Congratulations to Lewis Clarebert - 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete scholarship recipient!
Lewis is a student at Scots College in Year 12. He learnt to swim with his sisters Ali and Amelia at TSW Dolphins under Steve Francis at the age of three. When TSW merged with Capital, Lewis was eight, he started competitive swimming coached by Timon Wilkinson.
He had lots of early success winning his age group in NZ Swimming XLR8. Lewis was handy at most strokes so Medley became one of his best events. He has represented Wellington as an All Star. At the last NZ Age Group Championships, he won 4 titles and qualified for Junior Pan Pacific Championships held in Hawaii in August 2016 with his 400 freestyle time.
Lewis also is a surf lifeguard at Lyall Bay and started competing from the age of eleven. He has won several titles, his main events the surf race, run swim run and pool events, also representing Wellington in the NZ Representative Challenge. This year he has been named in the Junior Black Fins competing at World Rescue 2016 in the Netherlands.
Making both teams has been a highlight in his sporting career, he is hoping this is just the start to represent New Zealand.