Suc­cess­ful sum­mer swim­ming

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

De­spite the pool cur­rently be­ing empty at Liv­ing­stone Ac­quat­ics, Te Awa­mutu swim­mers have had plenty to cel­e­brate af­ter a suc­cess­ful sum­mer of rac­ing.

Lara Doig, Neeve Mor­ri­son, David Bom, Jeremy Doig, Ge­or­gia Wilson and Zara Bren­nan-Shaw all ex­celled at the New Zealand di­vi­sion two cham­pi­onships in Ro­torua, record­ing 20 per­sonal best times from their com­bined 27 en­tries.

Jeremy Doig finished the meet with six gold medals and two bronze, while Lara Doig’s PB in the 100m breast­stroke se­cured a bronze medal.

Bom and Jeremy Doig both qual­i­fied for NAGS (Na­tional Age Group Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships) and went on to swim at that meet in Auck­land. De­spite a shoul­der in­jury, Doig swam a mas­sive PB in his 50m but­ter­fly and Bom’s 50m breast­stroke was a PB time.

Jetta Kete, Holly Har­ris and Breanna Doig pro­duced sev­eral per­sonal bests com­pet­ing at the New Zealand Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships at Aquaknights Zone in Ro­torua, Kete com­ing away with a bronze medal in the 200m back­stroke.

Swim Waipa¯ squad coach Jo Sul­li­van says the fo­cus for swim­ming over the sum­mer has been fun­da­men­tal skills and fun. The fun con­tin­ues dur­ing the pool clo­sure with land train­ing for se­nior swim­mers as well as ‘Sun­day swims’ out of town.

With the pool to re-open on Mon­day, July 30, prepa­ra­tions for the sum­mer sea­son are well un­der way.

Any­one keen to swim for fun, fit­ness and strength (with the op­tion to com­pete), con­tact Swim Waipa¯ at the pool or by email­ing swimwaipa@gowaipa.com

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SWIM­MERS who ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions rep­re­sent­ing Te Awa­mutu at var­i­ous na­tional meets over the past sum­mer. From left, back row: Lara Doig, Neeve Mor­ri­son, David Bom, Jeremy Doig, Ge­or­gia Wilson, Jo Sul­li­van (coach). Front row: Zara Bren­nan-Shaw, Jetta Kete, Holly Har­ris, Breanna Doig.

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