Congratulations to our Regional Award winners at the Swimming New Zealand Awards evening; In particular I would like to acknowledge our Wellington winners; Emma Robinson – Emerging Swimmer of the Year, Mary Fisher – Swimmer with a disability, Mark Berge – Volunteer of the Year and Makara Model School in Wellington who won the State Kiwi Swim Sage school of the year.
The full list of award winners for 2013 are:
Swimmer: Emma Robinson (Capital, Wellington) and Gabrielle Fa’amausili (Roskill, Auckland).
International long course swimmer: Lauren Boyle (United, Auckland).
National swimmer: Lauren Boyle.
Open water swimmer: Cara Baker.
Swimmer with a disability: Mary Fisher (Capital, Wellington)
Relay team: Men 4x100m medley (Gareth Kean, Glenn Snyders, Shaun Burnett, Matthew Stanley)
Performance club: North Shore
Community club: Okato (Taranaki)
Volunteer: Mark Berge (Wellington)
Technical official: Lesley Huckins (Canterbury)
Quality swim school: Christchurch City Council (Swimsmart/Swimsafe)
State Kiwi Swim Safe School: Makara Model School (Wellington)
NZ Masters Swimmer: Richard Lockhart
People’s choice: Gabrielle Fa’amausili
Club coach: Clive Wheeler (Stratford, Taranaki)
Performance coach: David Lyles (SNZ, Auckland)
Best individual international performance (Billie Fitzsimmons Club): Lauren Boyle
Swimming New Zealand Swimmer of the Year: Lauren Boyle.