Test for students

Swimmers take off from their marks during the National Schools Swimming Championship at the Olympic Pool in Suva on Saturday, July 02, 2022. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The National Schools Swimming Championships was filled with loud cheers from the huge crowd that turned up at the Olympic Pool in Suva while swimmers battled it out in the hot Saturday sun at the Capital City.

Meet director Patrick Bower said the competition was a good test for swimmers who qualified for the Commonwealth Games.

He praised the level of competition in the two-day event.

“There were many upcoming and promising swimmers participating,” he said. “Excellent performance were shown by swimmers despite the absence of swimming programs for some time.”

He said the championships were organised to build strong foundations for swimmers who would be representing Fiji in the future.

“The efforts shown by officials and members of the meet was a real success. It is because of them that we can smoothly carry out the program.”

By noon yesterday, Marist Brothers High School led the boys division in the secondary schools category while Suva Grammar School was in second place followed by Swami Vivekananda College (SVC) in third spot.

For the secondary schools girls’ division, SVC was in first place, St Joseph’s Secondary in second place leaving International School Nadi at third position.

No records were broken, but coaches and spectators were impressed with the performance shown by the swimmers.

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