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Joan At Ease, Swim For Sister

Joan At Ease, Swim For Sister
Fijian swimmers from left; Jadie Puamau , Caroline Fotofili and Joan McGowan during the official opening of Junior Pan Pacific Championship at Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva on August 21, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 23
11:00 2018

Team Fiji’s, Joan McGowan is feeling calm as she prepares to partic­ipate in six events during the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific competition.

McGowan will take part in the 400metres individual medley (IM), 200IM, 200 freestyle 1500 freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m butterfly at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre, Suva today.

The 14-year old student of Swami Vivekananda College says this will be a good learning experience for her and she would like to achieve her per­sonal best.

“This is my second international competition and I think this is a good opportunity for me and my fellow Fijians to be exposed.

“We are just young swimmers from a small nation compared to the expe­rienced swimmers from bigger nations.

“We have big names from the world of swimming here but I am feeling at ease and will try my best.”

McGowan who has been in the sport for five years now was inspired by my older sister, Amber who gave up the sport due to injury.

“My sister started swimming before I did. After her knee injury she quit so I was inspired to continue and I will swim for her.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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