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16 February 2017

Good luck to our 13 juniors competing in the inaugural All Stars Zone Junior Festival in Wellington this weekend. Our swimmers are Briana Trewern, Joel Florance, Hannah Reid, Lily Thomason, Charlotte Gibbs, Nathan Wong, Angue Mudie, Gavin Moon, Jack Singer, Anna Comeskey, Alex Keegan, Naomi Cooper and Phoebe Riddle.  

15 February 2017

Please find the February (2) newsletter here.

24 January 2017

Please find the January/February Club newsletter here

Congratulations to our 14 medallists, and to a further 15 top 10 place getters, as at the completion of Swimming Wellington Summer Championships! Tawa holds 40 medals, with 14 Golds spread across 7 different medallists. Congratulations to Jenna Rolston-Larking setting a new Wellington Record for 12 years 100 Fly, swimming next to Olympian Helena Gasson. Jenna swam a 1.07.08 on Monday morning in preliminaries. Congrats also to Chelsea Parker and Joel Crampton - their selection in the All Stars Zonal 15 and Under team competing in Auckland on 11 February was announced on Monday morning. 

Medal table

Name Gold Silver Bronze Total
Jenna Rolston-Larking


Joel Crampton 200Fly
200IM 5
Matthew Cooper 100Breast
50Breast   3
Chelsea Parker 400IM   50Breast
Elisia Wong 100Breast 50Breast   2
Sarah Downs 200Back    400Free 2
Katie Helm 200Fly     1
Clara Gianos   50Breast   1
Hannah Reid   200Fly   1
Lachlan Mudie     200Fly
Danika Viskovic     50Breast
Ollie Robinson     100Breast
Louis Regnault     50Back 1
Cooper Presling     50Breast 1


Top 10 place getters (those who are not also medallists) include Max Wong, Nathan Wong, Alexander Keegan, Tyler Florance, Shavendra Somaweera, Naomi Cooper, Wynter Tickle, Gavin Moon, Joshua Keegan, Ruby Hikuroa, Amy Teekman, Lily-Anne Meyler, Cerys Lewis, Lucy Singer, Jack Singer. 

20 January 2017

Good luck to our 44 swimmers competing at Swimming Wellington Summer Championships this long weekend!

15 January 2017

Happy New Year! Junior and Senior camps are in their last day today. This coming week, Future Stars and up are mostly back to the regular timetable. Remember this Friday (20/01) and Saturday (21/01) are training blackouts for Wellington Summer Champs. 

22 December 2016

SW Summer Champs merchandise, early bird rates close 11 January. SW Summer Champs entries, closing date 15 January.

Capital Classic and Ocean Kids 29 January. 

Have a great Christmas and New Year break!

15 December 2016

BBQ and Pool Fun night tonight 6.15pm-7.30pm. All members welcome. $1 per sausage.

Congratulations to our Club members who were recognised at the annual Swimming Wellington Awards ceremony in November – Mary Fisher (Billie Fitzsimmons Trophy, Swimmer of the Year, Swimmer with a Disability), Andrew Evans (Volunteer Coach of the Year) and Veronica Gould (Honours Award).  Fantastic work, and recognition for it. A full awards list is available here https://wellington.swimming.org.nz/article.php?group_id=1361

December Club newsletter

15 November 2016

All training tonight is cancelled - the driving conditions are dangerous. Please stay home and pass the message to other swimmers.

14 November 2016

Tawa Pool is open today, following the earthquake last night. Training is as usual this evening. 

13 November 2016

Good luck to the more than 60 Tawa swimmers at the Gold Coast meet at Tawa Pool tonight! Lots of chocolate to be consumed with PBs. Here is the November Club newsletter.

16 October 2016

Congratulations to Joel Crampton on his medal swim at NZ Short Course Championships during the school holdiays. Joel achieved a Bronze in 200Fly. Many of our other swimmers recorded excellent swims too with lots of PBs.

Labour Weekend - There is no swimming on Saturday or Monday

October Club newsletter

26 September 2016

Good luck to our team of 12 swimmers heading to Auckland next week (2-6 October) to compete in the New Zealand Short Course Championships! We are proud of your efforts and know you will represent us well. Our swimmers are Joel, Justin, Sarah, Katie H, Cerys, Lachlan, Chelsea, Louis, Shavendra, Katie T, Danika and Elisia. 

20 September

School holiday timetable: No swimming for Club Night/Afternoon sessions or Rebels/Vipers.Training recommences Monday 10 October.

Future Stars, Rising Stars, Junior Development, Development and Performance squads have training during the first week of school holidays, then a 2-week training blackout. Training recommences Monday 17 October.

12 September

Wow! Go Mary!  From NZ Herald, 10 Sept - Vision impaired swimmer Mary Fisher led the way for New Zealand, not only winning gold in the women's 100m backstroke S11 but also doing it in a world record time of 1:17.96m, winning by more than two seconds.

September Club newsletter    

5 September

Swimming Wellington has released the 2017 Calendar, availble on the Meet Information page.

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



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