The Northern Advocate

Take a dip into history


their legs remained covered.

By the 1920s, swimming had become an acceptable sport for females and females had great success in the sport. New Zealand’s first female Olympian was a swimmer, Ms Violet Walrond, and she competed in the 1920 Antwerp Games, making the 100m freestyle final.

Coming into summer, I hope we all enjoy the aquatic delights that come with living in Te Tai Tokerau.

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