Swimming New Zealand
Swimming New Zealand is the national organisation that represents swimming - helping to ensure every New Zealander swims to their potential.
Swimming is New Zealand’s third most popular recreational activity with 34.8 percent e.g. 1,139,812 New Zealanders choosing swimming as their preferred activity (SPARC 2007/8 Active New Zealand Survey). New Zealanders swim for a variety of reasons including sport, recreation and health benefits.
Swimming New Zealand provides advice and leadership to the New Zealand community on all matters pertaining to swimming. Our activities can be separated into three specific areas:
Learn to Swim
SNZ is the organisation responsible for training those people who deliver learn to swim throughout New Zealand.
For those who swim for enjoyment, for the personal challenge or for the health benefits.
The sharp end of swimming - where our best athletes compete and take on the world.
Swimming New Zealand is affiliated to the international body FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) based in Lausanne, Switzerland. FINA also represents diving, synchronised swimming, water polo and masters swimming.
Swimming New Zealand's values are based upon swimming's attributes as:
- A natural fundamental life skill
- A lifelong health and well-being pastime
- A mechanism for achieving excellence
- A traditional Olympic Sport
- A goal setting agent
- A fun, accessible and affordable activity
For more information on Swimming New Zealand, check out their website swimmingnz.org.nz