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Nadi school aims to win eighth swimming title

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, May 13, 2012

SEVEN-time Fiji National Schools Swimming champions Mount Saint Mary's Primary School girls team from Nadi islooking to win its eighth title in Suva next month.

The school, which started competing at the championships in 2003, has been one of the dominant forces over the years.

The school has also produced top swimmers like sisters Adele and Cheyenne Rova, who represented Fiji at the Pacific Games in New Caledonia last year.

The MSM boy's team finished second overall last year.

This year, the school is facing a huge challenge in fielding new swimmers this year.

President of the parents swim committee and manager of the school swim team Ben Rova said it would be a challenge to defend the title.

"As we look forward to another year, we know the challenges are greater seeing half our swimmers have left the school," said Rova

However, with the parents, the school and teachers support, MSM will ensure it continues the winning streak the current and 'old scholars' have bench marked."

He said most students had excelled through swimming. He said some had represented the Fiji schools swimming team.

Natabua High School athletic champion and Fiji Karate rep Alisha Dickinson represented the country at the Pacific School Games in 2005 with Tau'aika Samisoni, Cheyenne and Jorian Simpson.

In 2006, Cheyenne, younger sibling Adele Rova and Joachim Furivai were Fiji's representatives at the PSG.

Rova added they would be out to defend the title.

He thanked the support of the teachers, Rosemary Rova and Caroline Pickering Puamau for their continuous support to the team.


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