16th November 12:26 AM
36 swimmers from Fiji to take part in the 2018 Pacific Pan Swimming Championship
By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 17/08/2018

36 swimmers from Fiji will take part in the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship that will begin next Thursday at the Damodar Aquatic Centre.

Fiji swimmers are expected to get great exposure while competing at home as they will be going against swimmers from countries such as Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Equador and Mexico.

Fiji will have swimmers like Rosemarie Rova, Moana Wind, James Kado, Temafa Yalimaiwai, Wilson Erasito and Sheldon Chow.

Yalimaiwai who is of Marist Brothers High School broke three national records this year at the National Schools Swimming Championship in Suva.

The 400 metres Freestyle National Swimming record which was set in 1992 was broken by Yalimaiwai.

He set a new record of 4.26.20 seconds.

The old record was 4.26.41 seconds which was set by Carl Probert.

Fiji Swimming says they have are a mixture of experienced swimmers who have already competed nationally and internationally and they also have few swimmers who will make their debut in this international championship.

The competition will be between 13 to 18 years of age.

A total of 250 athletes and 100 officials will be involved in the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship that will take place from next Thursday to Sunday in Suva.

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