A keen swimmer since he was four years old, Dylan took up water polo six years ago as an alternative to swimming laps for training.
“In Year 8 I got tired of staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool for hours on end in swim training so I dropped it and moved water polo into priority,” he explains.
“I think this is when I really started to take the sport seriously, but I already loved it anyway.”
Dylan says King’s College has helped him to focus and perfect his technique.
“I was always quite fast because of my years of swimming, but I was never that “star” player, that's all I was, fast, not much else. But when I came to King’s they really helped me excel, particularly, with other parts of play, like centre forward work and shooting.
“The coaches here really extended my skillset and I would never be doing what I'm doing today if it wasn't for that support. When my team played my old school for the first time, I scored three goals!”
Dylan is in King’s College’s Premiere Water Polo team and trains an hour and half every weekday morning and over an hour after school two nights a week, as well as Friday evenings.
Dylan also values the life-long friends he has made at College.
“It has helped me to relate and get along with people from New Zealand and other countries because King’s is such a communal place and that, will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Dylan Brooke features in our 2017 “Find yourself at King’s” marketing campaign. Keep an eye out for Dylan’s billboard across Auckland, on ads on Facebook and in a variety of key publications.