01 Apr Ella’s Ocean Win
Two weeks ago Year 12 student Ella Crowe competed in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Open Water Champs as part of the Ocean Swim Series in Rotorua.
After a very rough swim, Ella came third in the 3.5km 16 to 19 Female division and then a couple of hours later competed in the 500m sprint, in which she placed first, securing Pakuranga College a 1st and 3rd place in the competition! Ella did particularly well competing in the 16-19 category as sheonly recently turned 16.
In Late December, Ella also won the 3.8km Swim the Shore which doubled as the Auckland, Northland and Counties Open Water Secondary Schools Champs.
Open water swimming is Ella’s passion and some other notable results for her this season are as follows:
2 x Bronze and a Silver in the Open age women division of the NZ Ocean Swim Series
Winning the Auckland Open water Championships, coming in 1st female overall.
Her latest achievement is winning the Overall Woman’s Series Cup in the Kohi Summer Swim series, a weekly competition that runs from October through to March each year.
Ella swims for Pukehohe Swimming Club and has her sights set on open water in the Olympics.