SNM Winter Meet

 

Team spirits were high over the weekend of 18th & 19th July as Nelson South competed against Tasman, Motueka and Blenheim Swim Club at the SNM Winter Meet.  The team welcomed Hannah Martin, Lola Gibbs-Beal and Adam Barton to its ranks who were competing as registered swimmers for the first time!

Overall it was another successful meet for the club but some of the highlights were seeing all our younger swimmers do so well; cheering Ellie on in the 200m breaststroke which she won by a touch; willing Matai on in the 100m fly as he took on Sam and Thomas in the final; the poolside support for Ruby-Lou and Kaleb in the 1500m free; seeing our newest swimmers being mentored by our senior swimmers!  We didn't have the numbers to take out the points for top team but our team spirit and support definitely shone through and our kids did the Club proud.

Special mention to the following swimmers who excelled over the weekend:

Zara Aydon - who had 14 swims and recorded 13 pb's!  What a machine :-)  Emily Bryant who recorded 7 pb's from 8 swims.  Rebecca Loach kicked off her Juniors campaign with 2 qualifying times and recorded 8 pb's from 10 swims.  Skye Humphries had 17 swims over the weekend - 13 of them were pb's.  Skye won the gold medal for 10 year old girls.  Charlie Thain had a great meet with 9 pb's from 11 swims.  Biggest pb of the meet went to Kaleb Johnston for a whopping 160.33 seconds off his 1500m free time - and in second place was twin sister Angelina who knocked off 90.89 seconds from her 400IM time.

Nelson South Age Group Winners:

Girls 10 & under:  1st Skye Humphries; 2nd Cate Barton

Girls 11-12:  2nd Ruby-Lou Stuart.  Ruby-Lou also won the $100 prize money for breaking a meet record by the biggest margin for her 400IM!

Boys 11-12:  3rd Nic Hall

Girls 13-14:  1st Jenna Heywood

Boys 13-14:  2nd Oliver Stark

Girls 15 & over:  2nd Ellie Rukuwai

Boys 15 & over:  2nd Luke Kelly

Well done to all our swimmers - another great meet away for the team.