New Zealand and Oceania

Auckland Swimmers Out of Days 1-2 of NZ SC C’ships, Staged Outside Days 3-5

The New Zealand Short Course Championships will require athletes from Auckland, the countries largest city, to remain outdoors while not in the pool.

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High-Level International Meets For October 2020

Be sure to mark your aquatic calendars for the key international swimming meets set to take place during the month of October.


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Due To Coronavirus Restrictions, NZL SC C’ships Move Cities

New Zealand’s Short Course Championships are still set for October but will be changing venues due to coronavirus restrictions.

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High-Level International Meets For September 2020

Take a look at the upcoming swim meets happening around the world in the month of September, knowing things can change in an instant.

New Zealand’s New Coronavirus Cases Lead To Meet Postponement

As a testament to how quickly the tide can turn in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand has had to peel back its declared victory,

Jean Hurring, Only New Zealand Woman with an Olympic Swimming Medal, Has Died

On Saturday Jean Hurring (above-right), the only New Zealand woman to win an Olympic medal in swimming, died at the age of 89. Pictured with husband Lincoln.

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Set To Build 50m Swimming Facility

The nation of New Zealand is set to see a new 50m aquatics facility be built in its eastern region of Hawke’s Bay, with a governmental funding boost at hand.

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Ali Galyer Will Move to New Zealand to Continue Training for Tokyo Olympics

Ali Galyer, who declared New Zealand as her sporting citizenship in 2018, has moved to her adopted homeland to continue training for the Olympic Games.

New Zealand Announces Short Course Series In Return To Competition

New Zealand will host 13 regional events this summer and fall to allow everyone from age groupers to adults to return to competition after the pandemic.

High-Level International Meets For July 2020

Western Australia is among locales on schedule to host a swimming meet during the month of July, the first since coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

New Zealand Declares Victory in Coronavirus Battle; Most Restrictions Lifted

With the exception of border controls, swimming in New Zealand can return with full force this week, including training and meets.

WADA Publishes Updated Athlete Q&A About Coronavirus Impacts on Drug Testing

The World Anti-Doping Agency has updated its athlete Q&A section to address issues regarding testing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dean Boxall Named Australian Swimming Coach of the Year

Dean Boxall has been named the Australian Swimming Coaches And Teachers Association Coach of the Year after his team’s successes.

As New Zealand Nears Full Return, Swimmers Get Back to Pool Training

As of today, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, New Zealand has logged 1,499 confirmed cases and just 21 deaths. 

New Zealand Breaststroker Phoebe Harris Commits to Florida International

New Zealand’s Phoebe Harris, who is A final-ready for C-USA in the 100 breast and 200 breast, will swim for FIU beginning next fall.