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Karori Amateur Swimming Club was formed in 1964 before becoming the Karori Pirates Swimming Club on 2 May 2007 and as of 2016 the Priates Swim Team. 
It is a community based, volunteer club at home in the Karori Pool, 49 Donald Street, Karori. It offers professional swim training dedicated to providing its members with the highest quality teaching techniques and training programmes.

If you'd like to join it's not difficult, just follow the instructions on the website or alternatively follow the one page guide available around the swimming pool's noticeboards. Remember to accept the e-mail invitation to join the Pirates competitive swimmers e-mail group so that you get all the latest info re club activities, meets etc. This is important as it's the main method of getting current information out to members and if you don't you might miss something vital such as revised dates or timings.

However you may well come from a non-swimming background in which case, like we did, you'll have plenty of questions; the sort of thing you only discover the answer to once you have been part of the club for six months! So to avoid that unnecessary six month learning curve below are outlined handy hints that refer to each of the main aspects of club swimming.

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Latest News

Two weeks until Wellington Champs

Two weeks until Wellington Champs. This is the key meet for the majority of the club this season. We have over 100 qualified swimmers for this meet! Entries close this Sunday. 

Posted on: 24 August 2017 Read the full post

Annual Club Membership

The annual club membership fees of $222.50 per swimmer are due on 1 July 2017. This explains how to pay the fees, who needs to be a member, and what the fees cover.  

Posted on: 1 July 2017 Read the full post

Thorndon Timetable

From next Monday we move to Thorndon pool. The timetable runs from July 3rd-August 28th including the same sessions through the school holidays. It would be great to see all Pirates use the 2 week school holiday to give their swimming a boost and get to all the sessions available for their squad. 

Posted on: 1 July 2017 Read the full post

Pirates Treasure

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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