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Recognition Awards

The Awards Committee has the responsibility for evaluating nominations for Life Membership, Honours and Service Awards and making recommendations for awarding them.


How to Nominate:

If you wish to nominate someone for Life Membership, a Service Award or an Honours Award, please download and complete the relevant form below. Nominations must be received by Swimming New Zealand no later than 31st July. Nominations can be sent to awards@swimming.org.nz 


Service Award


Honours Award


Life Membership


Nominations Criteria:

Service Award

Active service of an outstanding nature to the sport for a period of not less than 12 years. The Awards Committee may consider a lesser period where Service has been of an exceptional nature at a National Level.


For a period of 10 years service following receipt of a Service Award, providing the person has continued to provide a continuation of outstanding service to the sport. The Awards Committee may consider a lesser period for exceptional service.

Life Membership

The highest award SNZ can bestow on an individual for Service to the sport at National Level. Criteria for Life Membership include but are not limited to the following:

  • Consistency of initiative beyond ordinary and normal.
  • Exceptional Service to the sport over an extended period of an outstanding nature especially at a National Level.

Long service in itself is not a qualification for the Award.

SNZ Service Awards & Honours Awards Recipients

Congratulations & thank you to all members who have received recognition for their services to swimming. Here are the recipients of Service and Honour Awards of Swimming New Zealand.

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Hall of Fame

Congratulations to all members that have been recognised in various Halls of Fame

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Halberg Awards

Included in this section are members that have won awards at the Halberg Awards.

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Awards Committee Terms of Reference

Pursuant to Rule 13.8 of the Constitution of Swimming NZ an Awards Committee is established, subject to the functions, processes and protocols set out in these terms of reference.

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