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Marist, SVC Retain Titles

  Marist Brothers High School bagged 27 gold medals securing their 8th consecutive win in the boys’ secondary schools category of the National Schools Swimming Championship. The announcement of their
29 May 2016 09:14
Marist, SVC Retain Titles
From left:Latileta Ledua Kete,Neori Kete,Alisi Marautaka of St Andrews Primary School Swimmers at the Damodar Aquatic Centre yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

 

Marist Brothers High School bagged 27 gold medals securing their 8th consecutive win in the boys’ secondary schools category of the National Schools Swimming Championship.

The announcement of their win came an hour after the red and blue clad swim team had done a pre-empted victory lap around the Damodar Aquatic Centre’s refurbished 50-metre pool.

The boys from Flagstaff celebrated their win with their famous Red Fire chants rumbling through the centre.

And after the win last month at the secondary schools athletics Coke Finals, a huge celebration may just be in store for this all-boys school.

In the girl’s division, Swami Vivekananda College proved to be the best sweeping 30 gold medals retaining their title once again.

Runners-up International School Suva could not keep up bagging 12 gold medals.

Primary schools

In the primary school’s competition, it was a clean sweep for defending champions Mount Saint Mary’s.

They took home the girls and boys titles.

At the end of the final day of competition, the Martintar-based school won 20 gold medals, 12 silver and 7 bronze in the boys and 14 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze in the girls. A total of 93 medals.

Tournament co-coordinator Patrick Bower said the event was a success having the installation of the electronic timing which the swimmers quickly grew accustomed to.

“We were extremely pleased to have the electronic timing as well as the score board which was something new for the National Schools Swimming finals, though there were several adjustments meant to take place but we got things synchronised and everything flowed well,” he said.

Edited by Leone Cabenitabua

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