IMPORTANT MOVE

Mombasa camp to prepare swimmers for Junior bonanza

Kahindo said they have put in all the necessary plans and the technical team is ready for swimmers of different cadres

In Summary

• There is also a deadline for registration and parents have been urged to register early enough to ensure early planning.

• Uasin Gishu Aquatics chairperson and Torpedo Swimming Club head coach, Hillary Leboy, stressed the importance of adopting a systematic approach to training camps to elevate the standards of the sport in Kenya.

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

Mombasa will host a high-performance swimming camp next month to prepare swimmers adequately for the Kenya Aquatics Junior Championship. 

Mombasa Aquatics chairperson and camp director, Heize Kahindo, said the camp, which will be overseen by renowned coach Abdulmalik Abdulkarim, will run from August 13-18.

Kahindo said they have put in all the necessary plans and the technical team is ready for swimmers of different cadres

He emphasised the camp's inclusivity and critical timing. "We welcome all swimmers seeking to improve their strokes to the camp."

There is also a deadline for registration and parents have been urged to register early enough to ensure early planning.

"Early registration is necessary because it will enable the technical team to categorise swimmers according to their level and age and this will assist in generating workouts. There will also be aspects of dryland training, nutrition and the general conduct of a swimmer," Kahindo stated.

 Uasin Gishu Aquatics chairperson and Torpedo Swimming Club head coach, Hillary Leboy, stressed the importance of adopting a systematic approach to training camps to elevate the standards of the sport in Kenya.

" The country has to adopt a system of camps if we have to improve our swimming standards.

"We need to take advantage of school holidays and ensure we have regional high-performance training camps through collaboration amongst stakeholders of clubs and counties.

"South Africa has adopted structures of camps and they are one of the best swimming countries in Africa," he explained. 

He added: “We also need to give our coaches exposure to high-performance training and to many coaching clinics for them to improve their capacity," Leboy remarked.

Elsewhere, Riara School emerged winners of the Private and Preparatory Schools Sports Association (PIPSSA) gala held at the school over the weekend. In the team rankings, Riara Road Primary secured the top spot for both boys and girls.

The girls’ team scored 1,898 points to finish ahead of Umoja Sharks (1,084 points) and Sports Academy (640 points) who took second and third positions respectively.

For the boys, Riara Road Primary led with 706 points with Sea Horses Aquatics Center (643 points) and Umoja Sharks (529 points) completing the podium.