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Swimming Bay of Plenty is committed to grow participation in a sustainable environment. Swimming Clubs are an integral part of our swimming community and the backbone of our sport while providing a safe environment for members to participate in swimming.
The Swimming Bay of Plenty Board is excited to announce that Te Arawa Swimming Club has been given a provisional affiliated Club status membership with Swimming Bay Of Plenty and Swimming New Zealand. We have a very robust process with a key factor being that new Clubs can show they can develop, grow and be sustainable. Te Arawa Swimming has demonstrated this and met the mandated requirements to be accepted as a new affiliated member of Swimming Bay of Plenty.
The Clubs purpose is to support the growth and performance of the sport of competitive swimming and provide a competitive pathway from entry level Club competitive swimmers through to Elite High Performance swimmers and everything in between. Te Arawa Swimming Club will be working hand in hand with United Aquatic Sports and Orange Swim School who will be supplying the coaching services. The coaching team will be lead by Henk Gruepink.
Te Arawa hopes to play a leading role in athlete development over the coming years. They are providing a sustainable swimming environment and inclusive environment with a focus on the development of para swimming.
Te Arawa Swimming Club is very humbled to be given membership to Swimming BOP and Swimming NZ. Te Arawa Swimming Club is a cohesive group focusing on the well-being of their members and a desire to part of our wider swimming community. They are grateful for the support of Greg Cummings throughout this process. Te Arawa Swimming Club under the direction of Chairperson Steve Green have shown commitment and passion for swimming. They are fortunate to have a great team of people who give up their own time to make our sport better each day.
Swimming Bay of Plenty congratulate them all and thank them for their contribution to our sport.