New Zealand Finalizes 16-Swimmer Roster for 2014 Pan Pacs, Including New WR Holder Boyle

Swimming New Zealand has announced a 16-swimmer roster for the 2014 Pan Pac Championships that will race in less than two weeks on the Gold Coast, Australia from August 21st-25th.

Included among the roster is the newest World Record holder, once ratified, distance swimmer Lauren Boyle. Last week, she unexpectedly broke the 1500 short course meter freestyle World Record at a tune-up meet in Wellington.

While it’s hard to see anybody challenging Katie Ledecky in a freestyle race 400 meters or longer in the next few years, Boyle will at least give the American team something to think about on the confidence of that swim. Especially so given how much Boyle broke the record by: roughly four seconds.

Other stars on the team include breaststroker Glenn Snyders, who was 5th at the Commonwealth Games in July in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes. Along with improving University of Florida swimmer Corey Main, the Kiwis will have an impressive front-half to a medley relay that could provide some excitement early in that race. Matthew Stanley, the 2012 World Short Course bronze medalist in the 400 free, can come down to the 100 to anchor that relay as well.

New Zealand earned a single medal at the 2010 Pan Pac Championships as part of a three-way tie for bronze in the 50 breaststroke from Emily Thomas. Thomas isn’t on this year’s roster, but with Boyle swimming well, New Zealand could see their medal total improve anyway in 2014 – especially with more familiar waters just across the Tasman Sea.

The full roster, along with coaching and support staffs, is below.

Pool Swimmers

Lauren Boyle United Auckland
Mitchell Donaldson North Shore Auckland
Dylan Dunlop-Barrett Coast Auckland
Natasha Hind Captial Wellington
Ewan Jackson Howick Counties Manukau
Steven Kent Coast Auckland
Samantha Lee Capital Wellington
Samantha Lucie- Smith Capital Wellington
Corey Main Howick Counties Manukau
Laura Quilter North Shore Auckland
Ellen Quirke Capital Wellington
Emma Robinson Capital Wellington
Glenn Snyders North Shore Auckland
Matthew Stanley Matamata Waikato

Open Water Swimmers

Kane Radford Rotorua Bay of Plenty
Charlotte Webby Aquabladz Taranaki

Coaching Team

David Lyles Mens Head Coach
Gary Hurring Womens Head Coach
Thomas Ansorg Team Coach

Support Staff

Tom Vandenbogaerde Team Physiologist
Jodi Cossor Team Biomechanist
Luis Villanueva Team Leader

 

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