Kado aims for swimming glory

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MARIST Brothers High School student James Kado hopes to make it to the 2024 Olympics.

The ORCA Club swimmer scooped four gold medals, four silver and two bronze medals in the Fiji Swimming Long Course Nationals competition on the weekend at the Damodar City National Aquatic Centre.

“I have a long way to go and I know that with this type of competition, it will help us develop our skills and boost our confidence,” Kado said.

For the 15-year-old, he has been swimming for the past 10 years and the challenge is balancing training and studying.

“The saying that with sacrifices comes great achievement, is one of my sentiments.

“If you want to achieve your goal, you have to give up some things, make sacrifices and those sacrifices mean to focus more on training and less on other things.

“Waking up in the morning bearing the chilly cold morning for training is always hard.”

He is the young brother of national swimmer Eugene Kado.

“The competition keeps getting tougher each year and the dedication from all the swimmers has been awesome.”

Kado took part in the boys under-15 to 16 breaststroke events.

The competition ended on Sunday.

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