Tag Archives: Swimming

Swimmer Makes Olympian Grandmother Proud

Swimmer Makes Olympian Grandmother Proud

Seventy years after her grandmother swam in the London 1948 Olympic Games, Auckland swimmer Gina Galloway, 17, took up the torch to represent her country at the Buenos Aires 2018

New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle Announces Retirement

New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle Announces Retirement

Freestyle swimming champion, Auckland-born Lauren Boyle, 29, has announced her retirement from competition. The announcement on Boyle’s Facebook page read: “And, that’s a wrap. I feel lucky to love the sport after…

Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record

Sophie Pascoe Lowers Own World Record

Kiwi Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has lowered her own S10 100m fly World Record to 1:02.60 on the fourth day of competition at the 2016 New Zealand Open Championships. “I was hoping for a 1:03…

Kiwi Completes 40km Scottish Loch Swim

Kiwi Completes 40km Scottish Loch Swim

David Dawson has become the first New Zealander to swim solo the length of Loch Lomond in Scotland, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain. The ex-pat did the swim as…

Medals and a Record

Medals and a Record

Seventeen-year-old swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won four medals at the 21 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, with her first gold in the women’s 1m butterfly and in world record time. She knocked…

The Final Lap

The Final Lap

Celebrated Taranaki-born swimming coach Duncan Laing – who held a four-decade coaching tenure at Dunedin’s Moana Pools has died – aged 77. Laing is best known for coaching swimming star Danyon Loader to gold in the…

Two-time World Record Holder

Two-time World Record Holder

Wellington freediver Dave Mullins has set a new world record by swimming 244m underwater in a single breath. The 26-year-old broke his own record of two days prior by 18m during an international…

Citizen Baker

Citizen Baker

World record holding British swimmer Zoe Baker has switched allegiance to NZ, where she has lived and held citizenship since 1999. “I’m hoping to swim for NZ at the Berlin leg of the World Cup in January,”…

Danyon Loader: The Retiring Type?

Danyon Loader: The Retiring Type?

New Zealand double Olympic swimming gold medalist Danyon Loader has announced his retirement, “I’ve been swimming competitively since 1987 … and the desire and incentive to race has diminished,” said Loader, 25, who won gold medals in…