Swimming New Zealand will up their profile with Aprilâ€™s State New Zealand Open Championships to be broadcast live.
SKY Television will screen the four days of the championships live from the Westwave Aquatic Centre in Henderson, Auckland from 8 to 11 April, which doubles as the official trial for the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships.
Swimming New Zealand CEO Christian Renford said the move to live television coverage is an important step up for the sport.
â€œSKY and Swimming New Zealand have been partners for the last few years with delayed coverage of our championships,â€ said Renford.
â€œWe want to take that to a new level and to profile our swimmers and our sport.