Sam and Ben Smith – Open Water Swimming

Siblings Sam (Yr9) and Ben (Yr13) Smith have spent the summer competing in the South Island Secondary Schools, New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Open Water Swimming Championships.

The brothers have achieved some outstanding results over the season:

SI Secondary Schools

Ben Smith 16-19 years

1st 500m

1st 3.5km


Sam Smith 12-13 years

1st 500m

1st 1km

NZ Secondary Schools 

Ben Smith 16-19 years

1st 3.5km

2nd 500m

Sam Smith 12-13 years

3rd 500m

7th 1km

NZ Open Water Champs 

Ben Smith 16 – 17 years

3rd 7.5km

5th 7.5km Open Age

Sam Smith 12-13 years

18th 2.5km race

Ben & Sam then combined with their sisters to finish 5th in the 4 person 1km race in the Open Age Group at the NZ Open Water Champs. A fantastic family achievement.