First swim and standup paddle board a success – FBC News

Fiji’s first joint ocean swim and stand up paddle board race with over 100 participants has been hailed a success.

Shangri-La Resort in conjunction with Fiji Olympic swim coach, Sharon Smith, created Fiji’s first SUP race recently

Smith says the youngest competitor was two and the oldest was 68-years-old.

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She adds the goal was to provide an event for athletes of all ages to come together and compete in a fun environment.


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The event comprised of multiple events from a 25m swim for kids to a 5km swim, as well as a 250m fun SUP race and a 3km race.

Shangri-La Island Resident Manager, Chris Hamilton, says they were honored to be part of the event and it was wonderful to welcome the Fiji swimming community at Yanuca Island.


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He says the incredible community spirit of the group and the positive energy they brought really made for a memorable event, which they can’t wait to do again.


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