Photo - Bronson Lloyd (BW Media)
The 2018 AON National Age Group Championships (NAGS) is the pinnacle age group competition held by Swimming New Zealand, held at the Sir Owen Glenn, National Aquatic Centre on Auckland's North Shore. Raumati Raptors sent a team of 14 of its top swimmers to the meet, and came 7th overall, out of nearly 100 clubs.
The club took home 4 gold, 4 silver, and 15 bronze medals. The club was thrilled to have four national championship titles with swimmers Bronson Lloyd and Tori Grout shining at the meet with outstanding racing.
Fifteen year old Bronson Lloyd, who attends Paraparaumu college and whose family recently moved to the Kapiti coast to train under Jon winter proved a valuable asset to the club -with 3 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. His Golds in 200IM, 1500 free, 400 free unprecedented for the club with this being the first time at a national meet a swimmer has won three national titles. Lloyd also broke several long standing club records and broke his own Wellington record in the 200IM.
Tori Trout (BW Media)
13 Year old Tori Grout won her national title with gold in the 200 Breast and also got the silver in the 50 Breast and a bronze in the medley relay. Tori continues her domination in the 200 breast holding on to her 2017 title.
Head coach Jon winter said, “I guess the big thing is in winning a national title that it doesn't come without serious sacrifice and immense effort"
NAGs medal winners (BW Media)
The swimmers now are concentrating and training for NZ Opens in July. Jon Winter is looking forward to see who can overcome the challenges that go with racing at that level.
- Bronson Lloyd: Gold 200IM
- Bronson Lloyd: Gold 1500 free
- Bronson Lloyd: Gold 400 Free
- Bronson Lloyd: Silver 200 Free
- Bronson Lloyd: Silver 50 Fly
- Bronson Lloyd: Silver 200 back
- Bronson Lloyd: Bronze 100 Back
- Bronson Lloyd: Bronze 100 Fly
- Tori Grout: Gold 200 Breast
- Tori Grout: Silver 50 Breast
- Tori Grout: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 medley relay
- Hannah Huria: Bronze 50 Breast
- Hannah Huria: Bronze 100 breast
- Hannah Huria: Bronze 200IM
- Hannah Huria: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 free relay
- Hannah Huria: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 medley relay
- Stevie Shipman: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 free relay
- Stevie Shipman: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 medley relay
- Annabella Jencova: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 free relay
- Annabella Jencova: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 medley relay
- Eli Litten: bronze 50 Breast
- Chelsea Parker: Bronze 200 breast
- Isabella Tunnicliffe: Bronze 15 u 4 x 100 free relay
- Raumati Raptors