After postponement due to Tropical Cyclone Ana and an unplanned water cut failed to disrupt Fiji Swimming’s plans to hold its first major local competition of the 2021 Season.

The western clubs showed up in numbers while The Babale Swim Club made a return to the pool after a brief absence from the competition scene since COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions last year.

The highlight of the competition was Marlin Bluez’ Caleb Puamau who set two new Long Course Open records. Puamau, who is the son of former Fiji Rep, Olympian and pacific games champion Caroline Puamau beat his own record in the Male 11-12 years 50m backstroke which he set last year. His time of 32.28s is almost half a second faster than his previous record. In the Male 11-12 years 100 backstroke, Puamau touched the wall in 1:11.93s.

For results from the Long Course Grand Prix #1, click here.

Story by: Fiji Swimming (07/02/2021)

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