Australian Swimming Referee Attends First Games

An enthusiastic, Lawrie Cox, an Australian international referee has been interviewed at the National Olympic Committee offices in Pohnpei.

As an Oceania Swimming Association secretary, Mr.Cox is here in Pohnpei for the 8th Micronesian Games.

"My job is to provide training for the referres and to teach them the rules," Mr Cox tells us.

He will also be providing guidelines for the referees on the swimming competition and training for the beginners.

At the same time, he helps run and interpret the rules of swimming competitions.

"It's a very healthy sport, " Mr. Cox said, "it's fun; and surviving."

Mr Cox sees swimming as a much safer sport where injuries aren't as common.

"In basketball, you can sprain an ankle and that can be it for weeks, but swimming is not like that," Mr Cox said.

Even though Mr. Cox didn't participate in the swimming, his love for swimming inspired him to become an official.

He has two daughters who are both keen swimmers.

All Cox's work in swimming, has him looking forward to attending his first Micronesian Games.


Jamie Ioanis, Jade Paul, Aishalane Santos and Melanie Edward

United Youth Media  


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