With almost close to two years without action in the sport of swimming in the country due to the covid 19 pandemic, Uganda Swimming Federation is set to return to action this saturday at Greenhill Academy where over 100 Swimmers will compete at the National time trials.
The trials will help the Federation select a team that will represent Uganda at the Africa Swimming Championships to be held next month in Ghana and the World Championships later in December.
“Its almost two years without action and we are ready to swim again this weekend as we select the best in the country,” stated USF president Moses Mwase.
“This is a good opportunity for ouur swimmers that have not swam in two years to flex a bit as we prepare for the National championship in November from 25th to 27th.
“We have allowed the athletes outside the countries like Russia, USA, England etc to compete in competitions in those countries and if they post good times, they will be considered for national team selection.”
The day will as well be used to celebrate the 5th World Aquatics day.
This is one of the most expensive championships the Federation has ever hosted; with everyone to turn up at Greenhill having made a Covid test.
“We have tested everyone who will be at Greenhill and the Championship will not have Spectators,” says Peter Muvumbo an EXCOM member.
“With all the talks of the third wave, its a blessing that Parents accepted their children to compete and this is exciting for the Federation,” Lilian Mugisha, assistant treasurer USF, said.
Among the clubs include Seals, Kampala Aquatics, Silverfins, Dolphins, Greenhill Academy, Makerere University among others.
It should be noted that the last outing of the National team came in February 2020 when they last competed at the CANA Zone IV Championships in Gaborone Botswana.