BY ROMULUS HUTA
In Port Moresby, PNG
VICE-President of Solomon Islands Swimming Federation (SISF) Nihal Seneviratne has visited the Taurama Aquatic Center in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) yesterday afternoon.
Taurama Aquatic Center will play host to this year’s Oceania Swimming Championships which will run from June 24 to 29.
Solomon Islands have already registered to take part in the event where Seneviratne had vowed to send the country’s men and the women’s teams.
Seneviratne, who is also the President of Solomon Islands Hockey Federation (SIHF), accompanies the national under-18 hockey men’s and women’s team to the Oceania Youth Olympic Hockey qualifiers which is currently underway in Port Moresby at the moment.
Seneviratne said the visit is part of the country’s preparation toward this year’s Oceania Championship.
“The Local Organising Committee (LOC) here in Port Moresby is working around the clock in their preparations for this event.
“This event will be huge and Solomon Islands is pleased to take part.”
Prior to the visit, Seneviratne also had the opportunity to meet with PNG swimming legend and former Commonwealth Games Butterfly champion Ryan Pini where they discussed issues of common interest regarding swimming development in Oceania region.
The 12th edition of the Oceania Swimming Championship in Port Moresby will bring together a total of 22 countries across the Pacific and other invited countries from Asia.
Fiji last hosted the biennial event in 2016.