It is with great pleasure we can now announce this amazing news!
Southland's top swimmers will be able to earn scholarships for strong performances in national swimming meetings.
The SBS Wayne Evans Memorial Scholarship is being introduced by SBS Bank in memory of their recently deceased chief executive officer, with the signed deal for five years at an annual cost of $5000.
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the best performed swimmer at each of the four main national meets - NZ open champs, NZ short course champs, NZ age group champs and NZ junior champs.
Along with this is a $750 scholarship for the best performed swimmer at the NZ division II champs and a $250 scholarship for the best performed swimmer at the South Island country and town meet.