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05/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 07/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm

Expect to be entertained by flying acrobatics, synchronised movements, toe-tapping music and wonderful costumes, when over 170 synchronised swimmers take to the water at Westwave in Henderson from the 6th -7th October to complete in the 2018 Synchro Swim New Zealand (SSNZ) National Championships.

International teams from Australia and New Caledonia will travel to Auckland to test their skills against New Zealand clubs including 3 clubs from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Invercargill.  This is the largest number of competitors ever registered to compete and Auckland clubs are delighted to host regional and international visitors.

SSNZ LogoThe New Zealand Schools’ Championships will be held concurrently with 9 Intermediate and Secondary schools qualifying to compete.

Athletes aged from 7 to 26 will compete across a number of different categories – Solos, Duets and Teams.  “The Teams are often the crowd favourites – with lots of throws, lifts and jumps to entertain,” said Bronwyn Stackpole, Meet Manager.  “All the more spectacular when you realise that at no point is anyone touching the ground underwater.”   It might look effortless, but behind every routine are hours of training and commitment – both in the pool and on the land through gym work, flexibility and strength training.

Two New Zealand teams, featuring 22 of these athletes will be displaying their routines on Sunday 7th October 2018at 1.45 p.m.  “It’s well worth coming along to watch what will be entertaining routines,” said Stackpole.  “These athletes have trained every school holidays throughout the year, and will be travelling internationally to represent New Zealand in Singapore, Malaysia, Argentina and Brazil later in the year.”

Entry is free and spectators are welcome with key events as follows:

Friday 5th October 2.30-3pm Technical Solos, Duets and Teams
Saturday 6th October 10.30-12.45pm Opening Ceremony followed by NZ Team displays and  Free Combination Teams
  1.45-4.30pm Solos
Sunday 7th October 10.15-12.30am Duets
  1.15-2.15pm Teams


For more info please contact Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie – 021 814643 or nhsynchro@gmail.com


05/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm
07/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm
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