2017 Zonal Juniors

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The inagural 2017 Zonal Junior Festival saw 100 swimmers from the Waikato Region head to Rotorua to compete against swimmers from Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay and Wairarapa.

And the event was a real celebration of swimming with a swimmer march past and birthday celebrations adding to the fantastic atmosphere. Swimming BOP did a fantastic job of hosting this event.

We’d also like to acknowledge our small army of technical officials that headed south to assist with delivering the meet.

Below you’ll find the full results listing from the meet.

The St Peter’s Swimming Club took out the top club honours, but what was even more exciting was feedback from our Hub Head Coach Clive Power –

  • The work being done on the pool deck by the coaches of our junior programmes is excellent.
  • Skills – I think we are making some head way in this area. For example some of the underwater skills of these young swimmers was superb, even down to one of the early heats of the 11 year old girls where I observed most of our swimmers streamlining to 4/5m each turn and take a bow, Te Wehi Mareikura who streamlined to 7m.  There were others pushing out to past the 5m mark and our senior swimmers could take a lesson from these youngsters.
  • In most cases, some very good coach led pre-activation was being done before each session. The swimmers will now have the opportunity to take ownership of doing this, as they get older.
  • With all the excitement of finals and placings  aside, if you look at what was happening below this, Waikato has a tidal wave of young swimmers coming through.

Special congratulations to our medalists –

Amelia Glover – St Peters
Camryn Williams – Fairfield
Carly Terelmes – Ace
Ciaran Watson – St Pauls
David Bom – St Peters
Dominic Fawkner – Ace
Eva Parker – Ace
Eva Parker – Ace
Iris Wainui-Mackle – Ace
Jetta Kete – Te Awamutu
Joshua Edwards – St Pauls
Kaitlyn Heaslip – St Peters
Kelly Lewis – Fairfield
Kemp Williams – Fairfield
Kurtis McCarthy – Hillcrest
Laura Littlejohn – St Pauls
Lucas Dowty – Thames
Lucy Lawrence – Matamata
Mathew Peacock – St Peters
Matthew Brunning – Huntly
Max Roberts – Huntly
Milana Tapper – St Peters
Ruby Rawiri – Ace
Savanna Bourke – St Peters
Spencer Cleland – St Peters
Spencer Cleland – St Peters
TeWehi Mareikura – Te Awamutu
Trinaka Kenny – Hillcrest