Competition News

NZ Swimmers Shine in Sweden

NZ swimmers have shone in Sweden, at the recent World Masters Championships. 13 new National records were set at the meet, and these are detailed below. You can read the meet review here.


Event Report: FINA World Masters 2010

NZMS swimmer Kirsten Cameron describes the 2010 FINA World Masters championships, held in Goteborg, Sweden, and provides a summary of the results achieved by swimmers at the meet.


FINA Ruling on Swimsuits for Masters Athletes

FINA have clarified the rules around swim suits for masters atheletes when competing.


History of the Five Bridges River swim

It’s survived a world war, atomic bombs and economic recessions but it will float to the surface again in Hamilton on April 11. The annual Five Bridges River Swim will be held again in the Waikato River on Sunday, April 11, beginning at 1pm, 71 years after the event first took place in Hamilton. History shows that R. Aiken swam to victory in the first event in 1939 and was presented with the Goldie-Anderson Challenge Cup.


FINA Swimming and Open Water Rules

It's sometimes useful just to review the FINA rules for strokes. Rules change, and often we only hear about the major changes. If you are interested Fina has published the latest version (2009 to 2013) of the swimming rulesswimming rules, and the latest version of the open water swimming rulesopen water swimming rules.

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