By Emmanuel Sekago
Top swimmers selected from sixteen clubs will have to prove themselves in the national swimming sprint championship that gets underway this weekend on Saturday, November 10th 2018 at Gems Cambridge International Schoo Butabika.
The Uganda swimming federation (USF) has selected and ranked the 16 top swimmers in the following clubs, Altona swim club, Bethel Christian School, Blue marines, Dolphins swim club, Gems Cambridge school, Gayaza high school, Gliders swim club, Green Hill Orcas, Green hill academy, Kampala Aquatic, Kampala junior, Makerere University, Sailfish swim club, Seals swim club, Silver fin academy and Word of life school who will compete on an individual basis in 100m, freestyle,50 Backstroke, 50 Breast and 50 Fly in different age categories, U-15,U-11 and 12, U-13, U-14 and U-10.
Donald Rukare, the USF president talking said that this is the first edition of USF-Gems Cambridge national invitational sprints gala and its only for the elite swimmers who form part of the national team.
“We have invited the top sixteen club swimmers in each age category who will battle it out with others and the top three in each will win medals, while the overall top winner will take trophies plus medals,” Rukare said.
This year’s sprint will help the swimmers to improve on their performance hence creating stiff competition among the top elite swimmers in each age category.
Trump Harvey, the principal Gems Cambridge international school the sponsors of this year’s edition assured Uganda swimming federation that his school is so committed to giving children opportunities to develop their talents through supporting Olympic sports.
“As Gems Cambridge we are so proud of this partnership and we shall continue to support Olympic sports especially swimming to improve on our athlete’s performance at international level,” Trump said.