PNG Swimming

PNG Swim coaches to attend clinic

The five-day clinic to be run September 27 to October 1, will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre.

President of PNG Swimming, Liz Wells said the clinic will be divided into two categories; a ‘teacher of swimming coaching clinic’ (two days) and ‘Active Coach Clinic’ (three days).

She said the course structure will consist of how to deliver basic swimming sessions that develop the swimming technique of junior swimmers and a more advanced coach program for pool deck squad coaches.

Swimming pushing to qualify four for Rio

President of PNG Swimming Inc, Liz Wells said that four are: Ryan Pini, Samuel Seghers, Ryan Maskelyne, and Barbara Vali-Skelton.

She said training for all swimmers was going well with all four swimmers training six days a week with eight sessions in the pool and three sessions on land.

Wells added the aim was to qualify under Universality placing to get to Rio.

She said for super fish Ryan Pini, he has qualified with a B timing for Rio but is aiming to better this.

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PNG Swimming to run FINA Swim Clinic

The course will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC) from September 20th to 24th.

PNGSI president Liz Wells said the course will teach the 35 participants attending on how to deliver basic swimming squad sessions that develop the technique of novice swimmers.

Pini leads PNG to win gold in relay

The relay team comprised of Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane, Samuel Seghers, Savanah Tkatchenko and Pini.

PNG clocked a time of 1:40.02 sec setting a record for this event as this is the first time it has ever been included in the Pacific Games.

Each country had two males and two females compete.

Fiji took out silver clocking 1:40.45 sec and New Caledonia grabbed bronze after clocking in at 1:40.57. 

Savannah Tkatchenko gets 2nd medal from father

Savannah took out bronze in the 50m breaststroke tonight clocking in at 34.60 sec.

New Caledonia's Adeline Williams got gold clock with a  32.61 sec time  and Pilar Shimiziu of Guam got silver with a time of 33.35 sec.

Savannah also grabbed bronze in the 100m breaststroke yesterday.

She was presented with her medal by her father PNG Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.