Selected to represent New Zealand at 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Posted on May 17, 2023

Year 12 Macleans College student Danielle Asiata (Batten House) has been selected as a member of the 12-strong swimming team to represent New Zealand at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games.

This is the seventh Commonwealth Youth Games and will take place on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago from 4 – 11 August. Danielle will compete in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley.

The Commonwealth Youth Games provides young athletes with invaluable experience and is an important part of a high-performance pathway. Over 1,000 youth athletes from the ages of 14-18 years will compete across seven sports.

Danielle is an impressive swimmer, who continues to go from strength to strength. Last month at the New Zealand Age Group Swimming Championships (which served as the qualification meet for the Commonwealth Youth Games), she achieved gold medals in the 200m and 400m individual medley, silver in the 100m backstroke and 200m butterfly, and bronze in the 200m and 50m freestyle.

Danielle has also recently been selected as one of 32 swimmers for the New Zealand Tri-Series squad to compete against Australia in September.