About Us

Swimming New Zealand is the National Sports Organisation (NSO) for competitive pool and open water swimming in New Zealand. Through its membership of Aquatics New Zealand, New Zealand is affiliated to the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) and the NZ Olympic Committee (NZOC). Swimming New Zealand also has an active role in the promotion of water safety, learn to swim, education and certification of swimming instructors and swim schools. Swimming New Zealand is a core member of Water Safety New Zealand.

Swimming is New Zealand’s second most popular recreational activity with 30.2 percent e.g. 1,000,000 New Zealanders choosing swimming as their preferred activity (Sport NZ 2013/14 Active New Zealand Survey). New Zealanders swim for a variety of reasons including sport, recreation, and health benefits.

All profits made from the sale of items through this online shop are returned to the sport of swimming through activities undertaken by Swimming New Zealand.