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Last mentioned in Christchurch : New Zealand
Helen Norfolk (born 27 August 1981 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand swimming competitor. She won a bronze medal with Lauren Boyle, Alison Fitch and Melissa Ingram in the 4 x 200m freestyle...

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  • Swimming: Sudden death in the fast lane

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 2 years ago
    It is not unknown for swimming powerhouses such as the US and Australia to select athletes who may play little or no roles in the Olympic competition...Those who swim in the heats but not the finals still win medals if their team makes the podium.
  • Swimming: Burmester 'stoked' about damning report

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 2 years ago
    The news came as music to the ears of Burmester, who retired from swimming in 2010 after a prolonged battle with swimming's top management. Burmester won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games but quickly became disenchanted with how the sport was run
  • Swimming: Loader's record falls at NZ champs

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | over 2 years ago
    The 20-year-old Matamata swimmer erased from the record books Danyon Loader's 16-year-old national record in the 400m freestyle, set by Loader in winning gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Stanley's time of 3:47.67 was more than a second inside the
  • Pool a new low for Swimming New Zealand

      News Source: New Zealand Infotech Weekly | over 2 years ago
    Sport New Zealand and Swimming New Zealand have defended the establishment of an elite high performance centre in Wellington despite the pool itself failing to meet safety standards set by world governing body Fina. A protest at the start of the
  • Swimming: Burmester warns of quick fix danger

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | almost 3 years ago
    Moss Burmester, the swimmer who came closest to filling New Zealand's Olympic medal vacuum in the pool in recent years, has urged Swimming New Zealand not to rush into short-term solutions following Jan Cameron's resignation. Cameron on Monday
  • Swimming: All eyes on swimmers in wake of report

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 3 years ago
    New Zealand's 14-strong world championships swimming team knows it will be a struggle to earn the medals and finals places needed to redeem the sport's credibility in the wake of the Ineson report. The open water events start in Shanghai on Tuesday
  • Swimming: SNZ board faces sack calls

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 3 years ago
    Swimming New Zealand's regions are massing in a move to get rid of their national board. It follows last week's Ineson report into the sport's parlous state ahead of the London Olympics. The report identified inadequacies in the governance,
  • Swimming: NZ has 'no hope' of medal

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 3 years ago
    On the surface, the review made public this week sets out to reorganise swimming's high performance efforts 13 months out from the Games. However, sources close to swimming's power base say that, while an individual performance to gain a medal can

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