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South Island Championships 2017

Twenty-four athletes, from around our region, and support staff took on the trip to Blenheim over the weekend to compete at this year’s South Island Championships.

Caitlin Deans of Neptune Swim Club was the female top performer in a strong field of 215 swimmers from around the South Island. Deans won the open gold medal in six events: 50m, 400m and 800m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke and the 400m individual medley.

Otago male athletes had a two-pong approach with Courtland Ellis, Neptune Swim Club, winning open gold in three events: 200m and 100m individual medley, 50m butterfly. Whilst Tame Goveaerts-Paul, Zenith Swimming Club, dominated the Breastroke events taking open gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m.

Our younger swimmers weren’t to be out done, bodes well for the future of swimming within our region, Madison Wills, of Kiwi Swimming Club, dominating with gold in 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke, and medals in 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley events.

Congratulations to the following athletes who were crowned Open Champions;

200 IM Male - Courtland Ellis Neptune 2:03.83

400 Free Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 4:19.19

100 Back Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 1:02.62

200 Fly Female - Jessica Scott Neptune 2:23.22

100 Free Female - Molly Law Neptune 58.29

800 Free Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 8:50.22

200 Br Male - Tame Govaerts-Paul Zenith 2:16.50

50 Fr Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 26.96

400 IM Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 5:00.84

200 Back Female - Caitlin Deans Neptune 2:14.42

100 Br Male - Tame Govaerts-Paul Zenith 1:03.47

50 Breast Male - Tame Govaerts-Paul Zenith 29.44

100 IM Male - Courtland Ellis Neptune 57.41

50 Fly Male - Courtland Ellis Neptune 25.07

50 Fly Female - Jessica Scott Neptune 28.29

Regional relay teams were successful bringing home: Female 15 & under gold and provisional new championship records in 4 x 100m Medley and Freestyle, Nicole Heaton, Madison Wills, Jessica Scott, Molly Law, Olivia Andrew and Esme Paterson, Female 16 & over bronze in the 4 x 100m medley backing up with silver in the 4 x 100m Freestyle, while the Male 16 & over reversed the placings of the females in both events.

Neptune Swim Club retained the large club (11+ athletes) Championship Trophy with a successful meet.

With a recalculation of the overall points, Otago has retained the Regional Championship Trophy, congratulations to all competitors.  

Pictures can be found on our face book page, South Island Championships 2017 photo album, or by clicking here.

Results by event are now available on our website, click here.