The 2014 New Zealand Pool Championships were opened in style today with a total of 22 New Zealand Pool Championship records broken.
Black Fin and Titahi Bay SLSC member Steven Kent led the way setting two new records in the Open Men's 100m Manikin Carry with Fins (47.57) and 200m Super Lifesaver (2:09.97) events.
Fellow Black Fin and Wainui SLSC member Laura Quilter set a record in the Open Women's 100m Manikin Carry with Fins (55.53).
The girls led the charge in the 50m Swim with Fins with four records being broken in quick succession in the Under 14, Under 16, Under 19 and Open age groups.
Mt Maunganui and Papamoa Surf Life Saving Clubs are now battling it out for top club points after the first day of racing. Papamoa has edged ahead of Mt Maunganui in the last stages of Day One to lead by 40 points with Piha coming in third.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand Sport Manager Mike Lord says all of today's competitors put in a huge effort to make a great first day or racing.
The action kicks-off again at 8.15am tomorrow morning at West Wave Aquatic Centre in Auckland.
NZ Individual Event Records Broken:
• U13 Men's Swim with Fins - Michael Pickett, Waikanae,
• U14 Women's Swim with Fins - Bernadette Doyle, Mairangi Bay 24.40
• U16 Women's Swim with Fins - Libby Bradley, Mt Maunganui, 23.00
• U19 Women's Swim with Fins - Maddison Kidd, Papamoa, 22.81.
• Open Women's Swim with Fins - Marina Macartney, Mairangi Bay, 22.35
• Open Men's 100m Manikin Carry with Fins - Steven Kent, Titahi Bay, 47.57
• Open Men's 200m Super Lifesaver - Steven Kent Titahi Bay, 2.09.97
• U19 Women's 100m Manikin Carry with Fins - Ariana Moffatt, Papamoa, 1.04.39
• Open Women's 100m Manikin Carry with fins - Laura Quilter, Wainui, 55.53
• U16 Women's 100m Manikin Carry with fins - Hannah Newnham-McGrath, Piha, 106.83
• U19 Men's 100m Manikin Carry with fins - Kane Sefton, Mt Maunganui, 55.32
• U16 men's 100m manikin carry with fins - Seb Johnson, Sumner, 101.06
Club points after day one (sessions 1&2)
Papamoa 355, Mt Maunganui 315, Piha 211, Mairangi Bay 206, Waikanae 193, Lyall Bay 109, Sumner, 103, Red Beach 88, Orewa 63, Fitzroy 55, Midway 54, Whangamata 52, East End 48, Omanu Beach 25, Titahi Bay 24, Kariaotahi 22, Otaki 20, NPOB 13, St Clair 9, Wainui 8, Whakatane 5, Paekakariki 2, Rarangi 1.
For a full list of results from session one and session two, click here.
To keep up with the live results, visit http://events.surflifesaving.org.nz/results_live/
200m Super Lifesaver
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