Fourteen members of the Kowhai Swimming Club competed in the Anthony Mosse Classic Swim, held over three days in Auckland recently.
The Mahurangi swimmers came up against teams from across the Pacific, including Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Soloman Islands and Australia.
Kowhai excelled from start to finish with all swimmers producing personal best times. Medals were won by:
Sienna Morrison (9yrs/u) – gold 100m butterfly, silver 200m medley & 2 bronze for 100 medley & 200m back; Siina Cooke (10yrs) – gold 50 breast & bronze 100m & 200m breast; Annika Bayer (11yrs) – bronze for 100m butterfly, 200 medley, 200 breast & 200 freestyle; Tilly Christy (12yrs) – bronze 200m butterfly.
Coach Jill Fayerman says it was pleasing to see the variety of medal-winning swims that Kowhai produced.
“But the whole team excelled by gaining multiple personal best times, particularly Mia Morrison who managed 11/11 personal best swims throughout the competition,” Jill says.
The next big swim meet for Kowhai Juniors is the Harlequins Junior Festival at West Wave, Henderson on February 15.