Young swimmers impress at Junior Nationals

Young swimmers impress at Junior Nationals

Eleven-year-old Daniel Trevurza of Motueka shaved an impressive 2.4 seconds off his time and finished 4th in New Zealand in the 50m breastroke at the NZ Junior Championships held last weekend in Wellington.  Trevurza's 50m time set a new Nelson-Marlborough record for 11-year-olds. He sliced an even more impressive 11 seconds off his time in the 200m breaststroke, finishing 7th in that event and 7th in the 100m breaststroke.

[Photo: Daniel, at left, placed second in Wellington and 4th in New Zealand after results were combined with swimmers competing in Auckland]

Georgina Trengrove (12), of Nelson South Swimming Club, took 7.7 seconds off her 200m breaststroke, finishing 7th, and tied for 8th in the 200m individual medley.  Matai McGuinniety (12) of Nelson South also got a top ten finish, claiming 9th place in the 50m freestyle.

Kaleb Johnston of Nelson Swimming Club swam personal best times in all four of his events, including an improvement of 2.4 seconds in the 100m backstroke, while Burty Meffan of Nelson South was two for two.  Other swimmers representing the region were Ben Price of Motueka, Samantha Smith of Nelson Swimming, and Claire Ballance of Nelson South.

Posted: Tue 19 Feb 2013