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Be There To Help Our Top Swimmers Qualify for Paris & Unlock Their Greatness

Tickets are Now On Sale for the 2024 Apollo Projects NZ Swimming Championships

We are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2024 Apollo Projects NZ Swimming Championships are now on sale and available for purchase.


Don’t miss any of the action as our top NZ swimmers meet at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 April as they try to Unlock Their Greatness and qualify for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. There is no better place to soak up the atmosphere than to be there in person and help cheer our swimmers on to the team.

Fresh from their success in Doha, World Champions Erika Fairweather and Lewis Clareburt will be in action in their favourite events as they look to be primed to take on the best in the world in Paris.


Paralympic Champions Cameron Leslie and Tupou Neiufi will be swimming their best events to qualify their position on the Paralympic team. Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists Josh Willmer and Andrew Jeffcoat will be hoping to secure selection for Paris.


Hawke’s Bay local Emma Godwin will be aiming to qualify for her first Aquablack team.


Each day has must-see events and our swimmers need your passionate cheering and support to help them Earn The Fern. Check out some of these must-watch races for each night below.

Day 1 - Tuesday 9 April

  • Men’s 400m Individual Medley (World Champion Lewis Clareburt)

  • Women’s 1500m Freestyle (Eve Thomas & Caitlin Deans)

  • Women’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class (Paralympic Champion Tupou Neiufi)

  • Men’s 100m Backstroke Multi-Class (Comm Games Silver Medallist Jesse Reynolds)

  • Men’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class (Comm Games Gold Medallist Josh Willmer)


Day 2 - Wednesday 10 April

  • Women’s 200m Freestyle (World Champs Silver Medallist Erika Fairweather and 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay spots)

  • Men’s 100m Backstroke (World Champs Semi Finalist Andrew Jeffcoat)

  • Women’s 100m Backstroke (Rio Olympian Helena Gasson &

  • Women’s 100m Breaststroke (World Juniors Silver Medallist Monique Wieruszowski)


Day 3 - Thursday 11 April

  • Women’s 400m Freestyle (World Champion Erika Fairweather & World Champs Finalist Eve Thomas)

  • Men’s 400m Freestyle (Tokyo Olympian Zac Reid)

  • Men’s 100m Butterfly (Cameron Gray)


Day 4 - Friday 12 April

  • Men’s 100m Freestyle (NZ Record Holder Cameron Gray & Carter Swift)

  • Men’s 100m Freestyle Multi-Class (World Champs Silver Medallist Cameron Leslie)

  • Women’s 200m Backstroke (Hawke’s Bay Local Emma Godwin)

  • Men’s 200m Butterfly (World Champs Finalist Lewis Clareburt)


Day 5 - Saturday 13 April

  • Women’s 800m Freestyle (World Champs Bronze Medallist Erika Fairweather & World Champs Finalist Eve Thomas)

  • Men’s 200m Individual Medley (World Champs Finalist Lewis Clareburt)

  • Men’s 50m Freestyle (Michael Pickett, Cameron Gray & Carter Swift)

  • Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class (World Champs Silver Medallist Cameron Leslie)

  • Women’s 50m Freestyle (Gaby Fa’amausili)

Alongside the event we will be offering opportunities for the local community to meet their heroes and get active in the competition pool, watch this space for more details over the coming weeks.


This is your chance to be part of the action and be there to help our swimmers Unlock Their Greatness. Heats get underway at 10am and final at 5.40pm each day.


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