Coaches Corner – June 2021

June 17, 2021

Here’s the memo for the month of June. 

Holiday Timetable 

Below is the timetable for the July School Holidays. I’ll be away through Week 1 and Sam is potentially away through week 2 so we’ve had to consolidate some sessions. 

BOP Relays 

Congratulations to all those who came along to the BOP Relay Champs this past weekend. It was a GREAT day for us and showed real progression from the last relay champs in 2019!  

That year we took 100 odd swimmers but mostly finished 3rd or 4th in events, winning none, and sat in fourth place on points behind Mount Maunganui, Swim Rotorua, and Evolution.   

This year we took fewer swimmers but won quite a few events and at the halfway stage we were leading the competition by 10 points! SBOP have kept the overall winners under wraps and plan to announce it at the SBOP Prizegiving next month – but I’ve got a strong feeling that we won! 

Hamilton/Taupo Meets 

Awesome swimming for our teams at both events. At the Hamilton Qualification Meet our team of 8 watched live as a swimmer qualified for the Olympics (it was deafening!) and our swimmers did really well with everyone making finals and coming out to fireworks and flash lighting displays! At the Taupo XLR8 Meet we had a team of 30-odd with great results and PB’s. Among the successes was Hunter Sands getting his first NZ Short Course qualifying time!

Tri-Series Tour 

Congratulations to Sarah Cummings who has been selected for the NZ Tri-Series Tour. This is a development tour where they choose 48 top swimmers from across the country to participate in ISL type swimming matches across a week. They’ll be drafted in to one of three teams and compete for supremacy! It’s an awesome opportunity, so well done to Sarah! 

Hayden at the Olympics

Squad swimmer Hayden Wilde is currently overseas in his buildup to the Olympic Games for Triathlon. He just placed 5th at the World Triathlon Series in Leeds and races at the Euros this weekend. His Olympic debut will be on the 26th of July in the Individual Men’s Triathlon, and the Mixed Team Relay is on the 31st!

Club Night 

This quarter’s club night is on next week – 26thJune. Entries for seniors are open online on Fastlane so make sure to enter! Those who are in the NZ Short Course group – emailed previously – will be in charge of fundraising on the night so will be needed for both the junior session AND the senior session. 

Upcoming Events  

26thJune – LVWASC Club Night (LVW Pool) 

  • Entries should be available on Fastlane and at the front desk 

3rd-4thJuly – Waikato Winter Short Course (Hamilton) 

  • Not a targeted meet but available to those seeking qualifying times. Not to be targeted ahead of BOP Short Course!
  • Entries close 24thJune

9th-11thJuly – BOP Short Course Champs (Tauranga)  

  • Flier attached
  • This is our regional champs so a big target for all qualified swimmers!
  • Entries close 4thJuly

17th-21stAugust – NZ Short Course Champs (Auckland) 

1st-3rdOctober – Evolution Spring Champs (Tauranga) 

  • Details TBC

22nd-24thOctober – Central North Island Champs (Rotorua) 

  • Details TBC 


Thank you to the following organisations that have generously sponsored our club.


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