WIEGERSMA Natalie < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 07 Jan 1990 in Hamilton, NZL
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Invercargill, NZL
Higher education Southern Institute of Technology : Invercargill, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started swimming at age six.
Club / Team Waverly Swimming Club: New Zealand
Name of coach Jeremy Duncan
Coach from which country? New Zealand
Coach from what year? 2004
General Interest
Nicknames Dutchie, D.1. (swimsouthland.org.nz, 24 Jan 2008)
Hobbies Chilling out with Lisa [Pankhurst], painting. (swimsouthland.org.nz, 24 Jan 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 100m backstroke at the 2006 World Youth Championships in Brazil. (tvnz.co.nz, 25 Aug 2006)
Hero / Idol New Zealand swimmer and coach Jeremy Duncan. (swimsouthland.org.nz, 24 Jan 2008)
Injuries She suffered a shoulder injury in 2007. (The Southland Times, 16 Apr 2010)
She struggled with form in 2011 due to a shoulder injury. (tvnz.co.nz, 28 Mar 2012)
Other information REPRESENTING SOUTHLAND
She is the first Southland swimmer to go to a Commonwealth Games since Richard Tapper 20 years ago. Her coach Jeremy Duncan says this is even more remarkable given that she did all her training from Southland. (The Southland Times, 12 Apr 2010)