Paul Matson, RSC club president, was a finalist for the Bill Matson Technical Official of the Year at the 2014 State Insurance Swimming New Zealand Awards. The awards took place on Saturday April 12. Although Paul didn’t win it was fantastic to be a finalist!
During this two weeks school holidays, swimmers are to take a break. This is normal practice between long course and short course season and completes a long season of hard training for many swimmers.
NAGS swimmers, however are still in the final build up to their national competition starting on the 29 April, and will discuss their holiday training sessions with Jon for week 1 of the holiday, and are expected to train Easter Friday and Monday.
The term 2 squad lists and timetable will be out early next term. The timetable above covers the first two weeks of term 2.
Wishing coach Grant happy holidays as he heads off to the USA for four weeks from Monday 14 April. Safe travels!
Jacqui is giving out entertainment books to sell. We hope these turn out to be a great fundraiser!
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8m- 11th April Auckland
While the club had several Orcas qualify for this event, only Chrystel Neilson will be taking up the challenge.
NZ opens has very difficult qualifying times to make. The event will be televised on the sky net work and will also be live steamed online. Links will be posted when they come to hand.
Ben Ruback wins the Kapiti to Mainland swim for the second year in a row, this time in a record 1.04 hours and 19 sec. 2nd was Yuri Taylor from the RSC.
Renee Lawton also RSC, first women without a wetsuit and 2nd women over the line, because she did not wear a wet suit Renée now holds the new women’s Kapiti to Mainland swimming record.
Pre race info
17 swimmers will be braving the Kapiti seas on the 9th March to swim in the annual Kapiti to Mainland swim, including Ben Ruback who was last years winner.
Two of the swimmers are from RSC: Yuri Taylor and Renee Lawton. Other local swimmers include Ian MacDonald from Raumati and Damian Ruth from Paekakariki. Swimmers are also coming from much further afield including swimmers from Auckland, Rotorua and Katitkati .
A special mention to Ray Gough who has swum 49 times before!
Come down to the beach to support the swimmers coming in. Meet Details