Seven members of Kowhai Swimming Club have qualified for the junior nationals following a competition in February.
“It was a great experience for those taking part at West Wave in Henderson with good performances put in across all strokes,” coach Jill Fayerman says.
The local swimmers who qualified were Annika Bayer, Ava Bravenboar, Ashlie Bissett, Portia Houston, Grace Richards, Nick Cooper and Sila Coleman.
Rosa Ewing and Laurens Bubbert followed up these successes by gaining many personal best times at the Division II Nationals in Rotorua.
Laurens won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m, and managed personal bests, while also taking out a bronze medal in the open men’s 50m fly, another great achievement.
“The club once again showed its strength by having multiple swimmers reach the inter-school competitions,” Jill says.
“We have had some really good success. The club is growing all the time and doing well.”
Colman and Bravenboar have also qualified for the prestigious Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling (AIMS) competition, which takes place in September.