The MAGS Swim Team have won the NZ Secondary School Co-Ed Swimming Championships for the first time in the school’s history.
The event, which ran from September 12-15, attracted 733 swimmers from 160 Secondary Schools, and was superbly run by Swimming NZ and held at the recently upgraded Waterworld aquatic facility in Hamilton.
Swimming Captain Vasilina Shipilova led the 21-strong team to this inaugural victory in her final year at MAGS, with strong personal performances including two Bronze medals, 10 Top 8 placings and was a member of the Gold medal-winning woman’s relay team.
FINA World Junior Swimming representative Brearna Crawford was also in devastating form and rewrote the record books, smashing three NZ 16 Years records, one Auckland Open and four Auckland Age Group Records as she collected nine individual Gold, and one Silver medal.
House Boy and MAGS Academy’s top male swimmer of the meet Quin Walden produced outstanding results on his way to winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Quin achieved nine Top 8 national placings to lead the male points score for MAGS.
Anna McGowen, who trains with the Central City Swim Club, was the youngest member of the MAGS Swimming team and won Gold and her first ever national title in the 13 Years 100m Backstroke. A superb effort.
Coach Paul Kent said “The team came together beautifully to produce this outstanding result for our school. I have no doubt that we will look back on this event with very fond memories, and the swimmers should feel very proud of this achievement. Each team member played their part in producing these outstanding results”
|Swimmer||Best Top 8 placing||Personal Best Swum||Individual Points||Individual Top 8 finishes||Gold||Silver||Bronze||Records|
|3x NZR, 4x AKL Age, 1x AKL OPEN|
|Quin Walden||1st||10||111||9||1||1||1x Relay|
|Vasilina Shipilova||1st||9||108||10||1x Relay||2x Relay||2|
|Edie Ancell||1st||8||49||5||1x Relay||2x Relay|
|Lucy Woodall||1st||6||1x Relay||2x Relay|
|Eva Williams||3rd||3||30||4||1x Relay|
|Tito Tipi||3rd||5||1x Relay|
|Carwin Li||3rd||6||1x Relay|
|Michael Chapman||3rd||5||22||2||1x Relay|
GOLD Brearna Crawford 200m Breast 2.26.89
GOLD Brearna Crawford 100m IM 1.02.01 NZR 16yrs, Akl 16yrs Record
GOLD Brearna Crawford 50m Back 28.48
GOLD Brearna Crawford 100m Breast 1.08.22
GOLD Brearna Crawford 50m Breast 31.56 NZR 16yrs, Akl 16yrs/OPEN Record
GOLD Brearna Crawford 100m Fly 1.00.51 ASA 16yrs Record
GOLD Brearna Crawford 50m Fly 26.60 NZR 16yrs, Akl 16yrs Record
GOLD Brearna Crawford 200m IM 2.14.45
GOLD Brearna Crawford 50m Free 25.71
GOLD Quin Walden 50m Back 27.99
GOLD Anna McGowen 100m Back 1.06.51
GOLD 16/o Girls 4×50 Fr Brearna, Edie Ancell, Lucy Woodall, Vasilina Shipilova
Silver Brearna Crawford 100m Free 56.51
Silver Quin Walden 100m Back 1.00.62
Silver 16/o Girls 4×50 IM Brearna, Vasilina, Eva Williams, Edie
Silver 16/o Girls 4×100 Fr Brearna, Edie, Lucy, Vasilina
Bronze Vasilina Shipilova 100m Breast 1.16.06
Bronze Vasilina Shipilova 200m Breast 2.41.58
Bronze 15/u Boys 4x100m Fr Quin, Tito Tipi, Carwin Li, Michael Chapman