2018 Flannagan Cup

Taranaki's premier open water swim.

When one of the country’s oldest swimming events the Flannagan Cup, named after the trophy’s donor, keen swimmer and local philanthropist, Patrick Flannagan, was threatened with cancellation, the Taranaki community sprang into action to ensure its survival.

So in conjunction with Swimming Taranaki, a core group of like-minded people responded to the news that the future of Flannagan Cup was looking decidedly shaky. “Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local businesses and superb commitment from new members of the organising committee, the cup was again held on Waitangi Day in 2018.

With its new support team, comes a new name, and the revitalised event is now known as the Govett Quilliam & Bayleys Flannagan Cup, thanks to the naming rights sponsors. 

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Results for Flannagan Cup events