NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya has selected 50 swimmers to represent the country at the regional swimming championships in Kampala, Uganda from June 4 to 9.
This follows the conclusion of a two-day swimming gala, held by Private and International Schools Sports Association (PIPSSA), at the Makini School in Nairobi over the weekend.
Sangani of Visa Oshwal Academy clocked 3:26.64 to win the Girls Under-7 100m Individual Medley.
Girls Under-9 100m Individual Medley was won by Audrey Chebet of Rose of Sharon School in 1:45.73.
Chebet’s compatriot, Cynthia Waigwe, clocked 1:36.57 to triumph in the Girls Under-11 100m Individual Medley.
“I trained hard through the week and I’m glad my efforts did not go to waste,” said Chebet.
“My focus is to perform better in Uganda so I can qualify to represent Kenya in Dubai later this year,” Chebet added.
Keita Curia of St. Peters (32.37) was the Boys Under-7 25m breast stroke winner. Boys Under-11 25m noodle race went to Darsh Shah of Visa Oshwal Academy in 37.20.
The contest was attended by 700 swimmers from 26 schools across Nairobi and its environs.
Kenya is looking forward to better her record in the Ugandan championships that will also act as a qualifier for Hamilton Aquatics Summer Sizzler Swimming Championships in Dubai in November.
“We will strive to improve on our performance at the regional championships in Uganda. We had 26 gold, 15 silver and 32 bronze last year.
“Our target is to win the overall team trophy in Kampala,” PIPSSA swimming coordinator, Mariko Gaya told SportPesa News.
“It will be the first time that PIPSSA will be taking part in the Dubai contest. We will work hard to prepare well enough so we can do better in the competition,” Gaya underlined.
Gaya said they will hold another swimming competition at St. Peters School in Juja on March 17 to qualify more athletes for Kampala.
“We have already set targets for the regional championships in Kampala. Our mission is to win the overall trophy and improve our medal tally, “Gaya concluded.
Girls Team Score
1. Oshwal Academy – Nairobi 394
2. Rose OF Sharon Academy 153
4. Kitengela British System 100
5. Premier Academy 93
6. St. Nicholas Senior School 75
7. Acacia Crest Academy 58
8. St. Austines Academy 40
9. Consolata School 39
10. Makini Schools Sports Academy 13
11. Juja ST Peters School 6
Boys Team Score
1. Oshwal Academy – Nairobi 430
2. Chantilly 123
3. Juja ST Peters School 106
4. Rose OF Sharon Academy 99
5. Acacia Crest Academy 83
6. Strathmore School 68
7. Makini Schools Sports Academy 56
8. St. Austines Academy 49
9. St. Nicholas Senior School 41
10. Consolata School 29
11. Kitengela British System 21
12. Premier Academy 8
Combined Team Score
1. Oshwal Academy – Nairobi 882
2. Chantilly 258
3. Rose OF Sharon Academy 252
4. Acacia Crest Academy 141
5. St. Nicholas Senior School 132
6. Juja ST Peters School 128
7. Kitengela British System 121
8. Premier Academy 113
9. St. Austines Academy 89
10. Makini Schools Sports Academy 69
11. Consolata School 68
12. Strathmore School 68