Records continued to fall at Baywave on Tuesday night with in the final day of the NZCT AIMS Games swimming competition.
Tournament director Vicki Semple says it was another great day in the pool, with 11 AIMS records smashed, including two unofficial New Zealand records.
“Huge congratulations to Bobbi Gichhard from Tamatea Intermediate for her outstanding achievement, with her two new national backstroke records.”
Other top swimmers were Thomas Wilson from Heaton Intermediate, who collected nine gold medals, two silvers and a bronze; and Kyra Forrest from Christchurch South who collected 10 medals in her 12 races.
Thomas, who was the overall top swimmer in Boys Division 1, made a clean sweep of all but three of the individual events that he competed in, winning nine individual titles (plus two bronzes and a fourth placing).
He was also a member of Heaton’s gold medal-winning 4 x 100m medley relay team and the bronze 4 x 100m freestyle relay team.
The strong performance of Thomas helped Heaton Intermediate take the lead on the medal table – with 10 golds, and a total medal tally of 17, ahead of Christchurch South Intermediate in second place with seven golds and 10 medals in total, then Taradale Intermediate with six golds and total of eight medals.