A record 603 competitors are set to take on the 2016 Surf Life Saving New Zealand Pool Championships this weekend with the annual event making a move to the Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium. Of those are 19 athletes from Wainui will be competing across all ages groups from u11 to Masters.
Leading out the team is World champion surf lifesaver Laura Quilter who is hot off her return from The Netherlands where she, along with her fellow New Zealand Black Fins, won the lifesaving world championship title for the third consecutive time. Not to mention setting a world record in the 50m Manikin Carry.
Racing begins at 9am on Friday with the 50m swim with fins and continues with a full day of racing on Saturday, concluding around 3pm on Sunday.
Representing Wainui are: Imogen Amor-Bendall, Ella Arthur, Jonty Evans, Tyron Evans, Chloe Frances, Georgia Harris, Brad Hill, Ben Hutchings, Jamie Joblin, Jack Keepa, Sonia Keepa, Hannah King, Ben Quilter, Laura Quilter, Marc Simmons, Rose Simmons, Thom Simmons, Ava Smith and Corey Williams