Local swimming governing body Uganda Swimming Federation have been left impressed with the organisation and turn up of swimmers for the first Seals League Swimming Meet that was held on Saturday at Kampala Parents School in Naguru.

“This a great beginning for Uganda Swimming Federation and the club itself and the turn has been great and we believe this meet is going to grow,” Peter Mugisha, the Federation’s Vice President Administration stated. “I believe the next meet with be bigger and more exciting.”

Nine clubs including schools took part in the one day meet that had a total of 54 events in the opening competition on the Uganda Swimming Federation Calendar.

The tournament was a battle between Seals Swimming Club and International School of Uganda together with Lohana Academy. In some of the races in the meet Anthea Mudanye from Seals Club was the girls winner in the 13-14 freestyle category with a time of 2.44.72 with Katrine Ssangalyambogo of the same club finishing second to complete the sweep was Nicole Lutalo finishing third in a time of 3.03.55.

Nuwa Senkebe Sserunjogi, from Seals Swimming Club, was the boys winner in the 800 meter freestyle in a time of 9.48.26 and was followed by his club-mate Louis Wolimba with a time of 12.18.21 while Amos Bakka from Althena Swimming Club was third in a time of 12.30.02.

The next Seals league meet will be held in April, with the third one in August before the final one in December.
In between the meets, the Seals Club will also hold clinics for all the swimmers in partnership with the Swimlab Aquatics of South Africa.

The meet league meet in April however this weekend with see the Uganda Swimming Federation hosting the first national swimming trials at Gems Cambridge International School at Butabika in Luzira.

Courtesy of kawowo.com


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