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Apii Te Uki Ou claims Kau Swimming Competition title

Wednesday 29 March 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Sports, Swimming


Apii Te Uki Ou claims Kau Swimming Competition title
Apii Te Uki Ou swimmers celebrate their wins. Picture: APII TE UKI OU/23032801

Over 200 students participated in the Cook Islands Aquatics Swimming Federation Kau competition held last week at Vaiana’s beach in Nikao.

Apii Te Uki Ou went home with both trophies winning the Junior Kau and the Overall Kau competitions.

The annual event features Years One to Eight students.

Leslie Chan, the swim development officer, said: “Overall, swimming technique, performance and confidence have all improved greatly due to the consistency and involvement of the programme.”

“Increased participation and adding swimming to some school’s curriculum have had positive results.”

The swimming federation is looking forward to another great year ahead and would like to thank Vaiana Bistro & Bar, SouthPac and all the volunteers that made the event a success.


Total Points Tally for the Rarotonga Schools Junior Kau Competition. Years 1- 4: Rutaki 21, Takitumu 15, Nikao 30, Papaaroa 4, Te Uki Ou 50; Years 5 - 6: Rutaki 3, Takitumu 3, Nikao 31, Papaaroa 10, Te Uki Ou 37; Grand Total 1st Te Uki Ou 87 points, 2nd Apii Nikao 61, 3rd Rutaki 24, 4th Takitumu 18, 5th Papaaroa 14.

Total Points Tally for Overall Kau Competition. Years 1- 6: Rutaki 24, Takitumu 18, Nikao 61, Papaaroa 14, Te Uki Ou 87; Years 7- 8: Rutaki NA, Takitumu NA, Nikao 29, Papaaroa 9, Te Uki Ou 46: Grand Total - 1st Te Uki Ou 133 points, 2nd Apii Nikao 90, 3rd Rutaki 24, 4th Papaaroa 23, 5th Takitumu 18.