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.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post