Congratulations to Ruby Heath - 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium scholarship recipient!
Ruby has been a competitive swimmer since 2008, aged 9, swimming for the SwimZone Racing Club in Lower Hutt. Currently 16 years of age, she attends Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt.
Her favourite stroke is Butterfly, particularly enjoying the 200m Butterfly events (Winning Gold at the 2015 NZ Short Course Age Group Champs). Ruby has also had success at a national level in 200m & 400m Freestyle.
Ruby has represented the Wellington region in the Swimming Wellington All Stars team (2015 & 2016), and also represented New Zealand at an age group level in the NZ team that competed at the Australian State Teams Age Group Champs (Canberra, Sep 2015) placing 5th in the 15-16 girls age group.
She was a recipient of a WHiPA scholarship in 2015 to assist with training and international competition costs, and her selection as one of the athletes for the Pathway to Podium scholarship is seen as a great investment in Ruby's promising future in the pool.
When she's not swimming, she takes every opportunity to represent her school at Cross Country, middle-distance running and Triathalon - having competed in all three disciplines at a regional level here in Wellington.