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SWIMMING Rova shines for Lady Lakers NADI-BASED BARRACUDA SWIMMING CLUB’S CHEYENNE ROVA PROVES TO BE KEY MEMBER OF U.S. SWIM TEAM

JOHN ROSS NADI The Nadi based Barracuda Swimming Club has a member at the Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The college, in conjunction with the Oceania Foundation, Oceania
31 Mar 2014 13:01

JOHN ROSS
NADI
The Nadi based Barracuda Swimming Club has a member at the Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
The college, in conjunction with the Oceania Foundation, Oceania National Olympic Committee and Samsung provides a university scholarship each year for one swimmer.
The first recipient of the scholarship was Cheyenne Rova, who joined the college in 2013, following a very successful year competing in Fiji with the Barracudas.
Rova is now a key member of the Lakes swimming and diving teams and recently led the way for the Lady Lakers to attain second place in the 2013-2014 NJCAA National Swimming and Diving Meet.
It’s the highest team finish in the history of the school, and a great personal achievement for Rova.
Along the way, she has also achieved exceptional grades in the academic studies
In the swimming meet Rova set lifetime best times in all her events.
She was also named an All American for her events.
She led the 400 yards medley relay team with a 100 backstroke time of 1.00.03, the 800 yards freestyle relay with a time of 2.04.64, was placed fourth in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.3.
She led the second placed 200 yard medley relay with a 50 yard backstroke time of 27.67, and did an individual 100 yard backstroke time of 59.32.
She also achieved a time of 54.40 for the 100 yard freestyle and led the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 54.65.
The college is very pleased with her performances and says that she has also settled in well in the academic area.
The college has now awarded the second two year scholarship to Rova’s sister, Adele, who is also a high performing Barracuda Swim Club rep.
She will take up the scholarship starting in August.
The Barracuda Club is also proud of the performance of Taichi Vakasama at the Grand Prix in Suva.
Swimming in the 200 metre breaststroke event he swam 2.42.91, breaking a record set 11 years ago.
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