FIJI'S top swimmer Meli Malani once again stamped his mark at the Connect Age-Group Short Course Swimming Nationals at the Damodar National Aquatic Centre yesterday.
Malani set a new record in the men's 100 metres breast stroke, dashing an eight-year-old record set by Calum Liew in 2005. Liew's record of one minute, 11.09 seconds was improved by Malani who stopped the clock at 1:10:22.
A total of 12 records were set yesterday.
More than 200 swimmers are part of this year's event, sponsored by Connect Fiji Limited.
Fiji Swimming official Lucy Erasito said there was an increase in the number of participants.
"It was a fantastic successful competition sponsored by Connect Fiji Limited with 208 swimmers," Erasito said.
"It's an increase of swimmers competing compared to previous years.
"The highlights of the competition is that 12 records were broken so far by our young swimmers and Meli Malani breaking an eight-year-old record set in 2005."
Local clubs Stingrays, Barracudas, Finish Race, Mako, Dolphine, Babale, Tritons and Mount Wellington swimming club from New Zealand are part of the event which ends today.