What is the Tasman Magic Academy?
Tasman Magic Academy is a coaching programme for competitive swimmers from any of the regions swimming clubs or who intend to join a local swimming club. The Programme caters for young swimmers graduating from a swim school to senior age group swimmers competing at national level. All of our swimmers are encouraged to compete on a regular basis.
Swimmers coming through the SwimMagic learn to swim programme will have completed the Gold Level goals before joining.
The Tasman Magic Academy at the ASB Aquatic Centre is coached by Swimming NZ Gold Accredited coach Andy Adair and Delys Harwood backed up by Lisa Stove and the SwimMagic Team.
Please refer to "Our Pathway to Competitive Swimming" in the panel in the right hand top corner of this page.
Each of the levels are covered with training times and costs. If you would like additional information please contact us.
START OF SEASON - Monday 14 October, 2013
Squad Racing Night - 18 December - 4.45 to 7.00pm - entries on night
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK - Saturday 21 December, 2013
Clements Open Water Series - Race 2 - 29 December
Summer Camp for morning squads - 3 to 9 January, 2014
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK - Monday 13 January, 2014
Clements Open Water Series - Race 3 - 12 January
Blenheim Swimming Club Meet - 25 January - no Flier yet
Capital Classic Ocean Swim - 26 January
Waimea Carnival - 15 February - no Flier yet - Closing Date TBA
La Grande Ocean Swim - 22 February
Squad Racing Night - 28 February - 4.45 to 7.00pm - entries on night
Tasman Swim Club Meet - 1 March - no Flier yet
Blenheim Swim Club Meet - 15 March - no Flier yet - Closing Date TBA
Squad Racing Night - 26 March - 4.45 to 7.00pm - entries on night
Clements Open Water Series - 30 March
Nelson Swim Club Meet - 29 & 30 March - no Flier yet - Closing Date TBA
Blenheim Swim Club Meet - 12 April - no Flier yet - Closing Date TBA
Australian Age Champs - 14 to 21 April - no Flier yet - Closing Date TBA
END OF SUMMER SEASON - 25 April - except NAG's swimmers
Eight Tasman Magic swimmers did us proud in Wellington this week with some outstanding swimming at the NZ Short Course Championships. Caitlin Delaney, Ellie Gaging, Talya Harwood, Cara Pearson, Madi Stanley, Sam McKenzie, Sara Gane and Toby Lloyd swam in 56 events winning five silver medals and three bronze medals.
Sam McKenzie won silver in the 50 and 100 Free and the 50 Fly and he won Bronze in the 200 Free. Sara won silver in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and Talya won Bronze in the 400 and 800 Free.
The swimmers also broke 15 SNM records. Sam and Talya who are both 14 years old also broke two Open records each.
What an outstanding meet for the Tasman Magic squad members with 144 Personal Best times, 12 Nelson Marlborough records and NZ Short Course and NAG's qualifying times for Caitlin Delaney and Talya Harwood for the first time, National Junior qualifying times for Cassie and Tara Hagan for the first time and a Division II qualifying time for Sophia Elder for the first time. Sarah Birket and Bendi Kepess won the 10 and Unders age group, Cassie was third in the 11-12 group and Benjamin Munro was third and Talya was third and Sam Mckenzie first in the 13-14 age group. To top off a great meet Sara Gane won the $100.00 prize for breaking a SNM record by the greatest margin with her time of 2 36.89 in the 200 Breaststroke. Congrats to everyone on a great meet.
In summary our Div II representatives did an outstanding job in Invercargill. One Gold, four Silver and one Bronze, 38 PB's from 51 swims or 74.5%, Caitlin Delaney swam 100% PB's and Talya Harwood broke the Nelson Marlborough 13-14 Year Old Girls 800 Freestyle record. Awesome effort guys and girls.
Afternoon - the highlight of this session was an excellent swim from Kaine Ransby in his 1500 Fr to place 2nd in a time of 17 45.66 - just .11's off first place. Jacob Johnston placed 7th and 8th in his finals.
Morning - Another solid morning with 6 Pb's from 8 swims setting up finals for Kaine Ransby in the fastest heat of the 1500 Fr, Jacob Johnston and Kaine in the 100 Fly and Jacob in the 50 Fr.
Evening - Jake lead the charge with a 4th in his 400 IM and Kaine placed 6th and Jacob was 7th in their 100 Fr. Caitlin placed 8th in her 100 Fr final.
Morning - very exciting start to Day 3 when Talya Harwood swam an outstanding 800 Fr to place second by just 4/100th of a second in a time of 9 52.84 - this was a 22.90 second PB. Kaine Ransby, Jacob Johnston and Caitlin Delaney have all qualifed for their 100 Fr finals and Jake Hogg will swim in the fastest heat of the 400 IM.
Evening - another strong night with Kaine leading the way with 3rd place in his 200 Fr final. Kaine also placed 5th in the 200 IM. Jacob Johnston improved his ranking off his swim off in the morning placing 6th in the final of the 50 Br. Talya harwood and Caitlin Delaney both placed 5th in their respective 100 Fr finals.
Morning - six finalists for this evening after a very strong morning session. Kaine Ransby and Jake Hogg started the morning off with the 200 IM with Kaine qualifying 4th for the final. Talya Harwood was next and swam a 3.64's PB in her 100 Bk to place 8th for the final. Jacob Johnston and Jake Hogg then swam the 50 Br with Jacob being forced through a very exciting swim-off to qualify 8th for the final. Kaine, Talya and Caitlin Delaney all swam strongly to qualify 2nd, 4th and 3rd for their respective 200 Fr finals.
Evening - our swimmers finished off a great first day in fine fashion. Jacob Johnston swam very well to place 4th in the 50 Fly closely followed by Kaine in 6th. Kaine then backed up in the 400 Fr and swam beautifully to win Gold in a time of 4 25.95, a PB by 7.68's and also a qualifying time for the NZ Short Champs in September. This is the first time Kaine has qualified for this meet.
Caitlin Delaney had an anxious wait as the fastest heat in the 400 Fr was completed and she finished with Silver in her age group.
Morning - a very good first morning for our swimmers with 6 PB's from 9 swims. Talya Harwood won Silver in the 400 Fr and Caitlin Delaney is ranked first going into the fastest final tonight in the 400 Fr however there are two 14 year olds in the fastest final. Jacob Johnson and Kaine Ransby are in the 50 Fly final tonight and Kaine is also in the 400 Fr final.
Congratulations to Cara Pearson and Kaleb Johnston who both broke Nelson Marlborough records in Blenheim on Saturday night. Cara broke both the 200 Fly and her own 400 IM record and Kaleb broke Joel Wiechern's 2003 record in the 50 Backstroke.
It was especially pleasing to see so many of our swimmers competing in the longer events with seven contesting the 400 IM, two contesting the 200 Fly and 14 contesting the 400 Fr. These events open up selection opportunities for our young swimmers because they qualify for XLR8 points in SNZ's Take-Your-Marks database.
In summary the squad had a very good National Age Groups. Including Sara Gane we broke 16 Nelson Marlborough records, we swam in 12 finals, we won three gold medals, three silver medals and a bronze, we swam 31 pb's from 53 swims or 58% and our combined points would have placed us 31st overall.
Day 5 - Sam has finished his NAG's campaign in fine style with another gold medal in the 50 Fr in a time of 26.27. Ellie placed 10th in her final just a little off her morning swim time.
Another very good morning with strong swims from Willy in his 50 Fr - 25.94 to be first reserve for the final and Cara in her 200 IM with a 5 second pb with a time of 2 38.94. Sam is first NZ qualifier in his 50 Fr and Ellie has qualified for her first NAG's final in the 50 Fr.
Day 4 - well the Sam and Sara show continued with a little help from Madi - Sam won bronze, Sara won gold and madi placed 7th in a personal best time - another great night.
Sam through to the 200 Fr final ranked 3rd, Madi through ranked 5th for the 100 Br and Sara through ranked 4th so another big night coming up.
Day 3 - The morning was great but what a night - Silver to Sam in the 50 Fly immediately followed by silver to Sara in 200 Br then gold to Sam in the 100 Fr - wow......
Awesome morning with Sam ranked first for both 50 Fly and 100 Fr and Sara ranked first for her 200 Br - finals tonight from 6.00pm on - remember you can watch on "live streaming" on www.r2.co.nz/20130226 - individual meet results up to the end of session five below
Day 2 - Sam put in another awesome performance tonight to place 5th in his 400 Fr final and record a massive 19's pb for the day.
Six pb's from 9 swims this morning and Sam ranked 6th in the 400 Fr final tonight so another very good morning.
Day 1 - Great first night of finals with Sara Gane winning silver in the 14 years 50 Br and Madi comming 5th in the 16 years 50 Br. Four pb's from 8 races so a strong start for our swimmers.
Congratulations to Caitlin Delaney who qualified for Div II for the first time in both the 100 Fr and the 100 IM.
Our first big meet since new coach Andy Adair arrived and what a great four days. 76 personal best times from 157 swims, 10 Gold medals, three Bronze medals and ten SNM records - awesome effort from everybody. Madi Stanley started us off on Friday night with a Bronze and SNM record in the 800 Fr. Sam Mckenzie and Sara Gane followed her example over the next six sessions - Madi ended up with Gold in the 100 and 50 Breaststroke and another Bronze in the 400 Fr. Sam won Gold in the 200, 100 and 50 Fr and in the 100 and 50 Fly - he set to SNM records. Willy Brorrell while just off several medals was also setting SNM records - 100 Bk, 100 Br and 200 IM. Sara dominated her Breaststroke events winning the 200, 100 and 50 and setting SNM records in each of those races.
Ellie gaging was in exciting form qualifying for NAG's for the first time in the 200 and 100 Fr and she won Bronze in the 50 Fly. Samantha Smith swam a beautiful 100 Fr to qualify for both NJ's and Div II.
Several other swimmers added to or improved their National Meet swims. All in all a very good meet which was also enjoyed by a big group of parents who easily won the "Best Supporters" award. The noise from the NM team area was outstanding.
A lovely day greeted our swimmers at Hampton Street on Saturday for the SNM Country and Town Competition - a great opportunity to race off our camp and the Christmas break for 27 of our swimmers.
Cara Pearson had a good day adding the 200 Back and 100 Fly to her NAG's list as did Willy Borrell - 200 IM and 200 Back and Sam Mckenzie - 200 Free. Ellie Gaging and Kaine Ransby swam very well to add swims to their Div II listing with Kaine going under one minute in the 100 Free for the first time.
Many of our younger swimmers also did very well with Tara Hagan, Aliesha Max, Caitlin Oldridge and Bendi Kepess all adding to their SI Country and Town swims - well done everybody.
Some outstanding swimming in Christchurch from our 12 and under swimmers this weekend at the Canterbury West Coast Junior Champs. No fewer than 42 pb's from 70 swims or 60% - great work guys and girls. Congrats to Sarah Birkett and Kaleb Johnston who both made National Juniors times.
The weather was not allowed to dampen the spirits of our swimmers and again we saw some very good swimming at the Hampden Pool. Congratulations to Janelle Butler, Cara Pearson and Kaine Ransby who all swam 100% pb's. Also big congrats to Aliesha Max and James Fleury who qualified for SI Country and Town for the first time.Several other swimmers improved their existing times or added new swims to their National meet listings - well done everybody - the hard work is starting to pay off.
Some very good swimming in Blenheim on Saturday night. Congratulations to Madisen Stanley who qualified for NZ Opens and added the 200 Fr and 200 IM to her NAG's swims. Ellie Gaging, Talya Harwood and Kaine Ransby all added swims to their Div II listing. Janelle Butler swam very well to qualify three swims for SI Country and Town.