Welcome to NZMS

Welcome to New Zealand Masters Swimming - Fun, Fitness and Friendship for adults over 20. Find out  how to join and participate in our many events. There are local clubs in most major towns in New Zealand, so there are sure to be other masters swimmers in your area.


If you are into competing, either against yourself or others, Masters Swimming is for you. Swim with a club, and push yourself against others. There are plenty of opportunities to test yourself at regular meets.


Swimming is the best sport for developing and maintaining overall fitness. Masters Swimming offers the opportunity to improve your fitness in a relaxed environment with swimmers of all age and ability.


NZMS offers it's members a number of benefits, including Masterscrawl, coaching, and representation at National and International level. Find out more about us, including how to join and where your local club is

image002For the first time there is now a formal history of Masters Swimming in New Zealand.  Nowhere, that we are aware of is there anything similar in any other English-speaking country that records the rise of Masters Swimming.

During the author’s six-year term as President of New Zealand Masters Swimming (2005-2011) Roger Eagles noted that many of the original members were aging or had died and it was important to capture their stories.

This book contains an interesting mix of anecdotes and photos about events, people, clubs and the organisations activities, local and international.  It includes some of the more important events in the history of the organisation from its early beginnings in Matamata in 1973 through a 40 year period to 2013. Contents have been sourced mostly from “MasterScrawl” the organisations newsletter/magazine; interviews with members; snippets from the Minutes of the Annual General Meetings; Executive Meetings and clubs histories and newsletters.

It’s a great read for anyone who has been or is currently involved with Masters Swimming, not just in New Zealand, but in general swimming circles worldwide.


BUY NOW:  NZ $29.60 per copy

Includes postage anywhere in New Zealand –price for overseas delivery available on application.

 Payment Options

(a) If paying by internet banking include your surname:

NZMS Account is: 12 3068 0193842 00

(b) If paying by cheque please post to:

Mike Bodger,

Secretary, NZ Masters Swimming

18 Toroa St

Whakatane 3120

New Zealand



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