Dolphins take initiative as junior championships start

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

The hosts dictated the proceedings, emerging top

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It was a riveting day one at the Dolphins Age Group Junior Invitational Championships at GEMS Cambridge International School. And what a way for Dolphins and Seals to start their campaign!

eals lexis ituuka  olphins irabo amutebi and aya alonda peera pose with their medals hoto by ichael subugaSeals' Alexis Kituuka (L), Dolphins' Kirabo Namutebi and Daya Yalonda Mpeera pose with their medals. Photo by Michael Nsubuga


The hosts dictated the proceedings, emerging top on an unbeatable 223 points in the Boys category.

Jordan Ssamula, one of the standouts for Dolphins bagged 3 golds in the 8 and under category. He had one in the 25m Breast stroke clocking 22.48, 25m Backstroke clocking 20.64 and in the 100m Individual Medley (IM) clocking 1.38.43. The eight year old also got a silver medal in the 25m Butterfly.

In the 9-10 category, Pendo Kaumi took home 1gold in 50m butterfly (clocking 37.74) and 1silver in the 200m IM (clocking 33.11.19)

Dolphins were not yet done when Tendo Kaumi took gold in the 50m backstroke under the 11-12 boys category. He clocked 34.15

Meanwhile in the girls category, 12 year-old Kirabo Namutebi was at the fore as Seals finished day one in the top position.

olphins aphael ine l ilverfins hite uben and endo aumi pose with their medals after dayone hoto by ichael subugaDolphins' Raphael Sine (lL), Silverfins' White Ruben and Tendo Kaumi pose with their medals after day-one. Photo by Michael Nsubuga


She added 3 golds to her illustrious career; picking one in the 50m breaststroke (clocking 36.43), 50m backstroke (clocking 35.25), and 200m IM (clocking 2.48.36).

She had silver in 50m butterfly. Lifetime from Kenya, making their first international outing got the short end of the stick; finishing last in the Boys category on 4 points.

Selected results-Day one

Boys Category

Dolphins 223pts

Silverfin Academy 109

Seals 67pts

Individual (Derrick Ninsiima) 18 pts

Supra 13

Sailfish 7

Baseline 4

Lifetime 4


Seals 155pts

Dolphins 135

Silverfin 109

Supra 20

Altona 16

Gliders 13