Help us to grow the sport of competitive swimming in Southland


Swimming Southland is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our team as the Regional Development Officer (RDO).

The ideal candidate will have the relevant qualifications and experience in competitive swimming, working with swimmers, coaches and clubs to grow and develop the sport of competitive swimming in Southland.

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic, talented and self-motivated person. You will be creative and look to develop opportunities for growth whilst maintaining positive communication with a broad stakeholder and membership base. You will be a strong facilitator and foster collaboration and teamwork along with cultivating productive working relationships to achieve positive outcomes.

The role is based on a flexible 20 hours per week. The nature of the position will require the applicant to be involved in work outside the traditional hours of 8.30am – 5.00pm. Therefore the position may require early morning, evening and weekend work.


To apply for this role you must hold the below prerequisites:

·         Minimum of 2 years coaching experience at club level or similar

·         Currently hold a minimum of Swimming New Zealand Teacher of
          Competitive Swimming qualification or equivalent

·         Current full New Zealand Driver License

·         Should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa.


If you have the skills for this position and would like to join our team please send your CV with covering letter to Applications close on Friday 20th July 2018.

Job description is available on request.

SBS Bank Wayne Evans Memorial Scholarships Announced

We are very pleased to announce the following SBS Bank Wayne Evans Memorial Scholarships have been awarded as follows;
- NZ Short Course 2017 - Flynn Sinclair (MKU)
- NZ Juniors 2018 - Joesph Koroiadi (MKU)
- NZ Division II 2018 - Teegan Strudwicke (WAV)
A huge congratulations to these three recipients, what a great achievement :)
A massive thank you to the team at SBS Bank for their continued support in remembrance of our mate Wayne.

Academy Southland Programme - for Jacob and Mariano!

Excited to announce, we have Jacob Blomfield being accepted in the Academy Southland Athlete Programme (this is a support programme for high performance athletes in Southland) – Way to go Jacob!
We also have Mariano Nani, Hokonui Head Coach being accepted into the Academy Southland Coach Programme (this is a support programme for upcoming coaches) – yet another Southland Star!

Southland Records broken.....

We have three of our clever swimmers breaking Southland Records recently;

Joesph Koroiadi (MKU) -
Joesph breaks the male 10-11 year 50m Freestyle record in a time of 31.01
(previously held by Josh Hamilton at 31.21)

Amie Pratt (OCA) -
Amie breaks the female 12-13 year 200m Backstroke record in a time of 2:26.43
(previously held by Hannah Morgan at 2:30.99)

Magnus Jamieson (MKU) -
Magnus breaks the male 10-11 year 100m Butterfly record in a time of 1:16.87
(previously held by Bryn Murphy, 1:18.37)
Magnus also breaks the male 10-11 year 200m Butterfly record in a time of 2:46.80
(previously held by Jackson Herrick, 3:03.26

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