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Tuesday 24 May,upstairs meeting room, Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, commencing 7 p.m. with wine and nibbles from 6:30 p.m. more details in May 2011 Newsletter

Fairbrother Cup Team
Congratulations to Mia and Matiesse Uluilelata on being selected for the Wellington Fairbrother Cup team, they helped win the Cup for Wellington. Full team and results here

New Records
Congratulations to Bronagh Ryan (7), Tamati O'Hagan (2), Ben Walsh (6), Mia Uluilelata (3), Jack Plummer, Sophie Wilkinson and Josh Walsh (2) for setting new club records at the 2011 Wellington Summer Champs.  Ben Walsh also set a new Wellington record in the boys 13 years 100 Breaststroke, the old record had stood for 15 years. Club records are here.

Wellington Summer Champs, January 2011

Congratulations to all those who swam at the Wellington Summer Champs over Anniversary weekend.  PCA had many finalists and a fantastic medal haul, below is the list of all medalists, a HUGE well done to all! Special congratulations to Ben Walsh who was swimmer of his 13 yr age group.
PCA 2011 Wellington Summer Champs Medalists




Ben Walsh, 13 yrs: 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 50 Br, 100 Br, 200 Br, 50 Fly, 200 Fr

Josh Walsh, 11 yrs: 50 Br, 100 Br, 50 Free, 100 Back

Hamish Trlin, 13 yrs: 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Br

Christopher Andrews-
Kidd, 13 yrs: 50 Free

Tamati O’Hagan, 14 yrs: 100 Breast, 100 Fly

Nicole Tait, 15 yrs: 50 Breast,100 Breast,

Monica Saili, 13 yrs: 50 Breast

Hamish Trlin, 13 yrs: 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back

Tamati O’Hagan, 14 yrs: 200 IM, 50 Fly, 50 Breast

Mia Uluilelata, 10 ys: 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Free, 100 Free

Monica Saili, 13 yrs: 100 Breast

Matisse Uluilelata, 12 ys: 50 Fly

Sophie Wilkinson, 9 ys: 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly

Bronagh Ryan, 16 yrs & over: 50 Back

Ben Walsh, 13 yrs: 400 Free, 200 Fly, 400 IM

Josh Walsh, 11 ys: 50 Back

Christopher Andrews-
Kidd, 13 yrs, 50 Fly

Josh Walsh, 13 yrs: 50 Fly, 100 Free


Reegan Gaualofa, 11 yrs, 100 Breast, 200 Breast

Bronagh Ryan, 16 yrs & over: 200 Breast


Sophie Wilkinson, 9 ys: 50 Back, 50 Breast

Reegan Gaualofa, 11 yrs: 50 Breast


Ben Walsh, 13 yrs: 200 IM

Jack Plummer, 9 yrs & Under: 100 Breast





PCA Family Fun Night, 13 December, Cannons Creek
Traditionally this has been an evening of fun races for the whole family. The programme includes piggy back races, a family relay (for teams of three - all members of the one family), crocodile races etc. There will be a kickboard race across the pool for the younger family members and an adults 50m sprint for those who wish to re-live their swimming days. It is hoped that most parents will take part. Apart from the 50m sprint, all other events are for non-swimmers – if your can walk in the pool carrying a child on your back – then we need you !!!!.


All families are asked to bring a plate of finger food. There will be a sausage sizzle. Sausages and orange drink will be supplied. This will be our final club night of 2010 – normal club nights resume on Monday January 31st 2011.






NZ Short Course Age Groups Champs, 26 to 30 Sept, WRAC
Congratulations goes to all of our team that competed at this years NZ Age Group Short Course Champs: who were Monica Saili(13), Christopher Andrews-Kidd(13), Hamish Trlin(13), Ben Walsh(13), Bronagh Ryan(), Tamati OHagan(14), and Josh Trlin(15).
Originally this meet was scheduled to be held in Christchurch over the 5 days from 26th to the 30th of September but after the recent earthquakes and associated damage it was hastily moved to Wellington, where it was held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC) in Kilbirnie.
The champs provided a number of excellent, exciting and record breaking swims.The team represented PCA well gaining many outstanding results. In total the team won 9 medals (3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze), competed in 32 finals and achieved countless PBs. Ben Walsh and Bronagh Ryan were our standout performers in the pool winning all 9 medals between them. Fantastic swimming, congratulations to them both!
Results were:
  • Ben Walsh (13): 2 Gold(200 Breast [ Wellington Record],100 Breast [ Wellington Record],1 Silver(50 Breast;)3 Bronze(400IM [ Wellington Record],200IM [ Wellington Record]) 10IM ,Finalist (50 Back 4th)
  • Bronagh Ryan 17): 1 Gold(100 Breast), 2 Silver (50 Breast[Wellington Record]; Girls 200 Free relay.Finalist (100 Fee 8th, 200 Breast 4th, 50 Back 7th, 50 Free 7th)
  • Hamish Trlin (13): Finalist (100 IM 4th, 200 IM 8th, 100 IM 6th,50 Back 10th, 100 Back 7th, 50 Breast 6th, 100 Breast 4th)
  • Monica Saili (13): Finalist (50 Fly 8th, 200 free 8th, 200 Breast 8th, 800 Free 4th,100 Breast 6th).
  • Tamati OHagan (14):Finalist (50 Fly 9th, 100 Fly 10th, 200 Fly 9th, 50 Breast 6th, 100 Breast 5th)
  • Christopher Andrews (13): Finalist (50 Free 10th, 50 Breast 5th, 100 Breast 5th).
  • Josh Trlin (15): (200 IM 15th, 200 Fly 14th, 200 Breast 12th).









13th September, 18th October and 15th November 2010 – All Monday nights


Cannons Creek Pool, 6.00pm Warm Up – 6.30pm Start




Three Fun Nights - Open to All Club Members


This is a team competition, run over three Monday nights (replacing normal club night and squad training).   Everyone entering is put into one of six teams.  Each team is managed by one or two of our older swimmers who organise their swimmers into their events, trying all the time to ensure everyone has a similar number of swims.




Swimmers- need to complete the entry list at the pool (list will be on noticeboards at both pools).






Monday 23 August, congratulations to the finalists:


Thomas Tauvae(9yr_725" value="Avery, Traver, Quavery, Tavern, Taverner, Tuvalu, Davey, Sauveur, Aviary, Truer, Davey's, Tartary, Tannery, Teary, Tauter, Trevar, Trever, Tarry, Tourer, Dave's, Tova's, Tove's, Tufter, Suaver, Thievery, Mauve's, Taunter, Taupe's, Turvy, Livery, Quivery, Ravager, Raver, Tarrier, Tawdry, Tougher, Davao's, Davie's, Averrer, Taperer, Waverer" />), Molly Newton-Smith(8yr_725" value="Tinsmith's, Tinsmith, Tinsmiths" />), Sophie Wilkinson(8yr), Skylaah Cruise(11yr), Xavier Rapson(10yr_725" value="Rawson's, Masonry, Reasoner, Raspingly, Reason's, Rhapsody, Rhapsody's, Rawson, Rapine's, Raisin's, Repository, Responder, Responser, Rapine, Rapping's, Reasoner's, Raising's, Rasping, Weaponry, Raspberry, Reason, Payson's, Parson's, Posner, Robson's, Raps, Reasoners, Rosin's, Raisin, Raping, Raspings, Reposing, Resiny, Response, Reasons, Rapist's, Resonator, Rosina's, Rap's, Resonate, Respond" />) and Josh Trlin(15yr).....with grand winner being Thomas Tauvae.




Final placings were 2nd place went to Sophie Wilkinson, 3rd place Molly Newton-Smith, 4th Skylaah Cruise, 5th Xavier Rapson and 6th Josh Trlin. Well done to all of you.




The Relay final was also keenly contested with the following results:


1st place was Team 5: Susannah Lynch, Latisha Leavai, Sarah Williams, Hayley Wilkins, Alex Coupe, Sayla Southee, Saasha Marsters and Hannah Aunoa.


2nd place was Team 6: Letitia Saunders, Olivia Aunoa, Grace Feite, Dalton Wilkins, Grace Hunter, Jessica Beddow, Joshua Nairne, Riley Crosbie, Helena Clarke and DJ Stapleton.


3rd place was Team 4: Aaron Lynch, Emma Bagley, Jordan Harris, Michael Sheppard, Katie Cameron, Matisse Uluilelata, Monica Saili, Kelsea Elkington, Jasmin Inglis-Matchett, Jennifer Grieg and Josh Walsh. 






Sunday 25th July 2010 @ 4pm, Paremata School Hall. All swimmers, parents and supporters are welcome.


Please bring a plate of finger food.






Congratulations to Hamish Trlin and Tamati O'Hagan who have been named in the Swim Wellington Achievers Squad to attend the Hamilton Winter Champs, 9-11 July, 2010. The full squad is:


Hannah Andrews, Capital; Jonathon Rogers, Capital; Oliver Wyeth, Capital; Ted Taylor, Karori; Hamish Trlin, PCA; Tamati O'Hagan, PCA; Kyle Barnes, Tawa





After 2 nights of Swim Wellington Club League our PCA Black team leads the points table with PCA Turquoise also performing well, first league results, second league results, club points






PCA AGM, Thursday 27 May, 2010


Our AGM is being held on Thursday 27 May, in the the upstairs meeting room at Te Rauparaha Arena.  Mmmmmm wine and nibbles will be served from 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m.  As always we require people to stand for the Committee.  The Notice of AGM is attached.






CLUB CHAMPS, Friday 21 May and Monday 24 May, 2010


Sign up now for the club champs being held over two nights, Friday 21 and Monday 24 May.  There is a huge range of events and trophies to be won, you must enter prior to the event, for more details see the attached.


flyer, guide to events, Club Champs Notice,


Congratulations to all our winners, Results now here







Congratulations to those selected for our club league teams, these are:






Liam Kennedy, Keely Saunders, Bailey Coupe, Terino Andrews-Sio, Katie Cameron, Saasha Marsters, Lucy Newton-Smith, Dalton Wilkins, Jordana Pointon-Haimona, Cheyne Copeland, Brooklyn Saunders, Jordan Harris. Team Manager: Onolata Little






Laura Cameron, Murphy Lee-, Jessica Beddow, Amelia Radley, David Sheppard, Kaitlin Corlett, Alex Coupe, Grace Feite, Olivia Aunoa, Sophie Wilkinson, Tasmin Kennedy, Molly Newton-Smith


Team manager: Clare Newton-Smith






Congratultaions to all the Div III medalists, Results here, PCA Results here 







This meet was fast and furious, it took in total about 1.5 hours and with 38 PCA swimmers taking part, we were able to field teams in 9 of the relay events.  Many of our swimmers swum PB's and all the relay teams performed outstandingly, so much so that we won the Paekakariki Shield for the top club in the relays and the Gold Coast Interclub Best Times Trophy for the the club with the most PB's on the night


Thanks to all our swimmers, our Managers, Tania Donalson and Ondine Souter and all the others who officiated.






PCA swimmers competed with distinction at the NZ Div II meet.  Hamish Trlin continued with his winning ways and we had many more swimmers on the podium, our Top 10 (finalists) places were:
  • Hamish Trlin 13 year boys winner of 200 Back, 100 IM, 100 Back, 2nd 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 50 Back, 3rd 50 Breast, 4th 50 Fly, 8th 100 Fly
  • Joshua Trlin 15 year boys 2nd 100 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Breast, 3rd 100 Fly, 4th 50 Fly, 200 IM, 5th 100 Breast, 6th 400 Free, 9th 50 Breast
  • Aaron Lynch 15 year boys 10th 100 Breast 


  • Hayley Andrews 15 year girls 2nd 100 Breast, 3rd 200 Back, 200 Breast, 5th 50 Back, 7th 100 Back, 50 Breast, 8th 200 IM
  • Daniel Albert 16 year boys 8th 100 Back, 9th 200 IM
  • Craig Stapleton 15 year boys 10th 50 Fly, 50 Back
  • Nicole Tait 14 year girls 5th 50 Breast


The great team of Hamish, Josh, Craig and Aaron combined brilliantly to place third in the Club Medley Relay (15 yrs and over) and 7th in the Freestyle Relay. The girls team of Nicole, Hayley, Brooke and Dannielle came 8th in 15 yrs and over Club Medley Relay.


Craig, Hayley and Nicole were also selected to represent Wellington in the Regional Relays, well done guys!


Congratulations goes to all of our PCA team who competed they were:


  • Dannielle Gaualofa, Daniel Albert, Hayley Andrews, Nicole Tait, Brooke Marsters, Aaron Lynch, Craig Stapleton, Ben Turner, Hamish Trlin and Josh Trlin. 




Josh had the honour of reading the athletes oath at the Opening Ceremony which he did with great aplomb. PCA finished as the 6th club on the points table, (out of 82 clubs) and was the highest placed Wellington club.




Live Results on SNZ website, full results, Photos in Gallery







Congratulations to


  • Joshua Walsh
  • Mia Uluilelata
  • Katie Trott
  • Christopher Andrews-Kidd
  • Hamish Trlin
  • Dannielle Gaualofa


for their selection in the Wellington Fairbrother Cup Team, full team, flyer, results


Yay another great win for Wellington!








Congratulations to our team of:


  • Ben Walsh, Tamati O'Hagan, Nicola Trott, Kiwa O'Hagan, Bronagh Ryan and Nicole Mitchell


who represented PCA at NAGS in Christchurch.  Bronagh Ryan was our standout performer winning a silver medal in the 16 years 100 Breast, a bronze medal in the 200 Breast and a bronze medal as part of the Wellington freestyle relay team. Fantastic swimming Bronagh!


Other top 10 places (finalists) were:


  • Ben Walsh: 4th 13 years 200 Breast, 6th 400 IM, 10th 400 Free 
  • Tamati O'Hagan: 5th 13 years 50 Fly, 6th 100 Fly, 6th 100 Breast, 6th 50 Breast, 9th 200 Breast
  • Nicole Mitchell: 5th 17-18 years 200 Breast, 6th 100 Breast, 7th 200 IM 


Photos in gallery, Results on SNZ website








Hamish Trlin had a fantastic NZ Juniors meet winning the NZ 12 yrs boys 100 breast title, to go with National Silvers in the 50 br, 200 br, Bronze in the 200 IM, and bronzes with the Wellington Team in the free relay and medley relay, in the words of the champion himself "awesomest" Hamish!  Christopher Andrews also performed outstandingly getting a National Bronze in the 12 yrs 50 free and also bronzes with Hamish in the Wellington team free and medley relays. Josh Walsh also came home with a medal with a National Silver in the 10 yrs 50 back.


Other National/Regional placings:


  • Hamish Trlin: National Gold, National Silver x 2, National Bronze x 3, National 4th x 2, and a National 5th along with 7 Regional 1sts, Regional 2nd and 3rd.
  • Christopher Andrews: National Bronze x 3, National 4th, 5th and 10th;
  • Joshua Walsh, National Silver, National 4th, Regional 1st and 2nd
  • Katie Trott, National 8th and 9th, Regional 3rd x 2


Congratulations to all our awesome team who qualified for this prestigious meet, our team was:


Hamish Trlin, Chris Andrews, Monica Saili, Brooke Marsters, Simon Pask, Matisse Uluilelata, Katie Trott, Reegan Guaulofa, Josh Walsh, Mia Uluilelata. 


Photos in Gallery







A small, but talented group represented us at the Capital Sprint meet. The team ranged from Molly Newton Smith at 7yrs old to Bronagh Ryan at 16 yrs old. We compiled 11 PB's, with Molly and Chris Andrews achieving 3, closely followed by Katie Trott and Saasha Marsters with 2 each. Good swimming was had by the whole team which also included Hayley Andrews, Emily Laws, Nicola Trott, Matisse Uluilelata, Susannah Lynch, Kiwa and Tamati O'Hagan, Monica Saili and Lucy Newton Smith.
The meet ended in a noisy highlight with Bronagh taking out the $100 cash prize in the Woman's skins event which was a great spectator sport, enjoyed by all (except maybe Bronagh who was recovering from an Athletics event and could hardly walk!!)




Meet Results, PCA Results, Age Group Results









Our fantastic team performed really well at the 2010 Wellington Long Course Champs with great results.  Standout performer was Ben Walsh who won an amazing 10 Golds, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronze and the prize for  Swimmer of the Meet for 12 year old boys, Mia Uluilelata won her first ever Wellington Champs Gold medal in the 9 years 100 back, along with a silver in the 50 back. Josh Walsh and Nicole Mitchell were our other gold medalists with Nicole's win also gaining her the Open 200 metre breaststroke female swimmer of the Championship. Josh Walsh was second in the Swimmer of the Meet for 10 year old boys.


The full list of medalists is:


  • Gold: Ben Walsh 10, Mia Uluilelata, Nicole Mitchell, Josh Walsh
  • Silver: Tamati O'Hagan 3, Bronagh Ryan, Josh Walsh 4, Nicola Trott, Hamish Trlin, Catherine Pask, Katie Trott, Ben Walsh 4, Mia Uluilelata
  • Bronze: Monica Saili, Aaron Lynch, Josh Trlin 3, Nicola Trott 2, Hamish Trlin 5, Josh Walsh 3, Katie Trott 2, Ben Walsh, Tamati O'Hagan 2, Bronagh Ryan 3, Nicole Mitchell 2


Results,  photos.




Our next Learn to Swim lessons commence on 14 February, 2010.  A seven week course which runs until March 28, see out Learn to Swim pages for more information. 
Monday 14th December – Cannons Creek Pool
6.00pm Warm Up – 6.30pm Start

Traditionally this has been an evening of fun races for the whole family.  The programme includes piggy back races, a family relay (for teams of three – all members of one family), crocodile races etc.  There will be a kickboard race across the pool for the younger family members and an adults 50m sprint for those who wish to relive their swimming days!  It is hoped that most parents will take part – apart from the 50m sprint all other events are for non-swimmers – if you can walk in the pool carrying a child on your back – then we need you!!!

All families are asked to bring a plate of finger food.  There will be a sausage sizzle.  Sausages and orange drink will be supplied.

This will be our final club night of 2009.