North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships
13-15 Solo - 1st Place
13-15 FIgures - 1st Place
Junior Free Solo - 1st
Junior Free Duet - 1st
Open Free Combo (member of team of 10) - 1st
Zyleika is a member of the NZ Synchro team that will be competing at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea from 12-27 July.
SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONS 2019
JUNIOR GIRLS - POPPY WILSON
JUNIOR BOYS - ZANDER LOOTS
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS - ZYLEIKA PRATT-SMITH
INTERMEDIATE BOYS - ANGUS PORTER
SENIOR GIRLS - MOLLY SHIVNAN
SENIOR BOYS - TANNER BAXTER
To qualify for the National Age Group Swimming Championships, you need to be an exceptional swimmer, therefore we are very proud that we had multiple Mount College students attend. Kasha Stokes made 3 finals in the 14 years division in the 50, 100 and 200m backstroke. An outstanding placing of Kasha’s was a 4th in the 50m backstroke.
Both Lily Cooney and Brooke Ross recorded personal bests in the 15 years division; Lily’s was in the 100m Freestyle and Brooke’s in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.
Tuesday April 30th
A special mention goes to a very accomplished Mount Maunganui College sports student, Molly Shivnan. Molly Shivnan is a talented year 12 swimmer and surf life saver who has recently been selected for multiple swimming and Surf Life Saving squads and teams; she is now part of the New Zealand Youth Squad for Surf Life Saving. She will therefore be attending the NZ youth squad high performance camp from the 14th to the 16th of June.
The NZ swimming squad which Molly is also part of is preparing to go to Australia to compete at the Australian State champs, with a camp for this squad being held from the 17th to the 21st of May.
Another extremely impressive achievement of Molly’s is her recruitment into the NZ Open Surf Life Saving 2019 Sanyo Cup Team. This team of New Zealand surf life savers is to compete in Fukuoka, Japan, from the 18th to 25th of June. The Sanyo Cup is an annual international surf life saving event run by the Japan Lifesaving Association in which many different countries with competent surf life saving students compete. Some of the other countries included in the competition this year are Australia, Japan, Britain and the USA, and Mount Maunganui College is very proud to have Molly Shivnan attend.
Molly also raked in impressive results in the NAGS 2019 16 yr swimming nationals. She brought home gold in the 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle. Two silver medals were also earned by Molly in the 100m freestyle and 400m individual medley, as well as three bronzes in 200m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 200m freestyle. Molly also placed fourth in the 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke, all of these outstanding results a great display of Molly’s talent.
Tuesday 9th April
The Mount Maunganui College Swimming Sports took place on the 20th of March, and many of our school’s swimmers raked up many impressive results.
Molly Shivnan is a very talented swimmer who at the swimming sports broke 5 school records. She broke the girls 200 metre freestyle record with a time of 2:13.49, the senior girls 100 metre breaststroke with a time of 1:21.00, the senior girls 100 metre freestyle with 1:02.10, the senior girls 100 metre backstroke, in which she got a time of 1:09.55, and finally the senior girls individual medley with a time of 1.35.00. She was the champion of the senior girls division for the school swimming sports with an end score of 18 points.
Zyleika Pratt-Smith is another skilled Mount College swimmer, who broke 2 school records in the intermediate girls. Zyleika had a time of 1:22.30 in the hundred metre breastroke, breaking the previous school record. She also broke the 100 metre backstroke school record with a time of 1:10.00. Zyleika went on to win the intermediate girls division with 15 points.
Tanner Baxter was the winner of the senior boys division, with an overall 12 points. Angus Porter won the intermediate boys division with 12 points. Poppy Wilson was the junior girls winner, finishing with 12 points, and Zander Loots, with 6 points, was the junior boys winner.
Our swimmers also proved their success at the Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Swimming, held at Bethlehem College. Molly Shivnan was the overall senior girl’s champion, and Zylieka Pratt-Smith was the overall intermediate swimming champion. It has overall been a very successful few weeks for our school swimming students.
20 March 2019
Mount Maunganui College student Brooke Ross proved her incredible talent in swimming at the Nation Division Two championships in Dunedin. She came away with an impressive two silvers and a bronze medal, all in breaststroke. In the 50m breastroke Brooke placed second, with a 0.21 second personal best, and in the 100m the swimmer gained a personal best of 1.04 seconds, scoring her a second place. She earned bronze in the 200m breastroke, with a 3.05 second personal best.
Brooke Ross again did well in her freestyle events, with an 0.86 second personal best in the 100m, a 0.34 second personal best in the 200m, and an impressive 5.91 second personal best in the 400 metres. It was overall an extremely successful week in Dunedin, and Mount Maunganui College is very proud to have such a talented student