2018 Queensland Champs – Waikato Team Trip

Swimming Waikato will be taking a team to compete at the Queensland Championships, 15 to the 22nd of December 2018.

The rationale behind this competition is to give our qualified swimmers the opportunity to have a set competitive goal, post NZ National Short Course (World Short Course Trials). Currently we have a big gap from early Oct leading into the end of the calendar year, we do of course have our Christmas Meet (December) and our Waikato Champs (February) but to further challenge the region’s top swimmers we need to be accustomed to competing against the standard set in Australia.

This competition was originally on the Aquaknights Swimmer Pathway calendar for 2018 and is included in our Swimming Waikato Swimmer Development Pathway.

The standard of the meet is high as most of you are aware, this is no reason to avoid it. The meet will be a huge learning opportunity as well as a chance to put in some tough racing in before the end of the year, this I feel justifies our attendance alone. I hope that it will be seen as an exciting opportunity to represent the Waikato and continue to form a positive working team culture in the region.

Cherie is working on costing the meet, as always, we will do everything we can to ensure that the costs are made reasonable.

If you have reached the Swimming Waikato qualifying standard and would like to be considered for this trip, please email and include the details of your qualifying swim(s).

The following criteria for team selection will be as follows:

Points must be from Long Course only and have been set in any registered event between

1st of January 2018 to 31st October 2018. Age as of 31st December.

Making the points standards will not guarantee selection. Final say on selection will be made between the Swimming Waikato Hub Head Coach and the individual Home Club Coaches. This decision will be based on recent training standards, attitude, and performance.

14 Yrs. 550 Fina Points
15 Yrs. 600 Fina Points
16+ Yrs. 650 Fina Points

15 Yrs. 550 Fina Points
16 Yrs. 600 Fina Points
17+ Yrs.650 Fina Points

Darren Ward
Hub Head Coach