Club Nights

Club nights are from 7.00pm to 8.00pm every Friday with the exception of Good Friday and school holidays.

A programme is produced at the start of each year which highlights both the activities for the year and dates when the Club does not swim. See the announcement for the 2018 schedule or our shared calendar.

Our Friday night programme consists of a mix of event and straight swimming nights. It is always our intention during the year to put variety into the club night activity. We believe this not only enhances the skill training, but the injection of fun creates greater interest and personal satisfaction. This planned and pre advertised variety is attributed to being a factor in the enthusiasm and participation of our young swimmers.

The Club does have a Learn-to-Swim class focused on four (with water confidence) to seven year olds; although numbers are generally small which is attributed to the 7.00pm start of the Club night.

Six lanes of Freyberg Pool are hired for Club nights which ensures the Club has sole and exclusive use of the facility.

Our Programme

There is an objective to get at least one different, fun or structured event each month.
Some of these activities can include:

  • Fun chocolate fish nights
  • An ocean swim (early in the year)
  • Life Saving night (by Maranui Surf Life Saving Club)
  • Bring a friend night
  • Club Championships (generally over three club nights)
  • Swim-A-Thon
  • Award and prize giving nights
  • Specialist stroke nights
  • Costume night (early November)
  • Grand final night for the year.

Our Volunteer Coaches


Alex Paterson

Dougal Dunlop

Heather Albrecht

Mary Gray

Neil Tapp

Nicky Burdon

Robin Tapp

Ron Watt