Fiji Time: 4:01 AM on Saturday 10 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Swim club on revival campaign

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE Babale Swim Club used the Grand Prix National Shortcourse competition in Nadi yesterday to revive the decade old club.

The swimming competition held at the Nadi Club had seven clubs from Suva and Nadi participating.

Babale Swim Club, which was formed in 2003, fielded 31 swimmers, some of who were former members marking their return.

Club membership and administration officer David Dugu said after 2010, they lost most of their members to work and other commitments.

He said the club was in a revival process with about 50 registered members.

Dugu said they had a mixture of young and matured swimmers in the club.

He said their main goal in the short course season which started with yesterday's meet was to have fun and to enjoy the spirit of competition.

"Many are competing for the first time. Others are returning after being out of the pool for five, some even 10 years," Dugu said.

"This marks the beginning of Babale's journey into a bright and successful future. It is not going to be easy, but it is going to be a challenge that Babale is ready for."

The club was formed by head coach Jennifer Liew with Fanny Simpson and Tony Wong.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61820.5992
JPY 57.502354.5023
GBP 0.30880.3008
EUR 0.42110.4091
NZD 0.71840.6854
AUD 0.65730.6323
USD 0.47680.4598



Exchange Rate updated on 9th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man jailed 14 years for raping brother's stepdaughter
  2. Ryan eyes lanky 15s forward
  3. 10 years for raping seven-year-old girl
  4. Newcomers Dreketi upsets Lautoka
  5. Retiree keeps promise to make a difference
  6. Unreasonable requests
  7. Strong economy
  8. Suva makes IDC semis
  9. Housing project for hundreds
  10. Ministry clears air on workers' ERP provisions

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  4. Mum upset Wednesday (07 Oct)
  5. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  6. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. FRCA duo sent home Wednesday (07 Oct)
  8. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  9. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15 Wednesday (07 Oct)
  10. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)