Nominated by Matamata Swimming Club/Swim Waikato
Stanley competed at the Youth Olympics in Singapore gaining fifth place and breaking a NZ age group record in the 200m freestyle. He was selected as the NZ team’s ambassador for the Games. At the Oceania Championships he won silver in the 4x100 and 4x200m freestyle relays. He won four gold’s at the NZ Short Course Age Group Championships in the 100m backstroke and 100, 200 and 400m freestyle and silver in the 50m freestyle.