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We’re hosting the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools

The New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships is a chance for secondary schools from across New Zealand to battle it out in the pool for swimming supremacy and from the 15th to the 17th of September, we’re hosting this meet in Hamilton.

Recently there have been some concerns raised with the depth of the pool at Waterworld, Te Rapa facility. and we’re pleased to confirm that the meet will go ahead as planned.

Hamilton City Council is this week conducting urgent remedial works to to 50m pool to increase the depth to 1.205 metres (from 1.15 metre) which brings the pool into line with Swimming New Zealand’s position statement on dive entries (June 2017) given that the starting blocks are less than .75 metres (the height of the blocks is .64 metres) from the water line.

Steve Johns, CEO of Swimming New Zealand says “Hamilton City Council have done a great job moving quickly to find a solution which enables long course meets to be conducted at Waterworld and we look forward to working with Swimming Waikato to hold a successful secondary school meet”.