Following the recent NZ Opens at West Wave, congratulations to Lauren Boyle, Georgia Marris and Alex Peach who meet the qualifying times and were selected for the World Championships and World University Games, respectively.
Lauren had a busy and very successful meet with a “clean sweep” in the freestyle events, winning the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events. Of particular note was the 800m freestyle where she swam the 3rd fastest time in the world in 2015. Lauren had a few days break after the NZ Opens and it was great to have her training with our United squads before returning to Queensland to continue her preparations for the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia in August. Lauren also made time to come along to our Juniors’ training on Friday to get some tips!
Georgia and Alex both returned for the meet from the US where they are studying on college scholarships and had outstanding meets. Georgia did significant pbs in all her events and won silver in the 200m free (so a gold and silver to United), 100m free and a bronze in the 100m fly and medley relay. Alex also demonstrated his strong development and consistency with pbs in all his races and winning bronze medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and the medley relay. Georgia and Alex have already returned to the US to continue their studies and training for the World University Games in Korea in July. You can see the Swimming NZ announcement here
The United team did well and this was picked up by this article in the Eastern Bays Courier.
Well done to Lauren, Georgia, Alex and the whole United team.