National swimming champs set for next month

National swimming champs set for next month

first_imgThe event will run from the September 30 to October 2 with four sessions.The Boroko Amateur Swimming Club will be the host Club for the event working alongside PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) executives.This annual prestigious event on the 2016 PNGSI calendar will once again bring together our talented, enthusiastic and aspiring athletes and volunteers from around the country and overseas to experience and witness great competition.PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) President, Elizabeth Wells said it is hoped there will be some excellent performances from the athletes competing in their individual events in all four strokes being contested- Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly and the Individual Medley events.“As swimmers race towards swimming personal best times, with the hope of capturing a PNG record in the process, they will also be competing for a place on the PNG Swim Team to the 13th FINA World Short Course Championships to be held in Windsor, Canada from December 5-11 this year,” said Wells.She added that swimmers from Boroko and Lae Clubs’ are preparing well to race over the competition weekend.She said the competition will also provide an opportunity for athletes to swim qualifying times to register a spot on the National BSP Aquatic Excellence Squads.She thanked TNT who have been the major sponsor of the event since 2003.  “Their continued sponsorship of the National Short Course Championships, both financially, and in kind, allows PNGSI executives to provide a national competition run under FINA rules for our athletes to showcase their talent in the pool,” said Wells.last_img


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