2020 AUCKLAND C’SHIPS (NZL)
- Wednesday, December 9th – Sunday, December 13th
- West Wave Aquatic Center, Auckland, NZL
- LCM (50m)
- Olympic Qualifier
- Swimming NZL 2020 Olympic Games Selection Policy
- Psych Sheets
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Recap #1/Recap #2
16-year-old World Junior Champion Erika Fairweather has already made her mark at these Auckland Championships, scoring a new lifetime best in the women’s 200m free last night. Hitting a time of 1:57.38 to reap gold, Fairweather lowered her own NZL Age Record but missed Olympic qualification by a mere .10.
The Neptune Swimming Club teen made sure the opportunity wouldn’t be missed again, as she punched a Tokyo 2020 qualification time to take 400m free gold tonight.
Fairweather produced a monster 4:07.43 to top the podium here in Auckland, dipping under the FINA ‘A’ qualification time of 4:07.90 needed for next year’s Olympic Games in the process.
Although she’s been slightly faster in her career, owning a PB of 4:07.23 from this year’s Vic Open in February, that meet was not a FINA-sanctioned Olympic qualifying competition. However, that time does stand as New Zealand’s national age record for 16-year-olds in the event.
Splits for Fairweather’s near-personal best performance tonight included 59.19/1:02.85/1:03.46/1:01.93, with the Kiwi winning by nearly 18 seconds.