Maranui continues to provide this opportunity (19/10/2014)
Maranui has over the last five years initiated and developed a swim squad to help kids in Surf. Maranui believes that although we have naturally gifted swimming kids, the majority are those who need a little more help. Providing this opportunity to improve their swimming abilities mean kids will enjoy Surf; by actively participating and having a greater confidence in water. For parents, it's seeing the enthusiasm and competitiveness in their kids.
Though the efforts of Swim Teacher Lyn Coetzee (Aquazone) and Wayne Wickens (Club organiser) we are seeing fantastic results in swim fitness and swim technique.
There are two groups that swim at Freyberg Pool on Sundays, an older group and a younger group. The Squads are grouped on swimming ability not age. Age range from 7-13 years old.
Maranui SLSC has also access to other swimming resources like Maranui Swimming Club.
Cross-fit training to start the season (18/10/2014)
Maranui Oceans Team starts the season with cross-fit. The 30 strong team meet every Sat for the last 6 weeks training at Maia cross-fit. The session is for one hour which is packed with lots of activity and achieveable goals. It is amazing what can be packed into one hour. What a way to start the season, coupled with paddle training on Sundays for an hour, this group will have a great start to the season.
Some of the joys (as a parent) is watching your kid push themselves and then remembering (gee, I used to be like that...). Lots of water is definately needed after these sessions.
Patrol Auditor confirmed for Central area (18/10/2014)Maranui has a Regional Patrol Auditor in its ranks. Marc Pulepule has been confirmed as a Patrol Auditor for Capital Coast Region 2014-2015 season. He will be looking after the Central region
Maranui fostering relations with the Mount (15/10/2014)
It is a time long tradition in Surf that Clubs help each other and their members. A prime example of this is how Maranui has opened its doors to lifeguards from Mt Maunganui SLSC.
Studying at Victoria University during the day and training out of Maranui during the evening is now become a routine that these individuals have placed upon themselves, a routine that allows them to continue in the activities that they love.
Storage of equipment that is safe and close to a beach is vitally important. This allows freedom outside of uni-life and study, by taking away the struggle of setting up and getting equipment to the beach. Valuable time saved means valuable time that is used in training.
Cameron Hayes, Haydn Reardon and Jessica Millar have been seen over the last month paddling up and down Lyall Bay training on their Skis and Boards. Training in full wetsuits too... '...the temperature of the water here is not like at the Mount, it's a little colder.'
I (Marc Pulepule) met with them during one of their training sessions; we talked about talking to our Lifeguard Award Class and sharing some of their experiences as lifeguards at the Mount.
They will be returning to the Mount in Nov.
Hard work pays off (17/08/2014)
Maranui SLSC swimmers all have other Swim Clubs that they compete and swim for during the off season. This is just one of the them.
Capital Swim Club held its annual Awards evening at WRAC (17/08/2014).
We would like to congratulate some outstanding swimmers and performances...
Tamrah Titcombe: awarded Clark Cup (top 10 yr old female swimmer at Capital Swim Club), David Richwhite Cup for the most improved Novice.
Sophie Irving: Trendle Cup (top 11 yr old female swimmer for Capital Swim Club), Dunlop Cup (for Junior Backstroke), Swimmer of Junior Nationals Cup for performance at Juniors earlier this year.
Sam Brown: Hope Cup (top 10 yr old male swimmer for Capital Swim Cup). The Real Surf Cup for outstanding Junior Squad performance.
Tallulah O'Neil: Foote Cup (top 12 yr old female swimmer for Capital Swim Club)
Che Pulepule: Braddock Cup (top 12 yr old male swimmer for Capital Swim Club)
Front (Left to right): Tamrah Titcombe, Sophie Irving, Sam Brown, Tallulah O'Neil, Che Pulepule. Back (Left to right): Gareth Kean (Commonwealth Silver medalist) and Liam Albery (heading to PANPACS juniors later this month). Both were presenters at the Awards evening.
Well done Maranui swimmers and keep up the hard work