Swimming New Zealand
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The New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association was founded on 4 January 1890 at the urging of the Auckland (Swimming) Club, and was based in Auckland. When the headquarters moved to Christchurch in 1896 the Auckland club withdrew from the Association and in 1898 formed a rival association, the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association Registered. The two associations were reunited on 21 March 1904.
The first national championship events were held in the year the Association was formed, with a different carnival for each event until 1905 when all events were held at a single venue.
The first championship event for women was held in 1912.
The NZASA became the New Zealand Swimming Federation in 1988 and changed to its present name in 1999.
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