The Christmas School holidays were not just about relaxing for PSC's Robson Wallace. He headed to Taupo to compete in the Open Water Championship in January in both the 5km and 10km Open Water Swim events. The 5km Open Water Swim was also the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship event.
Unfortunately the 10km event did not go as Robson had planned and he was DQ'd. We all know how that feels after completing an event that we felt went well! Utterly destroying. And 10km's is no walk in the park or in the water as the case may be. So that's why it is so fantastic that Robson picked himself up from that disappointment to focus on his other event, the 5km swim the following day.
Robson finished 1st in the Open Water Championships Male 13-15 with a time of 1:03:28. He was 8th overall.
This also led to Robson winning the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship in the Male 14-15 category.
Well done Robson. The entire team at Parnell Swim Club are incredibly proud of you.