Lea Muellner in action at the Wellington Short Course Championships
  • 11 September 2018

Spectacular results from young swimmers

For the past two weekends our Marsden Swim Team competed at Wellington Short Course Championships. Our girls achieved 105 top ten finishes including 39 medal finishes, taking out 14 Wellington titles.


Of significant note, Lea Muellner’s dominating results included breaking a Wellington record in the 200 breastroke in a time of 2:36.53 and in addition Lea collected 9 Wellington titles.  Lea placed 1st in: 100, 200 and 400 Individual medley, 50, 100 and 200 breast, 100 and 200 back, 100 free and also placed 2nd in the 200 fly.


We also had a lovely moment on Sunday when two of our Marsden swimmers Estee Jacobs and Samantha Fowler placed 2nd equal in the 100 individual medley, both touching in a time of 1:11.21. 

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Estee and Samatha 2nd=

Other outstanding team results included:

Name Place Event
Tilly Dassanayake 3rd 50, 100 and 200backstroke
Samantha Fowler 1st 400IM, 200fly
2nd 400free, 200IM and 2nd= with Estee in 100IM
3rd 200free
Molly Player 3rd 400free, 200UM
Estee Jacobs 1st 50fly, 100free, 2nd in: 100fly, 50free
2nd 100fly, 50free and 2nd= with Samantha in 100IM
Gabriella Jacobs

1st 200free
2nd 800free, 50fly, 100fly, 50free
3rd  200fly
Laura Jones 3rd 200backstroke
Wynter Tickle 2nd 200breaststroke, 200backstroke
3rd 50 and 100breast
Stella Muellner 3rd 200breaststroke

Congratulations to Grace Masters, Asha Todd and Charlotte Hall for their qualification to Champs and their top ten performances.

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We have a strong group of young swimmers and congratulate them on their outstanding success at Champs. The future for Marsden swimming looks very bright and we wish them all the very best as they head into New Zealand Secondary Sschools' competition on Thursday, followed by the National Short Course Championships in Auckland.