Swimming News

National Age Group Swimming Championships

Jason and Finn receiving their medals for the 50m BackstrokeEight Westlake Boys students successfully competed at the New Zealand National Age Group Swimming Championships in Wellington during the recent school holidays.

Individual medal winners were:
Finn Kennard-Campbell (16)
Gold – 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke
Silver – 50m Fly, 50m Free
Bronze – 200m Backstroke

Jason Churches (16)
Gold – 200m Backstroke
Silver – 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke

Jonathan Selman (14)
Gold – 50m Backstroke
Silver – 100m Backstroke
Bronze – 200m Backstroke

Bailey Wang (14)
Silver – 200m IM, 1500m Free
Bronze – 400m IM, 100m Breast

Matthew Holder  (14)
Silver – 50m Breast, 100m Breast, 200m Breast

Jae Yun Lim (17), Joshua Lee (15) and Samuel Lee (13) also had a strong meet with all swimming in the finals sessions.

Jason starting in the 100 Backstroke at NZ Open ChampsNZ Open Championship (Rio Olympics Trials)
At the end of March, Finn, Jason, Jae Yun, Bailey and Matthew all represented North Shore Swim Club at this key New Zealand event.

Finn and Jason both qualified for the live televised finals with the following places:
Finn 3rd in the 50m Backstroke (in a new New Zealand 16yr old Age Group record), 5th 100 Back and 9th 200 Back.
Jason 5th 200 Back and 9th 100 Back.