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.
18-year-old Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Lewis Clareburt will be gunning for more Pan Pacs qualifying times at next week’s New Zealand Open Championships.
Swimming New Zealand has today announced the finalists for eleven categories at the 2018 Swimming New Zealand Awards, to honor and celebrate achievements by New Zealand swimmers, officials, volunteers and coaches in 2017-2018.
Larkin had already won all three backstroke events prior to his win tonight in the 200 IM.
Scotland’s Mark Szaranek is a gold medal contender in the IM events on the Gold Coast.
Headlining the Kiwi roster will be nine-time Paralympic champion Sophie Pascoe, who heads a team of five Para swimmers.
Young talent is making waves in Auckland at the 2017 NZ Short Course Championships.
Sophie Pascoe broke another Para Swimming World Record in Auckland, while Bradlee Ashby collected a national record on the day.
With Lauren Boyle and Glenn Snyders having retired, New Zealand is on the look-out for its next swimming star to help lead the nation into Tokyo 2020.
Emily Seebohm in the 200 back is Australia’s best chance left at winning gold at the 2017 World Championships.
Tom Shields popped a solid 52.5 100 fly to win the event on the final day at the 2017 TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
Abbey Weitzeil picked up a win in the 50 free at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Meet of Champions.
Nathan Adrian posted a time of 48.74 to win the 100 free at the 2017 Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Irvine, CA.
After a strong swim in the 400 IM on day two, Chase Kalisz will look to win two more events tonight in the 200 fly and 200 IM. He was the only swimmer to put up a time under 2:00 in the 200 fly in prelims.
2016 Olympian Lauren Boyle will be joined by 11 teammates on their way to the World Championships in Budapest this July.