Swimming has had a long standing history at Westlake Boys High School with the inter house swimming trophy being an annual highlight in the school calendar. We hold this Swimming meeting at the National Aquatic Centre in Albany where our top swimmers really show their skills and shine in front of their peers. We use this competition to help select teams to represent Westlake in the College Sport Zone Heats. A full team is sent to the College Sport Events made up of the fastest individual swimmers in Junior, Intermediate and Senior level in all strokes as well as full relay teams in each age group. Westlake has been well represented at the finals each year with medals being won at both individual and team level.
In 2012 NZ Swimming hosted the inaugural NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Championships in Hamilton, where we came 5th we steadily improved this position and held the National title in 2015 and 2016. This competition is swum over 3 days with qualifying times under FINA rules. All of our swimmers train and compete at Club level and enjoy the opportunity of being able to represent their school at Auckland and National Level.
Students who want to swim for Westlake should bring their official times for long and short courses at the beginning of the school year as competition begins early February.
Teacher in charge: Mr Martin Holder