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.
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.
New Zealand will send just 5 swimmers, including 2 open water athletes, to the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
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Daniel Hunter won his 4th-straight 50 free title, while Michael Pickett broke another National Age Group Record on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Lewis Clareburt of New Zealand will be training under Ian Thorpe’s old coach this summer.
Lewis Clareburt, Tyron Henry and Taiko Torepe-Ormsby starred on the final night of the national age-group championships by each smashing an age-group record.
Pierce Collins broke a thirteen-year-old national age-group record in the 100m butterfly final, on day 4 of the 2018 Aon New Zealand National Age Group Championships.
Lewis Clareburt and Bre Crawford were in record breaking form on day 3 of the 2018 Aon NZ Age-Group Championships.
The first day of the 2018 Aon National Age Group Championships kicked off with Ciara Smith and Pierce Collins in record breaking form.
18-year-old Lewis Clareburt was a late addition to the Kiwi roster, but made the most of his Commonwealth Games appearance with a 400m IM bronze medal.