15-year-old Gold Heart Scholarship recipient Tyron Henare is a stroke closer to pursuing his Youth Olympic dreams for swimming. In July the six-time National gold medallist will put his skills to the test against the country’s best at the 2018 Opens in the hopes to qualify.
Tyron Henry is currently New Zealand’s top sprint swimmer for freestyle, backstroke and fly in his age group. He now looks to qualify for 2018 Youth Olympics in the hopes to make his mark on the world stage.
Henry says “My short term goal for this year is to qualify for Youth Olympics which will be held in Argentina this year.”
“He’s well driven and he’s really committed to the cause of swimming and that’s come from a really young age. He is a great role model for our young athletes, obviously being of Māori descent it’s great to see Māori kids’ excel in our sport” says assistant Coach Sheldon Kemp.
Henare clocks up to 40km in the swimming pool per week all year round. His week includes nine pool sessions and three gym sessions on top of his NCEA studies at Pakuranga College.