THREE Fiji swimmers that will represent the country at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney later this month are in their final stage of preparations.
The swimmers, Adele and Cheyenne Rova and Meli Malani were selected based on the criteria set out by Oceania Swimming to be part of this event.
The fourth swimmer selected, Skye Eden who lives and trains in Nelson, New Zealand is unavailable to compete because of personal commitments.
Malani will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 metres freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m breastroke events.-
His coach Sharon Pickering Smith of the Dolphins Club in Suva said Malani had been working hard to achieve his personal best during the event.
Nadi-based Rova sisters, Adele and Cheyenne, re-located to train in Suva at the Damodar Aquatic Centre, to make the most of the 50m pool, lane ropes and starting blocks.
Cheyenne will compete in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke while Adele will compete in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, and 100m backstroke.
Their coach Cassey Quimby said: "Both girls have been covering eight to 10 pool sessions per week including two to three land sessions for the last few months as they focus on their events.
The trio will depart for Sydney on January 15.