Helen is one of the first NZ swimmers to be selected for three Olympic Games. She is one of the toughest of competitors, first representing New Zealand at the Pan Pacific Championships in 1997 in Japan. She won three silver medals, the most ever by a NZer, at the 2005 World University Games in Turkey. She bounced back from missing the 2002 Commonwealth Games to finish fifth in the 400m IM at the 2006 and was part of the bronze medal winning freestyle relay team. Ninth at the world championships over 400m IM, and NZ record holder over 200m and 400m freestyle and medley.

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Helen's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008

    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Heat DSQ
      Placed 16 of 16
    • Swimming (400m Individual Medley - Women)
      Heat 4:44.22
      Placed 24 of 38
    • Swimming (200m Individual Medley - Women)
      Heat 2:13.50
      Placed 18 of 39
  • Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

    • Swimming (100m Freestyle - Women)
      Semi Final 57.10
      Heats 57.59
      Placed 12 of 43
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Final 3.43.49
      Placed 4 of 6
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Final 8:02.2
      3
    • Swimming (400m Individual Medley - Women)
      Final 4:48.09
      Heats 4:51.46
      Placed 5
    • Swimming (200m Individual Medley - Women)
      Final 2.16.49
      Heats 2.16.93
      Placed 5 of 17
  • Olympic Summer Games Athens 2004

    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Heats 8:14.76
      Placed 13 of 16
    • Swimming (400m Individual Medley - Women)
      Heats 4:45.21
      Placed 9 of 24
    • Swimming (200m Individual Medley - Women)
      Semifinals 2:17.41
      Heats 2:17.27
      Placed 16 of 30
  • Olympic Summer Games Sydney 2000

  • Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur 1998

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women) Placed 16
    • Swimming (100m Butterfly - Women) Placed 15
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women) Placed 8
    • Swimming (400m Individual Medley - Women) Placed 8
    • Swimming (200m Individual Medley - Women) Placed 10