Who are the Ashhurst Aquanauts?
The Ashhurst Aquanauts are swimmers that come from all around the Manawatu! Anyone can join, from right when you enter the pool to competitive swimmers. We are a swimming family, we are proud of the fact our children and parents are supportive of EVERY swimmer. We have a wonderful coach, with many years experience between them. Jay Roberts has been coaching for 24 years had numerous swimmers at National Level and Represent their country. His coaching includes short and long course training, including land based.
What is our goal?
Our goal is to encourage children starting at a young age, to enjoy swimming. We also want children to have fun swimming and learn the right technique. We celebrate any swimming achievements, whether that's at school swimming sports or at a National Meet level.
Non-Competitive Swimming at Ashhurst Aquanauts
At Ashhurst Aquanauts, you can choose to join as a non-competition swimmer. This is where swimmers won't enter into any competitive races around the Manawatu or New Zealand. They are also not part of Swimming New Zealand. Swimmers just come to swim. There are occasional meets that they will be able to enter during the year. These are fun and are a good way to let them have a taste of what competitive racing involves.
Competitive Swimming at Ashhurst Aquanauts
At Ashhurst Aquanauts you can choose to join as a competitive swimmer. This is where swimmers can choose to enter into a number of competitions around the Manawatu and New Zealand. They are also part of Swimming New Zealand. We have a number of competitive swimmers who swim at different levels up to a National level.