He shot to fame as New Zealand’s first medallist in the pool at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and now teenage swimmer Lewis Clareburt is eyeing up even more success.
The 19-year-old has even managed to capture the attention of one of swimming most famous coaches with Doug Frost coming in to coach the Kiwi.
“I’m quite impressed actually – and his whole attitude has been really good,” Frost said.
Frost coached Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe to his five-medal haul at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, but now he’s helping out at Wellington’s Capital Swim Club in the build up to the Pan-Pacific Championships next month.
It’s an opportunity Clareburt says he is taking full advantage of.