Meets & News

  • 2016 New Zealand Short Course Championships

    Oct. 2 - 6, 2016

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  • 2016 Swim Zone Racing LC Signature Meet

    Sat, Oct. 15, 2016

    No Times are allowed
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Meet Calendar


Useful links



Welcome to the website for the Pirates Swim Team.

The Pirates Swim Team is based at the Karori Pool in Donald Street, Karori, Wellington. We cater for those who are just starting to swim confidently through to swimmers who represent New Zealand on the international stage. 

On this page you should be able to find all the information you need to know about joining the Pirates, and all the information you should need once you’ve joined.

Competitive swimmers

Non-competitive swimmers

Other Enquiries: 

Head coach (for assessing swimmers for squads):  Steve Francis 027 2053694

Membership (competitive swimmers):

Membership (Tuesday nights non competitive):


Vice President:

Race Secretary:

Enquiries about the website: William Neal 




Coaches Corner

Upcoming school holidays

Thursday 22nd September is the last day of term 3. We are back into the term schedule from Monday 10th October. No swimming during the school holidays except for the Tigersharks going to NZ Short Course in Auckland starting 2nd October. Swashbuckler meet next Tuesday, 20th September.

Posted on: 16 September 2016 Read the full post

Wellington Winter Champs

It's great to see all Pirates back into their swimming routine. Thanks to all swimmers and parents for a positive start to the term. I'm very excited about the next 2 weekends of racing at Wellington Champs. We have our biggest ever team competing with almost 80 Pirates racing.

Posted on: 6 August 2016 Read the full post

Pirates Treasure

Swimmers of the week sponsored by Hell Pizza Northland


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Wall of Fame

Read all about the Pirates' club champions, international competitors, record-breakers and place-getters at Wellington and New Zealand championships.

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Photo Chest