PNG Swimming Inc

FINA to run open water clinic

This has been made possible through the Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc with the cooperation of FINA through its Development and Educational programs and corporate sponsor, Bank South Pacific.

President of PNGSI, Liz Wells, said the FINA clinic is designed to educate and train technical officials, ensuring they are given the opportunity to develop their skills and further the development of aquatics within the country.

PNG Swimming releases 2018 calendar

The big one for PNGSI will be 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Oceania Swimming Championships which will be hosted in Port Moresby from June 25-30.

PNGSI Sanctioned Calendar of Events 2018:

Vic State Open Championships, Melbourne Jan11-14

NSW State Open Championships, Sydney Jan 19-21

Aust. Swim Championships, Gold Coast Feb 28-Mar 3

Theodist National Championships Mar 16-18

PNGSI AGM Port Moresby Mar 24

Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Aust. April 4-15

FINA OWS Technical Officials Clinic April 27-29

PNG’s swimmers endorsed for Commonwealth Games

The squad: Sam Seghers, Ryan Maskelyne, Ashley Seeto, Leonard Kalate and Joshua Tarere.

Livingston Akai has withdrawn from the endorsed squad due to education commitments.

“The final confirmed team will be announced soon after February 2nd, 2018, “said PNG Swimming Inc.”

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will run from April 4-15.


Swimmers receive scholarships

Ryan Maskelyne received the 4th Edition of the FINA Scholarships Program while Samuel Seghers was granted by PNGOC an Olympic Solidarity Tokyo 2020 Scholarship

PNGOC Justification Committee has named endorsed Team PNG swim athletes to the commonwealth games.

They are; Sam Seghers, Ryan Maskelyne, Ashley Seeto, Leonard Kalate, Livingston Aika and Joshua Tarere

The final confirmed team will be announced soon after February 2nd, 2018.

Wells gets top award in pioneer program

This was in the first ever Advanced Sport Management course of the Managing Olympic Sport Organizations (MOSO) program.

Wells, along with colleagues Sophia Tuna, Clarence Palin, Suluet Tarasomo and Helen Havora, who pioneered in doing the course in PNG, excitedly received their certificates after completing six modules of the MOSO, which was held over six weekends in Port Moresby.

The final assignment was delivering a presentation on one case study they had written on their individual national sports federation.

Swimming clinic to be held next month

President of PNGSI, Elizabeth Wells said the clinic will run from September 27 to October 1, and is for interested volunteers in the community who have a passion to become swim teachers or coaches to further develop and promote the sport. 

She said the clinic will be run in the lead up to the 2016 TNT national short course swimming championships, and will be run by John Bladon who will be returning to the country to conduct the clinic and also attend the TNT National Championships.