The World of Sport

Sport has become more and more relevant as a social practice as the years move on. Lines are drawn between sport and physical health, education, work, leisure, mental health – the list goes on. This has seen the importance of sport transcend the confines of the sports field.

We certainly believe that the dedication and commitment required to personally achieve in swimming also provides our young swimmers with tools such as organization, self-management, support and empathy. But while as an armature sport swimming is highly competitive in nature, at Phoenix Aquatics enjoyment of the sport and of the team is paramount.

Welcome to Phoenix Aquatics. We hope you find the articles here helpful.

To view the pdf documents, click on the image.

Long Term Athlete Development – the ASA
Message to Swimming – Wayne Goldsmith
A quick chat on deck – Jol Finck
How To Destroy Your Child’s Athletic Future
The Research Behind the Mindset of Super Champions
Why Isn’t my swimmer moving up a group

Contact Details

Pool Location
Northcote College Pool
5 Kauri Glen Rd
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand

Membership Enquires
Calvin Schaanick
Phone: 027 429 6598

Coaching/Squad Enquires
David Lyles
Head Coach
Phone: 021 828 850

23/24 Board Members

Ming Zhang
Michael Wang
Vanessa Ouwehand
David See
Sally Cheng
Lin Hongren
Officials Co-ordinator

If you wish to contact any of the current board members please email Ming Zhang:


Please contact Ming Zhang if you are interested in volunteering for any of the below positions

Squad Manager