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Aussies farewell Samoa with three championship records

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
Breaststrokers Rebecca Kemp and Jeremy Meyer have set new championship records, along with the women’s 4x100m medley relay team on the closing night of competition at 2010 Oceania Swimming Championships in Samoa.
Australia won a total of eight gold medals on the final night of competition to finish on top of the medal tally with 32 gold ahead of New Zealand with eight and Papua New Guinea with two.more

Fiji Swimming Update - 5

Courtesy of Fiji Swimming
Morning Session Day 4 – Friday 25nd June 2010

Ten out of our eleven swimmers swam in this morning’s heats. They swam a total of ten personal best times some improving their entry times by over 2 seconds.more

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Roberts ready for splash and dash

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
Queenslander James Roberts will go into the final of the men’s 50m freestyle as the fastest qualifier after posting a time of 23.05 in the heats on the final day of competition at the Oceania Swimming Championships in Samoa.

Now based at the AIS in Canberra, the Gold Coaster splashed his way to the wall in his favoured event, just 0.19 away from the championship record held by Orinoco Faamausili-Banse from New Zealand.more

Camm slam complete

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
Brisbane 19-year-old Braiden Camm has completed a hat-trick of backstroke gold medals at the 2010 Oceania Swimming Championships tonight, helping Australia to a total of seven gold medals on night 5 of finals in Apia, Samoa.more

Latest upate from Fiji Swimming - 4

Most of our off day will be spent with swimmers getting much needed rest, and rehabilitation work done with team physio Sharlene Nand, who has been busy keeping our swimmers injury free since day 1. For management the day will be spent planning for the last 2 days of competition, doing team laundry, and shopping for team essentials.more

Young gun looking to fly in finals

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
June 26th 2010
At 14 years of age, Madeline Groves is the youngest member of the Australian team at this year’s Oceania Championships in Samoa, but age has been no barrier for this Queenslander on her way to gold and silver medals in the butterfly already this meet.more

Australia grabs gold

Courtesy of Samoa Observer
Rosalia Setefano
The 10km Open Water competition at Faleasiu belonged to the Australian swimmers.
Belinda Bennett, 18 the gold medalist of the 5km Open Water race on Monday continued her success.
She walked away with another gold medal coming in first to fellow swim team Brooke Wilson.more

Fingernail finish in open water 10km

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
After two hours and 17 minutes, an inside track and a fingernail was all that separated Belinda Bennett and Brooke Wilson in the final of the 10km Open Water Swim at the Oceania Swimming Championships today.
Bennett, a gold medallist in the 5km on Monday and Wilson from the City of Perth Club literally went stroke for stroke for the entire 10km of the women’s race with positioning around the final turning buoy the key for the 18-year-old Bennett.more

Swimming Samoan Style

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
When 14 members of the Amosa Swimming Club arrived at the Aquatic Centre in Apia today for a clinic with the Australian Swim Team, it was smiles all round as the budding young Samoan swimmers jumped in for a master class.more

Fiji Update after Day 3

Courtesy of Fiji Swimming
After 2 days of competiton the Fiji Swim Team will be taking a days break before resuming competition on Friday morning. Most of our off day will be spent with swimmers getting much needed rest, and rehabilitation work done with team physio Sharlene Nand, who has been busy keeping our swimmers injury free since day 1. For management the day will be spent planning for the last 2 days of competition, doing team laundry, and shopping for team essentials.more

Kemp and Larkin set championship records in Samoa

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
Queenslanders Rebecca Kemp and Mitch Larkin have set the pool alight in Samoa breaking championship records previously held by Jade Edmistone and Adam Lucas on their way to helping Australia win nine of the ten gold medals on Day 3 of competition at the Oceania Swimming Championships in Apia.more

Open Water Swimming 5km

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
Jarrod Killey and Belinda Bennett from Australia win the 5km at the
Oceania Championships in Samoa.more

Double gold for Australia in Samoa

Courtesy of Samoa Observer
Australia has started the 2010 Oceania Swimming Championships with a double, winning gold and silver in both the men’s and women’s 5km open water swim.

Jarrod Killey from Newcastle won the opening gold medal of the meet with a controlled performance in the men’s 5km, while Victorian Belinda Bennett took gold in the women’s race in what was an ideal start for the Aussies.more

Aussies and Kiwis to do battle in Oceania finals

Courtesy of Swimming Australia
23 Jun 2010
Australia and New Zealand have led the way on the opening morning of pool swimming at the 2010 Oceania Swimming Championships in Samoa today, with nine finals set to be contested tonight.

In the opening event of the morning, 19-year-old James Roberts from the Gold Coast won his heat of the men’s 50m butterfly by more than two body lengths only to have to re-swim the race due to a technical issue with the timing system.more

Fiji Update

Courtesy of Fiji Swimming
Meli Malani broke both the 13-14Yrs and 15-16 yrs Boys 50M Butterfly record setting a new time of 27.03 in his heat swim.

Tieri Erasito broke the 15-16yrs Girls 200M Butterfly record setting a new time of 2:36.95 in her heat swim.more

Faleasiu welcomes Oceania swimmers

Courtesy of Samoa Observer
Written by Rosalia Setefano

Tuamasaga District was humming yesterday with a crowd of people on the beach witnessing the first Open Water swimming competition.more

Australian Performances at the 2010 Oceania Swimming Champs

Courtesy of Swimming Australia

A bronze medallist at the 2010 Telstra Australian Championships earlier this year, Braiden Camm is a backstroker on the rise at this year’s Oceania Championships in Samoa and is looking for his own ‘Camm Slam’ in Apia this week.more

Fiji settles into Apia

Courtesy of Fiji Swimming
Suva based swimmers were farewelled at The NAC by family and friends at 8:30pm on Saturday before leaving to meet up with the rest of the team in Nadi. On the way we made a short stop at The Pearl Hotel so one of the swimmers could meet up with his mum....we were met by the FASANOC executive members who were attending a workshop, was a nice suprise for the swimmers to be given encouragement and seen of by senior FASANOC officials.more

New Zealand team heads to Samoa for Oceania Championships

Courtesy of New Zealand Swimming
A strong New Zealand team of 20 swimmers will fly out today to compete in the eighth Oceania Championships starting in Samoa on Monday.

The team will take on swimmers from 12 other countries in the six-day championships which forms a key development tool for New Zealand Swimming. Teams are competing from Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Samoa, hosts of the championships.more
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