2017 Age Group National Swimming Championship
It is extremely difficult to qualify for this, so the four qualifiers, Riley Taylor, Campbell Lindblom, Jack Sands and Matthew Moore, are to be congratulated firstly for making the cut.
Riley Taylor had an amazing meet. He swam in nine events and made six finals. He gained three silver medals: one in the 1500m freestyle where he took an amazing 44 seconds off his personal best time, one in the 400m freestyle and one in the 200m freestyle. He also finished in sixth place in the 400m individual medley. Riley’s times for two of his events were fast enough to gain entry into the New Zealand Swimming Development Squad – a wonderful effort.
Jack Sands also produced some high quality performances, swimming in eight events and gaining places in four finals. He gained a silver medal in the 400m individual medley followed by a fourth in the 1500m freestyle, eighth in the 100m backstroke and tenth in the 400m freestyle.
Matthew Moore swam in five events and made three finals. He gained a fifth in the 400m individual medley, an eighth in the 200m medley and a ninth in the 200m butterfly While Campbell Lindblom swam in the 400m freestyle.
Congratulations to all four boys.