Mt Eden’s Champion Record Breaker

Luke Karena


Mt Eden Swimming Club’s own Luke Karena set the pool alight at the recent Auckland Swimming Junior Championships held at West Wave on 7 – 9 December 2018. Luke completely dominated his 9 y.o. Boys age group with 8 Gold and 1 Bronze medal. And among those 8 Gold medals, Luke broke two Auckland Swimming long course age group records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke; records that had previously stood for 18 and 16 years respectively. An outstanding performance, which backed up the Auckland Swimming short course records in the same events that Luke had broken in the couple of months prior to this meet.

Mt Eden Swimming also dominated the 11 y.o. Girls age group, with Elisha Lam the new Auckland Champion in the 200m freestyle, and also adding 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals to her Gold. Arabella Culley also got among the medals with 3 Silver and 3 Bronze in what was an outstanding weekend for the Club.

Our congratulations go to Luke, Elisha and Arabella, and to all the swimmers in our team who competed over the 3 days.

Medal Results:

Luke Karena: GOLD: 50m, 100m and 200 breaststroke; 50m and 100m butterfly; 50m and 100m freestyle; 200m individual medley
BRONZE: 200m backstroke

Elisha Lam: GOLD: 200m freestyle
SILVER: 50m and 100m breaststroke; 100m freestyle
BRONZE: 50m backstroke

Arabella Culley: SILVER: 50m backstroke; 100m butterfly; 200m individual medley
BRONZE: 100m and 200m backstroke; 50m freestyle


Morry Doidge April 30th 2020

    On Anzac day (25th April 2020) Morry Doidge, the first ever professional coach of Mt Eden Swimming Club, passed away. Morry started coaching at the pool in 1954 as a 21 year old, one of only a handful of professional coaches in......


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Notice of AGM 2019 May 14th 2019

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MTE Club Champs is on Sunday 6 May - see poster...


2018 Mt Eden Swimming Club AGM April 23rd 2018

Annual General Meeting and Prize Giving - this has been confirmed for Sunday 17 June 2018 from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at the St John Vianney Church Hall, 317 Hillsborough Road. Agenda is available from the Club Secretary. ...


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