North Canterbury Swim Club News..........

Firstly a big thank you to Rebecca Roche for taking on the role as NCSC secretary. Rebecca can be best contacted at jmroche@clear.net.nz

Please see the attached letter from the NCSC committee regarding away meets, it is important you ALL read this.

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
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Congratulations to the following swimmers............
August - Oliver Rayner
September - William Roberts
October - Timothy Gulland
November - Angus Kelliher
December - Timothy Batchelor

The NCSC has the following 23 swimmers in the Swimming Canterbury West Coast squads and pathway's development programme.
Brigitte Mahan has been selected as one of the coaches at the Gold Squad target competition in Australia and Michaela Norman has just returned as one of the coaches
at the Auckland Champs with the Silver Squad. The bronze squad have been in Invercargill competing at the Southland Champs.

Development Squad (10/13 years)
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Sophie Daly, Isaac Dann, Lucy Gulland, Angus Kelliher, Piper Marchant, Holly Maxwell, Annamiek Noye, Jess Roche, Amelia Sharpe, Riley Stewart and Jacob Webb

Bronze Squad (12/14 years)
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James Buk, William Roberts, Oliver Rayner and Callum Haughin

Silver Squad (13/15 years)
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Angus Syme, Bryn Atkin, Tamara Gurden and Alex Buk

Gold Squad (15/18 years)
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Michael Pitt, Campbell Kershaw and Gendi Roberts

Platinum Squad (Open)
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Natasha Lloyd

Finally from the committee to all swimmers and families have a safe and very merry Christmas

JASI CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2013

On Friday the 6th of December until Sunday the 8th of December, 36 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the short course Jasi Christmas Cracker Meet.
This was held at Jellie Park Pool in Christchurch.
Brigitte Mahan the head coach from Wai Swim said: "The North Canterbury Swim Club was represented with a big team of swimmers, who showed great team spirit with a lot of good racing"

Following are the great results:
Kiri Atkin, silver: 200m freestyle
Julie Briden, gold: 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m fly and 400m individual medley, silver: 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke
Lucy Gulland, bronze: 100m individual medley
Harry Hall, bronze: 50m fly and 200m individual medley
Callum Haughin, gold: 100m individual medley, silver: 100m freestyle, 100m and 200m breaststroke, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Laura Haughin, silver: 100m fly, 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle, bronze: 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke
Angus Kelliher, gold: 50m and 100m fly, 50m and 400m freestyle, silver: 200m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 50m and 100m backstroke, bronze: 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley,
Campbell Kershaw, silver: 100m individual medley
James Kirkland, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Sara-Jane Lloyd, bronze: 100m freestyle
Regan Mundy, silver: 400m individual medley
Annamiek Noye, silver: 50m breaststroke, bronze: 50m freestyle
Oliver Rayner, gold: 200m backstroke and 400m individual medley, bronze: 200m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Jess Roche, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 50m fly, silver: 100m freestyle
Nicholas Steyn, gold: 400m individual medley, bronze: 200m fly
Anna Tongue, silver: 200m fly, bronze: 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle
Jacob Webb, bronze: 100m and 200m breaststroke

In total 54 medals: 17 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze.

In the Male 14 to 15 years 200m freestyle relay James Buk, Harry Hall, Regan Mundy and Oliver Rayner got placed second
In the Female 11 & under 200m medley relay Annamiek Noye, Rose Smith, Jess Roche and Charlotte Smith got placed third
In the Male 12 to 13 years 200m medley relay Thomas Woelders, Isaac Dann, Callum Haughin and Saxon Morgan got placed third

Out of the 184 events swum in by the NCSC members, 113 (61%) were personal best times.

MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET 2013

On Saturday the 30th of November and Sunday the 1st of December 9 swimmers from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Memorial Championships meet in Greymouth.

This meet is organised by Swimming Canterbury West Coast in memory of swimmers, officials, and coaches who have given so much to the sport of swimming in the Canterbury West Coast regions and have since passed away.

This is a "not faster than" meet, whereby swimmers cannot enter an event for which a faster personal best time has been already been achieved.

Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who coached these swimmers at this meet said "it was pleasing to see the swimmers back up their races and do really well in all of them. More qualifying times for NZ Juniors, DIV II and Country and Town meets were achieved."

There were 9 clubs form all over Canterbury and West Coast competing.

Following the Christchurch earthquake the touch pads were taken out of QEII pool and placed in storage. Swimming Canterbury West Coast have built a trailer specially designed to transport the electronic gear and these touch pads to any swim meet. For the first time following the earthquake they were used at this meet in Greymouth, quite a special moment. They were connected up and without too many glitches worked straight away.

In total the swimmers won an outstanding 45 medals: 28 gold, 13 silver, 4 bronze.
Timothy Batchelor, gold: 200m fly, 100m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley, bronze: 100m freestyle
Sophie Daly, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, silver: 50m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m individual medley and 200m breaststroke
Isaac Dann, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m backstroke, silver: 50m backstroke
Angus Kelliher, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m individual medley and 100m fly, silver: 50m breaststroke
Saxon Morgan, gold: 50m freestyle, 100m individual medley and 200m backstroke, silver: 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m fly and 200m individual medley, bronze: 50m backstroke
Regan Mundy, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m and 200m individual medley
Rose Smith, gold: 200m breaststroke, silver: 50m and 100m breaststroke, bronze: 50m fly and 100m backstroke

Out of the 59 events swum by these swimmers, 39 (66%) were personal best times.

AQUAGYM CHALLENGE MEET 2013

On Friday the 1st of November to Sunday the 3rd of November, 31 members from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Aquagym Challenge Meet
Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who coached these swimmers during this meet said " It was excellent to be represented by such a big team, there were quite a few qualifying times achieved by the swimmers for the 2014 Division II national meet."

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Timothy Batchelor, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Julie Briden, silver: 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley
Alexander Buk, bronze: 200m individual medley and 200m freestyle
James Buk, gold: 200m breaststroke
Tamara Gurden, silver: 200m freestyle, bronze: 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley
Callum Haughin, bronze: 50m and 100m fly, 100m and 200m freestyle
Laura Haughin, silver: 100m freestyle, bronze: 100m backstroke
Angus Kelliher, gold: 50m, 100, and 200m backstroke, silver: 50m fly and 200m individual medley, bronze: 200m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, silver: 200m backstroke, bronze: 50m backstroke
Regan Mundy, silver: 200m individual medley, bronze: 100m breaststroke
Michael Pitt, gold: 200m fly, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m fly, 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle
Gendi Roberts, silver: 400m freestyle
Jess Roche, gold: 50m freestyle, silver: 50m fly and 50m breaststroke
Noémie Savry, bronze: 50m fly
Henry Woelders, bronze: 200m breaststroke

Total medals: 41, gold: 13, silver: 11, bronze: 17

Relay results:
In the boys 13 year and under 200m medley relay, Oliver Rayner, Callum Haughin, Timothy Batchelor and Saxon Morgan were placed first
In the boys 14 year and over 200m freestyle relay, Campbell Kershaw, Michael Pitt, Bryn Atkin and Alexander Buk were placed second
Tamara Gurden won the Jack and Jill relay for her age group

Out of the 156 events swum in by the NCSC members 75 (48%) were personal best times

Oliver Rayner broke the 200m fly NCSC record

TEMPLETON SWIM MEET 2013

On Saturday the 19th of October, 21 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Templeton Swim meet. This was held at Jellie Park Pool in Christchurch.
Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who coached these swimmers said: "The North Canterbury Swim Club was well represented with a big team of young swimmers. There were quite a few new swimmers and for them this was the first time they had competed. There was a good number of regional qualifying times achieved by the swimmers, which was very pleasing."

Following are the results:
James Buk, 1st : 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke, 3rd: 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Harry Hall, 1st: 100m individual medley, 3rd: 50m backstroke
Angus Kelliher, 2nd: 100m backstroke
Saxon Morgan, 3rd: 50m and 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle
Keely Morton, 1st: 50m and 100m backstroke, 100m and 200m freestyle
Regan Mundy, 2nd: 100m backstroke, 3rd: 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke
Anna Tongue, 3rd: 50m fly and 200m freestyle
Jenny Wilkes, 2nd: 50m freestyle, 3rd: 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle
Henry Woelders, 2nd: 100m breaststroke, 3rd: 50m breaststroke

In total 25 placings: 1st: 7, 2nd: 4 and 3rd: 14

Out of the 80 events swum in by the NCSC swimmers, 46 (58%) were personal best times.

2013 NEW ZEALAND SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2013 New Zealand Short Course Championships were held in Wellington from the 29th of September until the 3rd of October at which the North Canterbury Swim Club had 14 swimmers : Bryn Atkin, Julie Briden, Alex Buk, Tamara Gurden, Campbell Kershaw, Natasha Lloyd, Sara-Jane Lloyd, Michael Pitt, Oliver Rayner, Gendi Roberts, William Roberts, Willie Steele, Nicholas Steyn and Angus Syme.
Brigitte Mahan, coach of the Wai Swim programme said "the racing was excellent with all the top New Zealand swimmers there competing. It was a great opportunity for our young swimmers to be racing with the Aqua Black team members and Para swimmers."
In total there were 687 swimmers competing, representing 77 swimming clubs from all over New Zealand. The North Canterbury Swim Club was placed 14th out of the 77 clubs.

Following are the New Zealand individual medals achieved:
Bryn Atkin, silver: 1500m freestyle and 13 to 15 years boys 200m freestyle club relay, bronze: 400m freestyle.
Alex Buk, silver: 50m freestyle and representing Canterbury West Coast in the 15 year and under 200m freestyle relay also 200m individual medley relay and 13 to 15 years boys 200m freestyle club relay .
Campbell Kershaw, silver: representing Canterbury West Coast in the 15 year and under 200m freestyle relay and 13 to 15 years boys 200m freestyle club relay .
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 50m and 200m breaststroke (age group and open age group), 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley, silver: 100m freestyle, representing Canterbury West Coast in the 16 year and over 200m freestyle relay and 200m individual medley relay
Oliver Rayner, silver: 50m and 100m fly, 50m and 100m freestyle also 13 to 15 years boys 200m freestyle club relay
Angus Syme, bronze: 1500m freestyle

20 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken by the following swimmers:
Natasha Lloyd : 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley
Julie Briden : 50m freestyle
Oliver Rayner : 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m and 200m fly
Bryn Atkin : 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle
Angus Syme : 400m freestyle
William Roberts : 50m breaststroke and 200m individual medley
Alex Buk : 50m freestyle
Michael Pitt : 200m and 400m individual medley
Willie Steele : 50m freestyle

Natasha Lloyd broke the 50m New Zealand age group record and 200m breaststroke New Zealand open record.

On Friday the 4th of October the New Zealand Zonal competition was held following this swim meet. This is a new competition where the North Island is split into three regions and the South Island makes up the fourth region. From the North Canterbury Swim Club Natasha Lloyd swum for the South Island team which won the Senior zone competition. Campbell Kershaw and Alex Buk swum for the South Island Junior team also winning their competition. Another great result......

SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

On Friday the 30th of August to Sunday the 1st of September, 20 members from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the South Island Championships which was held at the Stadium 2000 pool in Blenheim.
Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim said "The pool was a great facility with the added bonus of a large warm down pool for the swimmers to use once they had raced. It was a great swim meet as a warm up for the New Zealand Short Course Championships which are being held at the end of September in Wellington"

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, gold: regional medley and freestyle relay's, bronze: 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle and 50m and 100m backstroke
Alexander Buk, gold: regional freestyle and medley relay, bronze: 50m freestyle and 50m fly
Campbell Kershaw, silver: regional freestyle relay, 50m fly and 1500m freestyle, bronze: regional medley relay
Michael Pitt, gold: 200m backstroke, bronze: regional medley relay, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley
Reagan Pitt, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, silver: 100m fly, bronze: 200m fly
Gendi Roberts, bronze: 800m freestyle
William Roberts, bronze: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke
Willie Steele, silver: regional freestyle relay
Angus Syme, gold: regional freestyle relay, silver: 400m and 1500m freestyle

Total medals: 30, gold: 6, silver: 7, bronze: 17

Out of the 188 events swum in by the NCSC members 121 (64%) were personal best times

18 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken:
Sara-Jane Lloyd : 50m freestyle
Julie Briden : 50m backstroke
Natasha Lloyd : 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley
Oliver Rayner : 50m and 100m backstroke, 50m, 100m and 200m fly
Bryn Atkin : 100m and 200m freestyle
Angus Syme : 400m and 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley
Alexander Buk : 50m freestyle
Michael Pitt : 200m backstroke and 400m individual medley
Reagan Pitt : 200m breaststroke

Natasha Lloyd broke the 200m breaststroke Canterbury West Coast record

WHARENUI WINTER OLYMPICS 2013

On Friday the 16th of August to Sunday the 18th of August, 35 members from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Wharenui Winter Olympics.
Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim said "It was pleasing to see the swimmers pushing the boundaries, challenging themselves and applying the skills learnt during training to improve their personal best times."

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, silver: 100m freestyle, bronze: 400m freestyle
Julie Briden, bronze: 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley
George Eglesfield, gold: 200m fly, silver: 50m fly
Tamara Gurden, bronze: 400m freestyle
Callum Haughin, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Laura Haughin, gold: 200m individual medley, silver: 200m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, bronze: 400m freestyle
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 200m breaststroke and 400m freestyle, silver: 100m freestyle
Sara-Jane Lloyd: bronze: 100m freestyle
Reagan Pitt, silver: 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner: silver: 50m freestyle, 100m and 200m fly, bronze: 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle
Gendi Roberts, gold: 100m freestyle, silver: 200m freestyle
William Roberts, silver: 50m breaststroke and 200m individual medley, bronze: 50m fly
Angus Syme, gold: 100m and 400m freestyle, silver: 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke, bronze: 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley
Henry Woelders, bronze: 50m breaststroke

Total medals: 33, gold: 7, silver: 13, bronze: 13

Relay results:
In the boys 13 - 14 year 200m medley relay, Bryn Atkin, William Roberts, Oliver Rayner and Angus Syme were placed first
In the girls 15 years and over 200m freestyle relay, Gendi Roberts, Julie Briden, Sara-Jane Lloyd and Natasha Lloyd were placed first
In the boys 13-14 year 200m freestyle relay, Oliver Rayner, William Roberts, Angus Syme and Bryn Atkin were placed first

Out of the 155 events swum in by the NCSC members 80 (52%) were personal best times

9 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken:
Natasha Lloyd : 400m freestyle and 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner: 100m backstroke and 200m fly
Angus Syme: 200m freestyle
William Roberts, 50m breaststroke and 200m individual medley
George Eglesfield: 50m and 200m fly Natasha Lloyd broke the 200m breaststroke Canterbury West Coast record

AQUAGYM SOUTHERN INVITATIONAL MEET 2013

On Friday the 26th of July to Sunday the 28th of July, 33 members from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Aquagym Southern Invitational meet held at Jellie Park pool in Christchurch.
Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim said "It was pleasing to see the skills being taught at training used during racing. There were only four swimmers that took three breaths in the 50m freestyle. It is important to remember that it is likely there will be a drop in personal best times as these skills get worked."

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, second: 200m and 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley
Kiri Atkin, second: 1500m freestyle
Alexander Buk, first: 50m fly, 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Callum Haughin, first: 100m fly, third: 200m and 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley
Laura Haughin, first: 200m backstroke
Campbell Kershaw, first: 100m fly, 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle, second: 50m freestyle
Natasha Lloyd, first: 200m and 800m freestyle and 100m breaststroke
Sara-Jane Lloyd, third: 100m and 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley
Michael Pitt, second: 200m backstroke
Reagan Pitt, second: 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley, third: 50m and 100m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, first: 50m fly, 100m and 200m individual medley, 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke, second: 400m individual medley
Gendi Roberts, first: 1500m freestyle, third: 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley
William Roberts, first: 200m breaststroke, second: 100m breaststroke, third: 100m individual medley
Noémie Savry third: 50m fly
Willie Steele, second: 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley, third: 200m individual medley
Nicholas Steyn, third: 100m backstroke
Angus Syme, first: 100m, 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley, second: 50m freestyle

Total placings 52, first = 24, second= 13, third = 15

Relay results:
In the boys 13 and under 200m medley relay, Angus Syme, Callum Haughin, Oliver Rayner and Regan Mundy were placed first
In the boys 13 and under 200m freestyle relay, Angus Syme, Callum Haughin, Oliver Rayner and Regan Mundy were placed first
In the boys 14 and over 200m medley relay, Michael Pitt, Reagan Pitt, Willie Steele and Alexander Buk were placed third
In the girls 14 and over 200m freestyle relay, Gendi Roberts, Tamara Gurden, Sara-Jane Lloyd and Natasha Lloyd were placed third

Out of the 153 events swum in by the NCSC members 84 (55%) were personal best times

10 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken:
Laura Haughin : 200m backstroke
Gendi Roberts: 50m backstroke
Natasha Lloyd : 100m breaststroke and 800m freestyle
Angus Syme : 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley
Oliver Rayner : 100m backstroke
Reagan Pitt : 200m breaststroke

3 Canterbury West Coast records were broken:
Angus Syme broke the 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley records, both from 2008
Natasha Lloyd broke the 100m breaststroke record

NEWSLETTER JULY 2013

North Canterbury Swim Club News in Brief !!!!!

Firstly a very BIG thank you to Ali Gills for everything she has done for the Club as Secretary and we would like to welcome Charlotte Dougan to this position.
Also welcome Michael Sharpe to the Club Committee and Paul Lloyd re-elected as Club President. Their contribution and existing committee members are working
hard to ensure the Club is well positioned for its future.
Thanks also to Steve Kelliher from Prosser Quirke & Co.for auditing the accounts, Christelle Savry for the work she does with our web site and Wai Swim for its continued support with Swimmer of the month, it is all very much appreciated.

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
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Congratulations to the following swimmers............
March - Tamara Gurden
April - Campbell Kershaw
May - Laura Haughin
June - Anna Tongue
July - Angus Syme

ENTERING EVENTS
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A new template has been set out by SCWC for swim meets, so swimmers should be aware that once you have entered your events there is no refund and there is also a penalty for late/non scratching's.

NCSC RIBBON MEET
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We will be holding our Ribbon Meet on the 13th and 14th of September, this is our biggest fund raising event of the year. Next month we will be sending out a list of duties to be filled for this meet so please ensure you give it your full support.

OFFICIALS
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Clare Pitt will be holding an informal meeting regarding officials at swim meets. Further details will follow. Please give this some consideration as our club has to provide a certain amount of officials at swim meets including IOT's. Without these people we cannot enter meets.

LOCAL PAPERS
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The Northern Outlook and The News give good coverage of our swimmers at swim meets. So keep an eye out for them following the meets.
If you don't receive these papers ask someone in the club to keep a copy for you.

Finally keep up the hard work with training, you can be very proud of the excellent results you achieve as a club. Keep warm/healthy by wearing warm clothes ie shoes, jackets, beanies.... as you arrive and leave the pool during these winter months.

WAITAHA WINTER BLAST 2013

On Saturday the 6th of July, 15 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Waitaha Winter Blast meet held at Jellie Park pool in Christchurch.
Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim said "it was a great swim meet for the young junior swimmers to attend and gain valuable racing experience".

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, first: 50m backstroke, second: 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle, third: 100m backstroke
Julie Briden, second: 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle
Alexander Buk, second: 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke
James Buk, third: 100m fly and 100m breaststroke
Isaac Dann, second: 50m and 100m breaststroke
James Kirkland, first: 100m breaststroke, second: 50m breaststroke, third: 100m backstroke
William Roberts, first: 100m breaststroke, third: 50m freestyle
Angus Syme, first: 100m freestyle, second: 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke
Nash Van der Meer, third: 50m fly

Total placings 21, first = 4, second = 11, third = 6

Julie Briden broke the 50m backstroke club record

QEII MID WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET 2013

On Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June, 24 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the QEII Mid Winter Championships meet held at Jellie Park pool in Christchurch.
Brigitte Mahan and Michaela Norman from Wai Swim both commented "it was pleasing to see the skills that the swimmers have been working on so hard at training come into practise during racing".

Following are the results:
Bryn Atkin, gold: 50m and 100m freestyle, silver: 200m individual medley, bronze: 200m backstroke
Timothy Batchelor, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Julie Briden, bronze: 100m backstroke
Alexander Buk, silver: 100m fly, bronze: 50m freestyle
Sophie Daly, bronze: 200m backstroke
Callum Haughin, silver: 200m fly
Laura Haughin, gold: 200m freestyle, silver: 100m and 200m backstroke, bronze: 50m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, silver: 100m backstroke and 200m breaststroke, bronze: 100m breaststroke
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 200m breaststroke, silver: 50m free
Sara-Jane Lloyd, silver: 100m fly and 400m individual medley
Michael Pitt, gold: 100m and 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, gold: 100m fly, bronze: 200m freestyle
Gendi Roberts, gold: 100m fly and 400m individual medley, silver: 100m backstroke
Willie Steele, silver: 100m fly, bronze: 100m backstroke, 200m fly and 200m freestyle
Nicholas Steyn, bronze: 100m fly and 400m individual medley
Angus Syme, gold: 200m and 400m freestyle and 400m individual medley, silver: 200m backstroke, bronze: 100m freestyle, 200m fly and 200m individual medley
Anna Tongue, bronze: 100m fly and 400m freestyle
Jacob Webb, gold: 200m breaststroke

Total 44 medals, 13 gold, 13 silver and 18 bronze medals.

Out of the 103 events swum in by the NCSC, 53 (52%) were personal best times.

There were 5 North Canterbury Swim club records broken:
Angus Syme broke the 400m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 200m and 400m individual medley
Laura Haughin broke the 100m backstroke

NEW SWIMMER PATHWAY AND SQUADS ANNOUNCED

On Saturday the 15th of June Swimming Canterbury West Coast and Eastern Districts announced the exciting new "Swimmer Pathway and Squads programme".
The swim coaches from these regions ,which have now amalgamated to become one region, have put together a programme aimed at providing a competition pathway for all swimmers. The main focus of the pathway is the constant pursuit of improved performance, skills and technique by allowing the swimmers to be exposed to different training and racing environments along with different coaching styles. It will also provide a pathway for coaches to learn from each other. The coaches would like to acknowledge the support they have had from their regions, HPSNZ, Christchurch City Council and Swimming NZ who are all excited to be part of the venture.

North Canterbury Swim Club had the following swimmers announced in the squads: Platinum - Natasha Lloyd. Gold - Gendi Roberts and Willie Steele. Silver - Julie Briden, Angus Syme and Bryn Atkin. Bronze - Oliver Rayner, Callum Haughin and William Roberts. Also having Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim on the coaches committee is very positive for our swim club.

The announcement was held at the Apollo Projects High Performance Sport New Zealand centre in Christchurch. This fantastic facility has just recently opened and the swimmers were fortunate to get the opportunity to view it at the meeting.
It contains such things as a high altitude training centre, high speed current pool, gymnasium and all the support staff elite athletes require. It is a centre of excellence and something for the swimmers to aspire to reach the level to be able to access.

Some of the goals and objectives of the programme are to have a swimmer(s on the Aquablack team at a pinnacle event by 2016 while based in the Canterbury region as we believe we have the expertise in all areas in the region. Challenge to be the number one province in New Zealand for all swimmers at all levels. To develop the coaches to the highest levels.

It was made clear to the swimmers that while they have the talent to achieve, they must combine this talent with hard work in order to achieve their goals and this programme will create the support that is needed to raise the bar at all levels.

JASI WINTER MEET 2013

On Friday the 14th of June until Sunday the 16th of June, 30 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the short course Jasi Winter Meet. This was held at Jellie Park Pool in Christchurch.
Brigitte Mahan the head coach from Wai Swim said: "The North Canterbury Swim Club was represented with a big team of swimmers. There was a lot of good racing, which is excellent preparation for the South Island competition meet in Blenheim at the end of August, also the New Zealand short course Championships in Wellington at the end of September."

Following are the great results:
Bryn Atkin, gold: 200m and 400m freestyle, 200m backstroke and 200m fly, bronze: 100m fly
Kiri Atkin, silver: 100m fly
Alexander Buk, silver: 100m freestyle
James Buk, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Isaac Dann, silver: 100m breaststroke and bronze: 200m breaststroke
Callum Haughin, bronze: 200m backstroke
Laura Haughin, gold: 200m backstroke and 200m breaststroke, silver: 400m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, silver: 800m freestyle
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 100m breaststroke
Sara-Jane Lloyd, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Regan Mundy, bronze: 100m backstroke
Oliver Rayner, gold: 100m fly, bronze: 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Gendi Roberts, gold: 800m freestyle
William Roberts, gold: 400m individual medley
Jess Roche, gold: 100m freestyle, bronze: 200m breaststroke
Willie Steele, silver: 100m backstroke, bronze: 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Angus Syme, gold: 100m freestyle, silver: 200m and 400m freestyle and 100m individual medley, bronze: 800m freestyle

In total 34 medals: 12 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze.

In the mixed 13-15 years 200m freestyle relay, Campbell Kershaw, Tamara Gurden, Sara-Jane Lloyd and Alexander Buk got placed second.
In the mixed 13-15 years 200m medley relay, Sara-Jane Lloyd, Campbell Kershaw, Julie Briden and Bryn Atkin got placed third.

One North Canterbury Swim Club record was broken by Angus Syme in the 800m freestyle by 9 seconds.

NEPTUNE SWIMMING CLUB QUEENS BIRTHDAY MEET 2013

On Friday the 31st of May until Sunday the 2nd of June, 16 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Neptune Swimming Club's Queens Birthday short course meet at the Moana Pool in Dunedin.
In total there were 353 swimmers representing 26 swimming clubs, with 2846 individual entries.
Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim who coached these swimmers commented that it was a fantastic weekend, with the swimmers really supporting each other, working as a team and really challenging themselves and those around them.

Following are the great results:
Bryn Atkin, silver: 400m freestyle, bronze: 50m and 100m freestyle
Julie Briden, gold: 200m individual medley, silver: 100m individual medley, bronze: 100m freestyle
Tamara Gurden, silver: 400m freestyle
Laura Haughin, gold: 200m backstroke, bronze: 400m individual medley
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m freestyle, silver: 50m and 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley
Sara-Jane Lloyd, silver: 50m breaststroke, bronze: 50m and 100m freestyle and 200m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, silver: 100m fly, bronze: 50m and 200m fly
William Roberts, bronze: 50m and 200m breaststroke
Willie Steele, gold: 50m freestyle, silver: 50m and 100m fly and 100m freestyle
Angus Syme, silver: 200m backstroke, bronze: 100m backstroke
In total 32 medals, 8 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze

In the mixed 13 - 14 years 200m freestyle relay, Angus Syme, Tamara Gurden, Julie Briden and Bryn Atkin got placed second.
In the mixed 15 years and over 200m freestyle relay, Willie Steele, Campbell Kershaw, Sara-Jane Lloyd and Natasha Lloyd got placed third
In the mixed 13-14 years 200m medley relay, Oliver Rayner, Bryn Atkin, Tamara Gurden and Julie Briden got placed second
In the mixed 13-14 years 100m freestyle Adam and Eve relay Angus Syme and Felicity Lowen from Aquagym Swim Club got placed first

Out of the 171 events swum in by the NCSC swimmers, 114 (67%) were personal best times.

19 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken.
Laura Haughin: 100m backstroke
Natasha Lloyd: 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m fly and 200m individual medley
Angus Syme: 100m and 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley
William Roberts: 50m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner: 50m and 100m fly
Willie Steele: 50m and 100m freestyle
Reagan Pitt: 100m breaststroke

Natasha Lloyd broke the Canterbury West Coast record and the New Zealand short course Women's age group record in the 100m breaststroke, which had not been broken since 1995 and was held by Anna Wilson from Otago who swam in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A truly amazing result.
Oliver Rayner broke the Canterbury West Coast record in the 100m fly.

NZ DIV II 2013

The New Zealand Division 2 Competition was held on the 21st of April until the 24th of April in Invercargill at which the North Canterbury Swim Club had the following eight swimmers competing : Kiri Atkin, James Buk, Tamara Gurden, Harry Hall, Laura Haughin, Campbell Kershaw, James Kirkland and Nicholas Steyn
Michaela Norman from the Wai Swim programme coached these swimmers in Invercargill during the meet and said "These swimmers can be very proud of the work effort they put in prior to this competition and the results they achieved, it was fantastic to see them all doing such good personal best times. They now have the right attributes to move up to the next level"

Following are the placings achieved:
Kiri Atkin, bronze: 800m freestyle
Tamara Gurden, gold: 400m freestyle, bronze: 200m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, gold: 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley and 100m fly, silver: 50m freestyle and 50m fly
Nicholas Steyn, silver: 200m and 400m freestyle, Canterbury individual medley relay and 200m backstroke, bronze: 400m individual medley
Harry Hall, bronze: Canterbury individual medley relay

Laura Haughin broke the North Canterbury Swim Club record in the 200m backstroke event.

WHARENUI JUNIOR OLYMPICS 2013

On Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of April, 31 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Wharenui Junior Olympics 2013 short course meet. This meet was limited to swimmers aged 15 years and younger and was held at Wharenui pool in Christchurch. It was great to see all these young swimmers there competing and doing so very well, it was a real credit to them.

Brigitte Mahan the head coach from Wai Swim said "the team spirit was awesome, with all the swimmers supporting each other, racing fast and also putting races together correctly which is good for their long term development."

Following are the great results:
Bryn Atkin, silver: 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley
Timothy Batchelor, bronze: 100m and 200m breaststroke
Julie Briden, gold: 200m and 400m individual medley, bronze: 50m fly and 50m breaststroke
Alexander Buk, gold: 50m freestyle, silver: 100m freestyle
James Buk, silver: 100m breaststroke, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Tamara Gurden, silver: 400m individual medley
Callum Haughin, gold: 200m fly, 200m and 400m individual medley
Laura Haughin, silver: 100m breaststroke
Angus Kelliher, gold: 50m breaststroke, bronze: 50m backstroke, 50m fly and 50m freestyle
Campbell Kershaw, silver: 100m and 200m breaststroke, bronze: 50m and 100m backstroke
Sara-Jane Lloyd, silver: 200m individual medley, bronze: 100m fly
Michael Pitt, gold: 50m breaststroke, silver: 400m freestyle, bronze: 100m individual medley
Oliver Rayner, gold: 50m fly, silver: 100m individual medley
William Roberts, bronze: 100m freestyle
Jess Roche, bronze: 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle
Noémie Savry, gold: 50m breaststroke and 50m fly, silver: 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Bonnie Smith, gold: 100m breaststroke, bronze: 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m individual medley and 50m breaststroke
Nicholas Steyn, silver: 100m backstroke, bronze: 50m and 200m backstroke
Angus Syme, gold: 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 200m fly, silver: 200m backstroke, bronze: 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle
Jacob Webb, gold: 100m breaststroke, silver: 100m fly, bronze: 100m freestyle

In total 56 medals: 16 gold, 16 silver and 24 bronze.

Relays:

First placing:
200m medley boys 12-13yrs
Angus Syme, William Roberts, Oliver Rayner and Callum Haughin

200m medley boys 14-15yrs
Bryn Atkin, Michael Pitt, Campbell Kershaw and Alexander Buk

200m medley mixed 13-15yrs
Michael Pitt, Sara-Jane Lloyd, Campbell Kershaw and Julie Briden

200m freestyle boys 12-13yrs
Oliver Rayner, James Buk, Callum Haughin and Angus Syme

200m freestyle boys 14-15yrs
Bryn Atkin, Michael Pitt, Campbell Kershaw and Alexander Buk

Third placings:
200m medley girls 14-15yrs
Tamara Gurden, Sara-Jane Lloyd, Laura Haughin and Julie Briden

200m freestyle boys 10-11yrs
Isaac Dann, Elliot Syme, Jacob Webb and Angus Kelliher

200m freestyle boys 12-13yrs
Saxon Morgan, Timothy Batchelor, Nash Van der Meer and Regan Mundy

Out of the 139 events swum by the NCSC, 99 (71%) were personal best times - well done!!.

3 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken.
Angus Syme: 200m backstroke
Callum Haughin: 200m and 400m individual medley

NEW ZEALAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

New Zealand’s premier swim competition – The State Insurance New Zealand Open Championships – were held between the 17th and 22nd of March 2013 at the West Wave Aquatic centre in Auckland with 273 swimmers competing in 1054 entries. The North Canterbury Swim Club sent three swimmers who had qualified: Natasha Lloyd, Gendi Roberts and Willie Steele along with the Wai Swim head coach Brigitte Mahan. This competition includes all the top swimmers from around the country. Brigitte commented "the atmosphere at the pool was amazing with lots of great swimming, it was quite an experience for our young swimmers to be right amongst it and competing so well at this level".

Natasha Lloyd, gold medal: representing Canterbury West Coast in the freestyle regional relay, silver medal: representing Canterbury West Coast in the medley regional relay, 200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke, bronze medal: 100m and 200m breaststroke, total 6 New Zealand medals, a fantastic achievement. In the medley relay the girls broke the Canterbury West Coast record and were very close to breaking the freestyle relay record. It was a great experience for Willie Steele swimming in the 50m freestyle and 50m fly and Gendi Roberts swimming in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. Getting to swim next to some of New Zealand's best swimmers including Lauren Boyle who was named "National Swimmer of the Year".

NEW ZEALAND AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

From Tuesday the 26th of February to Saturday the 2nd of March, the following twelve members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the 2013 New Zealand Age Group Championships in Wellington : Natasha Lloyd, Reagan Pitt, Gendi Roberts, Willie Steele, Michael Pitt, Sarah-Jane Lloyd, Angus Syme, Alex Buk, Bryn Atkin, William Roberts, Julie Briden and Oliver Rayner. Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim coached these swimmers at this meet and said for half of these swimmers it was the first time they had swum in this meet and really stepped up. Competing at this meet there were 611 swimmers representing 79 clubs from all over New Zealand.
Out of the 79 clubs competing, the North Canterbury Swim Club was ranked in 13 place. It is something the swimmers and all club members can be extremely proud of. It reflects the commitment from the swimmers and the high standard of coaching we have.

Apart from long distance events, swimmers swum in heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon. The top ten swimmers from the heats competed in the finals. Following are the finals results:

Natasha Lloyd, gold: 50m and 200m breaststroke and the regional medley relay, silver 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and the regional freestyle relay, 4th: 400m individual medley, 6th: 400m freestyle
Angus Syme, gold: 400m and 1500m freestyle, 5th: 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle, 7th: 200m individual medley and 200m freestyle, 9th: 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle
Alex Bux, silver: regional freestyle relay, 4th: regional medley relay, 7th: 50m freestyle
Sarah-Jane Lloyd, silver: regional freestyle relay
Reagan Pitt, 4th: 200m breaststroke, 5th: 100m breaststroke, 7th: 50m breaststroke, 10th: 400m individual medley
Gendi Roberts, 4th: 800m freestyle, 5th: 400m freestyle, 9th: 200m freestyle
Oliver Rayner, 4th: 100m fly, 6th 50m and 200m fly, 10th: 400m freestyle
Michael Pitt, 5th: 200m backstroke, 6th: 100m backstroke, 7th: 400m individual medley
Willie Steele, 5th: 50m freestyle
Bryn Atkin, 8th: 100m freestyle, 9th: 1500m freestyle

In the 15 and under boys freestyle club relay, Angus Syme, Michael Pitt, Alex Buk and Bryn Atkin got placed 8th
In the 15 and under boys medley club relay, Bryn Atkin, Michael Pitt, Oliver Rayner and Alex Buk got placed 9th

In total an awesome 11 New Zealand medals: 5 gold and 6 silver, 38 placings in the top 10 in New Zealand.

18 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken.
Natasha Llyod: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medley, 50m and 100m freestyle .
Angus Syme: 400m and 1500m freestyle, 200m individual medley
Oliver Rayner: 50m fly
Michael Pitt: 100m and 200m backstroke, 400m individual medley
Willie Steele: 50m freestyle
Reagan Pitt: 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medley

Angus Syme broke the Canterbury West Coast record in the 1500m freestyle by 16 seconds.

SOUTH ISLAND COUNTRY AND TOWN 2013

On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of February, 17 members of the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the 2013 South Island Country and Town competition held in Timaru. It was great experience for these swimmers and for most of these swimmers this was their first time they had swum in this annual meet and for some it was their first meet travelling away.

The North Canterbury Swim Club came away with the highest overall points trophy for any club competing at this meet, a fantastic result, the North Canterbury Swim Clubs best result ever at this meet. Congratulations to these swimmers and also Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who coached these swimmers in Timaru.

The following swimmers gained places:

In the Canterbury West Coast Relays:
13-14 Medley relay: Keely Morton, James Buk, Harry Hall, Georgie Smith, 1st
13-15 Freestyle relay: Keely Morton, James Buk, Harry Hall, Georgie Smith, 1st
11-12 Medley Relay: Harry Lloyd, Tim Batchelor, 1st
10 & Under Medley Relay: Jacob Webb, Jess Roche, 1st
10 & Under Freestyle Relay: Jacob Webb, Jess Roche, Angus Kelliher, 1st

Individual Placings:

Angus Kelliher: 2nd 50fr, 2nd 50bk, 2nd 100bk (10 & under boys)
Harry Lloyd: 1st 50br, 1st 100br, 1st 200br, 2nd 200fr (11-12 boys)
Saxon Morgan: 1st 200fr, 2nd 200br, 2nd 100bk, 3rd 200im, 3rd 100fr (11-12 boys)
Jacob Webb: 1st 100fr, 1st 100br, 2nd 50fly, 2nd 50br, 2nd 100fly, 2nd 100im, 3rd 50fr, 3rd 200br (10 & under boys)
Amelia Sharpe: 2nd 50bk, 3rd 50fly (11-12 girls)
Harry Hall: 1st 50fr, 1st 50bk, 1st 200fr, 1st 100fly, 1st 100im, 1st 200im, 1st 50fly, 2nd 100bk, 2nd 100fr (13-14 boys)
Regan Mundy: 2nd 50bk, 2nd 50br (13-14 boys)
Keely Morton: 1st 50bk, 2nd 100bk (13-14 girls)
James Buk: 2nd 50fr, 2nd 200im, 2nd 50br, 2nd 50fly, 3rd 200fr, 3rd 100im, 3rd 100fr (13-14 boys)
Tim Batchelor: 2nd 50fly, 2nd 100fly, 2nd 100br, 3rd 100im (11-12 boys)
Georgie Smith: 2nd 50fr, 3rd 100fr (13-14 girls)
Jess Roche: 2nd 50fr (10 & under girls)

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke meet records:
Harry Lloyd: 200br
Harry Hall: 200fr, 100fly, 100im, 50fly
Keely Morton: 50bk
Jacob Webb: 100br

Well done to James Buk and Harry Hall both qualifying for the Div 2 meet.

Out of the 129 events swum by the 17 NCSC members 92 (71%) were Personal best times, well done to all.

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2013

News in Brief !!!!!

A very warm welcome to all the new members of the North Canterbury Swim Club and their families. If you have any questions, have a look on our website www.northcanterburyswimclub.co.nz and you will see under contact details who to contact. Otherwise just ask Brigitte or Michaela.

FUNDRAISING
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A big thank you to all those swimmers, families and coaches that helped with cutting the skin off the wool last Saturday. We have one more session on Sunday the 10th of March starting at 9am at 6 Carmana Gardens Rangiora, all you need to bring is scissors and a sense of humour! .

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
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Congratulations to the following swimmers............
November - Michael Pitt
December - Jacob Webb
January - Julie Briden
February - Harry Lloyd

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
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Sunday 7th of April - Club Champs
Sunday 19th of May - Club AGM followed by Club prize giving

CLUB COMMITTEE
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There will be two vacant committee roles as at the next AGM. The Club Secretary and President, so please give this some serious consideration.

RECENT RESULTS
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As you will have seen on our website under news, we have had some excellent results recently......
Natasha Lloyd winning a bronze medal at the Australian Youth Olympics and in doing so breaking the NZ record for her age.
Canterbury West Coast Championships 46 medals
Ruth Woolley Meet, 32 placings
Memorial Champs, 77 medals and the overall club trophy
Callum Haughin at the NZ Juniors with three silver NZ medals.
Excellent results in relays and finally lots and lots of PB'S !!!

WEBSITE PHOTOS
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On our website under the heading "about the club" / photo gallery / latest photos. The club has purchased some of the photos from the Jasi Christmas cracker meet, if you would like one of these photo's of your child, please let me know at hsyme@chargeurs-wool.com and I will send it to you.

All the very best to the swimmers at the up and coming South Island Country and town, National age group champs, NZ opens and NZ DIV II
You have put alot in, so you deserve alot out.

NEW ZEALAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February Callum Haughin from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in Wellington, in the 2013 New Zealand Junior championships.

The New Zealand Junior Championships were held in two region locations, Wellington for swimmers from the South Island and central/lower North Island and Auckland for swimmers from northern districts and Auckland. Nationally there were 602 swimmers competing aged 12 and under.

Callum won a silver New Zealand medal in the 200m fly and in doing so broke the Canterbury West Coast record. Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who coached Callum in Wellington during the weekend said "it really was a great swim and this record had not been broken since 2005".

Representing Canterbury West Coast, Callum also won a silver New Zealand medal in both the 200m freestyle regional relay and the 200m medley regional relay.

MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET 2013

On Saturday the 9th of February and Sunday the 10th of February 27 swimmers from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Memorial Championships meet at Jellie Park in Christchurch.

This meet is organised by Swimming Canterbury West Coast in memory of swimmers, officials, and coaches who have given so much to the sport of swimming in the Canterbury West Coast regions and have since passed away.

This is a "not faster than" meet, whereby swimmers cannot enter an event for which a faster personal best time has been already been achieved.

Michaela Norman from Wai Swim who helped coach these swimmers at this meet said "the swimmers had a great attitude and supported their team mates well during this meet. More qualifying times for DIV II and Country and Town meets were achieved."

There were 11 clubs form all over Canterbury and West Coast competing. The North Canterbury Swim club came away with the Bruce Horner Memorial Trophy for the most points per club. A fantastic result!!!!

In total the swimmers won an outstanding 77 medals: 31 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze.
Timothy Batchelor, gold: 100m fly, silver: 100m breaststroke
Alexander Buk, silver: 50m breaststroke and 100m backstroke
James Buk, silver: 200m breaststroke, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Sophie Daly, bronze: 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley
Isaac Dann, gold: 200m freestyle, silver: 50m fly and 100m individual medley
Charlie De la Cour, gold: 100m individual medley, bronze: 50m backstroke
Phoebe Edwardes, gold: 100m backstroke, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Tamara Gurden, gold: 200m individual medley and 100m fly, silver: 50m and 100m backstroke, bronze: 50m fly
Harry Hall, silver: 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley, bronze: 50m breaststroke and 200m freestyle
Callum Haughin, gold: 100m backstroke
Laura Haughin, gold: 50m freestyle and 200m fly, silver: 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley
Campbell Kershaw, gold: 50m and 100m breaststroke, silver: 200m breaststroke
James Kirkland, gold: 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Harrison Lloyd, bronze: 50m freestyle
Saxon Morgan, gold: 50m freestyle, silver: 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 50m and 200m backstroke, bronze: 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley
Regan Mundy, gold: 50m freestyle, 50m fly and 200m individual medley, silver: 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m backstroke, bronze: 100m breaststroke
Jess Roche, gold: 50m breaststroke, silver: 50m freestyle
Georgette Smith, gold: 50m breaststroke, 50m fly, 50m and 100m freestyle, silver: 100m breaststroke and 200m freestyle, bronze: 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley
Nicholas Steyn, gold: 50m and 100m backstroke, silver: 200m backstroke, bronze: 50m and 200m breaststroke
Angus Syme, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke
Nash Van der Meer, bronze: 100m individual medley
Anneliese Wolt, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke, silver: 200m backstroke

Following are the relay results for the N.C.S.C swimmers:
3rd in the mixed 12 & under 200m freestyle relay: Saxon Morgan, Jess Roche, Phoebe Edwardes and Callum Haughin
1st in the mixed 13 & over 200m freestyle relay: Campbell Kershaw, Anneliese Wolt, Tamara Gurden and Alexander Buk
3rd in the mixed 12 & under 100m medley relay: Phoebe Edwardes, Harrison Lloyd, Timothy Batchelor and Sophie Daly
1st in the mixed 13 & over 200m medley relay: Angus Syme, Anneliese Wolt, Campbell Kershaw and Tamara Gurden
2nd in the mixed 400m freestyle relay: Campbell Kershaw, Angus Syme, Anneliese Wolt, James Kirkland, Regan Mundy, Laura Haughin, Tamara Gurden and Nicholas Steyn

Out of the 128 events swum by these swimmers, 89 (70%) were personal best times.

Anneliese Wolt broke the following club records: 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 200m backstroke

RUTH WOOLLEY MEMORIAL QEII SPRINT MEET 2013

On Saturday the 2nd of February 21 swimmers from the North Canterbury Swim Club competed in the Ruth Woolley Memorial Sprint meet at Jellie Park in Christchurch.
There are only five events, being 50m of each stroke and the 100m individual medley.

In total they gained an excellent 32 placings: 10 1st placings, 17 2nd placings and 5 3rd placings.

James Buk, 3rd 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke
Harry Hall, 2nd 50m fly
Callum Haughin, 1st 50m fly and 50m freestyle, 2nd 100m individual medley and 50m breaststroke
Angus Kelliher, 2nd 50m freestyle
Sara-Jane Lloyd, 1st 100m individual medley, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, 2nd 50m fly and 50m backstroke
Oliver Rayner, 1st 50m fly, 2nd 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, 3rd 100m individual medley
Bonnie Smith, 2nd 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley, 3rd 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke
Rose Smith, 2nd 100m individual medley
Angus Syme, 1st 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley, 2nd 50m fly and 50m breaststroke
Henry Woelders, 2nd 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke
Anneliese Wolt, 1st 50m breaststroke, 2nd 50m fly and 100m individual medley

Out of the 87 events swum by these swimmers, 46 (53%) were personal best times.

Anneliese Wolt and Oliver Rayner both broke the 50m fly North Canterbury Swim Club records.

CANTERBURY WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

The Canterbury West Coast Championships for 2013 were held in Dunedin at the Moana 50 meter pool from the 22nd to the 26th of January with heats in the morning and finals in the evening. The North Canterbury Swim Club had 19 swimmers competing. This swim meet was held in conjunction with the Otago Championships. This swim meet would usually have been held at QEII.

Brigitte Mahan from Wai Swim commented that following the excellent training camp held at Hanmer Springs in December along with the enormous amount of training that the swimmers have put in as a build up to this meet, it was excellent to see them being rewarded for their efforts. Many medals, ribbons, personal best times, club records and qualifying times were achieved. Brigitte said all these swimmers can be extremely proud of the way they have dedicated themselves to training and the way they competed so well during this Championship meet.

It is also a true reflection of the very high standard of coaching and dedication given by Brigitte Mahan from the Wai Swim programme, assisted by Michaela Norman.
A special thanks to all those parents that assisted with this meet, your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Following are the individual medals achieved:
Bryn Atkin, silver: 50m backstroke, bronze: 50m and 100m freestyle
Julie Briden, bronze: 100m freestyle
Natasha Lloyd, gold: 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, silver: 200m and 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle, bronze: 50m freestyle
Sara-Jane Lloyd, silver: 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke, bronze: 100m breaststroke
Michael Pitt, silver: 200m backstroke
Reagan pitt, silver: 100m and 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley, bronze: 50m breaststroke
Oliver Rayner, silver: 200m fly, bronze: 50m fly
Willie Steele, gold: 100m freestyle, bronze: 100m fly
Angus Syme, silver: 200m and 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle, bronze: 200m and 1500m freestyle and 200m backstroke
Anneliese Wolt, bronze: 100m breaststroke
Total, 30 individual medals: 4 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 12 bronze medals

Following are the medals achieved by the North Canterbury Swim Club in the relays:
Gold medal in the male 13-14 years 200m freestyle relay: Angus Syme, Harry Hall, Oliver Rayner and Bryn Atkin
Silver medal in the male 13-14 years 200m medley relay: Bryn Atkin, James Buk, Oliver Rayner and Angus Syme
Silver medal in the male 15-16 years 200m freestyle relay: Willie Steele, Michael Pitt, Campbell Kershaw and Alexander Buk
Bronze medal in the male 15-16 years 200m medley relay: Willie Steele, Michael Pitt, Campbell Kershaw and Alexander Buk

16 North Canterbury Swim Club records were broken:
Natasha Lloyd: 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 400m freetysle and 200m individual medley
Anneliese Wolt: 50m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m and 100m fly and 200m individual medley
Angus Syme: 400m and 1500m freestyle
Bryn Atkin: 50m backstroke
Willie Steele: 50m backstroke

We wish all the swimmers all the very best for the up and coming nationals.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH OLYMPICS 2013

After a difficult 2012 due to injury and illness, Natasha Lloyd was thrilled to come back from her recent trip to the Australian Youth Olympics (AYO) with a Bronze Medal in her favoured event the 200 Breastroke. Her time of 2.31.36 was also a New Zealand record for 17 year old woman.

The AYO is an event run by the Australian Olympic Committee which began after the Sydney Olympics in 2000. It is held on a 4 yearly cycle and includes over 2000 athletes from 34 countries. Each sport includes invitations to a variety of countries with swimming including Hungary, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China and two teams from Australia. The experience was a fantastic insight into how large sporting events are held, the difficulties around transport and security and so on. It was also an experience having to cope in the hottest day on record in Sydney – 47 degrees. The biggest purchase for many athletes was fans for their rooms as they had no air conditioning!

Natasha competed in the 100m and 200m Breastroke events as well as being a member of the 4 x 100m Freestyle and Medley relays. The results were:

· 100m Breastroke – 6th

· Medley Relay – 5th

· Freestyle relay – 6th

· 200m Breaststroke – 3rd

Congratulations Natasha we are all very proud of your results.

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