PNG NEWS No.5 2013

We thank Liz Wells for forwarding the updatemore

A history of Swimming in the Pacific Islands

The attached file is large (6MB) and we thank Bill (&Jean) Sakovich for putting together a history of what is unique about our region and the Pacific Islands. Please enjoy.more

Oceania Swimming Association - President Film

A film from Oceania Swimming Federation President, rounding up the recent 2013 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona. From the backdrop of a musical Spanish cafe Dennis Miller talks about the background, successes and landscape of the Oceaniamore

FINA call for Schools/Clinics

FINA has called for expressions of interest in running schools/clinics in Oceania.more

Matelita adds to the Fijian talent pool


Fijian Caroline Puamau - Reflections in the Pool


Fijian Douglas Miller - Passion for the Pool


Papua New Guinea at the World Swimming Champs

Meet 2/3rds of the Papua New Guinea Swimming team who swam in the 2013 World Swimming Championships.more

Swimming on Tonga, by Team Tonga


Palau Reflections on the World Swimming Champs


FILM -Family Ties Ensure Personal Best For Samoans

Get an insight into swimming at the highest level, and how one young swimmer from Samoa copes having his mum as his coach.more

FILM - Palau Reflect on the World Swimming Champs

Two swimmers from the World Championships in Barcelona reflect on their time at the competition.
Dirngulbai Moreyna Misech and Osisang Dibech Chilton, two swimmers from Palau, developed both their swimming skills and competition experience, having also enjoyed experiencing Spain and the Spanish ways of life.more

2013 World Champs - Day 7


More personal best times were the order of the day as the last group of Pacific islands swimmers splashed out at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

Day 7 got under way at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona with six Pacific island athletes lining up in the Women’s 50m Freestyle.more

Film - PNG -Barbara Vali-Skelton - World Champs

Very few people experience the feeling of holding a national record in the sporting world, but even fewer experience that feeling whilst they are still a teenager.

Barbara Vali-Skelton can now bask in the glow of that feeling. It's been a remarkable week for the 15 year old at the 15th FINA World Championships.more

2013 World Champs - Day 6

The busiest day yet with 16 swimmers from the Pacific region in action in Barcelona. Once again, the pool was sprinkled with personal bests and swimmers gaining from the experience at these championships.

By Alice McAlpine of The Reporters’ Academy UKmore

Film - ASA Swimmer sets Foundations for the Future

Swimmer Loreen Whitfield competes in Barcelona at the Swimming World Championships, her coach Rob Scanlan tell us about her performance.

Erica Radewagen, Head of the American Samoa Swimming Federation tell us about the facilities on American Samoa and what is needed to succeed.more

2013 World Champs - Day 5

There were more creditable performances by the Pacific island swimmers on Day 5 of the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

The continued positive approach by the swimmers of leaving everything in the pool and taking as much experience as possible from competing on the world’s stage was again reflected in their performances.more

2013 World Champs - Day 4

Day 4 of the swimming competition at the 15th FINA World Championships and it was time for eleven Pacific island swimmers to take centre stage. Eight of these had been waiting since the swimming competition began last Sunday to take their bow at these championships. However, if any of them were apprehensive it wasn’t reflected in the times they were posting.more

2013 World Champs - Day 3

The Pacific Island swimmers came out firing on all cylinders at the start of the third day of competition at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

Results from Marshall Islands, Guam, Samoa and Fiji.more

2013 World Champs - Day 2

Day 2 was the turn of the women as Evelina Afoa (Samoa) and Barbara Vali – Skelton (Papua new Guinea) who proudly stepped up to the blocks to represent their island nations.more

2013 World Champs - Day 1


On a busy first day of preliminaries in the swimming at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona the Pacific Island swimmers played their part in an exciting morning of competition. At the scene of the 1992 Olympic swimming competition, former Olympic venue Palau Sant Jordi hosted 15 island swimmers from 9 nations.more

Oceania Swimming Association Media Guide

Here is a guide with all the information you need ahead of the 2013 Swimming World Championships in Barcelona.

The guide includes information on:
- About the Oceania Swimming Association
- Map of countries
- A word from the President of the Oceania Swimming Association
- Our media
- Introduction to our swimmers
- Event schedule
- Useful websites

OSA Newsletter May 2013

Latest newsletter on topics in the regionmore

PNG Newsletter 3 2013

Again thanks to Liz for the current newslettermore

Officials school in PNG

Information documents for the schoolmore

OSA Newsletter FEB 2013

An update on issues affecting Oceaniamore

PNG Newsletter 6 2012

Last newsletter from PNG swimming in 2012more

Solomon Islands back in FINA Family

At the FINA Bureau Meeting held in Istanbul during the World Short Course Championships earlier this month, the Solomon Islands Swimming Federation was reinstated as a member of the FINA Family.more

PNG Newsletter 4 2012

An update provided by Liz Wellsmore

PNG Newsletter 3 2012

Please see the update from PNGmore

Newsletter for OSA

Newsletter for June 2012more
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