Fiji Swimming will have their swimmers participating in Olympic qualifying events as soon as the travel restrictions are lifted.
This is the assurance given the Fiji Swimming President Ben Rova to the eights swimmers who are vying for a spot to the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan.
Rova says their maim focus is the Oceania Swimming competition next year, but this swimmers can opt to participate in other competitions if they please.
“Once we overcome this we are working plans where we can send them to other competitions also we are qualifying events. But that Oceania one being the very last one. So we are hoping that one of our swimmers will make the qualifying time that FINA will review and accept if they make the A and B times.”
Meanwhile the Fiji National Sports Commission is aware of Fiji Swimming’s need to defer the 2020 Oceania Championship to June next year.
This is after Fiji Swimming requested Oceania swimming to defer the event to next year due to the unavailability of facilities in the coming months.