Megan Fonteno Makes a Splash in the Pool for American Samoa

By Matt Bowcott of The Reporters’ Academy


On Day 5 of the Olympic Games in London, team American Samoa kicked off their campaign in pool, with 19 year old Megan Fonteno taking part in the 100m freestyle. Drawn in lane 1, heat 3, Megan was ready to take part in the biggest sporting event in the World.

After diving into the pool, Megan had a comfortable first 50m in 27.27 seconds; on the second 50 meters Megan’s split was 30.18 seconds. Finishing 6th in her heat and 35th overall Megan was a tenth of a second away from her Personal Best with a time of 57.45 seconds.

With the race complete Megan said, “I am really pleased with the result, I swam a fast race and it was a faster time than last years World Championships. I am so happy to be able to represent American Samoa in the Olympic Games.”


This article was created by Matt Bowcott of The Reporters’ Academy, a media production company run by young people, tasked with the mission of telling the stories of Oceania's London 2012 Journey. The Reporters' Academy is integrated into the world of media, education and employment, based in two great sporting cities, Manchester and Melbourne and is officially Inspired by London 2012.



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