 7 200Back
Elisia Wong 10 200Back   Gavin Moon 6 50Free
Joel Crampton 6 50Free   Michael Chang 5 50Free
Shavendra Somaweera 8 50Free   Andrew Helm 7 50Free
Renee Luo 5 50Free   Jenna Rolston-Larking 6 50Free
Lucy Singer 5 50Free   Cerys Lewis 4 50Free
Max Wong 6 200Fly   Joshua Keegan 4 200Fly
Justin Roberts 6 200Fly   Andrew Helm 7 200Fly
Rachel Smart 5 400IM   Max Wong 9 200Breast
Joshua Keegan 9 200Breast   Shavendra Somaweera 4 200Breast
Thomas Downs 5 200Breast   Jenna Rolston-Larking 5 200Breast
Clara Gianos 4 200Breast   Lily-Anne Meyler 8 200Breast
Elisia Wong 7 200Breast   Sarah Downs 9 200Breast
Gavin Moon 4 100Fly   Joshua Keegan 8 100Fly
Shavendra Somaweera 6 100Fly   Justin Roberts 9 100Fly
Louis Regnault 10 100Fly   Andrew Helm 9 100Fly
Charlotte Gibbs  5 100Fly   Lucy Singer 8 100Fly
Clara Gianos 10 100Fly   Katie Helm 5 100Fly
Chelsea Parker 7 100Fly   Rachel Smart 4 100Fly
Jack Singer 8 100Free   Joel Crampton 7 100Free
Michael Chang 10 100Free   Andrew Helm 9 100Free
Jenna Rolston-Larking 4 100Free   Renee Luo 5 100Free
Gavin Moon 9 50Back   Michael Chang 4 50Back
Louis Regnault 4 50Back   Justin Roberts 6 50Back
Renee Luo 9 50Back   Cerys Lewis 4 50Back
Elisia Wong 8 50Back        



December 2015 newsletter




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 2016 Competition Booklet
Swimming NZ Regulations effective August 2015



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