Masters – some dates for your diary:
North Island Masters Short Course Championships 2019: Whakatane Masters Club is hosting this event on 20th and 21st September. The closest motel is One88 on Commerce, located about 200metres from the Aquatic Centre. Online entries are open on the Swimming NZ website using MyPage.
Raumati Masters Swim Meet 2019: Saturday 19th October at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre, Paraparaumu. Closing date for entries is Friday 4th October. More details here.
Round North Head Classic 2.5km / 1.2km open water swim from Devonport to Cheltenham. 11am, 16th November. More details here.
Herne Bay to Watchmans Island Swim 2.4km, 17th November. Details here.
National Long Course Championships 2019: To be held in Auckland 22nd and 23rd November.
King of the Bays 2.8km open water swim from Milford to Takapuna, to be held on 7th December. More info
New Zealand Masters Games Pool and Open Water Swimming– 7th-9th February 2020:
The Dunedin Masters Swimming club will once again be hosting the New Zealand Masters Games pool swimming and open water events over Waitangi Weekend in 2020. Club organisers are Stephen Clarke and Mark Johnson. The pool swimming will be held at Moana Pool on Friday evening and two sessions on Saturday (7th-8th), followed by open water swimming at Vauxhall Yacht Club on Sunday morning (9th). You don’t have to be a “Competition Member” to enter either event and the open water swimming provides an opportunity to give this increasingly popular sport a go. You’ll need a wetsuit for the open water.
FINA World Masters
At the time of writing, one of our morning coaches Brent Foster is competing in the 2019 FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. We’ll update you with his final tally but he is doing very well, having just won an age group gold medal in the 400 IM with a blistering 5.01 minutes, setting a New Zealand record in the process. Well done Brent!