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Peebles makes NZ junior swim squad

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Liv Peebles is going to the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Games. Photo Swimcloud

New Zealand has named a 23-swimmer strong team for the 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Games to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from August 24 – 27.

Included in the squad is Liv Peebles, a Year 12 student at Saint Kentigern College who swims for TBSS Central City based in Mt Eden.

The team consists of 16 girls and 7 boys, headlined by Aquablack Laura Littlejohn (St Pauls) returning to the pool after she will have recently competed at the 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships, said Swimming NZ’s National Development Leader and Team Leader, Alastair Johnson.

“With this being the first opportunity for our next generation of age group swimmers to race internationally since the 2019 Australian State Teams, it’s a great opportunity for these swimmers to come up against other young swimmers from around the Pacific,” Johnson said.

“A huge well done to these athletes and to their coaches for navigating such a challenging 12 months to achieve the selection criteria.

“For most of these athletes, JPP will be their first international event and whilst their overseas experience will be limited, their enthusiasm to do themselves and New Zealand proud will be very high.

“I am looking forward to seeing the team achieve their best in Hawaii and to make meaningful strides towards 2024 and beyond.”

The team will be involved in the Tri-Series and a micro camp from July 9 – 11 in Christchurch as the swimmers tune up for their trip to Hawaii.

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