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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

Term 4

I hope everyone has had a great start to the swim term. I am back on deck next Tuesday and looking forward to seeing everyone. No swimming for all squads next Monday, Labour day.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 Read the full post

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

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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