2022 NEW ZEALAND SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Monday, April 4th – Saturday, April 9th
- Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
- LCM (50m)
- World Championships/Commonwealth Games Qualifier
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap
Olympic finalist Clareburt this time took on the men’s 200m free, claiming his 3rd title of the meet in a time of 1:48.38. Clareburt has already won the 400m IM and 400m free events here and held off Cameron Gray to grab his triple gold, with Gray finishing also under 1:49 in 1:48.94.
The men were chasing a minimum time of 1:47.06 needed for Budapest, a time not even Clareburt has hit, owning a lifetime bet of 1:47.97 from the 2019 World Championships.
As for 18-year-old Erika Fairweather, the teen fired off a new national age group record in the 200m free this evening. Stopping the clock in 1:57.80, Fairweather’s time falls just over half a second outside of her lifetime best, a mark of 1:57.26 she logged as a 17-year-old.
Helena Gasson was also a podium-topper on the evening, sliding into the wall in the women’s 100m fly with a winning effort of 58.91. Unfortunately for Gasson, she needed a minimum of 58.33 in order to add her name to the consideration roster for the 2022 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest.