The Huon Gulf Swimming Titles started last night in Lae as swimmers from Lae, Port Moresby and Brisbane took it to the pools at the Coronation College.
The Lae Amateur Swimming Club has the biggest contingent of swimmers taking part in this year’s championship.
The championship will also be used to prepare team Morobe’s young swimmers for the sixth PNG Games in Lae this year.
The Huon Gulf swimming championships is one of PNG’s biggest swimming competitions that brings together a large group of swimmers from around the country and abroad to compete.
In this years tournament, a total of 44 swimmers from Lae and Port Moresby are taking part in their respective age categories.
The interest of swimming has significantly grown among young children around the country and it is through these competitions that new talents are identified.
The Lae Amateur Swimming Club has the largest swimmers taking part as they prepare towards the PNG games in November.
The youngest of them is an 8 year old.
Multiple swimmers include Collin Akara who just returned from the Commonwelath Games in Glassgow.
The Lae’swimmers will be trialed in this tournament as well as other swimming carnivals to prepare a team for the PNG Games as well as the SP Games