2020 Secondary Schools and the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

2020 Secondary Schools and the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

2020 NZ Secondary School Open Water Championships
Swimming New Zealand and the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series partnership will continue into 2020 with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Open Water Championships held in conjunction with the Generation Homes Legend of the Lake. The event will be held on 21 March 2020 at Rotorua’s stunning Blue Lake.

Swimming New Zealand’s, Head of Participation, Andy Kent said “we are excited to be officially partnering with the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. We know that they will provide a quality event for our Secondary School Open Water Swimmers. It’s great to be able to offer another Open Water event to our calendar which will aid in developing our Open Water swimmers”.

Swimmers will be eligible for Secondary School and Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series prizes and medals.

Entries for the championships open 1 August with Year 9 – 13 Secondary School students swimmers able to compete in races across 3.5km, 1.0km and or 5Get your Summer sorted with the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series! With 7 events around the country and loads of distance options to choose from, there’s great opportunities to get involved. A special 20% discount* is on offer for all current Swimming New Zealand club members – just use SNZ20 when you enter your swims at www.oceanswim.co.nz and save now. (*discount can be used for an individual swim entry and does not apply to the already-discounted Multi-Event Pass)
00m distances. Entries close 12 March 2019 and no late Secondary School entries will be accepted.

The code SNZ20 to get 20% off

https://oceanswim.co.nz/

 

VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

Congratulations to Lewis Clareburt for winning the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) in 2019. For a second year running, Bachelor of Commerce student Lewis Clareburt has been awarded the Sportsperson of the Year and Māori Sportsperson of the Year Blues Awards for his national record-breaking international sporting achievements in swimming.

Presented annually in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), the Blues Awards are the highest sporting accolade the University can give to students who have brought credit to the institution through their sporting achievements or contribution to sport.

In July at the World Swimming Championships in South Korea, Lewis swum the race of his life to claim a bronze medal in the 400 metres Individual Medley. In doing so, Lewis took more than two seconds off the national record and was the first New Zealander to win a medal at the event since 2015. Lewis also qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Lewis is of Tainui descent.

Well done Lewis!