Successful summer swimming
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.