Hall of Fame

Create Challenge Conquer

Veni. Natavi. Vicci.
I came. I swam. I conquered.

AquaGym Swim Club has delivered Olympic and Commonwealth medalists, World record holders, multiple New Zealand and Canterbury champions and record holders – at all ages, and has been a leader in the swimming community.


Some of AquaGym Swim Club New Zealand Record Holders

From 1988 to 2004, Team AquaGym has placed a swimmer and coach on every New Zealand Olympic Team. We have sent swimmers to Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships, World Championships and proudly coached Anna Simcic to a World Record!

AquaGym Swim Club Achievements


Brett Naylor, NZ Coach

The Club has had an athlete and coach on the following Olympic Teams

  • 1992 Anna Simcic
  • 1996 Anna Simcic and Sarah Catherwood
  • 1998 Anthony Becks
  • 2000 Helen Norfolk


Brett Naylor has been present at each of these Olympic Games as either Assistant or Head Coach

AquaGym‘s numerous Commonwealth Games Representatives

  • 1990 Anna Simcic
  • 1994 Anna Simcic
  • 1998 John Davis Helen Norfolk, and Brett Naylor (Coach)
  • 2006 Annabelle Carey
  • 2010 Amaka Gessler

World Record Holder, Anna Simcic’s Swimming Achievements


Anna Simcic
World Record Holder
200 Backstroke

  • 1992 World Record – 200m Backstroke
    Time – 2.07.11 (Short Course)
  • 1990 Commonwealth Games, Auckland
    Gold Medal – 200 Backstroke
    Time: 2.12.32
  • 1994 Commonwealth Games, Victoria
    Silver Medal – 200 Backstroke
    Time: 2.13.94
  • 1990 Commonwealth Games, Auckland
    Gold Medal – 200 Backstroke
    Time: 2.12.32
    Silver Medal – 100 Backstroke
    Time: 1.02.55

New Zealand Records Achieved by AquaGym Swimmers

New Zealand Long Course Age Group Records – Updated September  2012

New Zealand Short Course Age Group / Open Records – Updated October 2012

RECORDS Paralympics New Zealand – AquaGym Swimmer, Jenny Wilkes , has a number of PNZ records.

We continually produce New Zealand Junior, National Age Group and National Open Champions.