Boyle’s successes needed to keep Swimming New Zealand in the money

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Perhaps it is being a touch melodramatic but when Lauren Boyle steps on the starting blocks for the 400m and 800m freestyle at the world swimming championships in Barcelona, Swimming New Zealand’s future funding goes on the pool’s black line.

The sport is on a one-year post-Olympic trial with $1.4 million added to the governing body’s high-performance budget (a drop from the $1.65 million received each year of the previous Games cycle).

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