New Zealand and Oceania

New Zealand’s Bobbi Gichard Changes Commitment from Florida to Queens

After announcing a verbal commitment to Florida in January, New Zealand backstroker Bobbi Gichard has switched gears and committed to four-time NCAA champion Queens University of Charlotte.

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New Zealand Now Supporting Athletes Training Overseas

In response to a drastic funding cut to Swimming New Zealand after the Rio Olympics, the national swimming model has gradually shifted from a centralized hub where all elite swimmers would train to a more spread-out approach.

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New Zealand Confirms 4-Swimmer Roster for 2018 Youth Olympics

Swimming New Zealand has announced a roster of 4 swimmers, 2 male and 2 female, for the 2018 Youth Olympic…

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Water Temps Check In at 25.9C (78.6F) for Pan Pacs Open Water

The open water race course is well-within the FINA temperature standards for Tuesday morning’s open water events.

7 Gold Medals Salvages USA from Historic Lows to Close 2018 Pan Pacs

Ryan Murphy’s win in the 200 back, plus gold from leading off the 400 medley relay, was part of a 7-gold run on Sunday to finish the 2018 Pan Pac Championships.

2018 Pan Pacs: Kiwi Kid Lewis Clareburt Lowers Own 400 IM Nat Record

Although he finished off the podium, young star Lewis Clareburt of New Zealand still made his mark on the men’s 400m IM on day 1 of the Pan Pacific Championships.

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Emma Robinson Withdraws from New Zealand Team for Pan Pacs

Robinson won the 800 and 1500 freestyles at the 2018 New Zealand open Championships.

2018 Pan Pacific Championships Psych Sheets Released

The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships are set to begin in one week and the psych sheets have just been released on the official meet website. 

At Least 19 Nations, Including Oman, Confirmed for Pan Pacs

The United States returns just one individual gold medalist from the 2014 Pan Pac Championships, Katie Ledecky, for this year’s meet.

US Nats Finalist Ali Galyer To Represent New Zealand At Pan Pacs

Three days after placing 8th in the U.S. National 200 back final, Ali Galyer has been named to New Zealand’s team for the Pan Pacific Championships, as the NCAA standout will switch her sporting citizenship.

New Zealand Names 18 for Jr. Pan Pacs, 4 for Youth Olympics

New Zealand has nominated a much bigger roster to Jr. Pan Pacs than they did to the senior edition.

SwimSwam International Olympians Draft, Part 2

Which swimmers do we expect to dominate in Tokyo? How do we value up and coming swimmer’s chances? Do we expect aging stars to win more medals or fall off?

Swimming New Zealand Names 5-Swimmer Roster for 2018 Pan Pacs

New Zealand will send just 5 swimmers, including 2 open water athletes, to the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Robinson Earns Pan Pac Qualifying Time In 1500 To Close NZ Open

Emma Robinson notched a Pan Pac qualifying time in the 1500 free on the final day of the New Zealand Open.

Erika Fairweather Breaks Sophia Batchelor’s 200 Free Age Record in NZ

While nobody posted a new senior Pan Pac Championship qualifying time on Tuesday, another National Age Record was broken – making 4 so far at the meet.

Emma Robinson Hits Pan Pacs Standard, Untapered, on Day 1 in NZ

Robison swam well-under the qualifying time for Pan Pacs, even with what she said was a non-tapered race.

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