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NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Champs

Aug 28, 2023

Congratulations to Swimming Team members: Joel Verran, Mya Ketel, Amy Oliver, Kurt Berry, Lono Kalani, Saffron Berriman who competed at the Wellington Aquatic Centre 20-23 July at the NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Champs.

The days were long, breakfast at 630am, then to the pool for stretching and warm up, racing starting around 8.40am, sessions were normally finished by 12-1230, then back to the hotel for lunch and a sleep and back at the pool at 3pm for afternoon stretch and warm up.  Afternoon racing started around 5-6pm, and we were normally heading back to the hotel between 830-9pm for dinner.

There were a lot of swims and the top 10 and PB’s are recorded below, sadly we did not medal, it appeared we were going to be the team of 4ths!! But the athletes kept coming back and turning it up, even with PB’s.

Our small school was incredibly successful in this meet.  we were continually getting asked WHERE is Garin College, so we were definitely noticed on the big stage.

A huge thank you to Club Garin for their part in paying for our entry fees to attend this meet.

Garin team overall result 42nd out of 128 teams. Results:


Mya and Joel – 16 and Over mixed  2 x 50 free relay –  8th (out of 18 teams)

Joel, Mya, Lono and Amy 16 and over mixed 4 x 50 free relay – 4th (out of 12 teams)

Joel, Mya, Lono and Amy  16 and over mixed 4 x 50 medley relay – 4th (out of 10 teams)

IM – Individual Medley

PB – Personal best time

Joel 17-18 year old boys

400 Free (PB) – 4th

200 Fly – 9th

Lono 14 year old boys

100 IM  (PB) – 6th

100 Back – 9th

100 Free (PB) – 9th

50 Breast – 6th

100 Breast – (PB) – 4th

50 Fly – 10th

200 Back – 4th

50 Free – 8th

Mya 16 year old girls

100 IM – PB

200 Breast – 4th

50 Breast – 5th

100 Free – 9th

100 Breast – 5th

200 IM – 10th

50 Free – PB

200 Free – PB

Kurt 16 year old boys

50 Fly – PB

50 Back – PB

50 Free – PB

Amy 16 year old girls

50 Breast (PB)

50 Fly (PB)

50 Free (PB)

Sue Ketel





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