Albery secures Junior Pan Pacific selection

Following his success at the New Zealand Open Water Champs earlier this year, Capital Swim Club’s Liam Albery finished 13th in a time of 1:57:07.21 at last month’s Australian Open Water Championships in Perth.

Liam’s performance means he has qualified to be part of the New Zealand Team for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships that will be in Hawaii at the end of August.

Competing in only his second Open Water competition, Liam was the youngest swimmer in the Australian Champs where there was a very strong international field, . He remained in the leading pack until around 8km before the pace of the more experienced swimmers began to show.

Liam said he was really pleased with his performance. “For me, it’s all about learning at this stage. The race got physical a couple of times and I missed a feed but I felt good throughout.”