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Selwyn Times: July 05, 2016

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22 Tuesday July 5 2016 SELWYN TIMES Spend over $40, fill out the entry form and once a week, for four weeks, a lucky customer in each FreshChoice supermarket will have this month’s power/gas bill paid back, up to $350. Terms and conditions apply. See in-store for details or go to FreshChoice.co.nz. Competition runs 27 June to 24 July 2016. $ 12 99 kg mıti - kau (beef) Fresh NZ Beef Blade Steak/Bolar Roast $ 2 99 each - rahopuru (avocado) Hass Avocados 2 for $ 4 00 $ 1 00 each Coke/Sprite/Fanta/Lift/L&P 1.5L Bluebird Burger Rings/Twisties/ Cheezels/Rashuns 110-120g $ 12 99 kg heihei (chicken) $ 2 99 bunch panana (banana) $ 5 00 each Fresh Tegel NZ Chicken Tenderloins All Good Fair Trade Ecuadorian Bananas Tip-Top Eskimo Pies/Jelly Tip 6 Pack WINE DEAL OF THE WEEK $ 16 99 pack DB/Export Gold/Citrus/Tui 12 x 330ml Bottles/Cans $ 11 99 each Lindauer Special Reserve/Wither Hills 750ml (Excludes Pinot Noir) $ 7 99 each Signature Range Mild/Colby/Edam Cheese 1kg FreshChoice Leeston 78 High Street, Leeston. Open 7am - 8pm, 7 days. FreshChoice.co.nz FreshChoiceNZ 324 3788 FreshChoice Leeston Certain products may not be available in all stores. Savings are based on non-promotional price. Limits may apply. Prices apply from Tuesday 5th July to Sunday 10th July 2016, or while stocks last. Owned and operated by locals FCSELWYN0507

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 5 2016 23 Sport Hutchins’ path to the Olympics The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will begin in six weeks time. Sports reporter Gordon Findlater looks at former Rolleston man Matt Hutchins’ path to the 400m freestyle event MATT Hutchins’ journey to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games is an intriguing one. From early morning training before school to being one of the top swimmers on the United States college scene, Hutchins has now achieved his life long goal of attending the Olympics. Living in Rolleston as a teenager, Hutchins’ mother Cindy made the 5am drive to Wharenui pool with her son every day. He would then take a bus to Lincoln High School after training, before catching the bus back to training after school. With that level of effort put into his swimming career, it’s surprising Hutchins had time to mix sport with being a teenager. “That was controlled from him. His mates he’d go out with looked after him. He wasn’t into the partying and drinking to the extent that a lot of his friends were,” Hutchins’ father Tony said. Hutchins’ friend and fellow Wharenui club training partner, William Campbell, described Hutchins as a stand-up comedian who pulled pranks and was well liked by his pairs. In recent years, Hutchins’ career has seen a major change from the daily training at Wharenui swimming pool. A scholarship to the University of Wisconsin has seen the Christchurch swimmer stake his claim as one of the top swimmers in the NCAA, the US college competition. Hutchins’ qualification for Rio came in unique fashion. Coming home for March’s national qualifying event would have meant missing out on the NCAA championships in Atlanta, Georgia. But a compromise was found. An agreement was met that allowed Hutchins to compete in the Canadian trials, as he attempted to meet the 400m freestyle Olympic qualifying time of 3min 50.44sec. The Kiwi wasted no time accomplishing his goal in Toronto, swimming the fastest time in the morning preliminaries of the event, finishing in an impressive 3m 49.84s. Taking up a college scholarship in the US became the preferred option for Hutchins following the Christchurch earthquakes, with the majority of the city’s facilities badly damaged. Now in his third year at the University of Wisconsin, the college programme has helped take Hutchins’ swimming to the next level. “He’s in an environment of 20 other male swimmers of similar ability. There’s two swimming pools – a 50m and a 25 yard pool. They get given all their gear every year,” Tony said, as he jokingly laughed about never having to buy his son another pair of togs again. During the collegiate season, Hutchins became the first male Big Ten Swimmer of the Year in the University of Wisconsin’s history. At the 2016 NCAA championship, Hutchins earned top-six finishes in two individual events. He was third in the 1650-yard (1468m) freestyle and secured a sixth place finish in the 500-yard (457m) freestyle. Both were school records. A second team, All-Big Ten BIG DREAMS: Christchurch swimmer Matt Hutchins will compete for New Zealand in the 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Matt Hutchins Birthdate: September 19, 1994 Hometown: Christchurch Discipline: 400m freestyle Previous Olympics: Nil Fact: Hutchins, who attends the University of Wisconsin, pulled off a breakthrough result at the pinnacle event on the US college calendar, the NCAA division 1 championships, in Atlanta in March. He claimed a rare medal for a Kiwi swimmer, winning bronze in the 1650 yard (1508m) freestyle honouree, Hutchins recorded a trio of top-three finishes at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. He finished second in both the 500 and 1650-yard freestyle events, while also contributing to Wisconsin university’s third place finish in the 800-yard (732m) freestyle relay. Recently, Hutchins had a great training opportunity in the leadup to Rio, spending two weeks at a high altitude camp in Colorado. He will attend more competitions in California before meeting up with the New Zealand team in Texas before heading to Rio. Holistic, Health & Spiritual Expo Aura Photos Crystals Psychic Readings Spiritual Art Fairy Goods Love Light Candles Jewellery Natural Therapies, Natural Health Products & Remedies *Kids! Free face-painting with Rainbowlily *Free demos & workshops (11am-4pm) *Refreshments available Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 10am-5pm West Melton Community Centre Entry$5 1165 West Coast Rd (SH73) West Melton (U16 free) *All children must be accompanied by a paying Adult fb Soul Jam for full info PHYSIOTHERAPY Acupuncture • Podiatry Pilates • Exercise Rehab Phone Now! 0800 347 9494 www.sportsrehabnz.co.nz ROLLESTON PHYSIO 43 Shelley Street, Rolleston HALSWELL PHYSIO 43 Ensign Street, Halswell PHYSIO LINCOLN 19 Gerald Street, Lincoln