National Qualifiers 2014

NZ Junior Championships 2014

Mia Pugh, Jessica Martin, Logan Horne, Connor Farrell, Marijke Hattingh

NZ Age Group Championships 2014

Tessa Bradley, Calum Gilmour, Blake Horne, Claudia Capp, Libby Bradley, Danielle Waiari, Lucy Happe, Hannah Philpot, Stacey Muir, Marijke Hattingh, Islah Kerr-Aim

NZ Division II Competition 2014

Grace Wright, Gaia Pini, Emma Harding, Keeley Johns, Ella Browne, Liam Moffatt, Ciara Derecourt, Libby O'Toole, Tessa Bradley

NZ Open Championships 2014

Nathan Capp, Claudia Capp, Libby Bradley, Danielle Waiari, Calum Gilmour

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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15.12

I know it's early (6am Saturday 20th December at the Greerton Pool) but the Dawn Racer is back. Heaps of fun last time. Open to Copper squads and above.
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.

Michael
14.12

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...

Michael
30.11

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.

 

Michael
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
08.11

Thanks Guys...we all (parents and swimmers) had heaps of fun. 40-50 GSC swimmers were inspired by International Swimmers Neilsen 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.

Michael
03.11

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.

Michael
11.10

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

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Michael
25.09

MOVIE NIGHT

Movie Night - Fundraiser for Nathan's trip to the World Champs in Doha. See FLYER

Also please vote for Nathan here: https://apps.facebook.com/amppeopleschoice/

JUNIOR SWIMMING

The summer junior (12 and under) swim program is about to get underway. These meets are important lead up meets for the key event being the BOP Junior Swim Champs on 13/14 December in Rotorua. They are also good practice for those targeting school swim champs in Term 1 2015.

The Greerton Swim Club will be targeting these meets for Juniors (any others welcome to attend as well):

·         11 October – Papamoa Polar Plunge (ideal for first/second year racers)

o   ENTRIES CLOSE AT CLUB THIS SATURDAY 9AM (or enter via Julie on greertonrecorder@gmail.com)

·         9 November – Mount Maunganui Hot Stuff Meet (all Juniors)

·         22 November – Tauranga Splash Attack in Rotorua (all juniors-long course tune up for BOP Champs)

Other optional meets are:

·         15 November – Whakatane

·         30 November – Taupo Cash Meet

 See http://www.greertonswimclub.co.nz/index.php?page=meets for meet flyers.

 It would be great to see you all out in force.

Michael
10.09

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.

Michael
07.09

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 Moore (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.
Michael
01.09

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).

Michael
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
23.07 Ever wondered how fast you can swim 50 meters? Find out at the club Raceday on Saturday morning (26th July) starting 7am at the Greerton Pools. All welcome including competitive and non-competitive swimmers for some low pressure, fun race practice. Swim as few or as many events as you like. Parent help is welcomed too! Michael
07.07

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.

Michael
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 greertonrecorder@gmail.com. Pay online (see form 1 for bank details) or drop in Blue Box as well. Michael
09.06

Results for Taupo are up on the Meets page.

Michael
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
02.05

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.

Michael
11.04

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)!

Michael
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.
Michael
 

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.


 
24.03

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.

Michael
17.03

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.

Michael
10.03

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). 

Michael
17.02

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)

Michael
29/12 Swimming Opportunities Swim Camp (Register with Tai)
 National Meet Prep
 Aerobic Improvement
 Team Building
 Skill Development
Full Camp:
Recommended for all swimmers in Silver & Gold
Sunday 19th Jan - Friday 24th Jan
$430 all inclusive
Junior Camp:
For Bronze/Silver Swimmers aiming at Nationals
Sunday 19th Jan - Tuesday 21st Jan
$215 all inclusive
Michael
29/12 2013 is nearly done....2014 here we come. 2013 finished on a high note for many of our top swimmers. The headline was Nathan Capp's NZ record over the 1500 free swimming 15:22.83 to beat the old record by 5 seconds.

December also saw Calum Gilmour, Claudia Capp and Blake Horne competing at the Victorian Age Group Champs in Melbourne with all making finals and swimming PB's. Finally Stacey Muir, Islah Kerr-Aim and Danielle Waiari competed for their teams at the Central Swim Tri-Series.
A top training effort ensued on the 24th with members of Silver and Gold squads swimming 8,000m-10,000m in the morning including a 4-5km time-trial (during which Tai lost his beard for some reason...made a good Secret Santa Elf afterwards though). All will have enjoyed Christmas dinner no doubt.

On behalf of the GSC Committee, a big thanks to the swimmer support teams (parents mainly who timekeep, officiate, suffer the early mornings, cart swimmers to meets, attend committee meetings, fundraise, pay the bills etc) for your 2013 contributions. Also to coaches, Tai, Cameron (and Sarah) thanks for your commitment to the swimmers and attendance at all the meets as well. Let's make 2014 even bigger and better...kicking of with the BOP age group champs (18-19th Jan and GSC swim camp in Rotorua direct following).

Summer training times here:

Michael
16/12

Keep an eye on this website for how Calum, Claudia and Blake are doing in Melbourne. Some really good PB's and finals so far. Calum 6th in the 200 fly with a 2:15 and Claudia swimming into the 400 free finals with a 4:39.

http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/VIC/2014VicAgeChamps/
Michael
2/12

Twenty one swimmers represented the Greerton club at the 2013 BOP Junior swimming championships over the weekend.
For eighteen of those to return with between one and twelve medals each indicates the stunning success rate of each swimmer.
Topping the medal count were the twelve year old duo of Logan Horne and Mia Pugh. With both swimmers targeting the NZ Junior Championships in February the Rotorua hit-out provided a good form gauge. After struggling all spring following a serious skiing accident Logan finally found some of his old spark taking out the 50m and 100m butterfly in 34.21 and 1:20.20 respectively. He backed up with three silver medals in the backstroke events.
Mia Pugh managed to collect a medal in each of her ten individual events along with two relay medals. The highlights being a 31.85 50m freestyle win as well as gold’s in the 100m and 400m freestyle, and the 50m and 200m backstroke.
At the other end of the experience scale were first time regional medalists Ian Pugh (8), Daniel Harrington (9), Sarah Cummings (9) who compiled a handful of medals at her first attempt as did Paul Moon (10) who was particularly impressive in the breaststroke and Kaylah Smith (10) who
managed a huge haul of six medals winning two silvers and four bronze medals.
Eleven year old Connor Farrell dominated the boys breaststroke events making a 50m, 100m, and 200m trifecta. Farrell who will also be travelling the NZ Junior competition took out minor placings in a number of other events showing a big improvement in his freestyle sprinting.
Unable to compete in sessions one and two, Lochlainn O’Connor (12) made the most of his events in session three with wins over the 200m medley and 400m freestyle and just to prove he can also sprint found a 29.88 50m freestyle which was good enough for a close second.
Adding themselves to the Greerton team for the NZ Junior championships were Jessica Martin (11) in the 50m butterfly and Kaylah Smith (10) in the 50m freestyle.
Jed Jager (11), Jacob Browne (10) along with eleven year olds Stella Cashmore, Izobel Finlayson, Olivia Cummings and Jasmine Baggerley (12) combined well with their team-mates mentioned above to take relay medals behind strong Otumoetai quartets.
Jasmine also picked up a 100m butterfly win while Izobel along with Lucy Patterson (12) won bronze in the 400 freestyle.


Michael
20/11 A big team of 27 swimmers took part in the Rotorua LC meet. Special congratulations to Age Group medalists Mia and Ian Pugh, Olo and Evie Game, Jasmine Baggaley, Jessica Martin, Emma Harding, Grace Wright, Keeley Johns and Stacey Muir. Results on Meets page.

Michael
13/11 A small team down in Whakatane. Well done to all. Adam Galdeman four PB's from 4 starts at his first competitive meet. This was matched by Kate Kuka and Kaylah Smith. Good swims from Jess Martin and Lucy Paterson as well. Results on meets page. Michael
06/11 Some good swimming at the Hot Stuff meet amongst 28 of our more junior swimmers. Especially impressive were Kate Kuka who obliterated PB's left right and centre as did Connor Farell who made a couple of NZ Juniors qualifying times! Results are on the meets page Michael
9/10 Nice backpage picture and write up in BOP Times today.


Photo: Joel Ford (BOP Times)

Michael
3/10 Greerton Swim Club getting up to TOP 20 in NZ on points with the final days results to come in. Far and away the most successful club from the BOP!!! Well done Team. Michael
3/10 Top Swims by Calum Gilmour today - three big PB's . 7th in the 200m fly in 2:12.59 which he improved to 2:11.06 getting SECOND in the 15/16 yrs final. Add to that a 16:50 1500 free. Blake took 4th in the 1500 while Nathan won GOLD comfortably in a PB 15:07.18. Blake picked up a 6th in the 200 back before swimming to THIRD in the 13/14 yrs final. Libby won BRONZE in the 200 free in 2:09.05. Claudia ever consistent in 6th with a 2:07.02 PB. Michael
2/10 BRONZE to Danielle Waiari in the 50m backstroke (PB 30.52). Libby placed 9th. 200 IM Claudia 9th and Libby 5th.100 free Blake 9th in PB 56.85 and 7th in the 50 back. Stacey a PB in the 100m fly. 400m free saw Islah Kerr-Aim swim a PB 4:43.24 for 9th in the 14yr girls, Claudia 5th in the 15 year girls in 4:26.96 (10 sec PB), Stacy a good PB of 4:39.74 as well as Lucy Happe in 4:43.01. Michael
1/10 GOLD - Libby Bradley wins the 14 Years 50m free (by 0.01 seconds)! Libby also swam to 5th in the 200 back and 100 IM. Claudia Capp was 6th in the 15 girls 200 back (huge pb again). Nathan 5th in the 200IM final. Blake was also 5th in the 400m free (swimming a 4:17.60 PB in the final) and 9th in the 200m IM. Danielle, Claudia, Stacey and Libby were 4th in the 200m medley relay. Also a bunch of PB's for Danielle and Calum Gilmour. Michael
30/09 SILVER to Nathan in the 400IM (PB 4:15). SILVER to Claudia 100 Free (PB 57.42). BRONZE to Libby 100m free (59 low). BRONZE to BOP relay made up of the same GSC girls in the pic below. Finals for Danielle 100m free (7th), Claudia 800m free (5th). Stacey big 800m PB (12th). Boys in BOP relay finals. Michael
29/09 GOLD - GSC Girls take out the NZ SC 13-15 Years 200m Freestyle Relay! Also Claudia Capp wins SILVER in the 200 fly and finals in the 400 IM. Blake and Libby also final (both an excellent 5th in 14 year age group) in the 100 back. Michael
18/09 Aims Games - Well done to all the GSC swimmers who took part. Top efforts from all including finalists Tessa Bradley, Mia Pugh, and MacKenzee Harris who all had a superb 5th placing as their best result.