Aoraki Swimming 2023

By Mrs J Stevenson | Posted: Tuesday June 20, 2023

The Aoraki swimming championship was held in Ashburton on the 26th of May.

The team of nine competing consisted of Thomas Kyle (c), Jack Boorer- Lilley, Luke Tompkins, Alex Tudgey, Lachlan Crawford, Parker Anderson, Geunwoo Kim, Isaac Boorer-Lilley and Bruno Resende.

Both our relay teams won their freestyle and medley relays, with the senior boys comprehensively beating the opposition by seven seconds in the medley relay and six seconds in the freestyle relay. Luke Tompkins swam very well with three first placings and one second and he was only 0.21 seconds away from breaking the Aoraki record in the 50 freestyle. Alex Tudgey also swam well with one first and three second placings.

Individual results are as follows:

Thomas Kyle: 2nd 100 Individual Medley, 2nd 200 Individual Medley, 4th 100 Freestyle and 7th 50 Freestyle

Jack Boorer- Lilley: 2nd 100 Backstroke, 3rd 50 Freestyle, 3rd 100 Freestyle

Luke Tompkins: 1st 50 Freestyle, 1st 50 Backstroke, 1st 100 Freestyle and 2nd 50 Butterfly

Alex Tudgey: 1st 100 Backstroke, 2nd 50 Freestyle, 2nd 100 Freestyle and 2nd 100 Butterfly

Lachlan Crawford: 3rd 200 Individual Medley, 4th 50 Butterfly, 5th 100 Butterfly and 5th 100 Individual Medley

Parker Anderson: 4th 100 Breaststroke and 5th 50 Breaststroke

Geunwoo Kim: 1st 100 Backstroke, 6th 100 Individual Medley, and 7th 100 Freestyle.

Isaac Boorer-Lilley: 3rd 200 Individual Medley, 4th 50 Butterfly, 5th 50 Backstroke and 8th 50 Freestyle.

Bruno Resende: 3rd 50 Freestyle, 3rd 50 Backstroke, 3rd 100 Backstroke

Lachlan Crawford — Image by: TBHS

Division II Swimming Championships 2023

This event was held in Wellington this year, and Timaru Boys’ High School had two competitors; Alex Tudgey and Lachlan Crawford. Swimmers are only allowed to swim in events that they have not gained National qualifying times for, so this can mean that they are not competing in their strongest stroke races.

Alex raced in 6 events. He swam personal bests in 200 Freestyle and 100 Individual Medley. In the 100 Butterfly he placed 3rd in the 16-18 category and in the 200 Butterfly he placed 1st. Overall it was a good meet for him.

Lachlan swam in 8 heats swimming a mixture of Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Individual Medleys. He came away 5 personal best times and knocked a total of 12.60 seconds off his combined swim times. Lachlan's competition highlights were achieving 6th place in the 100m Butterfly and 2nd place in the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2.25.87 which is a National Short Course Championship qualifying time.

Alex Tudgey — Image by: TBHS

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