Theodist National Swimming Championships

13 new faces in swimming excellence squads

Intermediate Silver: Jasmine Davis, Igo Vagi, Georgina Raka, Jade-Faith Paul, Darius Tarere and Clement Von Boguslawski. 

They join Norman Akunaii, Kiara Vali and MacCohhen Waifaf. 

Intermediate Gold: Rehema Kalate and Nathan Knight. They join Agnes Leana, Noka Peter Noka and Luke Vava. 

Kundu Target Bronze: Keven John and Barbara Vali-Skelton. They Join Elijah Akunaii, Felix Devlin, Ian Egora, Jethro Kupe, Tanguy Langelet, Tiko Lohia, Moses Lorani, Britney Murray, Valilua Nopiri, Gairo Puana, Vincent Tubuyavulina, Catherine Vali and Matthew Vali. 

Records smashed at Swimming Champs

Three age records were taken over the weekend by our 2018 Commonwealth Games swimmers in the 17 year age bracket.  

Leonard Kalate swam two 17-year-age records in his preferred stroke of Breaststroke: 50 Breaststroke 31.14 previously held by Ryan Maskelyne 31.34 set in 2016 and the 100m Breaststroke 1:08.60 previously held by Ashley Seeto 1:12.41 set in 2005, while his teammate Josh Tarere swam a fast 50m freestyle clocking 24.93, taking Andrew Vele’s 17 year age record 25.61 which has stood since 1991.

Seven Individual PNG Masters records were also swum.