About Us

We are a swimming club for adults based at the Huia Pool in Lower Hutt. Our club members have a range of swimming abilities and goals. Most swim for fitness, fun and to socialise with other swimmers, while others train to compete in New Zealand Masters sanctioned meets or for endurance events such as triathlons, ocean swims and ironman.


Where we Swim

Huia Swimming Pool

Huia Street

Lower Hutt


Club President

Lester Fensom

+64 21 936 403

Email: President


Club Secretary

Winnie Cleary

+64 4972 9463

Email: Treasurer


Session Times

Every Sunday Evening

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Enjoy a Spa after your swim

In 2012 Huia Masters celebrated its' 30th birthday.

Read Huia Club HistoryA Short History of Huia Master Swimmers Club covering the first thirty years.

Club Nights

Club night is Sunday from 6.00 - 7.00pm. The format is usually unstructured. You can swim your own programme or ask another member to set a programme for you. We hire the whole pool so you can easily choose a lane that fits your programme and abilities.

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The club can organise a swim school for members with Swim Coach Sarah Coales. Members can sign up to impove their technique and swimming fitness. Classes are run over a number of weeks on club nights.

Programme 2019

Club Activities

  • Swimming commences Sunday 6th January
  • Bonus swim Waitangi Day Wednesday 6th February
  • No Swimming Sunday 14th April
  • Swimming on Easter Sunday, Queens Birthday long weekend and Labour Day long weekend
  • Pool closed for annual maintenance 21st July til 10th August
  • Swimming at Naenae Pool Sunday 21st and 28th July
  • Mid Year Dinner, venue to be arranged, Saturday 3rd August
  • Tinman and barbecue last swimming Sunday in December (December 22nd)

Regional Events

  • Levin Masters Annual Swim Meet usually in June - Levin Aquatic Centre
  • Masterton Masters Shear Magic Sheep Dip Carnival usually September
  • Harbour Capital Masters Chocolate Fish usually in September at Tawa Pool

National Events

Membership Options

You are invited to swim with us in the pool for a few club nights before you join.

Huia Masters offer two membership options

  • Social Membership $120.00 per year
  • New Zealand Masters Membership $180.00

New Zealand Masters membership is required for swimmers who wish to compete in New Zealand Masters sanctioned swimming meets.

We hire the whole pool, not just a few lanes so there is plenty of space to swim. Pool entry charges are included in the annual subscription fee.

Swimmers are eligible for New Zealand Masters membership in the year they turn 20

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Club Activities

As well as swimming at club nights members swim in New Zealand Masters Swim Meets, Ocean swims, Triathlon and Ironman events.

After your session enjoy a soak in the hot spa.

When the pool is closed for annual maintenance in July we hold a club dinner.

Every December we hold our Tin Man competition before the Christmas barbecue.


The Tin Man

Our Annual Club trophy


Tin Man 2018

Jess Maddock


Tin Man 2017

Mike Richards


Tin Man 2016

David Maddock


Tin Man 2015

Meredith McCarthy


Tin Man 2014

Jason Hooper