Uganda swimming team off  to Kigali for Zone 3 championships

Uganda swimming team off  to Kigali for Zone 3 championships

By Emmanuel Sekago

The Uganda swimming federation contingent of Fifty-One (51)   swimmers of different age categories from Junior to masters have been flagged off to take part in the eighth edition of the Africa Aquatics Zone 3 Swimming Championships that is starting in Kigali, Rwanda  this week on Thursday.

Uganda is among the 12 countries  confirmed to participate in the highly-anticipated Africa Aquatics Zone 3 Swimming Championship which is due at Gahanga Swimming Pool, Kigali, from November 23rd to 26th, 2023.
The swimmers completed their last training over the weekend (Sunday) at the Waves Fitness Harbor swimming pool in Kigoowa, Ntinda.

Part of Gators swimming team athletes going to represent Uganda

The competition, now in its eighth edition, is organized by the Africa swimming governing body, Africa Aquatics, and serves as a qualifying event for the Commonwealth Games.

Uganda swimmers both the juniors and masters with others from Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Africa, and host nation Rwanda will gather in Kigali for the regional competition. They will compete in various categories including Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly and Medals will be up for grabs in 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m.

It should be noted that the Africa Aquatics Zone 3 Swimming Championship was initially scheduled to be held in Khartoum, Sudan but, due to security issues, CANA decided to shift it to Kigali, Rwanda who last hosted a similar competition in 2016.

Uganda swimming team
Girls 12 & Under; Zara MarieMbanga, Crystal Ssemanda, Alicia Tino and Mackayle Ssali
Boys 12 & Under; Hakim Abdou, Elijah Mukisa, Elijah Ayesiga, Elijah Polo and Ssango Kiggundu
Girls 13-14; Paloma Kirabo, Peyton Mary Ssubi, Tasha Kisawuzi and Manuelle Musoke
Boys 13-14; Heer Usadadiya, Shaun Murungi, Daniel Rukundo, Peterson Inhensiko and Isiah Kue
Girls 15-16; Glory Upendo, Tara Kisawuzi, Raya Inell Ba and Karla Mugisha
Boys 15-16; Pendo Kaumi, Joshua Kaganda, Ian Aziku, Ttyaba Kiggundu and Ethan Ssegooba
Girls 17 & Over; Swagiah Mubiru and Gabriella Ndawula
Boys 17 & Over; Tendo Kaumi, Imran Mpanga, Larry Graig Feni, Kimuli Trevor, Tebi Nyanzi and Jacob Kaganda
Women-Masters; Catherine Nakimuli, Penninah Namagalu and Avice Meya
Men-Masters; Henry Kakooza, Kanchela Chituba, George William Mukasa, Peter Ssebanakita, Dunstan Rukare, Charles Obwana, Conrad Kaheetu, Alex Kateeba, David Wolimbwa, Donald Rukare, Patrick Magezi and Reagan Iga.

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