As a competitive swimmer Margaret Howes was one of New Zealand’s elite. She held numerous New Zealand and Australian records, and is a Commonwealth Games Medalist.
Margaret’s passion for swimming and the desire for others to share her love of the water led her to a career in swimming teaching. She holds a New Zealand Teaching Certificate and the Advanced New Zealand Teaching Certificate. Margaret is also a Swimming New Zealand-appointed evidence gatherer for the Assistant Swim Teachers Award (ASTA).
In 1996 Margaret was awarded Swim Teacher of the Year, and in 1999 was awarded the Nan Nevin Memorial Trophy for Services to Swim Teaching in New Zealand. In 2001 she was appointed a Master Teacher by NZSCAT — one of only six in New Zealand.
Margaret was recognised at 2009 NZSCAT conference as the only swimming teacher in New Zealand to have more than one former pupil represent New Zealand on the 2008 Olympic Games Swimming team in addition to other former pupils who have represented NZ in other sports such as Rowing, Kayaking and Triathlon.
Margaret is most proud that the Swim School has taught many thousands of local children how to swim well. She values this as her greatest achievement.
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“We have found that Mairangi Swim School coaches are friendly, and extremely patient with the kids learning process, they have a flexible schedule and always have a professional approach. The pool is maintained constantly and the receptionists are warm and welcoming. We are so grateful to find Mairangi Swim School in the first place. Keep up the good work!”
T & S Rubianto
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