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Developing Swimmers Added to the National Age Programme

Second Intake for the National Age Programme in 2023-24


We are stoked to welcome 10 athletes into the 2023-2024 National Age Programme (NAP) as part of second intake. This intake was drawn from performances at the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games and the 2023 Apollo Projects NZ Short Course Swimming Championships. These athletes will join their peers from the first intake from May, to continue supporting their development. As part of the programme, they will be invited to compete at the Queensland Championships in December.


Three swimmers have been invited to attend the October Distance camp, with Hamish Giddens, Brendan Visser and Leo English added to the camp taking place in Hawke's Bay. This will assist their development in distance swimming events.


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


"We have seen a big increase in the number of athletes who have achieved the Gold and Silver performance standards from 21 to 36 over the last 12 months. This is very encouraging and exciting as we begin the next Olympic quad cycle post-Paris to Los Angeles 2028."

The following swimmers have been selected:

Name

Club

Coach

​Leo Arrowsmith

United

Igor Polianski

Amelia Bray

TBSS

Sandra Burrow

Liam Curling

Coast

John Gatfield

Leo English

Swim Rotorua

Aidan Withington

Hamish Giddens

Jasi

Peter Burgon

Jacob Humphries

North Shore

Dave Pattley

Jackson Kennard

United

Igor Polianski

Liv Peebles

TBSS

Sandra Burrow

Brendan Visser

Coast

John Gatfield

Tess Whineray

TBSS

Sandra Burrow

You can find the swimmers selected in the first intake for the National Age Programme below.




Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches for their selection and performance at the 2023 Apollo Projects Short Course Championships and the 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games.

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