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Ten Swimmers Named for Oceania Championships

Team Announcement of the New Zealand Swimming Team for the 2024 Oceania Championships


A promising group of 10 swimmers have been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2024 Oceania Championships held at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 of April.


The Oceania Championships are a perfect opportunity for swimmers to experience International competition, as the regional championships for World Aquatics. With 15 countries under the Oceania regional umbrella, it allows a great opportunity for swimmers to get finals swims and be in the hunt for international medals.


Oceania has historically been held every two years, coinciding with the Olympic and Commonwealth Games years. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the last Oceania Champs were held in 2018 in Papua New Guinea where the New Zealand team topped the medal table with 21 gold, 16 silver, and 13 bronze.


The team will depart NZ on Thursday 18 April, shortly after the completion of the 2024 Apollo Projects NZ Swimming Championships in Hawke's Bay. This will allow for a few days to finalise their preparations before competition begins immediately after the 2024 Australian Swimming Championships (17 - 20 April).


The team will be lead by Head Coach Graeme Laing (Matamata) and Toni Bayliffe (Phoenix Aquatics) as team manager. A second coach will be appointed to the team later this week.


Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected:

Isabelle Gibson

Club 37

Esme Paterson

Neptune & Swim Dunedin

Neve Tassicker

Nga Tai Tuatea a Taraika Swimming Club

Phoebe Nelson

Otaki Titans Swimming Club

Josh Pickett

Club 37

Luan Grobbelaar

Neptune & Swim Dunedin

Chris Elson

Vikings Swimming Club

Jack Hendy

Club 37

Joel Crampton

Capital Swimming Club

Jesse Welsh

Club 37

Congratulations to these swimmers for their selection and good luck for the championships. We look forward to seeing your performances on the Gold Coast.

 

 

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