Marist eyes title

Members of the Marist Brothers High School swimming team after a training session yesterday. Picture: VENINA RAKAUTOGA

MARIST Brothers High School is going into the Fiji National Schools Swimming Competition with only one mission and that is to win.

The school that was once defending champion at the meet is fielding 26 top swimmers who are gunning for a gold medal each, with two Fiji national representatives Temafa Yalimaiwai and Hefu Erasito leading the pack.

Team management member Milly Kado said the school recruited their elite level athletes into battle for the two-day event.

“We have a really good bunch of athletes this year and they are experienced swimmers who are part of local swimming clubs in Suva so they are pretty proficient in their events across all the age categories.

“We have a couple of boys who have represented Fiji in past international and regional tournaments and are proud to have two athletes namely Temafa and Hefu who are currently in training for the Samoa Pacific Games,” said Kado.

The school has had several time trials in order to pick the best team as they are gunning to produce quality results in the weekend.

“In terms of preparations, we had begun formulating a training squad earlier in the year around February and we initially started with 50 boys but as dates got nearer we had trimmed the team down to our best 26 swimmers,” said Kado.

The Kaunikuila swimmers will be gunning to take back the champions title at the Fiji National Schools Swimming Competition which will begin tomorrow at the Damodar City Aquatic Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva.

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