WHiPA are proud to have awarded a 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship to surf life saving athlete Steven Kent.
Steven is a member of the Titahi Bay Surf Life Saving Club in Porirua and has been competing for them since 2003. He has been a New Zealand team member since 2007 competing in four World Championships including being part of the team that won 2012 and 2014.
In 2014 he broke the World Record and won the gold in the 200m obstacle race. Last year he was named top male competitor of the meet at the German International Life Saving Cup.
Steven is "stoked" to be representing NZ in the Blackfins team to travel to Rescue 2016 World Life Saving Championships in the Netherlands in September.
Steven has also competed in swimming at the highest level including 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Champs, and he was in the team which holds the NZ record in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay.
Congratulations Steven and all the best for your preparations for the World Champs in September!