The Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Selectors have added 18 year old Wainui SLSC member Ben Quilter to the New Zealand Development Squad. Quilter has put together some impressive performances and times in pool events this year following his third placing in the Under 19 Surf Race at Nationals in March and placings at the State New Zealand Pool Championships last year. Ben has been a member of Wainui for 10 years and is coached by Dion Williams.
There are now 20 athletes in the New Zealand Development Squad. The New Zealand Under 20 Team for the 2012 World Championships in November will be selected from this Squad later this month.