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Good 2014 For Swimming

It was a night of celebration to mark the end of an exceptional year for Fiji Swimming at the Studio 6 Convention Centre in Suva last Saturday. Fiji Swimming president
24 Nov 2014 11:50
Good 2014 For Swimming

It was a night of celebration to mark the end of an exceptional year for Fiji Swimming at the Studio 6 Convention Centre in Suva last Saturday.

Fiji Swimming president Jerome Kado said a lot had been achieved in terms of development for swimmers, coaches, officials and the sport as a whole.

“This year saw the implementation of swimming plans as well as the development of athletes especially marked by the success of our large team of swimmers we sent to the Oceania Swimming Championships in New Zealand,”he said.

“This year we also had an internationally-accredited course run to up-skill our coaches which is huge for the development of the athletes so we’re very proud to have a whole new group of internationally qualified coaches.

“In addition we had specialist training for our officials to help them improve their knowledge on their aspect of swimming which is all part of our holistic development and we’re proud to have more internationally accredited officials now.”

Kado also made special mention to Nadi Barracudas president Ben Rova for his role as an administrator and champion of the sport. Rova was unfortunately unable to attend the awards as he was recovering from a heart attack.

Kado acknowledged the efforts of all the swimmers over the years for their hard work. Guest speaker Fiji Sports Hall of Famer Samuela Yavala shared important advice for the swimmers, the coaches, the officials and parents during his address.

Meanwhile, Dolphins Swim Club was named Club of the Year with members Meli Malani and Matelita Buadromo being named the male/female swimmer of 2014 respectively.

Full awards list:

Butterfly swimmer-Tieri Erasito; Backstroke swimmer-William Clark; Breaststroke swimmer-Douglas Miller; Freestyle swimmer-Rosemarie Rova; Individual Medley swimmer-Matelita Buadromo; Distance Freestyle swimmer-Tiarana Mitchell; Record breaker Award-Temafa Yalimaiwai; Open Water swimmer-Temafa Yalimaiwai; Junior swimmer-Rosemarie Rova; Emerging swimmer-Eugene Kado; Masters swimmer-Terence Erasito; Technical Official-Michelle McGowan; Administrator-Ben Rova; Development Coach-Dugucanavanua; Development Club-Babale Swim Club; Performance Coach-Sharon Smith.

 

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