Three golds for Otago swimmers

Three Otago swimmers secured gold medals on day two of the national age group championships in Auckland yesterday.

Neptune's Erika Fairweather delivered the most convincing display, taking the girls 14 800m freestyle by nearly 18 seconds.

She swam a time of 9min 01.39sec, blitzing the field to claim her second gold of the event. Earlier she claimed a silver in the 50m freestyle, swimming 26.95sec to be edged by Aimee Crosby in 26.73sec.

Zenith's Tame Govaerts-Paul also claimed a convincing win in the boys 16-18 200m breaststroke, avenging a close second in the 50m race on day one.

He swam a time of 2min 17.60sec, finishing four seconds in front of his nearest rival.

Madison Wills, of Kiwi, also had success in the 200m breaststroke, winning the girls 14 grade in 2min 44.69sec.

Neptune's Caitlin Deans took silver in the girls 16-18 800m freestyle, swimming 9min 00.82sec to be pipped by Eve Thomas, who won in 8min 59.38sec.

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