SI Secondary Schools Swimming Championships – Zach Knowles stands on the podium 5 times gaining silver medals

24 Jun 2021

Zach Knowles (Yr 12) competed at the South Island Secondary Schools Swimming Championship in Timaru from 19th – 20th June.

In the five events – U17 100 IM, 100 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle Zach stood on the podium five times, all silver medals.

Zach also qualified for the Skins – a competition over 2min cycles where the boys swim 50m of one stroke selected from a hat at 1min 30sec each round.  The winner races five 50m races of the varying strokes. After each race two swimmers drop off leaving the final two fastest to battle it out. Zach was fourth in this event. He also qualified for the 200 freestyle elimination race where after every 50m two swimmers drop off. Zach took silver in this event. 

6x Silver Medals from 7 races. Congratulations to Zach for a great swim meet.