May 28, 2023
Fairweather and Clareburt Lead New Zealand's 2023 World Championship Squad

Swimming New Zealand He named 15 swimmers on his roster for the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan this summer season. That is a double enhance from the 13 they despatched to the 2022 World Champions, and greater than double the seven they delivered to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Whereas New Zealand didn’t take residence medals in Budapest final yr, it can return all three swimmers who certified for the person finals. Erika Fairweather completed within the high eight with a time of 4:04.73 within the girls’s 400 freestyle remaining final yr. He surpassed swimming on the New Zealand Championships with a brand new nationwide document of 4:00.62. Fairweath additionally set a brand new 200 freestyle nationwide document (1:55.44) to qualify for this occasion and added 800 freestyles to the occasion schedule.

Lewis Clareburt Budapest certified for 2 finals in 2022 and completed 4th general at 400 IM and seventh at 200 IM. He might be swimming in each of those races and the 4×100 medley relay in Fukuoka this summer season. Eve Thomas may have an opportunity to return to the 800 freestyle finals this yr after ending second within the Trials with 8:24.98. That was sooner than 8:30.37, when he swam to seventh general within the remaining on the 2022 Worlds.

Different members of New Zealand’s 2022 squad returning to the staff this yr embody Andrew Jeffcoat, Michael Pickett, Cameron Grey, Carter Swift, Caitlin Deans and Chelsea Edwards.

New Zealand has gained 11 medals on the World Aquatics Championships, all in swimming. Clareburt’s bronze medal within the 400 IM in 2019 was the latest; earlier than that, the now retired distance star Lauren Boyle He gained silver medals in each the 800 and 1500 on the 2015 World Championships.

New Zealand’s 2023 World Championship Roster

  • Lewis Clareburt: 200, 400 IM, 4×100 Blended Flag
  • Chelsea Edwards: 4×100 Blended Free Relay
  • Erika Fairweather: 200, 400, 800 Freestyle, 4×200 Free Relay Race, 4×100 Blended Free Relay
  • Michael Pickett: 50 Freestyle
  • Zac Reid: 400 Freestyle
  • Eve Thomas: 400, 800, 1500 Freestyle, 4×200 Free Relay Race
  • Caitlin Deans: 1500 Freestyle, 4×200 Free Relay Race
  • Cameron Gray: 50 Butterflies, 4×100 Blended Relay Race, 4×100 Blended Free Relay
  • Andrew Jeffcoat: 50m, 100m, 200m Backstroke, 4×100 Blended Flag
  • Carter Swift: 4×100 Blended Free Relay
  • Hazel Ouwehand: Phoenix Aquatics: 50m Butterfly
  • Joshua Gilbert: 4×100 Blended Flag
  • Luan Grobbelaar: 400m Particular person Medley
  • Summer time Osborne: 4×200 Free Relay Race
  • Monique Wieruszowski: 50m Breaststroke

staff management

  • Group Chief: Gary Francis – Swimming New Zealand
  • Group Coach: Lars Humer – Swim Dunedin
  • Group Coach: Gary Hollywood – Capital
  • Group Coach: Mitch Nairn – Membership 37
  • Group Coach: Michael Weston – Seashore Swimming Membership
  • Group Physique: Megan Munro
  • Group Analyst: Matt Ingram
  • Group Supervisor: Graeme Maw

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