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  • Gold, silver and bronze at nationals
    Clara Foster of Nelson South Swimming Club claimed the gold medal in the 50m breaststroke for 13-year-old girls during the first day of the NZ Short Course Championships yesterday in Wellington, setting a new regional age group record in the process.
    Posted: Thursday 3 October 2013
  • Local swimmers selected for Makos
    Four Nelson-Marlborough swimmers have been selected for an all-South Island team - the Makos - following their impressive performances at the South Island Championships held recently in Blenheim.

    Sam McKenzie of the Nelson Swimming Club, Ellie Rukuwai and Phillippa Dwyer of the Nelson South Swimming Club, and Sara Gane of Blenheim Swimming Club will be part of the South Island’s “15 years & Under” zonal team, comprising just 20 swimmers.
    Posted: Thursday 12 September 2013
  • Swimmers win titles at South Island Champs
    Sam McKenzie, Ellie Rukuwai and Amy Coulton of Nelson and Sara Gane of Blenheim won South Island titles as the South Island’s top swimmers converged at Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 Aquatic Centre over the weekend for the 2013 South Island Swimming Championships.
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2013
  • Young Swimmers take trophies at Winter Meet
    Records tumbled over the weekend as 100 swimmers from the top of the South contested the Swimming Nelson Marlborough Winters Champs held at the ASB Aquatic Centre.
    Sarah-Kate Birkett (10) from Nelson Swimming Club took out the award for Best Overall Female Swimmer, while Oliver Stark (11) of Waimea Swimming was Best Overall Male.
    Posted: Monday 12 August 2013
  • Sam Trevurza named Swimmer of the Year
    Samantha Trevurza has been awarded the Belsham Trophy as Nelson-Marlborough's Swimmer of the Year for 2012-13.
    Posted: Saturday 10 August 2013
  • Stephen Fryer of Nelson South Swimming Club and Marlene Ingram of Kaikoura were made Life Members of Swimming Nelson Marlborough (SNM) at the regional association’s 2013 Annual General Meeting recently.

    Brent Cheyne of Nelson South was recognised with an Honours award for his service as SNM Treasurer, past Chair and board member for many years.
    Posted: Wednesday 7 August 2013
  • Grants from Trillian Trust & Mainland Foundation
    A big thank you to the Trillian Trust and the Mainland Foundation for grants to support our upcoming South Island meets. The Trillian Trust provided nearly $4000 for medals and ribbons...
    Posted: Thursday 13 June 2013
  • Grant from NZCT for new starter box
    The NZ Community Trust has approved a grant of $2100 to Swimming Nelson Marlborough towards the purchase of a new starter box.
    Posted: Wednesday 27 March 2013
  • Finalist for Club Coach of the Year
    Tim Loach, the head coach of Nelson South Swimming Club, has been named by Swimming New Zealand as a finalist for the 2013 Club Coach of the Year Award.
    Posted: Saturday 23 March 2013
  • McKenzie and Gane lead team of 18 at NAGs
    Sam McKenzie (13), of Nelson Swimming Club, won the 50m freestyle to capture his second gold medal at the National Age Group championships in Wellington, having won the 100m freestyle the day before.
    Posted: Sunday 3 March 2013
  • Sam McKenzie of Nelson Swimming Club won the gold in the 13-year-old boys for the 100m Free at the National Age Groups Championships, shortly after winning silver in the 50m Fly.

    Sara Gane of Blenheim Swimming Club won silver in the 200m Breast for 14-year-old girls.
    Posted: Thursday 28 February 2013
  • Waimea leads SNM to South Island trophy
    Thirty-two swimmers from the Blenheim, Motueka, Nelson, Nelson South and Waimea swimming clubs beat all other South Island regions for points per swimmer at the South Island Country and Town Competition in Timaru last weekend.
    Posted: Monday 25 February 2013
  • Young swimmers impress at Junior Nationals
    Eleven-year-old Daniel Trevurza of Motueka shaved an impressive 2.4 seconds off his time and finished 4th in New Zealand in the 50m breastroke at the NZ Junior Championships held last weekend in Wellington.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 February 2013
  • Rukuwai top swimmer at regional champs
    Ellie Rukuwai (15) of Nelson South won the coveted Marie Saul Cup for Best All-Round Swimmer, collecting four golds, four silvers and three bronze medals while leading Nelson South to a sweep of the club trophies at the annual Swimming Nelson Marlborough Age Group Championships at ASB Aquatic Centre in Richmond.
    Posted: Monday 11 February 2013
  • Nelson swimmers bring home medals from Wellington
    Sam McKenzie of Nelson won five gold medals in freestyle and butterfly events while Nelson-Marlborough girls dominated the breaststroke events at the Wellington long course summer championships held recently.
    Posted: Thursday 31 January 2013
  • Motueka takes Cup at Country & Town meet
    Nine-year-old Joshua Amyes of Motueka, swimming in his first regional competition, went home with five gold medals and the Life Members Cup for most points accumulated by a country club swimmer at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough 2013 Country & Town Championships hosted by Nelson South Swimming Club at Hampden Street pool.
    Posted: Sunday 13 January 2013
  • Record rampage at Nationals
    Twelve Nelson-Marlborough open records and 32 age group records were broken at the New Zealand Short Course Championships this week in Wellington, in the biggest assault on the regional record book in recent memory.
    Kaiori McGuinniety of Nelson South Swimming Club led the record-breaking rampage with 13 new records.
    Posted: Friday 5 October 2012
  • Bronze for girls relay at Nationals
    Nelson-Marlborough’s top young swimmers won bronze in the regional 200m medley relay in the girls’ 15 & Under age group at the New Zealand Short Course Championships being held in Wellington.
    Posted: Wednesday 3 October 2012
  • Double gold for Gane at Nationals
    Blenheim's standout swimmer Sara Gane has continued her dominance in the breaststroke in the 14-year-old age group, claiming gold in both the 50m and 200m events at the New Zealand Short Course Championships being held in Wellington. Gane sliced 2.73 seconds off her personal best in the 200m event, finishing 2.5 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. Gane will get a chance to sweep the breaststroke events when she competes in the 100m race on Thursday.
    Posted: Monday 1 October 2012
  • South Island meets coming to Nelson-Marlborough
    Swimming Nelson-Marlborough has been confirmed as the host for two South Island swimming meets to be held next winter. The SI Secondary Schools meet and the SI Champs will both be run at the new Stadium 2000 facility in Blenheim.
    Posted: Wednesday 19 September 2012
  • Sam McKenzie gets more gold
    Sam McKenzie of Nelson Swimming Club sliced more than a second off his personal best time to win gold in the 50m butterfly in the boys 13 & under age group at the South Island Championships held over the weekend in Timaru.
    Posted: Sunday 2 September 2012

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