National swimming reps Netani Ross, Temafa Yali­maiwai, Rosemary Rova and Moana Winds will lead the charge for Team Fiji in the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 2018 at the Damodar Aquatic Centre in Suva from August 23–27. Swimming Fiji president Ben Rova made the confirmation during the Grand Prix at the Nadi Social Club in Nadi yesterday.

“Those are the four senior mem­bers in the team and we will an­nounce the rest later”

“This Junior Pan Pacs is an op­portunity for our age group swim­mers from ages 13- 18 to move up the ranks. This is a chance to meet the qualifying time set to make our training squad that will tour Aus­tralia in December and also a build-up for the 2019 Pacific Games,” he added.

The competition will feature 10 nations including Fiji, New Zea­land, Canada, China, Ecuador, Ja­pan, Singapore, South Korea, and United States of America.

“This will be a tough competition much stronger than the Oceania Championship that was held in Papua New Guinea”

“Even if when you are looking at the times it is faster than those who swam gold medal times during the 2015 Pacific Games. This will be a hell of competition and allows our swimmers with good comp. We don’t expect our swimmers to win medals this is an opportunity to swim with the best in the age group. It is good and everyone is looking forward to it.”

Source: Waisea Nasokia, The Fiji Sun (12/08/2018)

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