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Successful Week at Para Swimming Development Camp

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) held the sixth annual Swimming Development Camp held in Hamilton over the weekend.

The camp, which was attended by nine of the country best young swimmers, included two training days and three days of competing in the Hamilton Winter Meet.

The camp was lead by coaches Clive Power and Sheldon Kemp, with Jon Shaw in attendance.

PNZ Swim Head Performance Coach Jon Shaw says, “We know that camps such as these are a vital part of developing our talented swimmers.” He continues, “They are working hard on a daily basis to become stronger and faster and we want to support that journey to international success.”

The Hamilton Winter Meet proved to be very successful, with a high number of personal best times being achieved by all the swimmers.

Swimmers will now shift their focus towards key competitions later in the year, including the New Zealand Secondary School Championships and National Short Course Championships, before moving onto the New Zealand Opens and potentially international competitions in 2014.

The swimmers attending the camp were:

Chris Arbuthnott      Pahiatua
Tayla Clement          Auckland
Daniel Gaualofa       Kerikeri
Alice Goodwin         New Plymouth
Emily Grace             Hamilton
Olivia Hay               Whakatane
Hamish McLean      Wanaka
Taine Morrissey       Matamata
Tupou Neiufi           Counties Manukau