Wellington born and bred, Emma Robinson is one of the capital's finest swimmers. Having landed back in the New Zealand after competing in the Rio Olympics, the 22-year-old's career is just getting started. Although she missed out on a medal, she has only just dipped her toe into the water when it comes to reaching her potential. When did you realise you were good at swimming? I am a 800-metre freestyler. I also swim in all the freestyle events, expect sprint. Long distance fr
WHiPA are delighted to announce that a 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship has been awarded to Wellington's Mary Fisher - Paralympic Swimmer, who has been selected to represent New Zealand in Rio 2016 in 5 pool events! Mary Fisher is a blind swimmer attending her second Paralympic Games in 2016. She grew up in the Hutt Valley and swam for the Upper Hutt Swim Club from the age of nine until completing high school at Heretaunga College. In 2011 Mary went flatting in Newtown a
Congratulations to Wellington's Mary Fisher - Paralympic Swimmer, named in the Paralympics Squad for Rio today! Read full announcement story on Paralympics website #MaryFisher #Paraswimming #Rio2016 #Paralympics
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 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