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Victorians Debut

Fourteen-year old Makea Seruvatu of Queen Victoria School aims to create history as the Victorians participate for the first time in the annual Fiji National Schools Swimming Championship today. The
26 May 2017 11:00
Victorians Debut
First time participants, the boys from Queen Victoria School at the National Aquatic Center at Laucala on May 25th, 2017. Photo:Grace Narayain

Fourteen-year old Makea Seruvatu of Queen Victoria School aims to create history as the Victorians participate for the first time in the annual Fiji National Schools Swimming Championship today.

The two-day competition will be held at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva.

The Year 9 student, who hails from Nasigatoka,  Rewa, is coached by  Olympian Meli Malani who is hugely involved on advocating and raising awareness on the sport.

“It is a great honour for me to be representing QVS for the first time in swimming,” Seruvatu said.

“I would like to advocate and raise awareness on the sport in remote areas.

“And by creating history for the school by winning a medal on debut year.

“I have been swimming since I was seven years old representing Marist Primary School.

“I will be participating in four events namely 50metres backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and relay.”

Assistant principal Taniela Domoni is excited for the school more famous for rugby and athletics.

“Well for QVS just like any other school to start off and introduce this new sport creates excitement,”Domoni said.

“This is a great way forward for the school to be engaged in an indoor support.”

“I would like to thank our parents and teachers for their endless support and contribution towards our swimming team.”

Seven swimmers will represent the Tailevu school and five will be the reserves.

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