swimming

By PHILIP CHANDLER Four Queenstown kayakers recently completed one of the more extreme paddling adventures undertaken in New Zealand. Kayaking instructor Steve Norton had determined a 300km paddle from the west branch of the Matukituki River down the Clutha River — via...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Spare a thought for five Queenstown triathletes entering New Zealand’s biggest ironman after being mucked around this month. Aaron Fleming, who’s tackling Taupo’s Ironman NZ for an incredible 10th time, Paul Preston, who has completed three full ironmans...
After a successful business career in Queenstown, specialising in HR, Maryann Geddes is shifting to Christchurch next month. She tells PHILIP CHANDLER what’s behind the move, recounts her climbing exploits and reveals a special local connection she’ll be retaining For...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A TV doco this Easter Sunday depicts a fundraising climb of Africa's most famous mountain to mark a Queenstown-based charity's 15th anniversary. In Mountain of Hope - screening on TVNZ 1 at 8.15am and TVNZ 1+1 at 9.30am...

Swimmers making waves

Young Queenstown swimmers have been making a splash, claiming a haul of medals at a recent comp. Thirteen members of the Queenstown Swimming Club headed to Dunedin for the Otago Short Course champs recently, bringing home 70 medals between them. Standouts...

Club makes a big splash

Queenstown Swimming Club finished second out of 33 teams in the recent New Zealand Junior Swimming Festival's 12-and-under South Island meet in Invercargill. Queenstown also had the top girls' team. Pictured back row, from left, are team manager Emily Nelson, Emmerson...

Pool closure creates waves

Inconvenienced swimmers are questioning why Queenstown's council had to close the resort's main pool for "essential maintenance" during peak season. The council closed the Events Centre's Alpine Aqualand for five weeks, from November 19, after ceiling tiles started to fall...

School’s sinking feeling

Queenstown Primary School is about to be left high and dry for close-by swimming facilities after 40 years. Now that Wakatipu High School is on the move to its swanky new Frankton site, its old pool, also used by Queenstown...
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