New Zealand finalizes 9-person Para Pan Pacs squad headlined by Pascoe, Fisher and Howarth

World record-holders Sophie PascoeMary Fisher and Nikita Howarth will head up New Zealand’s Para Pan Pacific Championships roster that will take the pool in California this August.

A squad of 9 swimmers has been announced to represent New Zealand in the competition, 6 women and 3 men.

Both of New Zealand’s Paralympic representatives from the Commonwealth Games team (Pascoe and Howarth) are on the roster, along with Fisher and London Paralympian Rebecca Dubber, coming back from a brief break from competition, according to the New Zealand Swimming website.

All four of those women were on the 2013 IPC World Championships Team, along with male returner Jesse Reynolds.

That returning crew will use their veteran experience to help out the four newcomers to the team: Georgia Gray, Tayla Clement, Daniel Gaulofa and Chris Arbuthnott.

The full roster along with each swimmer’s club is below:

Sophie Pascoe             Christchurch
Mary Fisher                 Wellington 
Rebecca Dubber          North Shore 
Nikita Howarth           Cambridge 
Jesse Reynolds            Hamilton 
Georgia Gray              London 
Tayla Clement             Auckland 
Daniel Gaualofa          Whangarei 
Chris Arbuthnott         Palmerston North

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Chambers Whanau
8 years ago

Tena Koe Daniel
Wishing you every success, and that of the kiwi team in your quest for reaching your swimming goal. You inspire many swimmers, and are a true statesman in never giving up to strive for success. We will be following your efforts daily while at the pan pac, and look forward to hearing your experiences on your return. Kia kaha
Andrew and the girls, and all the rest of the BOI swimming club

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