Following a successful outing at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest and later a rigorous pre-games training camp at the Winchester Sport and Leisure Centre, the team has now settled in at the Commonwealth Games Village where they were later joined by the rest of the Team Fiji swimmers last week.
The swimmers have hit the ground running and wasted no time in trying to get themselves into gear and ready for the swimming competition come this Friday.
This is Fiji Swimming’s biggest squad yet to any Commonwealth Games with a total of 8 swimmers (3 female & 5 male). They’ll be looking to do one better than the previous games where Epeli Rabua and Taichi Vakasama made the semifinal of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Team coach Rosemarie Rova said that they hope to repeat that performance or even do one better but knows that it’s a big ask because of the level of competition at these games.
“I’m looking at getting into the second round, sort of into the semifinals for some of the swimmers. Competition is always tough.” – Head Coach, Rosemary Rova.
Competition starts this Friday with heats of the Men’s 400m Free, Women’s 400m IM, Women’s 200m Free, Men’s 50m Fly, Women’s 50m Breast, Men’s 100m Back, Women’s 100m Fly and the Men’s 200m Breast.
Story by: Fiji Swimming (26/07/2022)