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Samoans Here To Learn

The Tanifaoleva Swimming Club from Samoa aims to gain more experience during the three-day BSP Fiji Swimming Short Course Age Nationals which started at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre yesterday.
24 Oct 2014 12:13
Samoans Here To Learn
From left: Luisa Wainiqolo 6, Eremasi Wainiqolo 3, Asela Wainoqolo 1, with dad Aquila Wainoqolo hold up signs in Coloi-Suva on May 8, 2021 in support to front liners especially their mum who is a nurse and away from them during Mothers Day. Photo: Leon Lord INSET: Staff nurse and mother Aqela Matai Wainiqolo.

The Tanifaoleva Swimming Club from Samoa aims to gain more experience during the three-day BSP Fiji Swimming Short Course Age Nationals which started at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre yesterday.
Amy Penfold 9, Durant Webster 11 and Lance Lolo 11 are accompanied by their manager Rebecca Lolo and were grateful with the experience after the first day of competition yesterday.

Penfold competed in the 200m freestyle final and aims to do her personal best (PB).

“I’m trying to improve my PB,”she said.

“I used to live in Fiji and its good to be back and compete in a competition like this.”
Webster, who is visiting Fiji for the first time was grateful to take part. “I really like it here, the race was tough but it was a good test,” he said.

Lolo said they have been preparing for two months and the three swimmers tried their level best to compete in the three- day tourney.

“We sometimes prepare our swimmers in the ocean since they are developing the aquatic centre in Apia for the Youth Commonwealth Games next year,”Lolo said.

“Our swimmers are here to learn.”

Meanwhile, in the 400m Individual Medley Barracuda Swimming Club Rosemary Rova set a new time of 5min.45.89sec.
Dolphins Matelita Buadromo broke her own record in the women’s 1500 freestyle with a new time of 19min.06.34 sec.
Temafa Yalimaiwai from the Tritons SC broke his own record in the men’s 400m freestyle with a new time of 2min.44.66sec.
The competition continues at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre today.

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