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Coach Impressed With Swimmers’ Times

There were swimmers who have met the quali­fying times but the competition was an opportu­nity for those who wished to make the cut and to prove themselves to the selectors.
18 Mar 2019 02:55
Coach Impressed With Swimmers’ Times
Hansel McCaig (closest to camera) of the Great Whites Sharks club on his way to winning the 50 metres Butterfly during the Long Course Grand Prix 3 at the Damodar Aquatic Centre, Suva on March 16, 2019. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

Fiji Swimming coach Sharon Smith was impressed with the outcome the national swimmers produced during the Long Course Grand Prix 3, in Suva yesterday.

This is part of their build-up for the 2019 Pa­cific Games in Apia, Samoa.

There were swimmers who have met the quali­fying times but the competition was an opportu­nity for those who wished to make the cut and to prove themselves to the selectors.

One standout swimmer that made the cut was Hansel McCaig who clocked 25.69sec in the 50m butterfly.

“It was a good day for us, some very good times were seen and Hansel clocked a good time in the 50m butterfly,” Smith said.

“We are training harder as we try to achieve our target times.

“Top swimmers Matelita Buadromo, Taichi Vakasama, Herbert Rabua and Netani Ross are all swimming good times. We still got a few more weeks of hard training before the final tri­als in Easter,” Smith added.

It was a big boost for senior swimmers after attending the Federation Internationale de Na­tation (FINA) three-day accreditation training course last week.

“They are able to get some tips from the FINA lecturer that came in and also they attended the session to assist junior swimmers.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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