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The Dolphin Swimming Club were crowned new winners of the Short Course Age Group National Swimming competition at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday. This was after they scooped 91 gold,
12 Oct 2015 11:27
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Suva based Dolphins during the competition yesterday in Nadi.

The Dolphin Swimming Club were crowned new winners of the Short Course Age Group National Swimming competition at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday.
This was after they scooped 91 gold, 30 silver, 26 bronze medals. In second place was Nadi Barracudas with 75 gold, 72 silver, 45 bronze medals and coming third was Tritons Swimming Club with 34 gold, 28 silver and 14 bronze.
Fiji Swimming president Ben Rova said a number of open and National records was set
“We had swimmers from Suva who did really well even though they train in a long course pool,” he said.
“Last Saturday they showed that they have been doing a lot of hard work because they gave the Nadi swimmers a for their money. Overall it’s been a great competition.”
He said the competition prepared the swimmers for the Pacific School Games in November.
“We had a few disqualifications but not that many,” he said.
“The technique is there, but we are fortunate this isn’t one of those nationals where we have a lot of disqualifications.”
Rova said the next step would be selecting different squads and this was in line with the long term strategic goals and plans for Fiji Swimming towards the 2019 Pacific Games.
“We have done some assessments after the 2015 Pacific Games and one of the fixes we are doing now is lowering the qualifying times,” he said.
“This is the first event where we are applying those times even though we don’t have the numbers.”
He said this was to ensure there would be more swimmers by next year while in preparation for the Oceania Championships.
“In terms of exceptional performances, there’s a whole lot of them,” he said.
“This is especially for the younger swimmers in the 10 and under that have come in with the likes of Marion Kotobalavu, James Kado from Suva and also the younger female swimmers.”
Results: Dolphin SC 91 gold,30 silver, 26 bronze; Nadi Barracudas 75, 72, 45; Tritons SC 34, 28 , 14; Finis SC 16, 16, 9 ; Great White Sharks 6, 11,6 bronze; Babale SC 5, 9, 11; Makos SC 5,1 ; Stingrays SC 3, 10,6.

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