Swimmers off to champs

18:52, Feb 24 2013

Taranaki's top young swimmers head to Wellington today for the New Zealand age-group championships, which start tomorrow.

The swimmers will compete in 48 events over five days with Julian Weir being one of the top contenders to bring home several national honours.

Other swimmers with outside chances in some of their main events are Ruby Scott, Kaitlyn Tippett, Eliot Lundon-Moore, Ann-Marie O'Donnell and Ryan Cooper.

The girls' 200 metre freestyle relay teams could also be an outside chance for a medal.

The team will be coached by Sue Southgate, Glenn Anderson and Clive Wheeler.

TARANAKI: D'Ani Allen, Katja Ehler, Isaac Hardie Boys, Oisin Quinn, Ruby Scott, Sophie Scott, Kaitlyn Tippett and Julian Weir (Aquabladz Taranaki), Jenna Barrett, Daniel Barron, Jay Cadman-Kennedy, Eliot Lundon-Moore, Michael McKillop, Rachael McKillop, Ann-Marie O'Donnell, Caitlan Ogier and Talor Owen (New Plymouth Aquatics), Matthew Anderson, Ryan Cooper, Christopher Johnson, Brittany Taylor, Brooke Wells (Stratford).

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