Tanzania eyes regional swimming meet

 The Citizen
By Majuto Omary

Tanzania will compete at the
Zone Four Swimming Championship
slated for Nairobi, Kenya
early next year, according to
the Tanzania Swimming
Association (TSA).

The TSA's secretary general,
Noel Kiunsi told The Citizen yesterday
that the tournament would involve
brilliant swimmers from
South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland,
Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

The outspoken official said
other swimmers would come
from Burundi, Egypt, Sudan,
Mauritius, and the hosts, Kenya.

Kiunsi disclosed that the
TSA's executive committee would
hold a meeting soon to discuss
preparations of the looming event.

According to him, they plan
to pick 36 swimmers for
the event that Tanzania will be
participating for the second time.

"Swimming has made tremendous
strides of recent and we want
to use this competition to s
trengthen our team ahead of
the Commonwealth Games," he said.

Kiunsi added: "I hope through
participating in such tournaments,
our swimmers will gain wide
experience and finally make the grades."

He said plans were underway
to organise multiple local
tournaments in order to
unearth raw talents.

At present, the TSA stages
the Tanzania Mainland
Swimming Championship and
Union Swimming Championship.
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Sent from Kigali, Rwanda

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