Ben Smith (Yr 11) placed 2nd in the 14-15 Years Secondary Schools’ Open Water Championships


Ben Smith (Yr 11) competed in the 2021 Makos Secondary Schools Open Water Swim (Le Grande Open Water Swim in Akaroa) over the weekend of 20/21 February.

He had a great swim in the 2km race with a time of 23.37sec this being only 1 minute behind overall winner. This time placed him 2nd in the 14-15 Years Secondary Schools Open Water Champs and only 8 seconds behind the age group winner.

Ben is now headed to Rotorua in the middle of March for the NZ Secondary Schools Open Water Championships where he will compete in the 3.5km race.