This year the Theodist National Swimming Championships saw a group of very talented individuals selected, based on their performance during the competition.
This group of individuals broke personal best times and all-time records, qualifying for a number of international meets this year.
The new records set were in the 200m and 100m Breaststroke, and 200m freestyle, while in the master’s category, Kevin DeBruyn broke five PNG masters records, respectively in the 40 to 44 age group, clocking in 1 minute 9 seconds for 100m freestyle, a previous record set by Peter McCrea at 1 minute 15 seconds.
This year’s International Calendar includes, the Youth Commonwealth Games, where Eboney Tkatchenko and Ryan Maskelyne will be sent to Nassau, Bahamas, with Coach and Manger Greg Fasala, from the 19 to 23 July.
This will be followed by the FINA World Championships from 23 to 30 July were Barbara Vali-Skelton, Ashley Seeto and Samuel Seghers will travel with Coach Shaun Crow and Manager Sarenah Pini, to Budapest Hungary.
A train on squad for the Asian Indoor competition are in training, while a final team will set to travel September 17 to 27.
Two big events that PNG Swimming is looking forward too, is the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and the Oceania Championships which PNG is hosting.
Another event taking place this year on June 24 is the Open water swimming, to be held in Port Moresby at the Fairfax Harbour, starting at 8am.