New Zealand 2018 National Round-up (February to April)

A record number of 14 swimmers attended the NZ Junior Festival in February, notching up a massive 82% personal best rate. Leon Duke, Calee Dally, Drew Burrett, Lily Madill, Abigail Stewart and Harry Williams bettered their entry times in all their events. Leon also placed 5th in 200 back, 6th in 200 breast and 7th in 50 back and 100 breast. Other top ten place getters were: Jessica Cochran, 7th 100 fly; Calee Dally, 8th 50 back; Remy Burns, 10th 200 back and 100 free; and Talia Chaney, 10th 200 back. Ryan Elliott, Jenna Fletcher, Kyan Potter, Charlise Ruddell and Olivia Waddell also had a great meet. Overall, FAST placed 16th out of all clubs attending.

A month later, seven senior swimmers headed to Rotorua for the NZ Division II competition. FAST placed 47th in NZ. The overall personal best rate was 70%, with Spencer Menzies improving his times in all his events. Keegan Neate was the standout swimmer, getting a silver medal in the 200 fly as well as placing 5th in 400IM; 6th 400 free; 7th 200 free. Keegan also qualified for the NZ Age Group Championships. Leon Duke placed 5th in 200 back and 7th in 400IM. Mikaela Hawley picked up a 5th place in 100 fly as well as qualifying for NZ Age Group Championships and Spencer Menzies came 8th in 1500 free style. Shontelle Dally, Ethan Langit and Alexander Murphy also picked up several personal bests.

 

Finally, in April, four swimmers attended the NZ Age Group Championships, with some outstanding results. Keegan Neate,15, and Mikaela Hawley,13, attended for the first time, swimming extremely well in the 200 fly and 100 fly respectively. Nathan Hickmott, 15, had an awesome meet, qualifying for 3 finals, placing 5th in 50 free; 6th in 100 free and 10th in 50 back. Libby Murphy, 13, had an exceptional meet. She entered 9 events, qualified for 9 finals and had the following results: Gold, 100 fly; Silver, 200IM; Bronze, 100 free, 200 free and 400IM; 4th, 50 free and 50 fly; 5th 200 fly and 6th 50 back. Libby gained the highest points of any Counties Swimmer, was the sixth ranked female swimmer out of 382 at the meet and was the 9th placed swimmer in NZ, male or female of all age groups. She has also qualified for seven events at the NZ Open Championships in July.

 

Overall, FAST placed 35th out of 88 clubs attending, an awesome result for such a small club.

 

2018 Swimming Counties Manukau Prize Giving - FAST cleans up! June 20th 2018

FAST cleans up at the 2018 Swimming Counties Manukau Prize Giving!...

 

2018 FAST Prizegiving May 28th 2018

We had a wonderful AGM and prizegiving on Saturday....

 

2018 Counties Age Group Champs January 30th 2018

Well done to all our swimmers, you did yourselves and the club proud....

 

Counties Junior SC Winter Meet October 25th 2017

A fantastic weekend of swimming for our junior swimmers. There were multiple pbs for all with Remy, Svetlana and Briar getting 100%. Congratulations to our medal winners: Calee – Gold 50 and 100 back Leon – Silver 50 free and 100 free, bronze 50 fly and 100 breast Olivia –......

 

Counties and Dolphin League August 18th 2017

Well done to all our teams who swam last Saturday. It was a tough session for Team Loader and Team Moss who had the bare minimum number of swimmers but they did themselves proud and produced some great times. The results are out and posted......

 

Papatoetoe Winter Meet August 16th 2017

A really great afternoon of swimming. Thank you Ria and Roland for coaching our children so superbly yet again. Also a big thank you to our Officials. Well done to our 8 new timekeepers who passed their test with flying colours. We had lots of pbs and it......

 

Counties Manukau Prizegiving June 1st 2017

FAST had its best year ever at Counties Prizegiving yesterday. . Our winners were: . Club Awards . Dolphin League – First Counties League – Second Junior Champs – Third Age Group Champs – Third Adam and Eve relay, Nathan......

 

2017 Counties Age Group Champs March 16th 2017

Well done to all our swimmers at the weekend. This was FAST’s best ever performance at Counties Age Group Champs. Thank you so much Ria and Roland for your coaching and tireless enthusiasm, the children couldn’t do it without you. Thank you too, to all our......

 

Junior Festival Round Up March 16th 2017

Another fantastic weekend of swimming. Thank you so much Ria and Roland for your never-ending support of our children, we really appreciate everything you do for them and us. Debra, you were an excellent Manager. Thank you. FAST were outstanding, finishing in 12th......

 

Division II March 16th 2017

A wonderful few days in Rotorua with our Div II Team. Firstly, Roland, thank you so much. You are amazing. You brought the best out of the team and the results clearly show how lucky we are to have you and Ria coaching our swimmers. Julie, thank you......

 

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