Olivia’s back in the water 

Olivia Emmett

Cambridge swimmer Olivia Emmett was becoming something of a fish out of water thanks to Covid.

The youngster had just arrived in Auckland for the New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships when it was announced the city was moving to Alert Level 4.

The event was called off before Olivia arrived at the pool and meant an immediate turn around back to Cambridge.

“Olivia was disappointed, but didn’t mind too much as she felt lucky she had already had the opportunity to attend key national events earlier in the season. It was just a long time in the car,” her father Grant said.

“Four weeks without training was tough and she was a real fish out of water.”

Olivia is back in the pool under Covid-19 guidelines at Level 2 working towards her first Waikato Senior Championships in December, followed by New Zealand Age Group Swimming Championships in April.

She is coached by Graeme Lang and gets support from the Matamata Swim Club as well as her school – Cambridge High.

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