Medals mount for Kowhai club

Kowhai Swimming Club members had some of their best days in the pool at this year’s Auckland Junior Swimming Championships.

Kowhai Swimming Club made a resurgence at the Auckland Swimming Junior Championships last month, grabbing five medals across the strokes.

The event was held for children under 12 at West Wave Aquatic Centre from December 7 to 9.

Sienna Morrison picked up silver in the 200m individual medley and bronze for the 50m backstroke and butterfly.

Meanwhile, Siina Cooke won gold in the 50m breaststroke and Ryan Hewertson won bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Kowhai Swimming Club secretary Carol Christy says the eight swimmers who qualified for the event from the club had outstanding performances on the day.

“In recent years, we’ve only won a couple of medals at this event, so to take five was a big step up for our swimmers,” she says.

“Of the 23 races our members competed in, they set 21 personal bests, which shows how strong they were on the day.”

Cooke set a particularly good best in the breaststroke, beating her previous record by more than three seconds.

“Considering we’re a smaller club that only trains three times a week, we can be really proud of our overall results,” Christy says.

The club operates all year round and is open to new members joining.



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