Fiji Swimming is proud to announce that the team has safely returned from the Pacific Games in Apia Samoa. The team departed Fiji on July 5th, with 2 days to prepare before the first athletes started with the Open Water event on Monday, July 8th. The pool competition started the day after and would run for 5 days, bringing Swimming to a total of 6 days of competition.
While most of the swimmers have been exposed to international competitions and regional ones also, the Pacific Games have always been a highly respected games, where preparations are so carefully looked and processes strategically assessed.
The swimmers themselves, coaches, clubs, families and the extended support community rallied together during the preparations, and even more-so during the games. We saw this during the swims when Fijians all over the country drew to their television sets and smart phones to follow Team Fiji Swimmers, as they competed.
Fiji Swimming is humbled by the performance of the swimmers and would like to thank them, the coaches, and management staff for the great performance. We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the officials for being on call 24/7, as they prepared for Samoa, and while at the Games.
Lastly, we say a big Vinaka Vakalevu to all our believers for your endless support and prayers over the week long competition at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
The unofficial medal tally stands at a total of:
– 28 medals (6 Gold, 9 Silver, 13 Bronze)
– 14 Records with 2 Pacific Game Records.
This is a huge milestone for Fiji Swimming and we are super proud of this achievement. Thank you Team Fiji and FASANOC for your leadership, and we wish you all the best for the rest of the games.
GO FIJI GO!!!!