New Zealand and Oceania

3 National Records Fall on Opening Day of New Zealand Age Champs

Erika Fairweather (pictured) blasted her way to a record-setting time of 55.60 in the 15-year-old Women’s 100m freestyle.

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Over 40 High-Level International Meets On Calendar For April 2019

Take a deep breath now, as the month of April contains than 40 competitions on the schedule, most of which carry notable qualifying significance.

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Chalmers Fires Sub-48 World Championships Warning Shot At NSW C’ships

Kyle Chalmers put up the 2nd fastest 100m freestyle time of his career tonight in New South Wales, producing a mark that sits only behind his gold-medal winning effort from Rio.

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Campbells, Chalmers, Winnington Gear Up For NSW C’ships

The New South Wales State Open Championships kick-off on Friday with some of Australia’s biggest names getting some additional racing under their belts before the Australian National championships next month.

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Pickett Powers St. Peters Lutheran To 3rd Consecutive AIC Title

With the help of 2 new Kiwi National Age Group Records from Michael Pickett, St. Peters Lutheran College of Queensland, Australia, won the 21st Associated Independent Colleges (AIC) Swim Championships that took place over the weekend.

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New Zealand’s Ella Benn Awarded ISPS Handa Talent Scholarship

15-year-old New Zealand para swimmer Ella Benn has been honored with one of the first ever ISPS Handa talent scholarships.

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Oceania Added To 2022 Asian Games In Team Sports

Despite talks of Oceanic nations being added to the quadrennial Asian Games having cooled in the past, the nations have now been invited to compete in Olympic team events at the next edition in 2022.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: Jamieson Inducted Into Bath Hall Of Fame

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson is inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame. Read about that and other swimming snippets from around the web in this edition of Beyond the Lane Lines.

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Hansen Breaks Into Breaststroke World Rankings To Start 2019 Vic Open

Short Course World Championships bronze medalist Jess Hansen got her 2019 off with a pleasing time in the women’s 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:07.62 for the victory at the 2019 Vic Open.

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2019 Vic Open Doubles As Para Swimming World Series

Unique to the 2019 edition of the Victorian Open Championships is the fact that it is incorporating the Melbourne 2019 World Para Swimming World Series. This is the first World Series event ever held in the Oceania region.

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Australia Doesn’t Attend Meeting For 2025/2027 Worlds Hosting Bids

An introductory meeting for potential bidders to host the 2025 and 2027 World Championships included Russia, Serbia, Hungary (pictured), Ukraine and the United States, but not Australia, which had previously expressed interest in hosting.

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Swimming New Zealand Announces Tokyo 2020 Qualification Criteria

Lewis Clareburt surprised with a Commonwealth Games bronze last year on the Gold Coast. Could he be an Olympic medalist in 2020? He’ll need to get through Swimming New Zealand’s selection criteria first.

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Jr Pan Pacs Finalist Gina Galloway of New Zealand Commits to UCSD

Galloway raced at the 2018 Jr Pan Pac Championships, where she placed 5th in the 100 backstroke representing New Zealand.

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Webby picks up 3rd New Zealand Open Water Title in 4 years

Taranaki open water veteran Charlotte Webby took out the Women’s 10km at the New Zealand Open Water Championships marking her 3rd open title since 2015.

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Peaty Blasts Sub-Minute 100 Breaststroke to Open Season

Adam Peaty blasted a 59.72 to take a dominant victory at the season-opening Miami Super Challenge Meet in Queensland, Australia.

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