Swimming

(PHOTO: Swimming Team 2018)

Swimming 2018

The school swimming sports day this year is on Thursday 15 February, 1pm-3pm at the Splash Centre.

Successful competitors will be selected to represent Whanganui High School at the Whanganui Secondary School Championships on Friday 2 March.

Later in May, swimmers who meet qualifying times will represent Whanganui High School at the North Island Secondary schools competition in Palmerston North.

Some swimmers may wish to participate in the National Secondary School competition which is in Term 3.

Teacher-in-Charge: Ms T Martin (martin.t@whs.ac.nz)

Teacher Profile: Ms Martin has been involved with swimming in assistance and now management capacity, since she started at WHS in 2004.  Ms Martin has 3 sons who all trained with the Wanganui squad, swam for WHS and have had some success at national level. She has managed the organisation of the school team with the Wanganui regional competition each year.  In May, she takes a team of top swimmers to the North Island Secondary Schools Championships in Palmerston North if they have qualified.  At this meet our WHS swimmers always perform creditably against many of the country's top competitors.         

ETHAN BRYERS with his BRONZE in the 400m 14yr boys 400m freestyle, National Short Course Swim Champs. Ethan was also 5th 200m ind medley & 200m freestyle, 6th 400m IM & 9th 1500m freestyle. Cayden Earles came away with 4 top-10 placings; Chronicle 10/10/18.

ETHAN BRYERS with his BRONZE in the 400m 14yr boys 400m freestyle, National Short Course Swim Champs. Ethan was also 5th 200m ind medley & 200m freestyle, 6th 400m IM & 9th 1500m freestyle. Cayden Earles came away with 4 top-10 placings; Chronicle 10/10/18.

Clarissa Nowak patrols Castlecliff Beach, as she was in the moments before she became involved in the NZ RESCUE OF THE YEAR 2018.. in February 2017, Chronicle 2/10/18.

Clarissa Nowak patrols Castlecliff Beach, as she was in the moments before she became involved in the NZ RESCUE OF THE YEAR 2018.. in February 2017, Chronicle 2/10/18.

Clarissa Nowak & Alex Forlong were involved in the rescue off Kai Iwi Beach which won NZ RESCUE OF THE YEAR 2018! The majority of the rescuers were past/present WHS students; Alex & Clarissa, plus Matthew Newell, James Newell, Laura O'Keeffe, Sophie Couper & Kaya Dobbie, Chronicle 25/9/18.

Clarissa Nowak & Alex Forlong were involved in the rescue off Kai Iwi Beach which won NZ RESCUE OF THE YEAR 2018! The majority of the rescuers were past/present WHS students; Alex & Clarissa, plus Matthew Newell, James Newell, Laura O'Keeffe, Sophie Couper & Kaya Dobbie, Chronicle 25/9/18.

WHS Mixed Freestyle Relay Team 6th in NZ U16!  L>R; front - Blair Gowan, Lennart Nowak; back - Amelia Cronin, Cayden Earles. NZSS Swimming Champs, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, 13-16 September 2018.

WHS Mixed Freestyle Relay Team 6th in NZ U16! L>R; front - Blair Gowan, Lennart Nowak; back - Amelia Cronin, Cayden Earles. NZSS Swimming Champs, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, 13-16 September 2018.

All of these students recorded PBs in their own events! L>R; front - Blair Gowan, Lennart Nowak; back - Amelia Cronin, Cayden Earles, Lucy Somerville. NZSS Swimming Champs, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, 13-16 September 2018.

All of these students recorded PBs in their own events! L>R; front - Blair Gowan, Lennart Nowak; back - Amelia Cronin, Cayden Earles, Lucy Somerville. NZSS Swimming Champs, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, 13-16 September 2018.

ETHAN BRYERS hold up two of his three SILVER MEDALS from the Aon National Age Group Champs in Auckland, Chronicle 28/4/18.

ETHAN BRYERS hold up two of his three SILVER MEDALS from the Aon National Age Group Champs in Auckland, Chronicle 28/4/18.

Whanganui swimmers Blair Gowan (left-WHS), Ben White (WHS), Cheyenne Nightingale  (WHS), Nikki Forlong, Jack Robertson, Lucy Somerville  (WHS) & Lennart Nowak  (WHS) with coach Andy McClay are future stars after fantastic results in the pool at the NZ Div 2 meet in Rotorua, Chronicle 28/3/18.

Whanganui swimmers Blair Gowan (left-WHS), Ben White (WHS), Cheyenne Nightingale (WHS), Nikki Forlong, Jack Robertson, Lucy Somerville (WHS) & Lennart Nowak (WHS) with coach Andy McClay are future stars after fantastic results in the pool at the NZ Div 2 meet in Rotorua, Chronicle 28/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WSS Swimming Champs, 2/3/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

WHS Swimming Champs, 15/2/18.

SARYA LOWER heads to Melbourne as part of the Wellington Talent ID squad to compete in the Victoria State Swimming Champs, Dec 2017.

SARYA LOWER heads to Melbourne as part of the Wellington Talent ID squad to compete in the Victoria State Swimming Champs, Dec 2017.

AMELIA CRONIN obtained Personal Best swims & ALEX FORLONG maintained her 16-yr-old National rankings NZ Short Course Swimming Champs 3-7 Oct 2017, Chron 13/10/17.

AMELIA CRONIN obtained Personal Best swims & ALEX FORLONG maintained her 16-yr-old National rankings NZ Short Course Swimming Champs 3-7 Oct 2017, Chron 13/10/17.

Whanganui Swim Team members (back left) S Schimanski, & WHS students SARYA LOWER, NIAMH HOGAN & ALEX FORLONG at National Age Gp Champs were nothing short of outstanding, Chron 29/3/17.

Whanganui Swim Team members (back left) S Schimanski, & WHS students SARYA LOWER, NIAMH HOGAN & ALEX FORLONG at National Age Gp Champs were nothing short of outstanding, Chron 29/3/17.

ALEX FORLONG & MICHAEL HIROTI flew the flag for the Whanganui Swim team at the NZ Div 2 comp in Rotorua, March 2017.

ALEX FORLONG & MICHAEL HIROTI flew the flag for the Whanganui Swim team at the NZ Div 2 comp in Rotorua, March 2017.

WHS Swimming Champs 27/2/17.  Two new records broken by SARYA LOWER. Int Girls 50m Breaststroke 36.37; Int Girls 50m Freestyle 28.69.

WHS Swimming Champs 27/2/17. Two new records broken by SARYA LOWER. Int Girls 50m Breaststroke 36.37; Int Girls 50m Freestyle 28.69.

SARYA LOWER won GOLD 15yr girls 50 breast stroke, 200m indiv medley & 100m freestyle, WN Long Course Champs, 20-22 Jan 2017.

SARYA LOWER won GOLD 15yr girls 50 breast stroke, 200m indiv medley & 100m freestyle, WN Long Course Champs, 20-22 Jan 2017.

Sarya Lower, Elena Forlong & Amelia Cronin did well NZ Short Course Swim Champs in AK 2-6 Oct 2016. Lower 15yrs, 4th 50m breast, three 5th placings 50m & 100m medley's, 200m indiv medley. Forlong 4th 200m fly (3rd Kiwi), 7th 100m fly & 10th Open Women's fly (8th Kiwi). Cronin did well 13yrs 1st Nationals, fin 9th 100m free.

Sarya Lower, Elena Forlong & Amelia Cronin did well NZ Short Course Swim Champs in AK 2-6 Oct 2016. Lower 15yrs, 4th 50m breast, three 5th placings 50m & 100m medley's, 200m indiv medley. Forlong 4th 200m fly (3rd Kiwi), 7th 100m fly & 10th Open Women's fly (8th Kiwi). Cronin did well 13yrs 1st Nationals, fin 9th 100m free.

WHS top results NZSS champs in WN, 9-11 Sept 2016. MEDALS; ELENA FORLONG 2nd (16+) 200 fly, SARYA LOWER 3rd (15yrs) 50 free & 50 breast. Top 10s Relay Elena, Sarya, Niamh Hogan, Amelia Cronin-Townsend 5th (15+) 4x50 free, Sarya 4th (15yrs) 100 free & breast.

WHS top results NZSS champs in WN, 9-11 Sept 2016. MEDALS; ELENA FORLONG 2nd (16+) 200 fly, SARYA LOWER 3rd (15yrs) 50 free & 50 breast. Top 10s Relay Elena, Sarya, Niamh Hogan, Amelia Cronin-Townsend 5th (15+) 4x50 free, Sarya 4th (15yrs) 100 free & breast.

WN Reg Short Course Winter Champs - Tawa Trophy for best team stats. WHS students results: SARYA LOWER (15) bagged eight, incl two GOLD, four SILVER & a brace of BRONZE; ELENA FORLONG (17) chipped in with a SILVER & three BRONZE & AMELIA CRONIN-TOWNSEND (13) a BRONZE, Chron 17/8/16.

WN Reg Short Course Winter Champs - Tawa Trophy for best team stats. WHS students results: SARYA LOWER (15) bagged eight, incl two GOLD, four SILVER & a brace of BRONZE; ELENA FORLONG (17) chipped in with a SILVER & three BRONZE & AMELIA CRONIN-TOWNSEND (13) a BRONZE, Chron 17/8/16.

WHS students' ALEX FORLONG - Outstanding Sportsmanship; MICHAEL HIROTI - Most Outstanding Male swimmer, Wanganui Swimming Club's prizegiving on 31 July, Chron 1/8/16.

WHS students' ALEX FORLONG - Outstanding Sportsmanship; MICHAEL HIROTI - Most Outstanding Male swimmer, Wanganui Swimming Club's prizegiving on 31 July, Chron 1/8/16.

Wanganui Team members, L>R; Elena Forlong (WHS), Niamh Hogan (WHS), Schimanski & Sarya Lower (WHS) did the club proud at the National Age Gp Champs in Wellington, Chron 27/4/16.

Wanganui Team members, L>R; Elena Forlong (WHS), Niamh Hogan (WHS), Schimanski & Sarya Lower (WHS) did the club proud at the National Age Gp Champs in Wellington, Chron 27/4/16.

Past & present students Grace Hogan (left) & Alex Forlong had solid performances at the NZ Nat Div 2 meet in Invercargill, March 2016.

Past & present students Grace Hogan (left) & Alex Forlong had solid performances at the NZ Nat Div 2 meet in Invercargill, March 2016.

ELENA FORLONG has gained selection to the All Stars Lower Nth Is zone team after excellent performances at the Wellington Reg, Jan 2016.

ELENA FORLONG has gained selection to the All Stars Lower Nth Is zone team after excellent performances at the Wellington Reg, Jan 2016.

Open Water Swimming.

Open Water Swimming.

WHS students Laura O'Keefe (2nd from left) & Elena Forlong (right) good result from the NZ age group champs, May 2015.

WHS students Laura O'Keefe (2nd from left) & Elena Forlong (right) good result from the NZ age group champs, May 2015.

ELENA FORLONG, 16, qualified for the butterfly, racing for NZ in both the 100m & 200m event at the Australian Age Gp champs in Sydney, April 2015.

ELENA FORLONG, 16, qualified for the butterfly, racing for NZ in both the 100m & 200m event at the Australian Age Gp champs in Sydney, April 2015.

 LAURA O'KEEFFE WINNER of the Bridge to Bridge 3km swim, March 2015.

LAURA O'KEEFFE WINNER of the Bridge to Bridge 3km swim, March 2015.

WHS student ELENA FORLONG & Schimanski are Wanganui's 1st NZ reps selected by Swim NZ to race at Australian Age Gp Champs in Sydney, Chron March 2015.

WHS student ELENA FORLONG & Schimanski are Wanganui's 1st NZ reps selected by Swim NZ to race at Australian Age Gp Champs in Sydney, Chron March 2015.

LAURA O'KEEFFE finished 2nd in the NZ Open Water Swim Champs 16 & 17 yr olds 10km race, January 2015.

LAURA O'KEEFFE finished 2nd in the NZ Open Water Swim Champs 16 & 17 yr olds 10km race, January 2015.