Swimming club second overall

Photo: Wanaka Swimming Club

Nine Wanaka Swim Club swimmers went to Dunedin on Sunday, November 18, to compete at the annual Kiwi Challenge Meet.

Team members (pictured) Kate Bennie, Jojo King, Coast Morland, Cruz Morland, Archie North, Mabel North, Emma Palmer, Hannah Piper, and Ben Silipo recorded 17 personal best times (PB), and brought home 17 gold medals, six silver medals, and eight bronze medals. The team also placed second overall in the small club category (15 or less swimmers).

Several swimmers topped their age group, with Coast Morland tied in second place in the boys’ 9-10 group, Kate Bennie tied in first place in her new age group of girls’ 13-14, and Ben Silipo and Cruz Morland taking first and second in the boys’ 13-14 age group.

A WSC spokesperson said as they look ahead to the final two meets of the season - both long course championships - the swimmers are feeling great and ready to get more PBs and championship qualifying times under their belt.


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