Story by: Karalaini Tavi, Fiji Sun 09/02/2020

Fiji Swimming are focusing on the development of our young swimmers.

This saw the start of the 2020 season with the Long Course Grand Prix 1 at the Damodar Aquatic Center in Suva.

Fiji Swimming General Manager, David Dugu said that this was part of their development program.

Dugu added that this is where they monitor the swimmers as they prepare for the 2020 XIII Oceania Swimming Championships in Suva, which is the qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July.

This is the first event of the year and we have representatives from all 9 clubs participating. We have two more grand prix before the Oceania, so clubs are at this competition to measure their performances and then adjust their training and other support plans.

David Dugu

Dugu said that they would be looking to send a big team to the Oceania Championships.

This is also a form of cost saving and our selection criteria for the Oceania is yet to be given out.

David Dugu

More than 200 swimmers were part of the 1 day event.