First swim and standup paddle board a success – FBC News

2021-12-23 02:12:36 By : Mr. James Pei

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.

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

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.

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.