New Zealand World Trials Update

The New Zealand World Championship Trials are currently ongoing in Auckland, with Emma Robinson and Phoenix Douglas competing against New Zealands’ best swimmers, to date Emma has placed 1st in the women’s 1500m Freestyle, and Phoenix has placed 3rd in the men’s 800m Freestyle.

TSS Aquatic finished the 2nd half of the World Championship Trials the same way they started. Epitomising the TSS Aquatic mentality of persistence and determination, David Morgan swam a lifetime best time for the first time in 3 years in the men’s 100m butterfly to take joint 1st place. David is one of the most consistent trainers at TSS Aquatic and his desire to improve has been there every day in training, even through the tough personal best drought!
Cameron McEvoy finished 3rd in the men’s 100m Freestyle to secure a spot on the World Championships team in the men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay.

In summary, TSS Aquatic Swimmers finished the World Championship Trials with:

  • 22x Finals (Top-8)
  • 18x Top-5 Results
  • 1x 3rd Placing
  • 6x 2nd Placings
  • 3x 1st Placings


Over the next 6 weeks, 10 TSS Aquatic members will be competing on the international stage at multiple events these include:

4x Swimmers competing at the World University Games, Naples, Italy

  • Josh Parrish, McKinley 15; (400m, 800m, 1500m Free)
  • Grayson Bell, Walker 16; (50m Free, 50m, 100m Breast)
  • Alice Stuart, (100m, 200m Fly)
  • Moesha Johnson, (1500m Free)

6x Swimmers competing at the World Championships, Gwangju, South Korea:

  • Kiah Melverton, (400m, 800m, 1500m Free)
  • David Morgan,(100m, 200m Fly)
  • Kai Edwards, (10km, 25km Open Water)
  • Maddy Gough, (1500m Free)
  • Cameron McEvoy, (50m, 4x100m Free Relay)
  • Georgie-Leigh Vele (PnG) (100m Fly)

1x Coach to the World Championships, Gwangju, South Korea:

  • Chris Nesbit
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