Open Development

Peter Yates 

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021 0229 2054


The lead coach for the Open Development squad is Peter Yates.
Formerly a national representative for HPK and with 10 years of swim coaching and teaching experience.

Swimmers will be members of HPK Swim Club aged 13 years and older.


Key Goals (Train to Compete)

The key goal of this group is to perform well at Division II National Championships and National Age Group Championships. Technique and skills will be developed with an emphasis on short and middle distance events. Athletes can expect this group to be a significant step up in terms of training intensity and focus for all swimmers coming from the development programs. 



Weeknights 5:45-8:00 pm and Saturday 8:45-11:00 am Pakuranga College. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5:45-7:30 am at Howick Intermediate.
Land training sessions run on Monday and Friday evenings before swimming.

Swimmers will attend at least four swimming sessions each week and one land training session each week.
If they want to move across the the Performance squads they will need to aim for at least seven swims and two land sessions each week.


The Facility

Pakuranga College is an outdoor pool that is heated all year round. Swimmers need to come prepared for adverse weather conditions, we do still swim if it rains! A warm coat for immediately following training and having something to eat immediately after training will help.
Another tip is to use a large plastic bag to line your bag to ensure you have dry clothes.




Pakuranga College Car Parking & Pool Access

Access is on Pigeon Mountain Road. Swimmers & parents are unable to use the school car park between the hours of 7:30am-4:30pm. Between these hours parents will need to park on the roadside or drop their kids at the gate on Pigeon Mountain road. Parents are not permitted to use the driveway. Swimmers under the age of 9 yrs must be accompanied & collected from poolside.

To access the pool (red box) from the car park (yellow box), walk along the main road to the rear gate and down the driveway where you will be able to see the pool. Prior to 7:30am and after 4:30pm the school car park (yellow box) can be used.