BY JOY OFASIA
AFTER months of training, Solomon Islands swimmer Nasomo Kuve has hoped to pursue her dream and training at the seafront next to the Ranadi Marine School in East Honiara in her bid to earn a spot in the next year’s Pacific Games in Honiara.
Nasomo, 24, who had previously joined the Solomon Islands Swimming Federation in 2020 was a keen swimmer at a very young age while growing up in her rural village, situated at the Marovo Lagoon in the Western region of the country.
“I heard of swimming in 2017 and was motivated by my best friend to join the sports, and finally joined the Solomon Islands swimming federation last year,” she told Solomon Women.
The swimmer described the sport as quite difficult and complex based on the fact that swimmers use every part of the body, and require more self-control and technique.
She said that there are different swimming styles, which she learned from her coaches during her scheduled training.
“Swimming deals with how a person breathes and strokes under the water. In swimming, I deal with different styles from freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.
“Now I am concentrating on the different styles and hope to master them.
“I believe that this is an opportunity for me to train hard and get selected to represent the country in the next year’s Pacific Games in Honiara,” Nasomo said.
Nasomo later acknowledged God and the people who have been instrumental in her journey as a swimmer.
“First I would like to thank God and also to my friends who introduced and motivated me into this sport with advice, and more especially to my coaches for their hard work in training me and also the team because it is through this training that has built us up and lastly to my family who has supported and believed in me as a swimming athlete,” Nasomo acknowledged.