Olive Pearce | Sport2021
My name is Olive Pearce and I am 17 years old and am in Year 13 at Tauranga Girls’ College.
Summary of my last 2.5 years:
Named in the Surf Lifesaving NZ team (Youth, U19) to compete at the 2020 Surf Lifesaving World Championships in Italy (event cancelled due to COVID-19). Two NZ records, three medals including two Australian titles at Australian Pool Rescue Championships, 23 Surf Lifesaving NZ national medals, national champion open water swimmer, silver medal Swimming NZ Short Course Pool championships, Mount Monster 3rd place (1st U19 years), Rangitoto Classic champion open women. Multiple nominee for Surf Lifesaving Eastern region sports women of the year U16 and U19.
Being a national champion, in two different sports, has been a thrill.
I am a current National Champion and multiple medalist, both in the surf and in the pool championship version of Surf Lifesaving and really enjoy giving back to the community. I am a qualified lifeguard and really enjoy serving the community by helping protect those in the water. I am equally passionate about my academic success and wish to study Health Sciences, from next year, to become a Doctor.
I am the Deputy Head Girl – Sport at Tauranga Girls’ College, a leadership position I have aspired to since year 9. I have been on the school council and mentor younger students. I am on the BOP Sports Student Council which meets regularly to seek was to improve sport leadership in BOP schools.
My short term goal is to represent NZ at a Lifesaving World Championships. My longer-term goal is to make the full NZ senior team in the future.
My values are around hard work, excellent preparation, having fun and playing fair.