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Pathway to Podium 2015

In April 2014 New Zealand’s first nationwide talent development programme “Pathway to Podium” was created. The programme identifies emerging athletes from a range of sports and ensure they’re better prepared to enter the demanding high performance sport system.

Pathway to Podium is a partnership between Sport New Zealand, High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ), National Sports Organizations (NSOs), and Regions; and supports selected emerging athletes through a national network of up to 14 Regional Talent Hubs. Each hub has numerous partners that complement what the hub can do to assist young athletes.

The hubs provide facilities where athletes from different sports can come together, attend educational workshops, and receive advice and instruction in various athlete performance support disciplines. A hub coordinator works with athletes, coaches, and NSO staff to develop individual plans to better prepare athletes for high performance.

Swimming is one of twelve sports included in the programme for 2015.

For more information about the Pathway to Podium programme click here.

2015 Pathway to Podium Swimmers

Name Club Region
Annabelle Paterson United Auckland
Caitlin Deans Neptune Otago
Corneille Coetzee North Shore Auckland
Daniel Caldwell St Peter's Waikato
Daniel Hunter Howick Pakuranga Counties Mankau
Ebony Maikuku Jasi Canterbury West Coast
Eliot Lundon-Moore Aquabladz New Plymouth Taranaki
Helena Gasson North Shore Auckland
Isobel Ryan Oamaru Otago
Jackson Cropp North Shore Auckland
Jacob Garrod North Shore Auckland
Joshua Taylor-Martin Enterprise Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay
Kelsi Boocock North Shore Auckland
Koene Smit North Shore Auckland
Mario Koenigsperger Howick Pakuranga Counties Manukau
Matt Hyde Matamata Waikato
Matt Phillips Wharenui Canterbury West Coast
Monique King North Shore Auckland
Rachel Smith North Shore Auckland
Rebekah Bradley United Auckland
Ruby Adsett Napier Aquahawks Hawkes Bay Poverty Bay
Simone Lusby United Auckland
Wilrich Coetzee North Shore Auckland
Yeonsu Lee North Shore Auckland