The last two PNG swimmers left for the Commonwealth games yesterday accompanied by Assistant Coach and Mentor, Ryan Pini, and Head Coach Elizabeth Wells for Glasgow, Scotland.
A total of 6 swimmers; 2 boys from Port Moresby and 4 Brisbane based girls, will represent PNG at the Commonwealth Games.
For these swimmers, this will be their first time to be part of the games and they are very excited.
Assistant Coach and Mentor Ryan Pini, and head coach Elisabeth Wells left the airport with two other swimmers.
Standford Kawale and Collin Akara are confident and say they have been training hard for this and are looking forward to the games.
The two boys will be joined by 4 Brisbane based female swimmers in Scotland.
Unfortunately PNG’s swimming sensation Ryan Pini won’t be taking part in the commonwealth games, but he will be coaching and mentoring the swimmers:
Head Coach Lizwells says this will be a good preparation for the 2015 Pacific Games.
They will meet the rest of the swim team in Glasgow, who are already settling in at the games village.
The rest of the swimmers back in the country will continue with their training, in preparations for either the swimming tournament in Lae next month, the Theodist Championships in Port Moresby in September, PNG Games in November or the 2015 Pacific Games.