Club records provide a historical record of our swimmers top performances across all standard strokes and distances. Club records celebrate the great swims and good times when our team attends local, national and international meets.
Records can help nurture a culture of self-belief in a sports club and can help young people challenge status quo. When the 4-minute mile was broken in 1954 it led to a surge of runners also breaking the 4-minute barrier in the immediate time period after. Check out this youtube link to Roger Bannister interview
A set of Pirates Club Records was established in 2018 from past results researched via the Swimming New Zealand database and a variety of other web sources. If older records are found in the future the records will be updated. Every effort has been made to ensure the validity of the records.
Records highlighted in red on the club records sheet have been broken during the current calendar year.
To have a club record registered swimmers must:
– be a paid up member of the Pirates and registered SNZ member
– the result must be recorded on the SNZ database (i.e. only some international meets will qualify)
– the time can be a relay lead off, but may not be any other relay leg
– no split times are permitted for a club record
– times must be swam as short course or long course. No converted times or alternate lane length adjustments are permitted.
Records are checked after every meet. If you have a time you believe is a club record and this has not been recorded please contact the Race Secretary.