Bernadette Doyle 9yrs 800 free 12.17.66 Bernadette Doyle 9yrs 50 ‘fly 39.32 Ellie Williams 11yrs 800 free 10.20.70 Ellie Williams 11yrs 50 back 33.81 Ellie Williams 11yrs 50 ‘fly 31.39 Roxanne Adams 13yrs 50 free 27.79 Alannah Jury Open 1500 free 17.02.00 Bailey Wang 8yrs 50 free 38.12 Bailey Wang 8yrs 400 free 6.30.65 Bailey Wang 8yrs 50 breast 46.42 Josh Brown 10yrs 800 free 10.56.47 Matthew Myers 14yrs 800 free 8.57.47 April/May Calendar June 7th Queens Birthday 12th NSS Level 1 19th Level 2 North Shore Swimming Club Newsletter, June 2010 20th Level 3 27th Prizegiving Message from the Director of Operations July There has been some outstanding swimming over the past 2 10th Club Champs Session 3 weekends from NSS members. The Level 1 Meet, swum long course, 18th Level 3 saw our swimmers gain personal best times in over 60% of all races. 22nd – 25th Auckland Winters Even this exceptional figure was overshadowed last weekend at the 31st Level 2 400/50’s Meet that was swum short course. Even though the meet lasted a long time, 229 lifetime best swims were recorded, giving NSS Level Qualifiers a 71% success rate! Well done to all concerned. Fraser Capill Level 1 It is satisfying to see that, although the younger end of the club Sam Sorensen Level 1 recorded many new best times, the older swimmers achieved a significant number of ‘best ever’ performances. Youth Target and Nicole Fletcher Level 2 Coach Stanley must be congratulated, as only 2 swims from the whole James Lambourne Level 2 group were not personal bests! Hunter Pethers-Boak Level 2 Lynne Sun Level 2 Our own Level 1 Meet takes place on June 12th at the West Wave pool Theo Sutedja Level 2 in Henderson. Please help NSS by volunteering to officiate and if there Jason Wang Level 2 is a family or business that wishes to sponsor the meet, then please Emma Turnbull Level 2 get in touch with the NSS Office as soon as possible. The club is Qijun Wang Level 2 looking to cover its pool hire bill of approximately $1000. The Club Prize Giving is fast approaching and will be held this year in Club Record Breakers the ASB Lounge at the North Harbour Stadium on June 27th. We are pleased to announce that the MC will be All Black and TV Level 2 SC commentator, Ian Jones. Our other guests will be NSS Olympians, Moss Burmester and Glenn Snyders. Bernadette Doyle 9yo 200IM Bailey Wang 8yo 100 Free Bailey Wang 8yo 200IM 400 + Meet Conor Tarrant 9yo 50 Free Conor Tarrant 9yo 400 Free Bernadette Doyle 9yo 800 Free Bernadette Doyle 9yo 50 Fly Ellie Williams 11yo 800 Free Ellie Williams 11yo 50 Back Ellie Williams 11yo 50 Fly Roxanne Adams 13yo 50 Free Alannah Jury Open 1500 Free Bailey Wang 8yo 50 Free Bailey Wang 8yo 400 Free Bailey Wang 8yo 50 Breast Joshua Brown 10yo 800 Free Mathew Myers 14yo 800 Free Please be aware that the entire swimming world is still experiencing Special congratulations to Ellie Williams as well as breaking the problems with Direct Athletics. The problem is not restricted to NSS. 50 Fly club record, she also broke the Auckland Record!! Please follow the instructions that appear later in the Newsletter. Entry forms can be downloaded from the NSS website (www.nss.org). Club Champs Session 2 Congratulations to the following swimmers who set new North Conor Tarrant 9yo 100 Breast Shore Club Records at the Waterhole Meet last weekend; Conor Tarrant 9yo 25 Breast Sungju Kim 7 & under 50 Free Conor Tarrant 9yrs 50 free 34.42 Sungju Kim 7 & under 200 Back Conor Tarrant 9yrs 400 free 5.54.15 Bailey Wang 8yo 200 Back Bailey Wang 8yo 25 Breast Youth (Ian) Bailey Wang 8yo 100 Breast Hunter Pethers-Boak 9yo 25 Breast Hauwai McGahan 12yo 200 Back Training has gone particularly well over the past 4 weeks and this has Jacob Garrod 13yo 400 IM been reflected in the results from the past two meets. At the Level 1 meet, Clowance Bartlett-Cox, Nathan Kinney, Holly Lockey, Matt Club Night May O’Hara, Shannon Payne and Finn Roelants all swam to personal best times in every race they entered! Connor Tarrant 9yo 66 Breast Bernadette Doyle Matthew Myers set a new club record in the 14 years 800 free at the Bernadette Doyle 9yo 33 Fly Waterhole Meet. His time of 8.57.47 was 34 seconds faster than the Ellie Williams 11yo 33 Fly previous record that has stood for 6 years! Bailey Wang 8yo 66 Breast Bailey Wang 8yo 33 Fly Ben McKenzie sprinted his way to 3 life time bests and Roxanne Hauwai McGahan 12yo 66 Free Adams finished 2nd in the ‘Skins’ event with Leah Hall in 4th place. Hauwai McGahan 12yo 33 Back 70.5% of all swims from group members resulted in a personal best. Hauwai McGahan 12yo 66 Breast This is a great statistic and reflects the hard work that you have all put into training over the autumn. Performance Programme Unfortunately, a number of you are becoming ill. Please ensure that you rug up before leaving home in the morning. One week out of the Senior Target (Gary) water could take two weeks to get back to your position prior to the illness, At the beginning of the 7th week of training I have many really positive things to say to you all, and a few words of warning about things you Youth Target (Cameron) need to take care of. Let's get those out of the way first...... May has been a busy month for Youth Target with meets most It is now winter as far as I am concerned. As serious athletes you need weekends. The group has really started to train hard in preparation for to make sure you take care of some basic 'self-management' matters, Auckland Winters in July and it has been great to see everyone’s like not leaving training wrapped in a wet towel, long hair (mainly girls), improvement in technique and details since the last article. still soaking wet and with no or little footwear on! Firstly, congratulations to Fraser for making level 1, and to Theo for Please make sure you have extra water bottles at training. If you have making level 2 in competing at his first competition since returning to a sniffle/cold you need even more fluids than normal...remember training. Also congratulations to Matt for making NAGs times in the 100 prehydrate!!! and 200 backstroke at the level 1 meet. All of you have big coats or NSS jackets...wear them to training and It has been great to see such fast swimming from everyone at meets use the hoods on your hoodies or wear a beanie!! this month, with a high number of PBs. At the recent level 1 we had 89% Long course PBs! Even when you take Short Course times converted the PB rate was still 70%! This week also sees a few additions to the group. Welcome to Ben, Sam, Carl, Hauwai, Tessa and Ryan. It is great to have you guys in the group! We now have less than two months left until Auckland Winters, which is the major competition for the next few months. It is important to continue to train hard and focus every time you are in the pool. This will ensure you are getting the most out of every session and giving yourself the best chance of achieving your goals. Two months is still plenty of time to make improvements, but this will go quickly if you don’t choose to use it. Don’t leave it to the last few weeks to train hard, start now! All training and meets coming up will be focusing on preparing for Auckland Winters. Level 2 entries have already been sent and level 1 entries will be sent this week. The goal is to have everybody swimming at Auckland Winters and to have as many as possible make finals. Keep up the good work! Swimmers Profile Now for the positive stuff....everyone who has been in the training pool over the last two weeks has been exceptional in terms of effort and attention to detail. Keep it up. I think the diaries are working and the This months profile is of… one or two of you who still may not have one, get one as soon as possible, they are really working. Our results at the weekend were really encouraging. Just under 50% Mitchell Donaldson PB's which at this time of the year for a senior youth group is very good. I was especially pleased with our starts and walls, and the feedback you were able to give about your swims. A special mention to 1. When did you join North Jake and Jack who showed that the hard work in training pays off at Shore Swimming Club? the back end of something like a skins competition. February 2008. Check that you have put your entries in for the level 1 meet on the 12th 2. Who is your current coach? June. I want everyone to build on last week's really professional approach, and set some targets for the upcoming swims. Gary Francis Well done squad, 3. Who has influenced your career more than anybody? Gary My coaches in the last 2 years – Scott Talbot & Gary Francis. 4. How many sessions a week do you attend and what distance are your sessions? about this and that way, but effective communication, the results you all want will come. As well as this its important to remember that I’m getting back from a shoulder injury at the moment, but 10 having fun is a key part of your training. Swimming is the only sport where you are immersed in water and, when performing the activity, sessions 6-7km long when I was in full training. you can’t speak to anyone else so if you are not having fun every time you are in the water and learning something then you need to speak 5. If you could only invite one person for dinner (dead or alive), with your coach and ask them for tips and pointers on how to get who would it be and why? better. Lance Armstrong as I believe he is one of the greatest athletes ever. Important dates for June: Monday 7th June- No Training for any junior squads due to it being 6. What was your proudest moment in your swimming career? Queens Birthday Winning 400IM at the 2008 and 2009 Australian Age Group Saturday 12th June- North Shore Swimming Level 1 Champs Saturday 19th June- Onehunga Level 2 Sunday 20th June- NSS Level 3 Sunday 27th June- NSS Prizegiving at North Harbour Stadium 7. Have you got any pre-race rituals/superstitions? I could right pages and pages under this question. The main Remember we are a competitive swim club so make sure you get your things I do are always listening to music right from when I entries in for the above competitions; get those trophies returned to leave for the pool in the morning, always going through the sandy for prize giving and most important of all: same stretching routine, and I always do the same base Train Hard and swim fast, warm up. George Age Group & Age Group Target (Jake & George) 8. What is your favourite book and film? My favourite film is Point Break. Favourite book is ‘It’s not Hello Everyone! about the bike’ by Lance Armstrong. Another month has passed us by and what a month it was. Firstly we had to say a sad farewell to Sheila this month who has 9. If you could go on a one month training camp anywhere in decided to move on. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the the world, where and why? best in the future☺. On a happier note however we must welcome Probably somewhere in USA as I have never trained or Jake McPhee to our coaching team he comes with a wealth of competed with anyone from there. experience and swimming knowledge so welcome Jake!! Clubnight was a great success and we had two club night records 10. If your house was burning down what is the one thing you broken by Bernadette Doyle (33 Fly- 24.45) and Ellie Williams (33 Fly- 20.38) Well done girls!!!!! It was also great to see the high attendance would save? from both squads. Clubnight is notoriously hectic and the way you guys My dog. behaved and went about your racing was awesome so thank you and I look forward to next time ☺. 11. What is your favourite meal? At the Coast level 2, some of the swimmers were thrown by a mix up in A family dinner box from McDonalds. the pool arrangements and struggled to swim in the 50m pool. We ended the session with a 49% personal best rating which was ok but 12. Who was your swimming idol as a child? could have been better if the swimmers were mentally ready to race as Michael Phelps it shouldn’t matter if the pool is 25 or 50m we should always be ready to race as fast as possible. In the afternoon however we finished with a 13. What motivates you to get up early everyday? 76% personal best rating and a vastly better performance from the With Scott, if I missed a session, I could always guarantee I morning session. Well done to everyone who competed at this meet would have a text 30minutes into the session asking where I and I look forward to seeing you all at the June Level 2 Meet ready to am. swim as fast as possible. The Laser Mt Eden brought more great swims and we finished the day I try to focus short term on goals, so it is usually the nearest with a total of 79% personal best times. Well done to everyone who competition I am peaking for. competed and lets now refocus and get set for Junes Level 1 competition. 14. What is the most exciting/interesting place you have been to A few general notices we will be having our June squad outing on for a swim meet? Saturday June 26th at Laser Force Wairau Road further details will be To Guam in 2009 as part of the NZ 18 and under team to released closer to the date. compete at the Junior Pan Pacs. That’s all for now, See you all poolside, George and Jake Junior Programme Well another month has come and gone and let me first welcome all of our brand new swimmers who have come on board since the last newsletter. Its great to have you on board at North Shore and I hope you are very excited to be here, training hard and learning at every opportunity. The past month has been very busy with the May Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 competitions as well as the 400+ meet. I want to focus on the 400+ competition as we had a huge amount of swimmers taking part from the Junior end of the club and we were very proud to see so many swimmers coming out to give the longer events (400 and 800 Free) a go as well as swimming the 50m sprint events. Special mention must go to Ellie Williams who broke the 11 year old Auckland short course record for the 50m butterfly in a time of 31.39 (the previous record was 32.02) Well Done Ellie!!!! (at the time of printing a full list of final results were not available). As the season goes on it is important to communicate with your coach about how training is going and how you are feeling about your swimming. It’s important to remember that we’re not mind readers, if you have a slight injury or your feeling sick then talk to your coach Sharks, Dolphins, Kingfish & Orcas (Belinda, Jen, & Christina) Great to see you at start at our Saturday morning sessions Michael! Guys remember we only have 4 sessions, let’s make the most of them! Welcome to all the new members at Takapuna! New Level 2 Qualifiers Emma Turnbull Takapuna Sharks- Belinda Hunter Pethers Boak Jason Wang May has been a great month for all sharks with so many P.B’s at club Well done guys. night and the level 3 meet at Stanmore Bay! Well done to Ky Codd Congratulations to Conor Tarrant and Bailey Wang for their club night who has achieved 100% attendance so far this month! (and we are records. nearly at the end of it). Actually Ky hasn’t missed a session since he Later in the newsletter all the updated club records will be shown. started! We have had some close runner ups, who have missed one session only: Angus Shotter, Lauren Harrower. There are a few Please remember swimmers, drink bottles are an essential item in your swimmers that have only missed a couple of sessions. Well done to gear bag, bring them already filled up, get organised and fill an extra you all! Remember everyone we only have 3 sessions a week and we one before school. Please go to the bathroom before the session not 5 need to make the most of them! Remember attendance, focus and minutes into it! Also it’s getting cooler now; wrap up when you leave, effort = P.B’s! I look forward to some P.B’s this weekend at the 400+ no bare feet. Bring a muesli bar or a piece of fruit to munch on, on the meet! way home. You need a snack within the first 15 minutes after your session to help restore your muscles special food (glycogen) until you Dolphins- Jen/Belinda get home to eat your proper meal. It is also essential for you to again be rehydrating yourself with your fluids. A snack for recovery food and Dolphins also swam some fantastic P.B’s at club night and at the May a drink on the way home is the first step to preparing your body for the Level 3 meet! Well done to Lydia Disberry and Bridget Layburn for next training session or competition. Get smart! Keep up the great making 100% attendance so far this month! Followed closely by training and we look forward to some awesome 400’s this weekend! Arushni Naicker, Erin Makepeace, Tiana Williamson, Mi Mi Freeman We’re all looking forward to seeing the premier of Shrek on 26th July. missing only one session. There are quite a number of Dolphins that have only missed 2 sessions. Awesome guys! We look forward to Well done to all our swimmers from taka that swam at Saturdays’ some great P.B’s this coming weekend at West Wave! meet! Everyone did outstanding p.b.s! Also congratulations to Michael Slessor-White on making his first Auckland Champ qualifying time in Kingfish- Belinda, Jen, Sami the 50 breaststroke! Welcome to Sami Toombs who is helping us coach now at Takapuna! Well done guys on your awesome P.B’s at club night! And at the level 3 at Stanmore Bay! Congratulations to the new Level 2 qualifiers: Lynne Sun James Lambourne Nicole Fletcher Qijun Wang Well done to you all. Congratulations 2 Christian Dimmick and Ali McClengahan on making 100% attendance so far this month! They were closely followed by Nicole Fletcher, James Lambourne, Ji Sang Hwang, Rosa Kwon, Lynne Sun, Jaimie Sun and Lily Olney who only missed 1 session. There were a number of other swimmers who only missed 2 sessions. Well done guys. I know there have been a lot of school camps lately which have affected all the squads attendance. I understand this cannot be helped. But make the most of all the other sessions, we only have 4! Glen Innes (Kim) Awaiting article Tadpoles Yellow & Blue (Jenn & Sarah) This month bought with it a couple of meets where some awesome results were produced. The level three meet was the first competition for Courtney Huntingford and Lauren Lietz where they both swam very well and enjoyed themselves. There were 100% pb's from everyone at this meet which is an excellent result. There was also the 400 + 50s meet that Hirina Rajput and Irene Wu both swam at where Irene took 8 seconds off her 50 fly time. It was really good to see you both there. Make sure to keep up attendance as we are constantly learning new things in training especially all the different turns. When you do learn something new be sure to practise it all the time whenever possible in Orcas- Belinda/Jen/Christina training because as you all know "practise makes perfect"! Swimmer of the month for May was Astaria TeAukura for having 100% Well done all on some great P.B’s at club night and at the Level 2 and attendance and focusing hard on her technique. 3 meets. I want to mention that I need to congratulate Emma Turnbull Remember to wrap up warm after being at the pool as it is getting very on qualifying for Level 2 a couple of months ago, somehow I missed it cold very quickly now and it is no fun being sick. Try to get dressed in the last newsletter! Also Emma has made 100% attendance this before going outside instead of going home in wet togs. month so far. Well done Emma! Also well done to Sunju Kim and Bailey Wang for making 100% attendance closely followed by Caitlin Meister and Grace Shaw who only missed 1 session due to school camp! Also Florence Layburn and Sara Hamilton who only missed one session. There were a lot of swimmers that only missed 2 sessions! Well done to all!