Sisters Ashlea (left) and Molly Law are talented
competitive swimmers. Photo by Christina McDonald.
Sisters Molly (12) and Ashlea (9) Law started their
competitive swimming training in Bali with an Olympic-level
The pair attend Queenstown Primary School and train at the
Queenstown Events Centre's Alpine Aqualand and the community
pool at Wakatipu High School.
Molly said since living in Bali about two and a-half years
ago, where their father had been a project manager, swimming
had become a daily occurrence.
At the last national competition gained four top 10 placings.
She is looking forward to attending a camp next month for the
country's top swimmers.
Being such a high achiever in swimming made her ''feel good,
but sometimes I feel a bit mean, in a way, because I take all
Sister Ashlea swam in Bali, too, and by the next national
competition in February she will be old enough to enter,
having already reached the qualifying time.
Both said they enjoyed swimming because it was fun, it was
fulfilling to reach achievements, and they made friends from
throughout New Zealand.