Eva Morris | Sport

Eva Morris | Sport

I’m Eva Morris, a 21 year old synchronised swimmer from Tauranga who has been doing synchro for the last 9 years, and representing New Zealand for the past five I have been lucky enough to be the captain of the NZ Aquaferns and compete at some amazing places over the past few years, including a Junior World Championship and three FINA World Championships. The thing I love most about synchro is how combines the strength of swimming with the grace of dance and a touch of acting to help portray the emotion of the the routine. I am hugely proud to represent New Zealand in the sport I love, And Inspire young girls and boys to give synchro a try.

Synchro has taught me so much about myself – discipline, time management, self motivation and confidence. It has also taught me a lot about how to work in a team. Last year I was appointed captain of the New Zealand National Team, it has been really rewarding for me too lead a group of amazing young girls to a World champs and see them grow both as swimmers and as people. My goal for my synchro career is to compete at the Olympic Games, New Zealand has never had a team qualify so this would be a huge accomplishment not only for me but for the future of our sport.

I am so grateful for this sport, it has taught me so many life lessons. I try to give back to it as much as possible through coaching. I love seeing how happy synchro can make little girls and boys, it makes me re- fall in love with the sport every time I coach them.

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February 26, 2020

eva morris | Sport

eva morris | Sport

When most people think of synchronised swimming their mind goes straight to old ladies in flowery swimming caps. That however is not true. I’m Eva Morris, a 22 year old synchronised swimmer from Tauranga who has been doing synchro for the last 10 years, and representing New Zealand for 6. I got into synchro after doing a school project on the Olympics in primary school. I went along to watch and was blown away by the strength and grace of the swimmers, not to mention the glittery togs. Ever since then I’ve been hooked. I train up to 25 hours per week with a mixture of pool, strength and conditioning, and flexibility training. I have been lucky enough to compete at some amazing places over the past few years, including a Junior World Championship and three FINA World Championships. The thing I love most about synchro is how combines the strength of swimming with the grace of dance and a touch of acting to help portray the emotion of the the routine. I am hugely proud to represent New Zealand in the sport I love.

Synchro has taught me so much about myself – discipline, time management, self motivation and confidence. It has also taught me a lot about how to work in a team. I have been captain of the New Zealand National Team for the past 3 years, where I strive to be a motivating and encouraging leader. My goal for my synchro career is to compete at the Olympic Games, New Zealand has never had a team qualify so this would be a huge accomplishment not only for me but for the future of our sport. One of the best parts about synchro for me is giving back to my synchro family, I am a volunteer coach for my club and have loved being able to help some of the smaller clubs around the country this year via Zoom, Its awesome to see the next generation of swimmers starting to shine.

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August 30, 2020