Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
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WEB ID FU11610 4350911AA Sunday 12th February 2.30 -- 3.30 pm Joanne Steele or www.propertybrokers.co.nz ref: FU11610 World joins moonlit dip By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Hundreds of Manawatu swimmers are expected to join a global fundraiser by swimming 100 metres of the Makino Aquatic Centre indoor pool in the early hours of Sunday, February 26. The Rotary Club of Feilding is joining with two other clubs in New Zealand and hundreds of others around the world to take part in the RotarySwi- marathon. For 22 years the Rotary Club of Grantham, Eng- land, has held a highly successful swimarathon raising over $NZ1 million for charities. This year they decided to spread the event worldwide and go for a new world record for the most number of people swimming at the same time anywhere in he world and raising funds towards Rotary International s worldwide project to eradicate polio. The event will take place at the same time all over the world 1200 to 1300 hrs GMT which, in New Zealand is 1am to 2am on Sunday, February 26. Since 1985 Rotary International has been devoted to raising funds for polio immunisation programmes in third world countries. Rotary efforts, in conjunc- tion with World Health Organisation and UNICEF and other programmes have had remarkable results. The only countries who now have endemic polio are India -- which has had no new reported cases since January 2011, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rotary is working to raise $200m to ensure the disease is completely wiped out. Feilding swimarathon organiser Ngaire Leins said people of all ages were looking forward to swimming in the middle of the night. "We want to see as many people as possible in the pool over that hour. They only have to swim four lengths of the indoor pool and have their lengths of the pool counted and registered. Not everyone has to be in the pool at the same time, but they do have to swim the whole 100m in one go within that hour. Hot drinks will be provided when they come out of the water and it promises to be lots of fun. As it is a fundraiser each swimmer will pay at least $5 although larger sponsorship or donations will be encouraged. Registration forms are available at Makino Aquatic Centre, Feilding Promotion, or contact Ngaire Leins on 323 3407 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations will be taken at the pool from midnight on the night. Te Kawau swim club turns 40 By DENISE GUNN email@example.com Memorable:Te Kawau swimmers make a splash on their anniversary year. Photo: SUPPLIED The Te Kawau Amateur Swimming Club will celebrate its 40th annual carnival on February 12, with the competition being held on the exact date it was first held 40 years earlier. The swimming club was initially formed after a new 25 metre x 9.1m pool was built in Rongotea in 1969. This was followed by the establishment of a small working com- mittee. Eighty-five members belonged to the club in its first season. In June 1971 affiliation with the Mana- watu Swimming Centre was granted which allowed swimmers from the Te Kawau Amateur Swimming Club to compete against others around the Manawatu region, as well as other swimming centres and at national meets. Although the swimming club s aim was to teach children how to swim, improve their swimming style and to promote having fun participating as a team, time trials were held during club nights to inspire swimmers to compete at other meets. Many swimmers from the Te Kawau Amateur Swimming Club also represented Manawatu at national meets during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The most recent swimmer to make the national meets is Bridget Henson, who has qualified for the New Zealand Junior Championships for the past three years. Club president Debbie Henson said the key factor in the club lasting so long in a rural area is the huge support of the com- munity and school during the years. The support of the parents whose chil- dren belong to the club has been nothing but amazing, Mrs Henson said. Also offering learn-to-swim lessons has been a great asset of ours and has bridged the gap for those that either can not afford or can not get to town. She said Lou and Sue Noel s involvement with the club spans close to 25 years. The Rongotea couple have also run and maintained the pool for close to 25 years. The Te Kawau Swimming Club trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays, offering a small group size. Having a coach for each lane enables the club to offer a very high standard of coaching for the children. All past members have been invited to attend the carnival on February 12 from 1pm onwards. A large cake and a barbecue will be held afterwards for all those attending. The club s learn-to-swim lessons start on February 13 and run for two weeks. Enrolments to Debbie Henson on 329 3969 or Sue Noel on 324 8503.
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