This information is for participants who have successfully registered at the Rainbow Games. We can’t wait to see you there


*All schedules and formats are subject to change depending on last minute changes to entry numbers, length of matches. This is to ensure for a meaningful participant experience and any changes will be communicated with players as soon as possible.

** Turning up late may result in disqualification from the competition. This decision will be at the discretion of the tournament director.

  • Check out the overall Rainbow Games schedule here.

Opening Ceremony: Find out more about the Registration day (Accreditation pick-up and goodie bag) and the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4 April here.  

Closing Function: Find out more about the Closing Function on Monday 8 April here.  

Things to do in Auckland: There’s lots to explore and enjoy during your time in Auckland. View our list of recommended activities here.


Saturday 6 April 2024


50 metre main pool a West Wave Pool (20 Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland)

Getting there
In partnership with:
Swimming Auckland
Swimming Schedule

The Rainbow Games aim to provide everyone with a meaningful experience, therefore swimmers will get the chance to participate in at least five distances (selected in your YouLi profile) in a timing slot that matches the self-selected seeded times. The draws will be available on the mornings of the competition.

Saturday’s schedule and timeline for swimming races is available to view here.

Saturday's meet programme can be found here.

Categories and Divisions

Swimming at the Rainbow Games uses a traditional Masters format, offering the following categories and divisions:


  • Freestyle: 50m, 100m, 200m, 800m and 1500m
  • Breaststroke: 50m, 100m and 200m
  • Butterfly: 50m, 100m and 200m
  • Backstroke: 50m, 100m and 200m
  • Individual Medley: 200m and 400m
  • Team Medley: 50m x 4 and 100m x 4


  • 18-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80-84
  • 85-89
  • 90-94
  • 95-99

Open refers to all genders and identities

Female-identifying refers to cisgender women, transgender women and non-binary AFAB

In the event of insufficient registrations for any given competition, we reserve the right to merge competitions or to move participants to another competition.

All schedules and formats are subject to change depending on last minute changes to entry numbers and other factors. This could even be decided on the day of competition. This is to ensure for a meaningful participant experience and any changes will be communicated with players as soon as possible.

Getting There

Please make sure to arrive in good time before your competition begins. Use this page to find the best ways to get to your venue.

Rules and Regulations

Upon registering to participate, you have agreed to adhere to the Rainbow Games' code of conduct. Click here to view refresh your memory.

Player Accreditation

As we start preparing for your fabulous player accreditation, we're excited to see your names come to life on them! To ensure everyone feels respected and valued, we will be using preferred names alongside surnames. To make sure we can be accurate and respect your identity, please make sure your preferred name is up to date on your YouLi registration form before Monday 11 March 2024.

Your player accreditation will be your ticket into the Opening Ceremony, Closing Function and will remain a garment to wear with pride as we unite at this multisport event.

Information for Spectators

Do you have friends and family interested in coming to watch you at the Rainbow Games? It’s free to watch, and we recommend spectators registering their interest to spectate here to save time upon arrival.

Please note West Wave Pools charge a compulsory $1 gold coin donation to any spectators watching events at West Wave Pools.

Food and Drink

Food and drink options are available at West Wave Pool.


It’s not too late to purchase Rainbow Games merchandise from our Official Merchandise and Apparel Partner, PURE Athletic. Click here to view the range and buy now.


Swimmers must provide their own togs, goggles, swimming cap and towel.


An allocated area (in the upstairs seating area) will be made available for participant seating only.

Free open lockers are available on site and closed/secured paid lockers are also available at the Pools ($3 per 3 hours)

Late Registrations

There are a limited number of spaces available for Swimming at the Rainbow Games. If you are still interested in participating, please email kiaora@rainbowgames.co.nz. Now that the registration date has passed, entry cannot be guaranteed and enquiries will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Any Other Questions

Please email kiaora@rainbowgames.co.nz

stay up-to-date on all things Rainbow Games. See you in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in 2024!