If you enjoy swimming in the open water or in the pool and are looking for a challenge and some competition then look out in Term 1 for opportunities to represent our school.
Our Swimming Sports Day is a Full school House competition. There will be competitive swimming events and non competitive events both worth house points. Those wishing to represent the school in secondary school swimming competitions must take part in the competitive events to qualify.
A lot of students who participate in Swimming (Synchronized swimming and Diving) are affiliated with a local Club. All of these clubs provide coaching and help to their members. The internet will provide you with contact details and information regarding these clubs.

Code Coordinator                 Miss Cat Macpherson




SHGC Swim Cap – $10.00
SHGC Tracksuit or PE Gear can be worn to and from events.


For all competitions, individual fees are based on the number of events a student enters. Payment details will be advised by the Code Coordinator.

Age Groups

For School competitions:  Junior – Under 14, Intermediate – Under 16, Senior – Under 19 (as at January in the year of competition.
Swimmers whose birthday fall on this date fall into the younger age group. NB: For all NZ Secondary School events/championships – there are only two age groups (Under 16 = juniors, Under 19 = seniors).
NOTE: All other secondary school competitions are in the Age groups: ‘Age’ Category, 12 & 13 years, 14 years, 15 years. ‘Youth’ Category 16 years, 17-18 years.

Scheduled Games


A new partnership between Swimming New Zealand and the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series will see the 2019 New Zealand Secondary Schools Open Water Championships held in conjunction with the Generation Homes Sand to Surf event on Saturday 9th February, in Mount Maunganui.

Entries for the championships are now open with year 9 – 13 secondary school students swimmers able to compete in races across 500m, 1.25km and 2.6km distances.

Enter Now: https://oceanswim.co.nz/events/sand-to-surf-mt-maunganui/

Please inform the school if you have entered.

Swimming Representatives