Welcome to the 2018/19 Swim Season!!!

Welcome to the 2018/19 swim season everybody!

 

The 2018/19 season is underway with a hiss and a roar with 2 rounds of the Counties Winter and Dolphin League's having been completed, with a bunch of PB's and outstanding swims.  The Winter League Team 'Team Boyle' in particular has done great with almost the bare minimum number of swimmers, and our new swimmers in 'Team Moss' getting into the swing of things with great swims all round.  Our 'Team Pascoe' is out in front in the early stages of these meets with the most first places in the 2nd sessions to date.  Keep up the good work teams!

 

Since the last post, we've partaken in the St George's Shield, HPK Honda Meet, a handful of PSC Club Meets and the Manurewa Winter Meet.  Some massive results, with loads of qualifications to some of the big meets coming up such as AIMs, Div II, NAGS, ASA Juniors, NZ Secondary Schools and the NZ SC Champs too.  Congratulations to all swimmers who have qualified for these meets.

 

Last week the club was informed that Libby Murphy had been chosen as a member of the Bronze Development Squad by Swimming NZ and will be taking part in the Individual Medley camp in the new year to further enhance her skills in the IM's.  Fantastic work Libby!!!

 

For all of our new swimmers and families, please make yourself familiar with the pages on our website (especially the Useful Information tab) and if you have any questions please check in with one of the Committee or your Coach.

 

From time to time too, we'll be updating some of our other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (look up 'FastSwimmingClubNZ') as well as our Noticeboard at the Patumahoe Pool.  Just recently we placed up all of our Age Group Records incase you're wanting to see what these are as well as some reminders about upcoming meets too.

 

Over the next week the team's Hoodies will be rolled out to those members who have purchased these.  As of the Papatoetoe Meet (11 August 2018) next weekend we will be enforcing our Uniform Policy which is 'team shirts (dark blue and the royal blue for our National Senior Swimmers), black pants and the FAST hoodies' to be worn to events.  If you are wearing something different, this will be asked to be removed.  On another clothing note too - for all new swimmers, if you're unsure about what type of togs to wear - please check in with the Committee or your Coach.  For swimmers wanting to wear 'racing swimwear', only swimwear with stitched seams are permitted for 12 and unders as of 1 July 2018.  For swimmers older than that, they can continue to wear both stiched seam as well as bonded seam swimwear if preferred.

 

Lastly, at most of our meets we're very lucky that we have a Club photographer amongst us (Debbie Montgomery) who takes a mass of fantastic photos for us.  You can see some of the older photo's in the 'Photo Tab' on this website, as well as we post these up ASAP on Facebook too.  Please feel free to 'like' and 'comment' on them.

 

Welcome everybody!

 

^FAST Committee

 

Latest News

Division II March 16th 2017

A wonderful few days in Rotorua with our Div II Team. Firstly, Roland, thank you so much. You are amazing. You brought the best out of the team and the results clearly show how lucky we are to have you and Ria coaching our swimmers. Julie, thank you......

 

Junior Festival Round Up March 16th 2017

Another fantastic weekend of swimming. Thank you so much Ria and Roland for your never-ending support of our children, we really appreciate everything you do for them and us. Debra, you were an excellent Manager. Thank you. FAST were outstanding, finishing in 12th......

 

2017 Counties Age Group Champs March 16th 2017

Well done to all our swimmers at the weekend. This was FAST’s best ever performance at Counties Age Group Champs. Thank you so much Ria and Roland for your coaching and tireless enthusiasm, the children couldn’t do it without you. Thank you too, to all our......

 

Auckland Juniors November 28th 2016

A fantastic weekend of swimming. Thank you so much Ria, Roland and Meg for all your support. The results are a reflection of your hard work and dedication to FAST. Well done to Calee, Ernestine, Ethan, Lily, Spencer, Libby, Charlise and Alissa who achieved 100% pbs. Our top twenty place......

 

Counties Junior Winter Champs October 10th 2016

A fantastic and highly successful weekend for FAST. Many thanks to our Coaches, Ria, Roland and Meg, you were fabulous as always. Thank you also to all our parents who officiated and congratulations to Grant Weck who qualified as a timekeeper. FAST, with 68%, had one of the highest......

 

AIMS and Secondary Schools Champs September 12th 2016

A very successful and busy week for FAST Nathan, Shontelle and Erin have just returned from Wellington having competed at the Secondary School Champs. Our stand out performer was Nathan who won three silvers, a bronze, and placed in the top 10 in all his other races. Many......

 

Papatoetoe Winter Meet August 8th 2016

Well done to everyone who swam at the weekend. The meet was quite a long meet rather than quite a short one! – sorry to our Officials, but a big thank you to everyone who stepped up and helped. If you weren’t on our list to timekeep but did so,......

 

Manurewa Winter Carnival July 17th 2016

Well done to everyone who swam at Manurewa yesterday. It was fantastic to see all our swimmers performing so well and smashing their pbs. Also great to see our new swimmers in the water (Jessica, Calee, Jenna, Charlotte, Charlise and Keegan), they were fantastic and I hope they enjoyed their first......

 

Counties Manukau Prizegiving June 9th 2016

FAST had a very successful afternoon at Counties Prizegiving, picking up many awards. If there had been an award for the loudest club, we would've won. FAST won the following awards: 3rd - Counties Manukau Junior SC Champs ...

 

Counties Zone Intermediate Swimming March 16th 2016

FAST dominated the Counties Zone Swimming last Friday with some very impressive results - nearly half of the top three placings in the finals were FAST swimmers. Our team was:......