Fiji’s age group swimmers have been given good competition from the overseas swimmers at the Long Course Age Group Nationals on the opening day.
With the opening day hailed as a success – officials believe’s the competition will be more competitive heading into the last two days of the event.
Even Fiji swimmers are fighting for spot in the national team to three major swimming championships.
Swimmers competed from under 9 to 19 and over age groups.
The event attracted overt 200 participants from Fiji and overseas.
Even it was encouraging to see parents coming out in full numbers to provide the support to the swimmers.
This championship is also to provide a platform for mostly beginners, aged below 12, to gain competitive exposure.
The emphasis was not on the competitiveness of the event but the exposure as well.
Meanwhile Barracuda Swimming club is currently leading the medal tally in the boys division with 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
Tritons is in second place with 1 gold and 1 silver.
In the girls division, Emu Park swimming club is leading with 3 gold while New Zealand’s Orca swim club is in second with 2 gold, 1 silver and Orca Swimming club from Fiji is in third place with 1 gold and 1 silver.