12 Feb 2012

Snyders wins again at NSW swim meet

5:28 pm on 12 February 2012

Auckland swimmer Glenn Snyders continued his strong early season form with another victory on the second night of finals at the New South Wales Championships in Sydney.

The 24-year-old took out the 100 metres breaststroke with a controlled performance, pushing to the lead at the turn and controlling the pace on the way home to win in a minute 1.99 seconds - the 12th fastest time in the world this year.

Snyders led the way for the New Zealand swimmers who earned three podium placings with Wellington's Gareth Kean second in the 200 backstroke and Lauren Boyle, also of Auckland, third in the final of the 400 freestyle.

Snyders won the 50 metre breaststroke on the opening night when Boyle and Wellington's Gareth Kean also starred with second placings in the finals of the 800 freestyle and 50 backstroke respectively.

The championships provide the first significant competition of the year as the New Zealand swimmers prepare for next month's Olympic Trials as the springboard to London 2012.