Bec's grew up near the ocean and has been a water baby her whole life. Her love for swimming translated into competitive swimming throughout high school and then into triathlons after completing at Bachelor of Physical Education at University of Otago. She has worked as a swim instructor for several years and believes it is a valuable life skill all New Zealanders should have and therefore be able to enjoy the beautiful ocean we have surrounding our country.
She took a short break from triathlon in 2016 and worked as a receptionist at Sports and then onto being a sports administrator at Saint Kentigern College. She enjoys the balance of working and doing sport, not making one all consuming. In 2020, Becs went back to part time work at Sportslab to focus on racing a lot of half ironman and ironman distance races. With the pandemic there were less race opportunities but has made it all more the sweeter with races now back on.
Rebecca recently came 2nd at Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie which qualified her for the Ironman World Champs in Kona, Hawaii in the professional field, which will be held on 6th October. This has been a big goal of Rebecca’s, so it’s very satisfying for her to qualify and her main goal for this year will be performing well at this event. Not one to sit still, she is first spending 3 months in Europe, racing and training including at the popular Challenge Roth in July. She also kicked off 2022 well with a win at the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman after several podium spots, finally getting that top step!
Becs has loved being part of the Zeenya family over the last several years and represent this inspiring brand. She says "all the women involved are so encouraging of each other!" Becs lives in her Zeenya’s practically everyday whether for running or relaxing at home, going to the café.