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National schools swimming plan for more development

Peni Komaisavai
Saturday, May 20, 2017

NATIONAL Schools Swimming Association president Patrick Bower said they would be looking to extend their swimming development programs to the maritime schools in the near future.

He made the announcement after receiving a $5000 cheque from Pacific Energy yesterday.

"It could be done; they are looking at it, to get schools to initially move. We need not move until there is actually a pool," Bower said.

"When we started this program, we went to Ba, we went to Labasa to show the teachers that they can take up swimming lessons in a river or by the sea."

He said not having swimming pools should not be an excuse for conducting swimming development and water safety programs.

"There is much to be done, and there is so much that you can teach by the river and by the sea."

He said much could be done but in a controlled and monitored situation.

On the same note Pacific Energy business manager lubricants Tapuaki Finauga said learning and knowing how to swim was a necessary life skill set that people must have.

"What we are seeing in the media, we're reading it in the newspapers and seeing it on television, the numbers and the cases is really heartbreaking," Finauga said.

He said the message should really be pushed to every corners of Fiji.

"And we should bring the message across to support this particular sport for example swimming because of the number of (drowning) cases.








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