2016 NZSCTA Awards

Nominations are called for the following categories to be announced at the 2016 Awards Dinner:

  • Swim Teacher of the Year
  • Rookie Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding Swim School
  • Swim School Promotion Award
  • Master Teacher (Nan Nevin Award)
  • Rookie Coach of the Year

You can download the criteria and nomination form here.

About Us

The organization is involved in initiatives and projects that support members in developing best practice and professional excellence in the aquatic industry.

A copy of the Constitution of NZSCTA can be downloaded here.


We have a range of vacancies for coaches and teachers throughout New Zealand.

The latest vacancy is for Hilton Brown Swimming Manager, Palmerston North.

State Elite Series

The State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, New Zealand's largest and most recognized open water swimming event, has been announced for this year.

The Series, made up of six ocean swim events at iconic locations around New Zealand: Paihia; Auckland; Wellington; Akaroa; Mount Maunganui; and Auckland again.

For more information, visit the website www.oceanswim.co.nz/.


Swim Coaches and Teachers of New Zealand is an organization representing the needs of professional swim teachers, coaches and providers across New Zealand.

On-Line Membership Now Available

It's time to renew your membership for the coming season…
…and you can do it on-line!

Clicking on this link www.nzscat.org.nz/registration will take you to a page where you can fill out the membership form on-line. A couple of hints first:

  • You will need to "CREATE NEW ACCOUNT". This will associate your email address with a username and password. It is not the same password that you have to get access to the members part of the website
  • You then go through the process of registering for either Coach, Teacher, or Non-qualified Coach or Teacher
  • PayPal is used to pay the fee - PayPal accepts either Visa or MasterCard as well
  • It may seem a lot of questions first up but when you come to renew next year it will be a piece of cake as you will only need to update any of your details
  • Any problems please give Graham a call (07 5622055 or 021 1408685)

The system does not handle Organizational Membership. For this, please use the Site Membership Pack, which you can download here.
Also if you prefer the traditional method of filling out a form then please download the membership pack here.

Thank you


Below is all the latest news in the world relating to Swim Coaches and Teachers (courtesy of World Swim Coaches Association).

Saturday 30 July 2016


British Summer Championships 2016--Sheffield, England (UK) Tuesday-Sunday (July 26-31) More

France 16+ Championships 2016--Amiens Wednesday-Sunday (July 27-31) More

Canada Age Group Championships 2016--Calgary, AB Wednesday-Monday (July 27-August 1) More

Hong Kong Championships 2016--Victoria Park Friday-Sunday (July 29-31)

Pakistan Championships 2016--Lahore Friday-Sunday (July 29-31) -qualifying for 2016: Asian Championships, SC Worlds

Belgium 15+ Championships 2016--Antwerp Friday-Sunday (July 29-31) More

Costa Rica Team Nationals 2016--San Josť Friday-Sunday (July 29-31)

FINA Open Water Grand Prix 2016-02: Lac St.Jean 32K--Roveral, ON (Canada) Saturday, July 30 More


SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA--The 2016 Bosnia & Herzegovina Summer Championships was last weekend (July 22-24) in Sarajevo. Results from the meet can be found online here: More

ROBERVAL, CANADA--Canada's Philippe Guertin and Stephanie Horner were the top male and female finishers at yesterday third race of the 2016 FINA 10K series in Lake Saint John near Roberval, Ontario. On the men's side, Guertin finished in 1:57:05, ahead of Chip Peterson, USA (1:57.09) and Andreas Waschburger, Germany (1:57:20). On the women's side, Horner finished in 2:06.15, ahead of Emily Brunemann, USA (2:06:16) and Angela Maurer, Germany (2:06.20). In total, 33 swimmers (20 males, 13 females) started the race. Results can be found on the FINA website here: More

Friday 29 July 2016


SHEFFIELD, UK--The 2016 British Summer Championships began Tuesday and continues through Sunday (July 26-31) in Sheffield, England. Results from the meet can be found online here: More

AMIENS, FRANCE--The 2016 France 16+ Championships began yesterday and continues through Sunday (July 27-31) in Amiens. The meet follows France's 15&Under championships which were earlier this week and also in Amiens. Results from the 16&Over meet can be found online here: More

CALGARY, CANADA--The 2016 Canada Age Group Championships began yesterday and continues through Monday (July 27-August 1) in Calgary, Alberta. Pool events run through Sunday, with 5K races on Monday. Results from the meet can be found online here: More

MONTREAL, CANADA--Last Wednesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated the testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lab had been provisional suspended last month due to not conforming to international standard. More

Tuesday 26 July 2016

FINA issues statement on Russian participation at 2016 Olympics

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND--FINA, today, has posted a statement that responds to the McLaren Report posted last week by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Within the report, 7 swimmers have been deemed ineligible for entry for the 2016 Olympics: Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Yulia Efimova, Anastasia Krapivina, Nikita Lobintsev, Natalia Lovtcova, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova. 4 were withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee, while the other 3 were mentioned in the report.
In the statement, FINA also mentions that they will review all individuals from Russia entered in the 2016 Olympics. FINA also will re-test all the doping samples of Russian athletes collected during the 2015 World Championships.
Further information can be found in FINA's post, here: More
In related news, the International Olympic Committee ruled yesterday on the participation of Russian athletes at the 2016 Olympics and the Russian Olympic Committee. Their decision can be found online here: More

GRE: 15 for Olympics

GREECE--On Friday, the Hellenic Swimming Federation, Κολυμβητική Ομοσπονδία Ελλάδας (KOE), announced 30-athletes from 4 of 5 Aquatics disciplines will compete at the 2016 Olympics. This number includes 15 swimmers: 13 for Swimming and 2 for Open Water. Those 15 swimmers are:
-males (10): Apostolos Christou, Stefanos Dimitriadis, Dimitris Dimitriou, Spyros Gianniotis, Kristian Gkolomeev, Christos Katrantzis, Dimitris Koulouris, Odysseus Meladinis, Panagiotis Samilidis and Andreas Vazaios.
-females (5): Kelly Araouzou, Nora Drakou, Theodora Giareni, Anna Ntountounaki and Kristel Vourna.
KOE's announcement, which includes all 4 disciplines, can be found online [in Greek] here: More

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Saturday 23 July 2016


Ireland Summer Age Group Championships 2016--Dublin Wednesday-Sunday (July 20-24) More

Austria Championships 2016--Innsbruck Thursday-Sunday (July 21-24) More

Croatia Summer Championships 2016--Zagreb Thursday-Sunday (July 21-24)

Portugal Championships 2016--Oeiras Thursday-Sunday (July 21-24) More

Morocco Championships 2016--Casablanca Thursday-Sunday (July 21-24) More

European University Games 2016 (Swimming)--Rijeka (Croatia) Saturday-Monday (July 23-25) More


OPOLE, POLAND--The 2016 Poland 17+18 Summer Championship were this week (July 19-21) in Opole. Results from the meet can be found online here: More

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND--FINA yesterday posted the entry lists for the Synchro competitions at the 2016 Olympics next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There will be 24 duets and 8 teams at the Games. Entry lists can be found online here:
-duet: More
-team: More

BONN, GERMANY--The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today has begun sanction proceedings against the National Paralympic Committee of Russia. The IPC expects to have a ruling on Russia's eligibility the week of August 1, 2016. The IPC's announcement today follows from the McLaren Report published earlier this week by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Further information can be found on the IPC website here: More

Friday 22 July 2016


ASCA Level 1 course--Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa) August 20+21 (Saturday & Sunday) More

ASCA Level 2 course--Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa) August 27+28 (Saturday & Sunday) More

ASCA Level 3 course--Pretoria, Gauteng (South Africa) August 29+30 (Monday & Tuesday) More

NSF Coach/Leader Conference 2016--Lillestrøm (Norway) September 2-4 (Friday-Sunday) More

Aquaclinic 2016--Vejen (Denmark) September 2-4 (Friday-Sunday) More -main clinic of the Danish Swimming Coaches Association and Danish Swimming Union

ASCA World Clinic 2016--Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA) September 6-11 (Tuesday-Sunday) More

Poland Swimming Coaches Conference 2016--Krakow September 22-25 (Thursday-Sunday) More

Acolten Conference 2016--Barranquilla (Colombia) September 22-25 (Thursday-Sunday) More -main clinic of the Colombia Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (Acolten)

BSCA Conference 2016--Leeds, England (UK) September 23-25 (Friday-Sunday) More

SSF Coaching Conference 2016--Stockholm (Sweden) September 23-25 (Friday-Sunday) More-main clinic of the Swedish Swimming Federation (SSF)

CSCTA Conference 2016--Toronto, ON (Canada) September 29-October 2 (Thursday-Sunday)

AETN Congress 2016--Madrid (Spain) October 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)

FIN Swimming Conference 2016--Treviso (Italy) November 18-20 (Friday-Sunday) More -main clinic of the Italian Swimming Federation (FIN)

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