Swimming at the Pacific Games

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Swimming competitions have been held at the Pacific Games since the inaugural edition in 1963 at every Games except for 1983. Swimming has also been held once at the South Pacific Mini Games, in 2005.

Pacific Games[edit]

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Events Top placed team Ref
Men Women Total
I 1963 (details) Suva 8   6 a   14 a  Fiji [1][2]
II 1966 (details) Nouméa 10 9 19  New Caledonia [3]
III 1969 (details) Port Moresby 10 9 19  New Caledonia [4]
IV 1971 (details) Papeete 10 9 19  Papua New Guinea [5]
V 1975 (details) Agana 12 9 21  French Polynesia [6]
VI 1979 (details) Suva   12 b 12   24 b  French Polynesia [7]
VII 1983 Apia Swimming not held – no facility c
VIII 1987 (details) Nouméa 13 12 25  French Polynesia [8]
IX 1991 (details) Port Moresby 16 16 32  French Polynesia [9]
X 1995 (details) Papeete 16 16 32  New Caledonia [10]
XI 1999 (details) Agana 17   17 d   34 d  New Caledonia [11]
XII 2003 (details) Suva 20 20 40  New Caledonia [12][13]
XIII 2007 (details) Apia 20 20 40  New Caledonia [14][15]
XIV 2011 (details) Nouméa 20 20 40  New Caledonia [16]
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby 20 20   42 e  New Caledonia [17][18]
XVI 2019 (details) Apia 20 20   42 e

Pacific Mini Games[edit]

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Events Top placed team Ref
Men Women Total
VII 2005 (details) Meyuns 20 20 40  New Caledonia [19]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^ a The number of events does not include an unofficial 3 × 110 yd medley relay for women swum at the 1963 Games. Fiji and PNG finished first and second respectively but medals were not awarded.

^ b There were either 24 or 23 events on the 1979 programme, depending on whether the men's 4 × 200 metres relay was contested and officially included in the medals. There are conflicting sources of information cited (as of November 2015) and none sufficient to provide clarity. The men's 4 × 200 metres freestyle relay was not listed in the results published in the November 1979 issue of Pacific Islands Monthly (PIM).[7] However, there are sources which suggest that the PIM published results might have some inaccuracies and could be incomplete:

  1. The same PIM issue, two pages earlier, reports that Fiji won table tennis gold medals for both the women's team event and the women's doubles.[20] However, only the women's doubles event is recorded in the PIM's list of results, and no women's (or men's) team event is included.[21]
  2. Also earlier in the same PIM issue, it is reported that "Papua New Guinea took the bronze" in the netball competition, behind Fiji and Cook Islands.[22] However, in the PIM results for the netball, Tonga is listed as finishing in third place.[21]
  3. A publication from Guam's Political Status Education Coordinating Commission also states that the Guam swimmer Hollis Kimbrough, "won a record seven medals in the '79 SPG alone".[23] As the PIM results show only four medals for Kimbrough plus two men's relay medals won by the Guam team,[7] it may be the case that the men's 4 × 200 m event did take place but was missed in the results.

^ c Despite swimming being a compulsory sport for the South Pacific Games, there was no facility built in Apia to host swimming events for the 1983 Games.[24]

^ d There were either 34 or 33 events on the 1999 programme, depending on whether the women's 4 × 200 metres relay was officially included in the medals. The medal list published on the Oceania Sport Information Centre (OSIC) website as of October 2015,[25] omits the women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. However, the result sheet for the event records New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Northern Marianas as finishing first, second and third, respectively.[26]

^ e Two mixed gender relay events were added to the schedule.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Pacific Games results 1963 and 1966". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 40 (2): 31–32. 1969. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "1963 South Pacific Games Results". Oceania Sport Information Centre. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ "1966 South Pacific Games Results". Oceania Sport Information Centre. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ "1969 South Pacific Games Results". Oceania Sport Information Centre. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  5. ^ "1971 South Pacific Games Results". Oceania Sport Information Centre. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. ^ 1975 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b c PIM & 1979 (10), p. 18.
  8. ^ 1987 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 7. Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  9. ^ 1991 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). pp. 11–12. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  10. ^ 1995 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 8. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  11. ^ 1999 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). pp. 95–108. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  12. ^ 2003 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). pp. 83–86. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  13. ^ 2003 South Pacific Games - Swimming: Schedule/Results; retrieved 2009-07-03.
  14. ^ 2007 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). pp. 47–55. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  15. ^ 2007 South Pacific Games - Swimming; retrieved 2015-11-01.
  16. ^ 2011 Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). pp. 37–41. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Swimming Schedule". Port Moresby 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  18. ^ "New Caledonia swimmers cap supremacy with open water double". Port Moresby 2015. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Competition Manual – Swimming Manual". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Archived from the original on 1 November 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  20. ^ PIM & 1979 (10), 16, § Table Tennis.
  21. ^ a b PIM & 1979 (10), p. 19.
  22. ^ PIM & 1979 (10), 15, § Netball.
  23. ^ I manfåyi, Who's who in Chamorro history, Volume 3 (Report). Political Status Education Coordinating Commission (Guam). 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  24. ^ "History". Fiji Swimming. 2015. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  25. ^ SPG Medal Lists 1999, p. 4.
  26. ^ SPG Results 1999, p. 100.

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