Alison Fitch

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Alison Fitch
Personal information
Full name Alison Rachel Fitch
Born (1980-02-18) 18 February 1980 (age 38)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team North Shore Swimming Club

Alison Rachel Fitch MNZM (born 18 February 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand swimming competitor. She won a bronze medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Career[edit]

Fitch was one of the 14 swimmers who represented New Zealand at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States.[1] Fitch was in a team with Anna Wilson, Dionne Bainbridge, and Sarah Catherwood to compete in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay.[1] They came fifth in their heat and did not qualify for the final;[2] their overall placement was 11th out of 21 teams.[3]

She also competed at 2004 Olympic Games.[4]

Fitch won a bronze medal with Lauren Boyle, Helen Norfolk and Melissa Ingram in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

In the 2008 New Year Honours, Fitch was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to swimming.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "New Zealand Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Swimming at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  4. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  5. ^ "New Year honours list 2008". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2017.