Gold Coast-based Wellingtonian Emma Robinson said it has taken some time to sink in that she is heading to her first Olympic Games. The 21 year old will contest the 800m freestyle alongside her idol Lauren Boyle.
“It took a while to hit me that I am going. It is a dream I have had as a kid and now it is going to happen,” Robinson said from her training camp with Boyle in Threadbo, New South Wales.
Emma first sparked her interest in the Olympics at primary school when she
WHiPA are proud to again be supporting Wellington surf life saving athlete Samantha Lee with a 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship. Sam is a member of the Black Fins squad, currently training in preparation for selection in the NZ team to compete at the Surf Life Saving World Champs in The Netherlands later this year, hoping to defend their world title. Sam has been a member of the NZ Surf Life Saving team since 2009 was part of the team that won two consecutive World Champ
Wellington High Performance Aquatics are delighted to be presenting a 2016 Lloyd Morrison Scholarships for Officials to Ann Sissons. WHiPA recognise the valuable contribution that officials make to their chosen sport, and the sponsorship assists them to attend national or international schools or clinics for the opportunity to up-skill. Ann Sissons - Diving Official (Wellington Diving Club) has a long history both nationally and internationally in the sport of diving - first
WHIPA are delighted to announce that a 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship has been awarded to swimmer Emma Robinson, who was recently named in the NZ Olympic Team for Rio 2016. Emma Robinson started swimming competitively at age 13 for Wellington's Capital Swim Club, which she still swims for. Her first team was for the 2011 Junior Commonwealth Games, followed by the team for the 2012 Junior Pan Pacifics. In 2013 she competed in the World Champs Open Water team, then in 20
Congratulations to Wellington swimmer Emma Robinson (2015 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipient), named in the NZ Olympic Team for Rio 2016. #EmmaRobinson #BetheInspiration #OlympicGames #Olympics #Rio2016
Congratulations to WHiPA Trustee, sports broadcaster John McBeth on receiving his New Zealand Order of Merit insignia this week! Pictured: John McBeth receives the insignia of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services as a sports broadcaster from Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae during an investiture ceremony at Government House on April 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Governor-General holds investiture ceremonies twice a year in Wellington and Auc
Wellington High Performance Aquatics are delighted to be presenting a 2016 Lloyd Morrison Scholarships for Officials to Jacqui Forsythe. WHiPA recognise the valuable contribution that officials make to their chosen sport, and the sponsorship assists them to attend national or international schools or clinics for the opportunity to up-skill. Our first recipient is Jacqui Forsythe - Swimming Technical Official Jacqui has been a Swimming Technical official for 15 years. She is a
WHiPA are thrilled to be supporting the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club squad competing at the Australia Surf Life Saving Championships 2016 next week with a WhiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship! The squad members are: Hayley Cox (19) David Long (16) Luther Maxwell (14) Alaynah Bettany (15) Coach - Walter Maxwell. Read more about the squad below: Hayley Cox (19) Hayley started Surf Life Saving when at 6 years old. From racing as a little grommet on boogie boards and catching wave
Chelsey Edwards is determined to break a national age-group swimming record. The Chilton Saint James year 10 is closing in on both the 14-year-old 100-metre and 200m freestyle records, with the national age-group championships, starting on April 18, shaping as he last chance to crack the times. She scored personal bests in both events at last week's Australian age-group championships while finishing fourth. She also recorded a sixth in her least-favoured 50m event. Her time o