In a first for the CCAS, five swimmers from the CCAS Mingara One Elite Swimming program have competed in the 2019 NZ Short Course Championships. Held across five days at the Auckland Sir Owen G Glenn National Aquatic Centre in October 2019, this event brought together a number of New Zealand’s best Short Course Swimmers to compete at the National Level.
The CCAS team was lead by Head Coach Stephen Critoph and included Cameron Dodd, Fergus Henderson, James Koch, Nathan Ward and Patrick Uljan. Every team member contested finals with numerous PB’s broken. Some of the stand out results from the meet included:
James Koch – Silver 100 Free
James Koch – Silver 400 Free
James Koch – Bronze 50 Free
Nathan Ward – A Final 50 Breaststroke
Fergus Henderson – A Final 200 Breaststroke
Head Coach Stephen Critoph said “It was a really great experience for the whole team. The achievements reflected the growth every athlete has had throughout the 2019 CCAS Mingara One Swimming Program combined with the work with their home coaches. New Zealand hosted a wonderful meet and the CCAS Elite squad look forward to returning in 2020.”
The CCAS Mingara One Swimming Program will run through until October 2019. Applications for the 2020 program will be open on the CCAS website thinksport.com.au in December this year.