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Top swimmers boost club's revival efforts

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, February 14, 2013

FORMER members of Dolphins Swimming Club from Suva have revived the club and promises to actively participate in the development of the sport in the country.

But club head coach Sharon Pickering said their main goal remained teaching "swimming to survive" to the newcomers.

The club was re-launched last week with some top swimmers already registered as members.

Former national swimmers Carl Probert and current reps Caroline Puamau, Meli Malani, Tieri Erasito and Matelita Buadromo are the elite swimmers part of the club.

Pickering, who is also a former Olympian, said close to 100 swimmers were registered under the club. She said almost half of them were regular swimmers while the remaining half was still learning to swim.

"We have a lot of new swimmers along with our elite group of swimmers in the Dolphins Club," Pickering said.

"Our main objective is teaching swimming to survive. We also got some high-profile mentors in the club who are there to guide those who want to pursue their dream of representing the country in swimming."

Pickering encouraged interested people to join the club, adding it was open to everyone.

"We have a fee but that depends on the coaches," she added.

Meanwhile, the club is preparing 42 of its swimmers to participate at the Fiji Swimming season opener next Saturday.