Swim car­ni­val show­case for lo­cals

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On -

Cheer on some of the town’s suc­cess­ful swim­mers at the up­com­ing lo­cal swim­ming car­ni­val.

Be­tween 20 and 30 Mata­mata Swim­ming Club mem­bers will be swim­ming at the Fe­bru­ary 6 event, club coach Graeme Laing said.

Club mem­ber Matt Hyde swam at the Queens­land Champs, as part of the cen­tral swim­ming Aquaknights team, where he achieved some good per­sonal best times. He will be swim­ming at an Aquaknights zonal com­pe­ti­tion the week­end af­ter the car­ni­val.

Thomas Ray­mond gained a bronze medal for his 1500m freestyle at the Vic­to­rian champs.

James Ray­mond was part of the Ju­nior Aquaknights tri-se­ries com­pe­ti­tion in Napier and he also swam some great per­sonal best times. James won the sil­ver medal in his age group in the NZ Open wa­ter 5km cham­pi­onship at Lake Taupo.

The car­ni­val is the last chance to qual­ify for the New Zealand Ju­niors on Fe­bru­ary 20.

Laing en­cour­aged the pub­lic to head along to Mata­mata Swim Zone to catch all the ac­tion on the day.

The ju­nior SKINS event kicks off at lunch time and the se­niors will be in the af­ter­noon. They are knock­out races that will be con­sist­ing of eight 50-me­tre lengths.

PHOTO: KA­T­RINA TANI­RAU/ FAIRFAX NZ

Lo­cal swim­mers will be rac­ing for prize money and pride at the Mata­mata swim­ming car­ni­val.

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