New Plymouth Swimmer of the week


Week of Tuesday 26th of November


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Ollie Souness

Ollie has been swimming with Wyatt for a while in Crabs and has made great improvements. Wyatt is very impressed with his body position in streamline and kicking on his back.

Wyatt is always impressed by Ollie's great listening when he is waiting at the end of each length. He is always ready to go.

Ollie comes in every week ready and excited to go, always willing to try his best with any task that Wyatt gives him.

We can not wait to see how far you go Ollie !

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Week of Monday 21st of October


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Dash Limon

Dash has come along a huge journey with Joy on Saturday afternoons and has done incredibly well.

Dash moves through the water in his streamline glide like a rocket and when he starts to kick he has both feet powering along and now Dash has been working very hard the last few weeks with his big arms and now has both of them going right above his head.

Joy loves having Dash each week and can not wait to see how far Dash will go so well done Dash on all the progress you've made in the water and on land !

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Week of Wednesday 31st of July


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Melah Williams

Bill has been SO IMPRESSED with Melah recently because despite being only 5 she works so hard in her Stingers class with much older kids around her and after today's lesson has now moved up to Pirates !

Her main goal for the last wee while was to be able to do 4 breaths in a row for freestyle with no stopping ! This means she has to kick, do her arms, blow her bubbles AND time everything correctly for the whole length of the pool. We are so proud of her determination to achieve this last goal and move on up that she got Swimmer of the week !


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Week of Wednesday 17th of July


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Hadley Monk

Well done to Hadley this week !

He has earnt swimmer of the week by becoming a master at breathing position without a board now with really strong fast kicks - something that so many kids struggle with -

The same fast kicks that help him across every stroke and are helping vastly on improving his streamline on his back and backstroke now that he's in pirates !

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Week of Thursday 20th of June


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Joshua Gillum

Joshy has done it ! Swimmer of the Week !

This happy, energetic, smiling kid is a far cry from how he used to be around water. He has come so far in lessons and is now so confident it's like a different kid has taken over.

However Joshua has earnt swimmer of the week by working so hard on his kick and he can now do a the full stretch of the small pool without stopping. He's also no longer needing aids to get around and can streamline kick all by himself like the big kids do !

Keep working hard Joshua ! Will be catching your big brothers in no time !




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Week of Monday 17th of June


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Joyce Jones

B-E-A- UTIFUL swimming is what were seeing now from Miss Joyce !

She is now gliding through the water during freestyle and backstroke with ease, placing each arm perfectly and working rally hard to get each breath right! Joyce never stands up during the length and always pushes herself to be better and better each and every week !

Joyce is also a wonderful young girl to teach, great listener, great communicator and an absolute joy to have around, keep up the great swimming Joyce !


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Week of Friday 31st of May


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Summer Toon

Hard work has got this girl a long way !


Now that she is able to submerge for longer periods of time she can do so much more in the water. Her streamline glide and kick has improved 10 fold and she’s even found a new found confidence for floating as a team with the rest of her class as they love challenging themselves to see if they can all do it together without anyone falling down !

Keep up the hard work Summer !

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Week of Friday 3rd of May


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Hayley Manning

This wee swimmer has come such a long way in her swimming and her teacher Joy is thrilled with her progress!

Hayley is now getting her head right down into position during her gliding making for a nice smooth ride through the water with a beautiful long body.

She has also started to develop a good strong kick in the pool making her swimming so much easier using the power in her legs !

Keep up the good work Miss Hayley ! You are becoming a wonderful swimmer !

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Week of Monday 29th of April


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Bruno Whatt

Confidence confidence confidence !
Has been absolute key for Bruno. His teacher has loved watching him grow and develop into a great little swimmer as his co-ordination with his arms and legs has improved greatly as well as his floating/kicking on his back.

And the best part of growing confidence is now he's much more involved in games with other kids and having a whole heap of fun!

Keep working hard at it Bruno ! You're doing awesome !

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Week of Thursday 18th of April


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Joseph Eling


This young man may only be 5 years old but in his stingers class he is the champion with his beautiful arm strokes in freestyle , improvement with his breathing position and even more improvement on his back.

He is now got a brilliant focus during lessons and great listening ears, taking everything on board and working really hard to improve each week.

Keep up the great work Joseph and you'll be flying up and down the pool in no time !

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Week of Wednesday 17th of April


Week of Wednesday 3rd of April


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Sophie Braddock

This little swimmer Sophie has been working so hard and improving just little by little each week.

Whether it be something little like remembering to blow bubbles, relaxing while she floats or something big like learning freestyle has been really focusing and the results are starting to show.

Keep up the good work and beautiful smiling face each week Sophie ! Can't wait to watch you get better and better!




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Week of Wednesday 20th of March


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Harrison Fieldes

Massive well done this week !

Harrison is in Rugrats and has gone from being very scared and timid in the water to loving it and doing so well!

But today Harrison and his teacher Ethan went swimming looking around for lots of

fish in the pool and for the first time Harrison got lovely and saturated and so did his teacher funnily enough and to top it off Harrison got his chin, mouth, nose and then even his goggles under the water today !

We've loved watching your progress and long may it continue !

Well done Harrison !

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Week of Tuesday 5th of March


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Madison Heslop

Madison has been working away so hard during her lessons so her teacher thought she definitely had earnt swimmer of the week - mainly because of her beautiful long legs when shes kicking, awesome freestyle and never forgets to breathe to both sides. And finally her overall co- ordination in the water has made her into a great Transformer !

Swimmer of the week also requires that little something special to achieve and for Madison it's that she has started attempting tumbles turns which she loves ! So great to see our swimmers wanting to push themselves to do more than what's asked !

Keep up the great work and great attitude Madison !

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Week of Monday 25th of February


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Arian Butturini

Arian has earnt swimmer of the week by achieving a lovely style and co ordination with his freestyle arms and legs and not only this but he has improved 10 fold with his breathing and side-kicking during freestyle which is no doubt one of the hardest parts of learning to swim!

As well as being an awesome swimmer he is also confident, well mannered , determined and focused in class and his teacher loves watching his progress every week !

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Week of Monday 18th of February


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Ava Summerell

Positive, confident and always willing to give new things a try are 3 things that describe little miss Ava !

Her teacher is so proud of how she has progressed especially on her back floating and is now confident to do it all by herself.

She exceeds expectations in the pool on a regular basis and is always wanting to work really hard to improve and it's showing !

Keep up the good work Ava !

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Week of Thursday 7th of February


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Lacey Sole

Woohoo Lacey has aced it!

This wee girl is always super punctual , ready and rearing to go for her lessons.

She has been working away on her freestyle recently and is just about mastering her body position during breathing and not only is she great on her front but also excels on her back and is now lovely and strong and doesn't need to stop before the length of the pool is up.

Keep up the great swimming Lacey !

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Week of Tuesday 5th of February


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Aria Ngaia

Aria has been putting her heart and soul into her swimming and the improvements are really starting to show !

She has worked on her kicking and big arm circles and now her arms aren't getting too tired during lessons ! Gotta work on growing those muscles to build strong swimmers after all!

On top of this she is such a keen learner and always has a smile on her dial making her a delight to have in class.


Keep up the great work Aria !

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Week of Wednesday 12th of December


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Eshea Colgan

Eshea has worked his butt off this term and there was no doubt in our minds he deserved swimmer of the week !

He's improved his core strength ten fold leading to some brilliant freestyle and backstroke and what set him apart from his peers is that he recognized his tumbles weren't the best so hes worked and worked and worked and is now beginning to get them right. Awesome determination!

He's always asking what he needs to do to improve, listens well to feedback and is willing to give everything a go . Eshea is an absolute pleasure to have in class as such a focused, onto it kid and he's smashing out his personal goals bit by bit !

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Week of Saturday 8th of December


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Ayden Veale

Great work to Ayden this week !

Ayden is in Transformers which means he now has to work alot on his freestyle and backstroke and these past few weeks hes powered through showing his teacher that he's really concentrating on his arms during freestyle working away on keeping them moving continuously.

Due to this and his brilliant kicking of course he can now swim 20 m plus without needing to stop with beautiful arms the entire way !


Keep up the good work Ayden - You've made so much progress!

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Week of Friday 7th of December


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Ayden Veale

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Week of Thursday 29th of November


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Louie Barron

This little shark bait has comes in leaps and bounds since he begun with his swimming lessons in Wiggles!

Louie has now moved up to sprats and comes swimming every week religiously with his dedicated Nana hopping in with him !

They make the best team as Louie has come from being quite shy and nervous to kicking and paddling his way through the water like a champ and now loves diving off the mat!

We see improvement in this little one every week but some weeks he just amazes us with what he's been practicing in the bath at home with Mum , Dad and Nana of course! These little daily rituals have really helped his swimming and now it's got him the swimmer of the week !

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Week of Thursday 15th of November


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Tom Hale

Tom is in our Crabs level which means he has to work super hard on developing his freestyle and rolling both to his side and his back. He has been really focused recently working with Rachel and has come along in leaps and bounds especially with his beautiful big arms .

He is a keen learner and performs his rotations, big arms and side kick all really well !

Keep up the good work !

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Week of Tuesday 30th of October


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Rio Butler

Rio amazed her teacher Tenaya this week !

Not only does Rio have a get in and go attitude every week but this week she was on form and was a shining example in class. Her strength is in her kick, that's where all her power comes from and from that base everything else is coming into shape really nicely for Rio across her freestyle and work on her back.

Even up to the point where she was helping others in the class showing great leadership and initiative !

Keep up the great work - from the sounds of it you'd make an awesome teacher some day Rio !

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Week of Wednesday 24th of October


Week of Friday 28th of September


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Amber Horton

Our final swimmer of the week for Term 3 is Amber and we couldn't be more proud of her as since she started with Jasmin her floating is strong with her tummy up and chin pointing to the sky just the way we like it !

As well as this her freestyle is improving every week and she now has beautiful straight arms and her legs are now kicking all the time with beautiful pointy toes!

Keep up the good work and you'll be climbing up the swimming levels in no time !


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Week of Tuesday 25th of September


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Darius Haszard

Darius has been working away so hard on his swimming with Rachel she thought he deserved a surprise ! He managed this by having the most beautiful body position in the water and gliding/streamlining through the water like a pro . On top of this his freestyle distance is slowly improving and on his back - once again he's a pro nowadays ! Keep up the great swimming Darius !

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Week of Friday 14th of September


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Madeline Oconnor

Madeline has a brilliant time at swimming and it's really showing in her progress- great listening ears and trying your best each and every week pays off because now she can do her breathing position brilliantly without any help from her teacher nor a board and is excelling in her freestyle because of it .


Nice work Madeline ! Keep up the awesome swimming !

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Week of Wednesday 5th of September


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Jessica Taylor

Jessica has worked so hard this term we thought it was about time for a treat !

She always turns up with a positive attitude towards swimming and the other swimmers in her class . She's always ready to listen and her teacher can see her really thinking and focusing during each length of the pool.

And this really shows as Jessica has been working hard on her freestyle and can now swim full lengths without needing to stop . She has also mastered her kick on her back for backstroke an is now working on keeping her arms straight.

Keep up the good work - next stop Olympics ?!? Who knows !

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Week of Thursday 30th of August


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Brody Hutchings

Yay for Brody this week !


Brody has worked his way towards swimmer of the week firstly by turning his ears on and listening well to his teacher Ella and from this he has now got the hang of his freestyle , bubbles and all !

He also managed a special challenge and pushed himself to see just how far he could go on his back - he did 8 lengths ! That's 80m ! That's brilliant Brody!

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Week of Thursday 23rd of August


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Briar Fleming

Briar only just started this term but has amazed us with her progress !

She has come along so well in both confidence and skills that her teacher Jaxon had no doubt in his mind she deserved swimmer of the week !

For all the other kids out there that want swimmer of the week Briar earnt this by now relaxing during her starfish floating meaning she can do it for much longer and have some chill out time;
having wonderfully straight legs during both gliding and streamline kicking AND showing massive improvement from doing her freestyle with help from Jaxon to doing it all by herself !

Great to see Briar growing so much in confidence and independence ! Keep up the great swimming !

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Week of Monday 20th of August


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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte is such a diligent wee swimmer and shes worked hard not just this lesson but every lesson.

Honorable mention goes to her kicking and arms both of which we've seen a massive improvement in with her legs now kicking without being bendy and her arms coming right out of the water and pointing to the stars ! She's starting to look like a real freestyler because at crabs you've got to learn arms, legs, bubbles and breathing ! So much to learn but Charlotte takes it in her stride and has earnt swimmer of the week !


Keep up the great swimming Charlotte !

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Week of Monday 13th of August


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Matilda Barron

Matilda is always smiling and happy in class. She has learnt to float unsupported and kick with long legs now which has made her swimming exceptional

She is working hard on her breath control and diving down to pick up treasures now with the rest of her sprats class


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Week of Friday 3rd of August


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Sarah Venables

Even our littlest swimmers can be wee champs !

And Sarah is leading the way with the huge steps forward she's made in her swimming !

She can now float on her back like a beautiful starfish all by herself, has mastered her kicking on her front and her big circle arms are improving every single week !

Keep up the great swimming Sarah - Your teacher Aimee loves lessons with you !

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Week of Thursday 26th of July


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Liam Turner

Liam has cracked it and managed to score the first swimmer of the week for Term 3 !

He's manged to do this because not only this week but every week he tries his absolute best in classes with Madde. He pays careful attention to the tips she gives him on how to improve and its showing across both his freestyle and backstroke technique.

On top of all this he has a brilliant attitude not only swimming but the other kids in the class too and is a great role model !

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Week of Saturday 7th of July


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Regan Hislop

Regan has worked so hard in his pirates class this term !

He has now managed to get his arms and legs working nice and straight with both his freestyle and backstroke and has built up his stamina so he no longer needs to take as many breaks.

And being able to now breath on both sides has made such a difference to his swimming and made freestyle a lot easier - just a bit more work on his sidekick and it'll be perfect so keep working hard!

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Week of Monday 25th of June


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Jensen Hoeta

Jensen is in Incredibles and the level's name says it all ! Her technique for both freestyle and backstroke is awesome ! Jensen listens to every bit of critique and feedback and aims to improve her swimming every week whether its free, back or breaststroke which she is currently learning. She's managed to nab swimmer of the week due to her unrivaled willingness to try new things and keep trying until she gets it perfect !

Brilliant attitude and brilliant swimming Jensen !

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Week of Monday 18th of June


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Seoirse Keegan

Seoirse has been working brilliantly with Rachel working towards her goals !

She started out learning the basic streamline glide and kicking and now has gone from starting in through crabs, stingers and is now working her way through Pirates!

We are so proud of her progress and thought she should know that too !


Well done Seoirse ! Keep up the great swimming !


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