‘Tough challenge’

Orca Swimming Club swimmer Dianne Chute competes in the 200m Breaststroke during the Short Course Grand Prix 2018 at the Nadi Sports and Social Club Swimming Pool yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship which will be held at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva next week will serve as a learning experience for the national squad members.

Fiji Swimming does not expect to win any medals at the event, but hope the squad members will get to compete against some of the best swimmers from around the world.

Fiji Swimming president Ben Rova said the Pan Pacific competition would be stronger than the Oceania Championship which was held in Papua New Guinea recently.

Rova said they wanted to give the squad members a tougher competition in the buildup for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.

Fiji squad: Women: Rosemarie Rova, Rokowati Mara, Joan McGowan, Kathleen Levestem, Jodie Ann Puamau, Katarina Bobi, Esther Gonerogo, Caroline Fotofili, Marion Kotobalavu, Salanieta Kunatuba, Moana Liebgrets, Moana Wind, Jane Smith, Evita Yee, Aimee Elaisa, Angela Treman. Men: Jayzon Requina, Troy Maivusaroko, Mosese Bobi, Wilson Erasito, Edward Vakatalai, Damien Kitione, Musashi Tada, Rhys Cheer, Jeremiah Faktaufon, Thomas Liebgrets, Hansel McCaig, Netani Ross, Hefu Erasito, James Kado, Jonathan Tudreu, Temafa Yalimaiwai, Samuel Yalimaiwai, Sheldon Chow, Calum Lobendahn.

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