Swimming New Zealand has announced a team of 7 swimmers for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
All seven of the athletes will be making their Olympic debuts at Tokyo. The most decorated member of the team is medley swimmer, Lewis Clareburt – who claimed the bronze medal in the Men’s 400m IM at the 2019 FINA World Championships.
17-year-old Erika Fairweather is a contender for the youngest New Zealand athlete at the Olympic Games. The Dunedin Kavanagh College student says she’s thrilled to be heading to her first Olympic Games.
The swimming team to represent New Zealand at Tokyo 2020 is:
- Lewis Clareburt – 200m & 400m Individual Medley
- Zac Reid – 400m & 800m Freestyle
- Erika Fairweather – 200 & 400 Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
- Eve Thomas – 800m & 1500m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
- Hayley McIntosh – 1500m
- Ali Galyer – 100m & 200m Backstroke, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
- Carina Doyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
New Zealand has won a total of 8 Olympic medals in swimming. The last medals brought home were by Danyon Loader from the Atlanta 1996 Olympics where he won two gold medals – one in the 200m and another in the 400m Freestyle events.