This week’s Beyond the Lane Lines includes updates on the world’s 5th busiest airport ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Lewis Clareburt put on a show in the men’s 400m IM to claim his first gold of the 2019 New Zealand Open Championships.
Bradlee Ashby continued his dominance at the New Zealand Short Course Championships with two more individual wins on the penultimate day.
Robinson won the 800 and 1500 freestyles at the 2018 New Zealand open Championships.
New Zealand will send just 5 swimmers, including 2 open water athletes, to the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
Emma Robinson notched a Pan Pac qualifying time in the 1500 free on the final day of the New Zealand Open.
Robison swam well-under the qualifying time for Pan Pacs, even with what she said was a non-tapered race.
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.
Silvia di Pietro (above) is one of three Italian swimmers scratching out of day 1 prelims. Other scratches include Louise Hansson of Sweden, Manuella Lyrio of Brazil, and Matias Koski of Finland.
New Zealand teammates Sam Perry and Daniel Hunter congratulate one another after both having notched World Championships qualifying times in the men’s 50m freestyle.
New Zealand record-holder Bradlee Ashby is a member of New Zealand’s newly-announced Tokyo 2020 development squad. New Zealand has also tightened up its time standards to move toward Olympic success.
Lauren Boyle (above) and Glenn Snyders become the 3rd and 4th New Zealand swimmers to qualify for 3 Olympic Games.
Right off the bat on day 1 of New Zealand’s Olympic Trials, Kiwi stand-out Lauren Boyle nailed a qualifying time for Rio by racing her way to an 800m freestyle victory.
With the New Zealand Swimming Championships all said and done the nation will be taken 10 athletes to the World Championships in Kazan…
Sophie Pascoe broke the world record in the 100 freestyle while Lauren Boyle posted the world’s third fastest 800 freestyle…