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12 Age Group Swimmers Selected For Youth Commonwealth Games

Selections for the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games

We are pleased to announce and would like to congratulate the twelve athletes and four staff who have been selected by the New Zealand Olympic Committee for the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad & Tobago. Of these twelve swimmers, this includes two non-travelling reserves. The competition will be held from the 4th – 11th of August.

The group have been selected following their performances at the 2023 Apollo Projects New Zealand Age Group Swimming Championships, which was the qualification meet for this event. The group is a mix of experienced and up-and-coming youth athletes with swimmers Hope Chmiel (Vikings) and Larn Hamblyn-Ough (Coast) having prior international experience at the Junior Pan Pacs in Hawaii last year.

SNZ's National Development Leader, Alastair Johnson, is excited about the team selected.

"Congratulations to the 12 selected athletes and their coaches for achieving the standard. This is a team full of exciting young athletes who have all made excellent progress this year. I am confident that the athletes will race their hearts out in Trinidad and take significant steps forward with their swimming journey."

2023 Youth Commonwealth Games Selections

Larn Hamblyn-Ough

Coast Swim Club

Hope Chmiel

Vikings Swim Club

Harrison Klouwens

TBSS Central City

Kevin Zhang

Roskill Swimming Club

Danielle Asiata

Howick Pakuranga

Amelia Bray

TBSS Central City

Caleb Carlisle

Greendale Swim Club

Jasper Cornish

Coast Swim Club

Hanna Abdou

Wharenui Swim Club

Charlotte Parmenter

Jasi Swim Club

Leo Arrowsmith**

United Swim Club

Pippa Mihaka**

Hamilton Aquatics

Todd Mason (Head Coach)

Vikings Swim Club

Emma Mortiboy (Scholarship Team Coach)

Ice Breaker Aquatics

Alex Lowen


Darryl Reid

Team Manager

** Athletes are being selected as non-travelling reserves.

Congratulations to the athletes on their selections. We look forward to cheering on the whole NZ team at the Youth Commonwealth Games in August.

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