How We Got Here
Aquabladz New Plymouth Swimming Club (Aquabladz) is the result of a merger between Aquabladz Taranaki Swimming Club and New Plymouth Aquatics Swimming Club in August 2013. Aquabladz provides the platform for swimmers, as a club member, to be able to compete in regional and national competitions.
BWF Aquatics (owned by Mariano Garcia Nani) provide coaching to our club members and they run the swimming squads.
MARIANO GARCIA NANI
BWF Head Coach
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BOARD
When you visit the Methanex Bell Block Aquatic Centre you will see our National Champions listed.
This board goes back to 2000 when Sarah Leppard (Aged 12) became a National Champion in the 100 M Backstroke. There are so many entries that there are 2 physical boards on the wall and we are still adding people to it.