After much discussion, the Board of Swimming Waikato has decided to do away with the tradition of giving swimmers a Waikato Team Shirt when they attend National meets.
This is purely a financial decision. The provision of shirts was a significant cost in our annual budget and we believe we can better support swimming across the region by investing these funds into our Regional Swimming Hub programme. We are very confident that the benefits of the development opportunities offered through our Hub programme are far more important for the advancement of swimming in our Region.
Although many of you will be disappointed, we hope you understand this decision.