Nelson South takes out SNM Age Group Champs

  • 8 March 2015
  • Fiona Lulham


Nelson South Swimming Club proved too strong at this years SNM Age Group Champs, taking out all but one of the major trophies.  In a dominant display the club finished with almost double the points of its nearest competitor.

Congratulations to:

10 year old age group champions - Finella Gibbs-Beal and Sam Perkins
12 year old age group champions - Ruby-lou Stuart and Charlie Perkins
14 year old age group champions - Georgie Trengrove and Matai McGuinniety

And to Ellie Rukuwai - who was awarded the Marie Saul trophy for Best Overall Swimmer.

As well as all the trophies and medals and ribbons, there were plenty of pb's and qualifying times achieved as well!  So all in all - a good day/weekend in the office.  


Club Captain, Nigel Rukuwai commented "What a fantastic weekend of swimming.  Club spirit was high and all our kids performed exceptionally well.  Nelson South has won the JR Buchanan Cup for the last 11 years, so its great knowing that it will stay in our trophy cabinet for yet another year!"


A history note on the Buchanaan Cup:  Since its inception in 1956 Nelson South has now held it the most with 22 wins, followed by Blenheim with 21, and the old Nelson Club with 16.  



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