The Nadi Barracuda Swimming Club has achieved a milestone by winning a massive 98 gold medals at the recent Fiji Swimming Short Course Nationals held in Suva.
The club was second to eventual winners Dolphin Swim Club of Suva that scooped 106 gold medals.
Club president Ben Rova said the club was proud of its achievements especially the three standout performers who stamped their mark during the competition.
"We had three swimmers who won all their respective individual races, winning 12 individual gold medals and five relay gold medals each," he said.
"Congratulations to Mikayla Wind for 12 individual gold and five relay gold, Rosemarie Rova for 12 individual gold and five relay gold and Oakley Johns for winning 12 individual gold, four relay gold and one silver relay.
"All our swimmers bettered their personal best times by as much as 70 plus seconds and had the most number of entries by a club
"Our swimmers ranged between 8 and 17 years of age, performed superbly during the competition and collected the most number of medals of 228."
Rova said a total of 20 new records were set by their swimmers during the competition.
"We broke three individual Fiji open records, seven national relay records and 11 Fiji open relay records.
"These great results come from hard workouts in the pool and land training six days per week. The swimmers cover anywhere between 3-6 kilometres in training depending on their competence levels."
Rova said the club had six swimmers who would be preparing for the Oceania Games in May 2014, the Pacific Games squad to PNG 2015 and also the 2016 Olympics.
He thanked the Nadi Sports and Social Club, Nadi Airport Club and NewNet for assisting the team in travel expenses as well as top up recharge during competitions, Vodafone Fiji, parents, coaches and officials.
Rova added the club would continue its training program for its elite 10-12 years swimmers who are targeting to attend the NSW States Age Group Championships and the NZ Junior National Age Group next year.