New Zealand and Oceania

Swimming New Zealand Announce 7 Swimmer Team to World Junior Champs

After not competing at the 2017 World Junior Championships, New Zealand will send a roster of 7 to the 2019 edition.

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Fairweather topples 43-year-old record to close out New Zealand Age Champs

Erika Fairweather, Michael Pickett and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby (pictured) all set new NZ Age records on the closing night of New Zealand Age Group Championships.

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Crawford Picks Up 4th Record on Day 4 of New Zealand Age Champs

16-year-old Brearna Crawford picked up her 4th national record in 4 days while Erika Fairweather (pictured) also impressed at the New Zealand Age Group Championships overnight.

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Crawford Continues Dominance on Day 3 of New Zealand Age Championship

16-Year-Old Brearna Crawford kept her foot on the gas on the third day of racing at the 2019 New Zealand Age Group Championships adding a third New Zealand record and gold medal to her tally for the meet. 

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16-Year-Old Pickett Blasts 22.66 to Equal Lifetime Best and New Zealand Age Record

16-Year Old Michael Pickett (pictured) dominated the 16-year 50m freestyle to equal his own age group record in 22.66 marking one of three  age group records set on the second night of racing at the New Zealand Age Champs.

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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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