Swimmers And Coach Selected For Harlequins Team

 

 

The 2016 Swimming New Zealand zonal champs took place at the National
Aquatic Centre on Saturday, February 13 and was broadcast live on Sky TV.

New Zealand was split into four zones and teams from each zone competed
against each other for junior, senior and combined points. Counties form part of the Northern zone, including Auckland and Northland, the Harlequins team. The Harlequins won both the junior and senior divisions.

Pukekohe had three swimmers selected to represent the team, along with coach Sue Cheyne, to coach the juniors. Swimmers were Zac Dell, Rebecca Cheyne and Kiana Swain. They all played an integral part in the Harlequins win, with the team getting four out of six swims as wins and two second placings.

Zac was nominated to get double points on his swim, the 200 backstroke, which he won, giving the team 52 points. Zac also won the 100 backstroke. Kiana won the 200 butterfly and Rebecca won the 100 backstroke, with the girls coming in second in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke respectively.

Sue was delighted with the whole teams performance, but was especially proud of her three. “They were so pleased to be selected to represent the top of the North Island, to win their races was so satisfying for them. They have worked hard to get here. They were racing alongside some of New Zealand’s best swimmers,” she said.

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