Vanessa began swimming competitively at the age of 7. She is a 3-time New Zealand champion in the 50, 100 & 200 metre Butterfly and represented New Zealand at the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, China.
Vanessa is a member of the Phoenix Aquatics club based at Northcote Collegeand trains under the guidance of Head coach – David Lyles. She currently combines her training with her studies for a Bachelor of Accountancy at Massey University.
She has been a swim teacher for a number of years and holds a level 3 qualification in swim teaching. She loves working with children to better their swimming abilities and have fun doing it.
Vanessa aims to achieve more international swimming success with her ultimate goal being to represent New Zealand at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.