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Meet the team for Glasgow 2014 - Corey Main

Corey Main’s first Commonwealth experience came in 2011 when he swam at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man.

Just a few years later Corey is making the step up from the youth event to be competing in the 100m and 200m backstroke at Glasgow 2014.

“A couple of days ago I left Gainesville, Florida, and arrived in Mallorca, Spain eager to meet up with the team and start to prepare for the Commonwealth Games,” Corey said.

“It has been only a few days and I am filled with excitement to race in Glasgow in a couple of weeks. Mallorca is an amazing place and I actually can't believe I am here representing my country, family and friends, and myself.

“This will be a great learning experience for me being a part of a major competition. I'm going to have fun and enjoy every moment of this experience.”

A backstroke specialist Corey stood out earlier in the year while he was competing for the University of Florida, where is studying on scholarship, at the South Eastern Conference Championships helping his 4x200 yard freestyle relay team win the event in record time.

Helping his team to win at the South Eastern Conference and qualifying for Glasgow 2014 top Corey’s list of career highlights so far as well as competing at the World Short Course Championships in Turkey in 2012.

Corey says that when he is not swimming he enjoys going to the beach, hanging with mates and relaxing by the pool in the sun.

Corey is the youngest of the males on the New Zealand swim team set to compete in Glasgow and is the second youngest on the team.

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