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Right to Compete at SNZ Championships

To outline policy on who can compete at SNZ Championship meets.

Meet Types and Eligibility

To outline the meet types on the SNZ Database and what member categories are eligible to enter and compete in.

New Zealand Records

To outline the policy of under what conditions a New Zealand Swimming Record can be set and what process is to be followed to have the record registered with SNZ.

International Travel Authorisation

To set out the SNZ Policy for SNZ members wishing to train and compete internationally (outside of any official SNZ Team) and to outline the process to gain SNZ Authorisation.

Membership Transfers

To set out SNZ policy and process on members transferring affiliated clubs.

Late Entries & Entry Refunds

To set out SNZ policy on late entries to SNZ Championship Events and policy on entry refunds.

Meet Approval - Designated & Development

To provide the opportunity for swimmers to achieve qualifying times to attend national championships, with a greater emphasis given to performance at these meets.

Withdrawals and Protests

To outline SNZ policy on withdrawals and protests at SNZ competitions.

Accreditation to SNZ Events

 Accredited Persons may include athletes participating at the Event, coaches, administrators, staff, officials, and SNZ special guests.

Record & Rewards Programme

Swimming New Zealand administers the SNZ Records & Rewards Programme on behalf of all SNZ members

Inclusive Swimwear

To outline policy on creating a welcoming and inclusive swimming environment for all competitive members.

Patrons at SNZ Events

For the purposes of this policy, patrons may include but not restricted to patrons who’ve purchased a ticket, SNZ members, SNZ guests and administrators.

Competition and Event Policies


The Constitution of Swimming New Zealand was approved by SNZ Regions on the 27th June 2019.

Member Protection

This Policy includes a Code of Conduct that forms the basis of appropriate, ethical and acceptable conduct which everyone must abide by.

Police Vetting Policy

Swimming NZ is committed to eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from our sport.

Police Vetting Consent & Disclose Form

Complete the Swimming NZ Consent to Disclose and submit form.

Police Vetting Request

All coaches, including volunteer coaches, plus all Technical Officials and Team Managers who are participating at Regional and National Events must complete this Police Vetting form.

Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy

Swimming New Zealand is committed to maintaining the fundamental character of sporting competition as an honest test of skill and ability and to prevent Match-Fixing from undermining the integrity of swimming.

Privacy Policy

Check out our Privacy Policy

Terms of Use for E-Commerce

Check out our Terms of Use for E-Commerce

General Website Terms of Use

Check out our General Website Terms of Use

Conditions of Membership

Check out our Conditions of Membership

Swimming is a sport that values teamwork, cooperation, diversity, inclusion and leadership and one that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. We're  committed to ensuring that a diverse range of participants continue to enjoy our sport for years to come and to provide a safe environment in which to do so.

Policies & Documents

Pool Rules

The New Zealand Swimming Rules have been developed with the Technical Advisory Committee.

Open Water Rules

The New Zealand Swimming Rules have been developed with the Technical Advisory Committee.

Technical Advisory Committee

The Swimming New Zealand, Technical Advisory Committees objective is to:

To assist in managing SNZ Technical Operations

Meet Approval Process

The meet approval process below needs to be followed so that results can be approved and used as qualifying times for national meets

Events Advisory Committee

The Events Advisory Committee objective is to provide SNZ with expert advice on the type, format, operation and delivery of SNZ national events.

Participation Working Group

To provide SNZ expert advice on concepts to support the strategic outcome of more people swimming more often.

Competition Review Working Group

To provide SNZ with advice on the competition calendar and event structure at all levels across New Zealand and the competition pathway for New Zealand that encourages both participation, development and performance between 2025 - 2028.

Rules & Technical

Competition Restructure & Competitive Pathway

2019 Review

Competition Restructure & Competitive Pathway

2020 Review

2021 Annual Report

Over the last year, the Board has undertaken significant Governance work to clarify our purpose and ensure full collective understanding across all board members.

2021 AGM Minutes

Official agenda and minutes from the 2021 AGM.

2020 Annual Report

The output of SNZ Staff members has been demonstrated through a number of initiatives.

2020 AGM Minutes

Official agenda and minutes from the 2020 AGM.

2019 Annual Report

I am pleased to reflect that SNZ is in fine heart, governed and administered by good people working tirelessly in the interests of the wider swimming community

2019 AGM Minutes

Official agenda and minutes from the 2019 AGM.

2018 Annual Report

Swimming is in good health made possible by your collective dedication, input and commitment to the sport

2018 AGM Minutes

Official agenda and minutes from the 2018 AGM.

2017 Annual Report

We would like to thank the board of Swimming NZ for their tireless commitment to the cause.

2017 AGM Minutes

Official agenda and minutes from the 2017 AGM.

Annual Reports

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