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2016 Scholarship Recipient Samantha Lee

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 Championships in 2012 and 2014; Sam also won two individual races and one relay gold at both championships.

In 2015, she won four gold and one silver at the NZ Surf Pool Champs, which resulted in her selection to the NZ team to compete in Europe. At the German Cup, she won two gold in 200m obstacles and 100m rescue medley, including breaking her own world record in the 100m rescue medley that she has held since 2012. She was also was 2nd in 200m super life saver and 3rd in 50m manikin carry and 100m manikin carry with fins. Due to her results, she was awarded the top overall female of the competition for the second year in a row.

Congratulations Sam!

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