National Qualifiers 2015

NZ Junior Championships 2015

Jessica Martin, Connor Farrell, Madison Fuller, Edward Fuller, Louis Fitzjohn, Mia Gardiner, Daniel Harrington, Jacob Browne

NZ Age Group Championships 2015

Tessa Bradley, Libby Bradley, Danielle Waiari, Lucy Happe, Marijke Hattingh, Islah Kerr-Aim, Connor Farrell, Lochlainn O'Connor, Ella Moor, Ella Browne, Keeley Johns, Jessica Martin, Cai Jager

NZ Division II Competition 2015

Libby O'Toole, Lys Game, Kim Cadzow, Jasmine Baggaley

NZ Open Championships 2015

Nathan Capp, Danielle Waiari, Lucy Happe

NZ Short Course Champs 2014

Islah Kerr-Aim, Lucy Happe, Tessa Bradley, Stacey Muir, Ella Moor, Claudia Capp, Dannielle Waiari, Calum Gilmour, Libby Bradley, Nathan Capp, Lochlainn O'Connor


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Club Champs results here. Records also updated...see Club Info page under Records
Also, the first meet of the winter is on in Taupo 6-7 June. This is a two day meet with heats on day 1 and finals on day 2. Caters for all ages and abilities.


NAGs wrap up. Libby Bradley added a gold (1st=) in the 100m freeestyle to the team tally of 1 Silver, and 2 bronze medals. Top work Libby and Lochlainn. In addition a number of swimmers made finals (some narrowly missing the podium) to be top 10 in NZ. These were Islah Kerr-Aim, Tessa Bradley, and Keeley Johns along with relay members Ella Moor, Marijke Hattingh, Ella Browne, Danille Waiari  and Cai Jager. In other swims outside of the finals there were some excellent times swum...Ella Browne 400m free in 4:45.13, likewise Connor Farrel 4:43.50 (11th).

Significantly the team had a PB rating of 63% which was the highest from the BOP clubs and one of the highest of all NZ clubs of similar or larger size taking part. Well done to the coaching staff on that as well!

Live SwimmingNZ results here


Three and a half days down at NAGS and there have been a few medals coming in...and they are all in the splash and dash events at this stage. Libby Bradley with two bronzes in the free and fly. Lochlainn O'Connor won a silver in the freestyle 50. A handful of finals berths and PB's as well.

03.05 Tuesday sees Day 1 of the National Age Group Championships. This is the premier competition for 12-18 year olds in NZ Swimming. Congratulations to all those qualifiers and to see 13 swimmers on the blocks in 2015 continues the upwards performance trend and is a direct result of superb coaching, increased commitment from swimmers and parents and top organization. Overall we see an increase in the skills and fitness base throughout all squads which augers well for the future. Go Greerton!!!! Michael

The GSC AGM and prizegiving was a chance to recognize the achievements of both swimmers and the committee and other contributors. Trophies and certificates were all much deserved. The club itself is in a healthy position in terms of governance, organization and finances. We have had a wonderful committee and it looks to have been even strengthened for the coming season.

20.04 Westwave hosted the final NAGS qualifying meet of the year. Stunning result for Cai Jager making the 50m and 100m free marks with a 26.84 and 58.77 LC. Ella Moor added the 50 free to her events and was oh so close with two others. Keeley Johns had three wins in her age group, Connor Farrell two as had Marijke Hattingh. Lots of PB's all round. Looking good for NAGS!!! Michael

Some stunning results for Nathan Capp at Opens. A PB (BOP record) 400m free on day one hinted at some good form but not at a shattering of a long standing NZ 400m IM record (in 4:17) followed on the same evening by a 7:58 800m NZ record. Equally importantly the 400IM was well under the world championships qualifying time. Finally a NZ record by 7 seconds over 1500m 15:15.50. Well done Nathan. P.S. Not to mention winning the State Ocean Swim Series on the back of that week. Danielle Waiari and Lucy Happe also had the honour of representing the GSC at Opens...Weel done both.


As we look foward to the club prizegiving on the 30th April there is still plenty of swimming going on as we move into the big season of Nataional championships Opens and NAGS. Saturday saw a small team at the Papatoetoe Meet in Auckland. Standout performances: the first sub 60 100m free for Cai Jager which was backed up by a 26.90 50 free. A 2:15.81 200 free for Marijke Hattingh augers well for NAGS. Keeley Johns snared a bunch of good PB's and a 28.88 50 free from Ella Moor saw her come agonisingly close to another NAGS qualifier.

All the best to our representatives at NZ Open Champs. Nathan Capp, Danielle Waiari and Lucy Happe.


The 2015 Club Champs were a big sucess. Trophies won will be presented at the annual prizegiving on Thursday evening April 30th.

Congratulations to all those who competed at Cluster and Western Bay School Champs. Too many goods results to individually mention but lots of GSC names prominent.

Finally BOP Age Group LC on the weekend produced a few good swims and the odd NAGS QT.


Div II summary: Kim Cadzow provided a surprise highlight by winning bronze in the 100m butterfly narrowly missing the NAGS time with 1:14.17. Libby O'Toole just missed the podium with two 4ths (50m free 29.89 and 200m free 2:25.44). Lys Game managed a top 5 in the 200 IM and made a number of other finals. Jasmine Baggaley swam to 9th in the 800m freestyle and a big pb over 400m free 5:14.54



What a team! Congrats on 5 BOP titles and a bunch of great swmming. It was a lot of fun and we certainly won the award for loudest team.SUNLIVE ARTICLE..BOP TIMES ARTICLE

01.03 Congratulations to our medalists and finalists (of which there were several) at the Central Swimming LC Champs in Hamilton over the weekend. Michael
23.02 NZ JUNIORS are done for 2015. Some top efforts especially a 5th for Jess Martin in the 100 fly with a 1:13 NAGS qualifier. Connor Farrell also went top 10 in the 50 free and just missed bronze in the regional relay. Louis Fitzjohn was 8th in the 50 fly and a big PB in the 50 free. Madison and Edward Fuller swam a clutch of PB's too. Michael
7.02 Congratulations and successful swimming wished to Danielle Waiari, Libby Bradley, Islah Kerr-Aim and Nathan Capp. Watch them compete for the regional Aquaknights team at the NZ Zonal Challenge on Sky Sport 4, Sunday 8th Feb at 5pm. See BOP Times Article. Michael
20.01 Wellington Champs are over. Plenty to celebrate from our team of 16 swimmers. Lots of PB's and medals. See results on Meets page. Michael

The final Dawn Racer of the year was even better attended thanm the first one. I'm sure all who attended picked up some goos tips from our guest coaches - Thanks Matt Stanley, Nathan Capp, Dylan Dunlop Barret and Nielsen Varoy.


Special mention to Libby Bradley for her awesome performances at Victoria Age Group Champs. Libby just missed medals with a two 4th placings against some of Australias best. 100% PB's... and finals and a BOP record. Top effort!!!

We also had three swimmers and one coach in the central region tri series competition with some excellent swimming (and coaching). Well done Lochlainn, Islah and Tessa (and Tai).


BOP Juniors. Day one beautiful. Day two not so. You stuck at it and achieved medals and personal bests all over the place...including a few relay medals...


Wow, two meets down in quick succession. Splash Attack in Rotorua (LC) and the Taupo Cash Meet. All results are up on the meets page. Check out the press here.


19.11 Well done to all our swimmers who swam at the Mount Hot Stuff Meet. This weekend we are outdoors doing some rare long course swimming in Rotorua. The forecast is for 20 degrees and rain so come prepared. Provisional Psych Sheets are on the Meets page. We have a big team of 35 swimmers. See you all there. Michael

Thanks Guys...we all (parents and swimmers) had heaps of fun. 40-50 GSC swimmers were inspired by International Swimmers Nielsen Varoy, Matt Stanley, Nathan Capp, George Schroeder and Jeffrey Arona-Tuifana'e. Love to see you all again next time (20 December 2014). Check out the BOP Times.


Join the action with some of NZ's Elite swimmers. The DAWN RACER series is here. Round 1 is THIS SATURDAY the 8th November. This is a fun session for all swimmers hosted by Swimming Opportunties and our own International Nathan Capp who will be joined by other Aquablacks. The morning will consist of workshops, demonstrations and some team racing. So make sure you are up early and at the pool 6am to 8am.


The Papamoa Polar Plunge lived up to it's name...not so much the water, more the chilly air temperature. Well done to Pearl, Baxter, Kyra, Elliott and Ian who all did so well...and that at the first swim meet for most of you



Congratulations to our Aims Games medalists Jessica Martin, Connor Farrell and Marijke Hattingh. These are really top results at what is effectively a national championship level meet. Also some nice swims and big PB's from Kate Kuka, Jasmine Baggaley, Olivia Cumming, Madison Fuller and Kim Cadzow.


Nathan Capp delivered a big (massive) swim last night at the NZ short course swimming championships in Wellington.
A huge NZ record gold in the 1500m freestyle and World Champs qualifying time…see details here: BOP Times article.
This time ranks Nathan 13th in the SC 1500m in 2014 ahead of the Commonwealth Games gold medalist!
In addition he had already narrowly missed the 400m freestyle world champs time finishing second behind Matthew Stanley. Nathan also took gold in the 400m Medley and silver in the 200m medley. All but one swim was a Bay of Plenty record including erasing cousin Moss Burmester from the 200m freestyle record books.

Credit: BW Media.

A couple of team members are tracking Nathans footsteps, most notably 15 year old Libby Bradley who will show up at Greerton training this week with six medals in her pocket.
Libby again showed her out and out speed winning gold in the Gold 50m freestyle in 26.55 seconds. She earned silver medals in the 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke along with bronze medals in the 200m medley (2:23.38), 100m medley and 100m freestyle (58.48).
Nathans younger sister Claudia (16) won gold in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2:20.48. She also won bronze in the 50m freestyle in 26.92 seconds.

Lochlainn O’Connor (13) missed bronze by 0.09 seconds in the 50m butterfly and set some big personal bests touching in 5th in the 100m freestyle (58.42) and 6th in the 50m freestyle.
Other top 10 results came from: Lucy Happe (17) including a 6th placing in the 800m freestyle, Danielle Waiari (16) also 6th in the 50m butterfly and fourteen year old Tessa Bradley (200m butterfly 5th , 100m butterfly 10th). Stacey Muir (16) also swam a personal best 200m butterfly of 2:31.93 for 8th place.
Islah Kerr-Aim (15) swam into the top 10 in the 400m and 800m freestyle events the former in a big 4:37.89 PB. Ella Moor (14) swam personal bests in both her 100m and 200m freestyle heats.

The Greerton girls combined well as usual in the relay events to achieve 5th placings in both the 4*100m and 4*200m freestyle relays. BOP Times Article.

Well done to club members Ella Browne and Mia Pugh who swam at the NZ Secondary School champs over the weekend. They combined to win a bronze medal for Bethlehem College in the 200m freestyle relay. Mia also won bronze in the 13 year girls 400m freestyle. Look who they happened to meet at the airport (World Junior Champion Gabrielle Fa'amausili).

01.09 There was a golden glow following three of our swimmers from Auckland down to Wellington today  where the NZ SC champs are being held. Libby and Tessa Bradley along with Lochlainn O'Connor warmed up for SC Champs by taking multiple golds at the Surf NZ Pool champs. Libby 5 golds plus a silver bronze; Tessa, two golds plus a silver; Lochlainn 3 gold, 3 silver. Good luck for this week and same to the rest of the team. Michael
09.08 Congrats to Nathan Capp on smashing the NZ open 800m SC record on Friday night. Nathan hit the pads in 7:42.29, 10.5 seconds under the old record set by Aucklands Michael Voss back in 2007. Michael
23.07 Congratulations to Libby Bradley, Calum Gilmour and Claudia Capp for their invitation to attend the 2014 Swimming NZ Age Group Development Camp in October. Michael

Wow, once again a the Greerton Winter Champs was a fanstastic top level meet in the BOP. Special thanks to all the out of region clubs who attended. Great to have you all adding spark to the event. The results can be found here. You can also check out Meet Mobile for further statistics.

Skins winner Nathan Capp (Greerton) broke two BOP records in the 1500m and 400m IM.

22.06 Now is a good time to JOIN UP to the Greerton Swim Club. The competition year starts on 1st July 2014 and runs through to 30 June 2015. Renewing swimmers just need to fill in these two forms: Page1 Page2 and new competitive swimmers need to fill in this form as well. Put them in the Blue Box at the pool or scan and send to Pay online (see form 1 for bank details) or drop in Blue Box as well. Michael

Results for Taupo are up on the Meets page.

13.05 Club Champs results and Rising Stars results are now on the meets archive page. Also 2014 Club  records and awards are updated on the Club Info>Records page. Thanks to Freda for compiling all the awards for the prizegiving and all who made the event happen and attended. See the individual results here. Michael
03.05 National Age Groups - Another Silver today - Calum Gilmour in the 200 Fly. Blake 4th in 200 IM, Danielle and Libby a couple more finals. Michael

National Age Groups are producing some stunning results for our team with medals, BOP records, finals and personal bests throughout the nine swimmers.

Top marks for Libby and Blake for their BOP records and Gold and Bronze (*2) medals respectively. Also to Claudia for stealing Bronze in the 100m freestyle. Special mention to Calum Gilmour for going 6th or better over a number of events ranging from 50 fly to 1500m freestyle with his 50 fly time just 6/100ths outside Moss Burmesters BOP record! Too many other good results to mention here. See Swimming NZ for full results.


Nathan went all out after a 1500m Commonwealth Games qualifier today. On target at 1000m (10:11) the pace then told but nevertheless a  GOLD medal in a quick 15:25.25. Nathan also won  GOLD in the 400m IM in a personal best and BoP record 4:21.54. Congratulations to Danielle and Claudia on their participation at their first Opens (and Commonwealth Games Trials)!

09.04 Excellent PB for Nathan in the 400 free at Commonwealth Games trials. BRONZE medal behind Matt Stanley. Claudia Capp 6th in the 50m free B Final in 27.66 a BoP age group record.

Sixty Greerton swimmers descended on Taupo on Sunday for the Swim BOP relay championships determined to emulate their record 2013 haul of nine trophies. This goal was almost achieved despite missing star swimmer Nathan Capp due to Commonwealth Games trial preparations.
The club was especially pleased to retain the ‘big one’, the Jim Gardner Trophy where 1 Male, 1 Female per age group - 9/U, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 16/0 completes 10X25m freestyle.
The rules allow clubs to choose the starting order and Greerton coach Tai Daniela opted to backload the team with younger swimmers starting out and the older faster swimmers finishing up. At one stage it looked like the tactics had misfired with the team giving away one 25m pool length halfway through the race. However as the team accelerated it became apparent with 3 lengths to go a win was on cards but a strong showing from the Rotorua swim club kept spectators on tenterhooks until the final touch.
Another prized trophy, the ornately carved Mikaere Shield, remains in the cabinet at the Greerton pools. In this event 1 Male and1 Female per age group - 13/U, 14/15, 16/O races over 6X25m freestyle. The anchor leg swum by Claudia Capp was built on a perfect changeover and she came through for a narrow victory.
The most successful team was the 10 and 11 year old boys who won both their events. Due to a late withdrawal, nine year old Charlie Paterson was asked to step up a division and did so with a steely determination that allowed him to bring home the team in the medley relay after a strong start from Jacob Browne, Jed Jager, and Connor Farrell. This added to their freestyle victory earlier in the day.
Despite losing Charlie to the older team, the 9 and under team of Ian Pugh, Daniel Harrington, Mia Gardiner and Sarah Cummings also managed to win their first event, the freestyle relay and only just got pipped for the win in the medley relay.
Another trophy the club wanted was the Greerton Shield Open Female freestyle which was duly won by Danielle Waiari, Emma Harding, Claudia Capp and Stacey Muir.
Danielle and Claudia combined with Calum Gilmour and Blake Horne to win the 4*100m Whakatane open relay trophy.
The next event on the club calendar is Friday night’s club championship where another row of trophies are up for grabs, this time for individuals.


Central Swimming Long Course results can be viewed on the meets page.

Also congrats to Nathan on his 3rd place in the Elite division of the Ocean Swim Series.


Four days of competition at the NZ Division 2 Swimming Championships ended on Saturday in Hamilton.
The Greerton Swim Club was represented by a team of six girls and together they accumulated enough points to finish inside the top 20 clubs.
It was no surprise that thirteen year old Tessa Bradley dominated the 200m freestyle after swimming personal bests in training the preceding weeks. Her gold medal effort of 2:18.25 in the girls 13 final was the fastest 200m of the evening including all competitors up to the age of 18. The time was well under the standard for the upcoming NZ Age Group champs. Tessa also medalled in the 50m butterfly in a PB 31.51.
Ella Browne also (13) swam PB’s in both her events the 200m medley and the 50m freestyle.
Emma Harding (17) so unlucky to miss medals in her 50m and 100m breaststroke events (5th and 4th) struck bronze on the final evening in the 200m swimming a personal best 3:02.99. She also swam well for 4th in the 200m medley.
Keeley Johns was another 200m breaststroke medallist winning silver in the girls 15 age group in 3:04.86. Keeley put her strong breaststroke to good use in the gruelling 400m medley as well to claim bronze in 5:46.22.
Grace Wright (15) turned in two excellent swims in the butterfly sprint events. Beginning the competition with a bronze over the 50m she went one better in the 100m touching in 1:12.67 for silver. Wright showed her versatility by swimming to 5th in the 400m freestyle just behind club-mate Johns in 4th.
After some good individual efforts Libby O’Toole (16) returned home with two relay medals after being selected in the BOP regional team for the 200m medley relay which placed 2nd.
Libby also combined with Grace, Tessa and Emma to win another silver medal in the club 200m medley relay.

Please note the Club Champs flyer is up on the meets page. Get your entries in to Julie by March 27th.


Thanks to all who attended Saturday's early morning 'Late Notice Meet'. Fantastic to see so many keen swimmers and parents making the effort. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Especially our first timers..there was some very tidy swimming on display so well done, it is great to be able to put all that practice to the test. RESULTS

Especially impressive to see all our Gold Squad members helping out on marshalling, time keeping and various other duties. You guys were awesome and demonstrated true team spirit to the younger ones! At 6am too!!!

Thanks to Tai and Swimming Opportunties for covering the facility hire. This means the  money raised from the start fees can go straight back to support our swimmers. The next three club funded events are NZ Div2 Champs 12-15 March (partial), BOP Relay Champs 30 March (full) and Club Champs 4 April (full). 


Congratulations to our NZ Junior Champs participants. Tai certainly had the team on form with (at my last count) 25 PB's from 29 starts. There were a number of top results with Connor Farrell oustanding with 3 top 10 finishes including a 7th in the 50 breast. Also Marijke Hattingh swimming two NAGS qualifying times over the 100 free (8th) and 100 back (7th). Logan, Mia and Jess also had some top results.

Mia Pugh Mia in full flight (photo Paula Farrell)

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