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2017 Outward Bound Course

Ten age group swimmers from around the country are currently taking on the outdoors for Swimming New Zealand’s annual Outward Bound Camp in Anakiwa, Picton.

Selection for the camp was based on female and male swimmers between 16-18 years who competed at the 2017 New Zealand Age Group Championships.

This year’s camp has a focus on personal responsibility through exploring values. Using an interactive, experiential and appreciative approach to the three-day course. The group will explore how values guide goals, decisions and actions, working with personal and team values.

The aim being for swimmers to gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness between their actions, the culture in the team, their own and others personal success.

The three days of the camp, are running from the 18th to 20th of May, the swimmers will take part in team building activities as well as trying their hand at rowing, sailing, rock climbing blindfolded and more.

The Swimmers will also get the opportunity to swim in phosphorescence, seeing dolphins, camping out and getting the chance to get to know other swimmers from around the country.

Swimmers who attending the camp are:

Quinton Hurley (Jasi Swim Club), Sebastien Priscott (Waterhole Swimming), Zarhn Collins (Stratford), Richard Sasse (SwimZone Racing), Annabell Simpson (Northwave Swim Club), Rebecca Moynihan (Raumati Swimming Club), Shannon Schimanski (Wanganui Swimming Club), Lucy Gordon (Jasi Swim Club), Sarah Hamilton (North Shore Swimming), Alex Forlong (Wanganui Swimming Club)

Note: Swimmers who have previously attended an Outward Bound camp are not eligible for selection again.