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Athletes and Coaches

The sport of swimming is for life, it's never too late to start. Regardless of whether you're swimming for fitness or competition we want to inspire and support you to be the swimmer you want to be. The below pathway aims to help you navigate your journey.  

Swimmers Progression Pathway 


Travel and Accommodation

Members of the Otago community are encouraged to unite as one when travelling to zonal or national events. An online registration form link and information will be emailed to each individually SNZ registered competitive swimmer two weeks in advance of the closing date.

Team Managers play a vital role in our swimmer's journey and your support is appreciated. Should you require further details on what the role entails email us at for more details. 


Fast Lane

Through your Fast Lane, you can update enter upcoming swim meets, update your contact details, add your high school, request club transfer, past event information etc.


Individual Funding Opportunities

Skeggs Foundation Funding, Individual applications are encouraged, with close off dates twice a year (March and September)

Swimming Otago Representative Fund, Application Form, Close off dates are twice annually; 30 May and 30 November

Check with your club, they may have "members only" access to other funding opportunities


Direct Links 

Varied direct links to of "interest pages" on the Swimming NZ website

Performance Calculators, FINA points calculator, XLR8 points calculator and Pool length conversion tool

Individual Travel Authorisation, to be complete and submit prior to training and competing overseas (form can be found at the bottom of this page)

High-Performance Selection Criteria, regular checks are required

High-Performance Calendar, 2016 through to 2020

Medications and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), many medications contain substances which are prohibited in sport. Any athlete who is sick or injured needs to carefully consider the medications they take to ensure they avoid prohibited substances.

Drug-Free Sport NZ, swimming in New Zealand is committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance-enhancing drugs and methods.

SNZ Member Benefits, great deals can be found for motels and rentals