SPORTS | Swimming

Marlin Blues Win, Records Tumble

Marlin Blues Swim Club dominated the two -day Fiji Swimming Long Course Age Group nationals at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva on the weekend.
27 Apr 2022 05:00
Marlin Blues Win, Records Tumble
Marlin Blues Swimming Club. Photo: Fiji Swimming.

Marlin Blues Swim Club dominated the two -day Fiji Swimming Long Course Age Group na­tionals at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva on the weekend.

MBSC scooped 141 medals to claim victory they won with 50 gold, 44 silver and 47 bronze medals.

Barracuda Swimming Club came second with 61 medals while Dolphin Swim Club Fiji bagged 58 medals.

Marlin won the overall men’s category while Barracuda took home the women’s.

 

Records set

Breaking individual national and open records in their respective events were Anahira Mc­Cutcheon who clocked 2:44.43 in the female 11-12 200m backstroke and 30.71s in the 50m butterfly.

McCutcheon broke Eden Waqainabete’s 50m butterfly time set in 2020.

 

Hawaii-based Eden broke three national re­cords in the female 13-14, 100 backstroke, na­tional and open record in the 50m butterfly and 200m butterfly.

Eden set a new time of 1:10.90 in the 100m back­stroke, 30.51s in the 50 butterfly and 2:37.64 in the female 13-14 200m butterfly category. The 200m butterfly was set by Barracuda’s Rosemarie Rova in 2017.

 

Kelera Mudunasoko broke the records for the female 13-14 100 breast and open 200 breast while Hansel McCaig claimed the Male 17 and Over 100 Free and Open 50 Free.

On the second day of competition, three open records were broken by McCutcheon and Eden.

The competition ended on Saturday.

 

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