Stratford Press

CMK Stratford Flyers in medal-winning form at swim champs

- SWIMMING Aimee Woodhead

The CMK Stratford Flyers Swim Squad was in medal-winning form at the recent New Zealand Swimming National Age Group Champs.

The champs were cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Other cancellati­ons in the lead-up have meant that not only was it harder to have enough meets to qualify for this event, but also that Stratford had three swimmers who had never been at this level before.

However, all three girls stepped up in performanc­e and attitude and received great results.

The squad is thankful to Swimming Taranaki and Stratford Swimming Club for tracking down funding.

The next group of national swimmers is heading to Dunedin on May 7 to race in the division two swim champs.

Top 10 results: Anahera Martin,13 years: gold 50m freestyle (Taranaki record), silver 200m butterfly, 4th

100m butterfly, 7th 50m butterfly. Eva McGeoch, 14 years: bronze 400m medley, 6th 200m backstroke, 7th

200m medley, 7th 800m freestyle. Heidi Sextus, 15 years: 10th 800m freestyle, 7th 1500m freestyle.

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