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Swimmers Shine in Pool

Miss D Turnbull —

The NZ Secondary Schools Championships were held in Hamilton over the weekend of 28-31July 2022. Columba College had two students swimming at this event who achieved some incredibly strong results against competitors from all over the Country.

In the sport of swimming, there are three main events on the calendar where they get to represent our school: Otago Secondary Schools, South Island Secondary Schools and New Zealand Secondary Schools. 

Both students gained strong results at both the Otago and South Island meets leading up to Nationals and were ready to dive into the pinnacle event on the swimming calendar. 

Emma Morton - 16-year girls

50 Breaststroke - 9th
100 Breaststroke - 8th
200 Breaststroke - 9th
50 Backstroke - 23rd
100 Backstroke - 28th
200 Backstroke - 20th
200 Individual Medley - 21st

Poppy Henderson - 17-18 years girls
50 Butterfly - 13th
100 Butterfly - 8th
200 Butterfly - 4th
50 Freestyle - 23rd
100 Freestyle - 22nd
200 Freestyle - 13th

Congratulations, Poppy and Emma, on your fantastic season in the pool. Your hard work and talent in this sport are admirable and we are in awe of your dedication. Well done!