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Boost for swimming

Losalini Vuki
Sunday, May 11, 2014

FIJI Swimming received $40,000 from the Fiji National Sports Commission to help in their participation in the 2014 Oceania Swimming Championships in New-Zealand this month.

In a statement, Fiji Swimming said it would send a team of 24 swimmers to represent the country in the championship which would be held at the Westwave Aquatic Centre, Auckland from May 18-24.

"Fiji will be one of 14 countries represented in the region with a total of 139 athletes competing in the championships.

"While it is expected that gaining medals at this level of competition will be challenging for the members of the Fiji squad, Fiji Swimming envisages that the occasion should at least see various national records being broken during the championships.

"This would be in line with the sport's strategic and development plans towards the Pacific Games in 2015 and Olympics in 2016."

In thanking the commission, Fiji Swimming said the funds would help in developing a squad of swimmers to compete in the championship.

"The funding not only allows our top swimmers to compete in the championships but will also give exposure to Fiji's younger developing squad swimmers who will be competing for the first time in an overseas swim meet.

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Fiji National Sports Commission in developing swimming."

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