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Swimming A Lifesaver: President

Thirty seven swimmers and eight officials from the Fijian National Schools Swimming Association presented their itatau (seeking traditional blessing) to President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote at the Boron House
30 Nov 2017 11:00
Swimming A Lifesaver: President
Fiji Schools Swimming rep Eden Waqainabete, 9, meets President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote at Borron House onNovember 29,2017. Photo: DEPTFO

Thirty seven swimmers and eight officials from the Fijian National Schools Swimming Association presented their itatau (seeking traditional blessing) to President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote at the Boron House in Suva yesterday.

The team departs for Adelaide, Australia tomorrow to compete in the 2017 Pacific School Games on December 4-9.

President Konrote commanded everyone in the country to choose a life-saving activity as a sport and highlighted that drowning has always been the alarming cause of death in Fiji each year

“The fact that Fiji is surrounded by water not many parents and guardians take the effort to see that their children are taught the basic of swimming and water safety,” He said.

He also thanked the respective families of the swimmers for taking keen interest in swimming and applauded the Fiji National Schools Swimming Association and other agencies for organizing regular swimming and water safety events.

“Swimming will not only save your life but will take you to places as you are about to do so now,”he said.

Fiji National Schools Swimming president Patrick Bower said swimmers are looking forward to participate in a high level competition.

Edited by Osea Bola

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