Pukekohe Swimming Club is a local swimming club offering a competitive pathway for training developing swimmers through to high performance programmes.

Every swimmer is given the assistance required to fulfil their potential, regardless of their level of attainment.

We have several high performance swimmers who have represented New Zealand as well competed at many National Swimming Championships, and individually our swimmers have also won International and National Titles in the Swimming Pool and Open Water events at both a junior and senior level.

Through the structure of the club programmes we will enable the swimmer to reach their own personal goals, be it fitness, learning to dive, or reaching national level competitions. We will coach through the basic fundamentals of swimming, developing a life long love of the sport. Focusing on good technique from an early age will help us develop national swimmers of an exceptional standard.

Developing a life-long love of the sport is what we strive for with the kids. We focus hard on good technique from an early age which helps us develop national swimmers of an exceptional standard. Here at Pukekohe, swimming fosters social skills necessary for life. Organisation, communication, goal setting, planning, time management, interaction, dealing with pressure, adapting to characters around you etc. And we believe that the young people that persevere with this sport are well-rounded and successful individual’s latter on in life. ​​​​​​​

Pukekohe Swimming Club expects three things from our swimmers which is Participation, Respect and Clean Sport. We expect our swimmers to attend practices (as per the guidelines the coaches set out) and to represent their team at swim meets.  We also expect our swimmers to treat their passionate coaches and fellow supportive team mates and other team’s swimmers with the utmost respect in and out of the pool.  Thus, creating an environment that brings the best out in our swimmers, and brings success to Pukekohe Swimming Club. 


  • Encourage as many individuals to take part in the sport of swimming regardless of their age or level of swimming competence.
  • To provide a safe, structured environment in which swimmers can enjoy developing those skills and essentials for competitive and social swimming.
  • Support and improve the performance of keen talented individuals in the sport at all levels of Pool, Open Water, Triathlon Swimming.
  • To teach our swimmers the ability to accept and deal with both success and failure in life and sport.
  • To teach our swimmers that dreams/goals can really come true if you work hard for something you love doing.
  • Developing champions in life and in swimming.
  • Support a Clean Sport pathway for our athletes.


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Swimming NZ Team

Swimmers: Andrew Jeffcoat AquaBlack #275 and Michael Pickett AquaBlack #268

​​​​​​​SNZ Team Selection for 2022 Fina World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)

Swimmers: Zac Dell, Andrew Jeffcoat and Michael Pickett

Coach: Mitchell Nairn

SNZ Selection for 2022 Mare Nostrum Tour (Canet, Monaco, Barcelona)

Zac Dell, MacKenzie Brears, Phoebe Harris, Eli Litten 

Swimmer: Tupou Neiufi - Paralympian #201 / AquaBlack #261

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

​​​​​​​GOLD MEDAL Womens S8 100m Backstroke

​​​​​​​Swimmer: Zac Dell

2019 World University Games, Italy

2019 Fina Junior World Championships, Hungary

Swimmer: Thomas Murray

2019 Australian State Teams Championship, Australia

Coach: Mitchell Nairn 

NZ Coach for Swimming NZ Team at 2019 World University Games Italy

Technical Official: Sandra Sutcliffe

2019 Pacific Games, Samoa

2020 XIII Annual Oceania Swimming Championships, Fiji

Tehnical Official: Jo Clare

2019 Australian State Team Championships – Australia