St Paul’s swimmers certainly made a splash at the recent 2019 Aon National Age Group Championship held in Wellington.
During the five-day event, five of our swimmers took to the water coming away with some impressive results.
Ben Littlejohn (Year 12) swam in nine events and recorded five personal best times. He won gold in the 17 to 18 year old’s 50m and 100m butterfly. Ben also gained a silver medal in the 200m freestyle. At the end of the competition, Ben was again named in the New Zealand junior swim team to compete in the Australian State championship this October.
Kaitlyn Sosa (Year 13) swam in eight events. She took away bronze in the 1500m freestyle in the 17 to 18 year age group. Her other best results included coming seventh in the 200m freestyle and fifth in the 400m freestyle.
Tom Griffin (Year 13) competed in seven events with a best result of eleventh in the 200m butterfly for the extremely competitive 17 to 18 year age group.
Sam Peoples (Year 10) swam in three events in the 14-year age group, gaining personal bests in two and placing tenth in the 200m butterfly.
Boston Tordoff (Year 9) made it to six finals of his seven events and recorded personal bests in each. He claimed a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke for the 14-year age group.
The St Paul’s Swimming Club came away from the event as a top club in New Zealand, ranking sixth overall.