A 35-strong New Zealand team will cross the Tasman in September to take on Australia’s best young swimmers, competing in the Australian State Teams Age Short Course Championships.
It is the third-time New Zealand has competed in the three-day meet that centres on a team points concept, similar to the Zonal Championships in New Zealand.
The event, to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on 22-24 September, combines individual events and team relays, with the New Zealand swimmers selected all having to meet qualifying standards.
The Swimming New Zealand team is:
13-14 years: Sophie Irving (Capital), Aimee Crosbie (United, Auckland), Holly Rahurahu (North Canterbury), Brooke Hill (Howick Pakuranga), Jenna Rolston-Larking (Tawa, Wellington), Brearna Crawford (Mt Albert Grammar, Auckland), Tavarnya Howe (Pukekohe), Alice Waldow (United), Sarah Wilson (Ace, Hamilton), Lea Muellner (Capital, Wellington).
15-16 years: Sasha Reid (AquaBladz, New Plymouth), Madeline Falconer (United), Paris Cutler (Ashhurst, Manawatu), Piper Humphreys (Ashhurst), Jessica Scott (Neptune, Dunedin),Ciara Smith (Northwave, Whangarei), Gina Galloway (United),Greta Agnew (United), Imogen Rodgers (Parnell, Auckland),Kaylee Jackson (Jasi, Christchurch).
14-15 years: Bronson Lloyd (Porirua), Marco Smeets (United), Ryan Cutler (Ashurst), Tristan Eiselen (Otumoetai, Tauranga), Ryan Oliver (Howick Pakuranga), Jedi Morland Janes (Pirates, Wellington).
16-17 years: Callum Prime (North Shore), George Smith (United), Ikko Shibuya (Mt Eden, Auckland), Quinton Hurley (Jasi), Xavier Hill (Kiwi West, Manawatu), Finn Kennard-Campbell (North Shore), Zachery Dell (Pukekohe), Paddy Baylis (Rotorua), Thomas Watkins (Capital).
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