Olympic Games medal hope Zac Reid wins record fourth Flannagan Cup ocean swim title in New Plymouth

Tokyo Olympic Games swimmer Zac Reid ticked off another milestone to become the first person to win four Flannagan Cup races in the event’s 105-year history. Swimming without a wetsuit, the 21-year-old swimmer, who has been selected to represent New Zealand in the 800m freestyle at this year’s Olympic Games, easily won the Open 3.6km […]

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Zac Reid makes history with threepeat in the Flannagan Cup

Star Taranaki swimmer Zac Reid has won the Flannagan Cup ocean swim race for the third year in a row. Since the competition began in 1916 just two people have won three times, chairman of the organising committee Neale Parkinson said. “But never three on the trot.” […]

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Iconic Flannagan Cup set to be shelved

One of the country’s oldest swimming events is in jeopardy of being cancelled because there’s no one around to run it. After a “mass start” for the centenary event of New Plymouth’s Flannagan Cup in 2016, a “mass exodus” of the cup’s committee members occurred. Sonia O’Connell of Swimming Taranaki, along with other volunteers, stepped […]

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