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Swimmers Impress

Short Course Age Group Nationals officials were pleased with the performance of swimmers in the second day of competition at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday. Meet director Michelle McGowan said
11 Oct 2015 10:12
Swimmers Impress
Swimmers competing at the Short Course Age Group Nationals competition in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Luke Nacei

Short Course Age Group Nationals officials were pleased with the performance of swimmers in the second day of competition at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday.

Meet director Michelle McGowan said the swimmers performed to expectation.

“They produced what was expected of them.” she said.

She said the objective was to try and get the swimmers meet the qualifying times for the Oceania competition next year.

“The swimmers are trying to qualify for the Oceania Swimming Championship.

“The officials will be selecting the development team and as we go closer to the Oceania competition , we will then go through another selection criteria.

“Meeting the required time is going to be difficult for the swimmers and that is why we are running competition on a mores regular basis.

“Some of our older swimmers like Matelita Buadromo, Rosemarie Rova, Sopin Christopher and Douglas Miller to name a few are well on track.

“The times are really fast and the swimmers are clocking good times.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Oceania Championship will be held on June 19-26.

28 records fall

More records are expected to be broken today.

The three- day meet which started on Friday has created ripples in the pool.

“Twenty national records were broken and eight in the Open category alone,” she said.

National reps clocking good times were Rosemarie Rova (Barracudas) in the women U13-14 100m individual medley (1.13.69m) breaking the record set by her elder sister Cheyenne Rova in 2010 (1.14.06).

Again in the 200m IM (2.32.84) beating Maletila Buadromo (2.36.12) 2010.

In the U15-16 200m backstroke Ella Rasau (2.33.00) set a record beating Adi Kinisimere Naivalu (2.35.50) set last year.

In the women 17 and over freestyle Matelita Buadromo (4.41.89) broke her own record (4.41.86) set last year.

In the boys U11-12 50m backstroke Samuel Yalimaiwai – Tritons (35.69) beating Ethan Gough (Makos).

Temafa Yalimaiwai (Barracudas), in the men’s U13-14 800 free tyle beat Taichi Vakasama (Tritons) record set last year (9.45.41).

The three day event ends today.

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