Youngster swims into super squad
Temuka youngster Logan Connolly secured himself in the Jetstar Super Swim Squad at the inaugural ‘Big Tahuna’ OceanKids swim series in Nelson last month.
The ten-year-old’s placing in the 200m event earned him a place in the squad which means he will travel to Auckland for a weekend camp at the end of this month, where he will be coached by an elite team made up of top New Zealand swimmers.
The fastest boy and girl in each group race, at each OceanKids Swim series event, forms the Super Swim Squad. Throughout the season, each event allows children the opportunity to earn a place in the 36-member squad.
Connolly said he’s looking for- ward to all the swim training.
His Mum, Clare, said Logan had heard about the squad at previous events, and was very excited to hear he had qualified.
‘‘I hope he gets some tips that will help him with racing in the pool and ocean, and that he makes friends with other swimmers.’’
Logan trained for the swim with pool training up to five times a week at Temuka Swimming Club.
New Zealand Ocean Swim Series director Scott Rice said the Super Swim squad had made a real difference to young New Zealanders over the past six years.
‘‘The feedback over this time has been consistently positive from both the squad members and their families.
‘‘It is not only the technical skills that they leave with, but the exposure to elite swimmers and bonding with their swimming peers that leaves them with positive life long memories.’’
Logan Connolly has been selected in the Super Swim squad after his successful swim in Nelson.