Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Record numbers at the New Zealand Swim Champs

28 September 2005

Record numbers at the New Zealand Swim Champs

The Surf Life Saving New Zealand Swim Champs are now the largest national swimming competition held in New Zealand.

This year's champs, to be held this weekend at Kilbirnie Pool in Wellington, are only the third time the Swim Champs have been held since the inaugural event in 2002. With over 400 competitors, the champs were nearly three times the size of the equivalent Australian competition.

"The Swim Champs are an opportunity for our athletes to gauge where they are at in their preparation for this season, it also gives the New Zealand selectors a chance to see who's performing well in the pool for the world's squad," says Geoff Barry, Chief Executive of Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

At the conclusion of the event on Sunday, SLSNZ will announce the first eight of twelve members to be selected for the New Zealand team to travel to the 2006 World Lifesaving Champs in Melbourne.

An invitation Australian team will go head to head with the current New Zealand pool squad on Friday night. Several key events and relays will be held on the Friday as a prelude to the weekend's competition.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland