Success at Oceania Swimming Championships

Stefannie Gillespie and Caitlin Deans had great success as part of the New Zealand Swimming team that travelled to the 12th Oceania Swimming Championships held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea recently.

The two Otago swimmers brought home an array of medals between them.

Stefannie Gillespie (23, Zenith Swimming Club) is a five-time NZ swimming representative, and this was Caitlin Deans' (18 Neptune swimming Club) second time representing NZ.

Gillespie has also been nominated as the only Otago swimmer for the upcoming New Zealand High Performance Swimming Awards as Emerging Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

Stefannie Gillespie
2 individual medals and 1 relay medal
Bronze 5km Open Water
Bronze 10km Open Water
Silver 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Caitlin Deans (18, Neptune Swim Club)
3 individual medals and 3 relay medals
Silver 200m Backstroke
Bronze 400m Freestyle
Bronze 800m Freestyle
Gold 4 x 100m Mixed Freestyle Relay

Silver 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Silver 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

2016 Rio Olympic Coach and former Dunedin Swim Coach Graeme Laing (son of the legendary Duncan Laing) was the Head Coach of the New Zealand team that travelled to Paupa New Guinea.

 - Sharlene Gillespie

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