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Hamilton ideal host for national swim meet

Hamilton’s Waterworld in Te Rapa will again play host to an important national swimming event next week.

More than 330 swimmers from 83 clubs around the country will descend on Hamilton for the State New Zealand Division II competition from 12 to 15 March.

It is a long course (50m) competition for swimmers aged from 13 to 18 and forms a key part in Swimming New Zealand’s development programme.

“The Division II meet is one of the biggest in the country, with swimmers and their families coming into Hamilton from all parts of New Zealand,” said Swimming New Zealand’s Kent Stead.

“The competition attracts our next generation of young swimmers who we hope will use the meet to push on to the top age group and elite levels – and hopefully from there, some athletes will go on to  achieve results at an International level.”

“We are delighted to have another key swim meet at Waterworld. The pool complex is one of the few in the country that can handle a meet of this magnitude. Hamilton is both ideally located nationally and has excellent infrastructure to make this an ideal location.”

There are heats sessions from 9am daily with the finals each day from 6pm and the public are welcome to attend.