WHiPA are delighted to have awarded a WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship to swimmer Bronagh Ryan, who has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Bronagh has been swimming competitively for 10 years, is a member of Porirua City Aquatics, coached by Nevill Sutton. In recent years she has won national open titles in both the 50m & 100m Breaststroke and have medalled in the 200m Breaststroke. She is also the current NZ 100m Open recor
WHIPA are delighted to announce that a 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship has been awarded to swimmer Emma Robinson.
Emma was recently named in the Aquablacks team to compete at the FINA World Championships from Budapest Hungary 14-30 July in the 800 and 1500m freestyle events. Emma Robinson started swimming competitively at age 13 for Wellington's Capital Swim Club, which she still swims for. She is currently training at TSS Aquatic in Gold Coast, Austr
Congratulations to Thomas Watkins, 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient.
Thomas is a competitive swimmer from Capital Swim Club in Wellington, coached by Gary Hollywood. He has a love of backstroke and individual medley events.
In the past 12 months he has won 2 national bronze medals and 5 national silver medals, as well as gaining selection as part of the Swimming New Zealand team, travelling to Australian Age Championships earlier this year
Congratulations Gary Hollywood - The 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Performance Coach Advance scholarship recipient. Gary has been the Head Coach at Wellington’s Capital Swim Club since April 2016, previously holding coaching positions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has coached athletes to all levels of events, including Commonwealth Games. In July this year he will be NZ National Team Coach for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas. Gary is an outstanding coach who is
Teenage swimming sensation Chelsey Edwards is going places - and fast. The Upper Hutt 15-year-old has some important swim meetings and individual goals ahead of her in the next few months. First up are the New Zealand age-group champs in Wellington from March 21 while, a few weeks later, she will be at the Australian equivalent in Brisbane with a 22-strong Kiwi team. A freestyle specialist at all distances, Edwards is at the top of age-group [under-18] swimming in New Zealand
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
At a function last night, Wellington High Performance Aquatics presented the 2016 Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Scholarships to local athletes, coaches and officials. WHiPA were delighted to welcome several Wellington Councillors to the function, including mayoral candidates Justin Lester, Jo Coughlan and Nicola Young, along with Simon Marsh and Paul Eagle. The awards were presented by WHiPA Patron Kerry Prendergast. Outstanding young Wellington swimmer, Chelsey Edwards, featured in
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