National Diving Team Captain
In August Ben competed in the Australia NZ School Games at Lightning Ridge in New South Wales. There were 115 top divers competing and Ben won a bronze medal in the Teams Synchro event. In September, Ben competed at the South Island Champs and won 4 gold medals in 1 metre, 3 metre platform and syncho events.
Ben competed at the Nationals in October was first on platform, second on 1 metre and 3rd on 3 metre. His Otago team performed well with top 3 placings in most events. He also plans to compete at the Olympics in the future.