Manhoben Swim Club Receives $1,000 Donation From GTA

Manhoben Swim Club Receives $1,000 Donation From GTA

Local telecommunications leader pays it forward and supports

advancement of student athletes


(Hagåtña, GUAM) – Saturday, May 28, 2022 – A dozen local swimmers from Manhoben Swim Club are preparing to compete in the 2022 Keo Nakama Invitational swim meet, to be held in Honolulu, Hawai’i from July 1-3, 2022. As they continue to focus on training and reaching their competitive goals for this national competition, GTA has committed to support their fundraising needs for the upcoming event.  Today, the local telecom company made a $1,000 donation to the club. In gratitude for their generous support, Manhoben swimmers washed a fleet of GTA vehicles.


“We are very grateful to GTA for their generous support of our competitive swimmers,” said Manhoben Swim Club Coach Andy Lee. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Keo Nakama Invitational has been cancelled for the past two years and we thank GTA for their contribution as our swimmers are eager to compete and represent our island.” Prior to 2019, the Keo Nakama Invitational was the longest continuously running competitive swim meet in the State of Hawai’i.


Nate Denight, VP of Marketing at GTA said, “Guam has a very talented pool of athletes, and the Manhoben Swim Club provides opportunities for our youth to achieve their potential in the world of competitive swimming and beyond. When we support our student athletes, we build stronger neighborhoods and healthier communities.”


About the Manhoben Swim Club (MSC): Established in the 1970s, MSC is Guam’s premier swim club. Manhoben works to promote swimming on Guam by equipping our youth with this life-saving skill and training them to compete in local and international events. Led by Coaches Ed Ching & Don San Agustin, the Manhoben family of coaches, parents and swimmers work together to develop the full swimmer and are proud of the academic and community achievements of our team. Known for its rich Olympic tradition, Manhoben athletes including Frank Flores, Barbara Gayle, Darrick Bollinger, Chris Dueñas, Pilar Shimizu, Benjamin Schulte and Mineri Gomez, have represented Guam in Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, London, Rio & Tokyo. Manhoben Swim Club is a community-based organization and holds regular practices at Piti channel, Ypao Beach park and the St John’s School pool. For more information about Manhoben Swim Club, please visit

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About GTA

GTA provides complete communications services in Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone service, 3G, LTE, and 5G mobility service, High Speed Internet Access, Dedicated Ethernet, Carrier-Class High Capacity Services over SONET and SDH networks, and advanced television, or IPTV. GTA operates a data center on Guam offering a secure, managed environment for customers who need an alternative site for business data storage. The company also runs Guam’s first locally owned cable landing station and data center in Piti.

Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is a U.S. and locally owned company and locally managed. The company’s website is

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