Swim­mers rule

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

Welling­ton were too good for other North Is­land re­gions at the coun­try’s big­gest rep­re­sen­ta­tive swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion on June 28.

The swim­mers cleaned out each age group and col­lected a haul of tro­phies.

The an­nual com­pe­ti­tion, at Palmer­ston North’s Frey­berg Pool, was be­tween swim­mers from all re­gional ar­eas south of Hamil­ton.

Last year Welling­ton won just one cat­e­gory, for 11- and- un­der swim­mers.

This year they were over­all win­ners and fin­ished more than 60 points clear of Taranaki. The team was headed by Tawa Col­lege breast­stro­ker and Welling­ton emerg­ing sportsper­son of the year Ben Walsh, 17, who was one of sev­eral mul­ti­ple na­tional cham­pi­ons.

Three oth­ers, Jack Plummer and Danika Viskovic, both 11, and Chelsea Ed­wards, 13, won all their events.

A fourth, Joel Cramp­ton, 12, picked up a Welling­ton record in the 100m but­ter­fly, clock­ing a time of 1min 06.26s.

Team man­ager Fiona Pam­palone said it was a great team ef­fort.

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