THE Papua New Guinea Masters Swim team made history this month by competing for the first time at the 17th FINA World Masters Swimming Championships held in Budapest, Hungary from the 14th to the 20th August 2017. Our two swimmers Ryan Pini and Ashley Seeto who competed at the Championships contested in 5 and 4 events respectively.
Five years ago when Frank Vira, the Senior Development Officer for Vanuatu Aquatics, began teaching swimming with a group of 11 children he knew it was just the beginning. “I knew it was going to be the start of something good,”
Team Palau was invited to the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary this past summer. The team consisted of three swimmers - Osisang Chilton, Shawn Wallace, and first-time participant, Noel Keane. This meet is always a great meet for Team Palau, and this one was one of the country’s best yet.
Living in the Pacific, far removed from large industrial countries can be a challenge when trying to stock learn to swim programs with kickboards and other swimming equipment. Not only is it difficult to get equipment to the Pacific, but the cost of equipment plus the shipping costs can be prohibitive. Let’s Swim, funded under the Pacific Sports Partnership by the Australian Government, provides s
While all eyes were set on the pool at the FINA World Championships in Budapest this month, Let’s Swim staff from Tonga Swimming and Fiji Swimming were huddled around a large shower curtain hanging on the wall of Swimming Australia’s board room in Melbourne while discussing their next steps for 2017 and 2018.