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USF Sprints gala puts competitive swimming into perspective

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 15th November 2018 12:44 PM

As the demands at the highest level of the game continue increasing Uganda Swimming Federation is as well exploring systems to keep up with the ever changing trends in the sport.

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Kirabo in action. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

As the demands at the highest level of the game continue increasing Uganda Swimming Federation is as well exploring systems to keep up with the ever changing trends in the sport.

KAMPALA - The USF National Sprints Gala is a futuristic swimming programme that gives Ugandan swimming a new meaning.

Top swimmers in the country are presented with a grand opportunity of tracking their level of competitiveness under the scheme.

It is important to note that as the demands at the highest level of the game continue increasing Uganda Swimming Federation is as well exploring systems to keep up with the ever changing trends in the sport.

This particular inaugural edition that ended Sunday at GEMS Cambridge International School was quite fulfilling of USF’ efforts structured towards attaining an international competitive acumen.

It works in such a way to test the agility and skills of a swimmer under a sprint race. The races are so entertaining and short compared to the normal formats.

 Silverfin's Mercedes Mwebeiha in action 

“We continue to dig up novel ideas. The beauty about the sprints is that it gives a swimmer some bit of self-expression. Its entertainment nature and being a training platform are bonuses” said Moses Mwase, general secretary Uganda Swimming Federation.

Uganda’s representatives at this year’s ongoing CANA Zone III in Khartoum, Sudan came from this special training programme. The races were conducted in Individual Medley, Free style, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke.

SWIMMING 

USF National Sprints Gala

Top Three per category

U10 Girls

Karimah Katemba, 45pts

Angemi, Raya 31pts

 Raya Inell, 20pts

U10 Boys

Jordan Ssamula 36pts

Ethani Ssengooba 28pts

David Sine 24pts

U11-12 Girls

Karla Mugisha 36pts

Isabel Angemi 28pts

Neema Kangi 23pts

Nanette Nsereko 23pts

Michelle Sine 23pts

11-12 Boys

John Kafumbe 45 pts

Shane Birungi 31pts

 Pendo Kaumi 25 pts

13-14 Girls

Kirabo Namutebi 45 pts

 Mercedes Mwebeiha 31pts

Alexis Kituuka, 20pts

 Swagiah Mubiru 20pts

13-14 Boys

Francesco, Kagugube 36pts

Paulsen Settumba 27pts

Kaumi, Tendo 24pts

15 & Over Girls

Selina Katumba 40pts

Zara Nsubuga 28 pts

Anthea Mudanye 22pts

15 & Over Boys

Tendo, Mukalazi 40pts

Adnan Kabuye 16 Dolphins Swim Club 38pts

Ronald Ssegwanyi 21pts

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