24 Jun 2010

Golden double start for McMillan

10:33 am on 24 June 2010

New Zealand swimmers won nine medals including four golds on the first day of competition at the Oceania Championships at Apia in Samoa.

North Shore's experienced Andrew McMillan led the way with two gold medals in the 200 metres freestyle and 200 metres butterfly.

The other gold medals went to Welington's Samantha Lee in the 50 metres butterfly sprint andTaranaki's Dylan Dunlop-Barrett in the 1500 metres freestyle.

There were two double medal hauls, with Shaun Burnett second in the 200 metres butterfly while another North Shore swimmer, Jessie Blundell, was second in the 100 metres backstroke ahead of Christchurch's Sophia Batchelor.

The other medals went to Wellington's Samantha Lucie-Smith, who was third in the 200 metres freestyle, and Taranaki's Charlotte Webby, who was third in the 200 metres butterfly.