DIV II criteria change


Swimming NZ has changed the requirement to qualify in an IM event for Div II

The updated poster is on the United web site

The letter from Swimming NZ is below 


To: Regional Chairs & Regional Administrators

Hi All,

I hope this finds you well,

We have a couple of updates regarding the 2018 Division 2 Championships & the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.

2018 Division 2 Championships – Rotorua Aquatic Centre 18th March - 21st March 2018

The “IM Rule” –  “Swimmers must have achieved a qualifying time in the 100m, 200m or 400m IM to be eligible to enter this meet (They do not need to enter an IM, they only need to meet the qualifying time). Any swimmers that haven’t met this criteria once entries have closed will be removed from the meet.”

After consultation with the Events Advisory Committee and coaches we have decided to suspend this rule immediately pending a review into its intended purpose.

Qualifying times will not change and all swimmers shall only enter qualified events.

2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.

The venue for this meet has been confirmed as the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie.

The meet will be Short Course (25m) 

Dates: September 13th – 16th 2018 (we will be adding a Thursday night session)

More information will be released in March. (Events schedule, qualify times etc)

This same email will be sent to all registered coaches, can Regional Administrators please forward this onto your club admins.

If you have any questions please contact the events team.

Andy Kent

Head of Participation

Swimming New Zealand

14 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0632
P O Box 30 2145, Auckland 0751
+64 9 478 2916  M +64 21 222 9891