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Braeburn Swimming Club dominate Kenya Aquatics National Age Groups Swimming Championships

Outstanding performances were noted by Melissa Muyambango of Lics Warriors and Crissa Dillip from High-Performance Training.

In Summary

•Victor Okech of Braeburn Swimming Club also set a new benchmark in the boys' 14-15 100m Backstroke, finishing at 1:09.87.

•Owiti also announced that a team of Kenyan swimmers will be heading to South Africa for a High-Performance Camp next month.

Rodgers Tobiko, from Sea Horses Aquatics in Action during the gala
Rodgers Tobiko, from Sea Horses Aquatics in Action during the gala

Braeburn Swimming Club emerged as the overall winner of the the Kenya Aquatics National Age Groups Swimming Championships held at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani, Nairobi on Sunday.

They topped the medal table with 80 medals (17 gold, 22 silver, and 41 bronze).

Following closely were Bandari Swim Club with 36 medals 14 gold 12 silver and 10 bronze medals and High Performance Training Swim Club with 24 medals,( 10 gold 7 silver 7 bronze solidifying their status as top contenders.

Outstanding performances were noted by Melissa Muyambango of Lics Warriors and Crissa Dillip from High-Performance Training.

Muyambango clinched multiple gold medals in the 10-11 age category, including the 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke. Dillip excelled in the 12-13 category, securing victories in the 200m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke.

In the boys' events, Romar Marvin De Guzman of Braeburn Swimming Club and Neo Olengo from Seahorses Aquatic Center stood out with their consistent winning streaks.

De Guzman took home gold in the 100m Backstroke and 200m individual medley  for the 10-11 category, while Olengo dominated the 12-13 category, winning the 100m Freestyle and 200m individual medley.

Several meet records were shattered during the championship. Erin N. Irungu from Makini Schools set a new record in the girls' 12-13 1500m Freestyle with a time of 23:09.81.

Victor Okech of Braeburn Swimming Club also set a new benchmark in the boys' 14-15 100m Backstroke, finishing at 1:09.87.

Maureen Owiti, President of Kenya Aquatics, commended the collaborative efforts that made the championship a success. "I appreciate the combined efforts of all stakeholders to stage such a fantastic meet that has even attracted neighbourhood teams from Tanzania and Zambia," she said.

Owiti also announced that a team of Kenyan swimmers will be heading to South Africa for a High-Performance Camp next month.

She encouraged stakeholders to continue signing up for World Aquatics Day in Kisumu and highlighted the upcoming Kenya Aquatics Junior Swimming Championship scheduled for August 10-11, 2024, in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

The participation of teams from Tanzania and Zambia added an international dimension to the competition, providing Kenyan swimmers with valuable experience against regional rivals.

As the championships conclude, the focus now shifts to the upcoming High Performance Training Camps in South Africa and Mombasa and the Junior Swimming Championship in Eldoret.