Quinn Boyle | Sport

Quinn Boyle | Sport

Kia-ora koutou katoa,

Ko Otamarakau, Te Puke ahau,

Ko Quinn Boyle toku ingoa

I am a proud Te Puke boy who likes to swim for good causes. Through lots of hard mahi and self-belief I have achieved some amazing results. Speed, Open Water and Long Distance swimming are my passions. I compete and podium on our national stage in many swimming events all over NZ. In March, I completed a number of ultra marathon swims and was the first person to swim the 24 km Firth of Thames in March this year. I also attempted the Cook Strait and donated over $2000 for Tongan Volcano support. With long swims, you have to get comfortable in cold water, freezing wind temperatures and ever changing water conditions. So I thought, why not try ice swimming? I figured, if I could improve my pool times by swimming in ice cold water then this will add to my success in open water swimming in the future. I also need to improve my mental strength during my swims. So, I entered the first ever NZ/Aotearoa IISA (International Ice Swimming Association) Ice Swimming Champions in Alexandra in July this year. To my surprise I became the NZ junior champion and broke two world records for the 100m and 250m races. The water temperature was 3.6 degrees and I was only allowed to wear my togs. No surprise, my body was sore and took a while to warm up afterwards. But it was an awesome experience and actually really fun! As a result, the first NZ Ice Swimming team is being selected to represent NZ at the International Ice Swimming Championships in January 2023 in the French Alps Samoen. There will be more than 73 countries and 500 competitors competing. I look forward to being there for NZ !


Posted on

February 27, 2023