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Swimmers show progress at Silverfin's Pentathlon

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 2nd May 2017 05:37 PM

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Selina Katumba in action. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

There were also impressive performances from Seals

Silverfin Academy swimmers boosted by their numbers came on top of their organised event with most of the swimmers posting personal bests at the Silverfin Swim Academy Pentathlon that ended at the Gems Cambridge International School pool on Saturday.

ailfishs rthur wase in action hoto by ichael subugaSailfish’s Arthur Mwase in action. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Compared to the time returned in the first edition of the event last year, Saturday’s event proved Uganda’s youngsters are progressing well at their different clubs.

In the girls 9-10 year’s category, Silverfin’s Hannah Kyanda (42.62) was six seconds faster than the time she posted at last year’s event despite being beaten by Seals Club’s Ayana Muhabwe (42.13) in the 50m butterfly event where Shauna Daka also improved from 55.96 to 43.03.

Jason Malan (37.41), John Kafumbe (42.55) and Yonah Lumonya (45.11) who were the top three in the boys’ category in the same age category also had better time than Brian Bowmaker’s winning time of 46.90, posted last year.

ilverfins annah yanda came close hoto by ichael subugaSilverfin’s Hannah Kyanda came close. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

It was the same in the 50m freestyle race where Kyanda (36.61), Neema Kangi (37.50) and Shauna Daka’s (38.82) was far better than last years’ winning time of 39.32 posted by the former.

In the 8 and under, Silverfin’s Raya Inell clocked 21.33 to beat Seals’ Amelia Mudanye (22.01) and Raya Angemi (22.20) in the 25m butterfly but Mudanye was better in the backstroke clocking 22.98 ahead of Fatuma Nansereko (23.39) and Raya (24.60).

Jethro Mugisha (20.55) also came first ahead of Sailfish’s Arthur Mwase (23.36) and Isaiah Kuc (25.26) in the butterfly race, but it was Mwase (27.61) who posted better time in the breaststroke over the 50m distance where Seals Shaun Murungi who came third was slower by one second and seven micro seconds.

eals melia udanye in action hoto by ichael subugaSeals' Amelia Mudanye in action. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Mugisha was also faster than Murungi and Austin Kiutuuka in the 25m backstroke race.

There were also impressive performances from Seals’ Neema Kangi and John Kafumbe in the 50m backstroke races where Jason Malan was the star on the day.

Other outstanding displays came from Ayana Muhawe, Selina Katumba in the girls 11 and over, Yonah Lumonya, Alvin Emitu, Samora Lumonya, Mercedes Mwebeiha and Nielsen Hannah. 

Combined Team Scores

Silverfin Academy 948pts

Seals Swim Club    329

Sailfish Swim Club 126

Individual Rankings - Through Event 30

8 & Under Girls - Individual Scores

1 Amelia Mudanye - Seals 37pts

2 Natalie Lutalo – Seals 34

3 Inell, Raya - Silverfin 32

8 & Under Boys - Individual Scores

1 Jethro Mugisha – Silverfin 43pts

2 Shaun Murungi - Seals 30

3 Arthur Mwase - Sailfish 28

9-10 Girls - Individual Scores

1 Hannah Kyanda – Silverfin 40pts

2 Neema, Kangi - Seals 35

3 Shauna Daka - Silverfin 31

9-10 Boys - Individual Scores

1 Malan, Jason – Silverfin 40pts

2 John Kafumbe - Seals 37

3 Yonah Lumonya - Silverfin 33

11-12 Girls - Individual Scores

1 Nielsen, Hannah – Silverfin 28

2 Karla Mugisha, Silverfin 25

11-12 Boys - Individual Scores

1 Joshua Lumonya - Silverfin 20pts

2 Aaron Emitu – Silverfin 9

3 Joshua Sendagire - Silverfin 1

13-14 Girls - Individual Scores

1 Selina Katumba - Silverfin 45pts

2 Mercedes Mwebeiha – Silverfin 35

3 Davida Kenyangi - Silverfin 22

13-14 Boys - Individual Scores

Nicholas Malan – Silverfin 45pts

2 Samora Lumonya – Silverfin 33

3 Mark Wandera – Silverfin 20

15 & Over Boys - Individual Scores

1 Alvin Emitu - Silverfin Academy 23

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