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Young swim superstars race for chance to train with heroes

4 December 2013
Auckland

Young swim superstars race for chance to train with Olympic heroes

The search is on for New Zealand’s next ocean swimming super stars as the annual Jetstar Super Swim Squad starts recruiting members at the State Bay of Islands Classic onSaturday 7 December.

This will be the second event in the State NZ OceanSwim Series.

The fastest boy and girl in each age group at State OceanKids events in Paihia, Wellington, Christchurch, Mt Maunganui and Auckland will become members of the annual Jetstar Super Swim Squad and win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a three-day weekend squad camp in Auckland with New Zealand Olympic swimmers and specialist coaching in April 2014.

The State OceanKids events comprise a 200m swim and are open to boys and girls from 6-10 years of age on the day of the event.

The 2013 camp swim sessions were run by world champion triathlete Rick Wells with assistance from Olympic swimmers Danyon Loader and Lauren Boyle. The 2014 coach and swimmer line up will be revealed in the new year with local swim icons lining up to give back to the sport that shaped their careers as competitive athletes.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION – STATE OCEANKIDS SERIES

All kids entering the State OceanKids Series events take part in a tailored kids training session before hitting the water with surf life savers and elite swimmers on event day. As well as receiving free towels and other goodies they will also be eligible for event medals and photos with Koru the Kiwi and some of their swimming heroes.

Children’s entry starts from $22.50 and all entrants are eligible to join the Jetstar Super Swim Squad if they win their age group.

For more information on New Zealand’s most popular ocean swim series, entry criteria and the Jetstar Super Swim Squad visit www.oceankids.co.nz.

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