Part of an outstanding crop of New Zealand female athletes excelling on the world stage, Aimee’s warm personality and easy going nature marks her down as one of the most likeable paddlers in the sport.
Born in Rotorua but raised in Hastings, Aimee took up kayaking as cross training for canoe polo at the age of 12 before emerging as a gifted kayaker.
Making her senior international debut at the age of 19 in 2014, she featured in New Zealand’s triumphant K4 500m crew at the World Cup in Portugal and later that year finished ninth in the World Championship K4 500m A Final. The following year she made her Olympic debut in Rio, helping the K4 500m crew to fifth in the A Final.
In 2017 she maintained her development by winning K1 200m and K1 500m gold at the World U23 Championships in Pitesti, Romania.
Coached by Gordon Walker, Aimee enjoyed a successful 2018 campaign winning World Championship silver medals in the K2 200m – alongside Kayla Imrie – and K4 500m.
Last year Aimee featured in the victorious New Zealand K4 500m team at the World Cup in Poznan and which later finished fourth in the K4 500m at the World Championships.
Nicknamed “Fish” Aimee is also serious about mentoring kids, coaching and is a keen waka ama paddler.