Competing in the 13-and-under girls division, 13-year-old Oriana Houra was the best performed of the four Blenheim Swim Club members who were in action at the South Island Championships in Timaru over the weekend.
More than 260 swimmers from competed in the annual event, which was held at the new aquatic centre in Timaru.
Along with finishing in the top 10 in all her races, Houra bagged two bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly and recorded personal bests in both races. She was also fourth in the 100m breaststroke, sixth in the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly and eighth in the 100m individual medley.
The three other BSC swimmers performed well in highly competitive fields.
In the 17-and-over male division, which included some of New Zealand's best swimmers, 17-year-old Nick Kerry had a best result of eighth in the 200m breaststroke. His other notable results were 16th in the 50m breaststroke and 20th in the 50m backstroke, in which he swam a personal best.
Toby Lloyd, 14, was fifth in the 14-and-15-year-old boys 200m butterfly and did personal bests in the 50m butterfly and 200m freestyle. Sixth in the 100m backstroke was the highlight of the meet for 14-year-old Sally McMath in the 14 and 15-year-old girls division.
Full BSC results
Oriana Houra, 13: 50m fly, 3rd; 50m breast, 3rd; 100m breast, 4th; 100m fly, 6th; 200m IM, 6th; 100m IM, 8th.
Toby Lloyd, 14: 200m fly, 5th; 200m IM, 11th; 200m free, 12th; 400m IM, 14th; 400m free, 15th; 100m fly, 18th; 50m fly, 100m free, 19th.
Sally McMath, 14: 100m back, 6th; 50m fly, 9th; 50m and 100m free, 13th.
Nick Kerry, 17: 200m breast, 8th; 50m breast, 16th; 50m back, 20th; 100m fly, 21st; 100m IM, 25th; 50m fly, 26th; 200IM, 27th; 100m free, 29th.
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