Eyes on the records as Swimming gala kicks off

Eyes on the records as Swimming gala kicks off

Eyes on the records as Swimming gala kicks off

Participants from Coast and Nairobi after training

Swimmers are rallying to break national records as the swimming competition kicks off at the Mangu School aquatic pool in the ongoing Brookside sponsored Kenya Secondary School Sports Association games.

 The term one school games started on Tuesday with swimmers expected to hit the pool starting today and will go on until Saturday when the games come to closure. Defending champions Mombasa and Nairobi region have been the dominant forces in this field with little expected to change.

Nairobi will be represented by 30 swimmers with a strong field of swimmers coming from Braeburn schools which has six swimmers. Simran Billing, Anika Billing, Vickii Whitehead, Rhea Nawab, Emma Ogao and Alexa Nkini all come from Braeburn.

Director of Swimming for Braeburn Schools Lindsay Takkunen is expecting her swimmers to perform well despite the  unpredictable weather rocking the pool. She expressed optimism that the rains will not affect the events.

“Swimmers are already wet when they are swimming so rain is no problem. Provided there will be no thunderstorms we are good to go. The cold weather that comes with the rain can have an impact, but the swimmers will have to just make the most of any conditions.” She said.

The other regions that are expecting a great outing in this edition include the lake with a strong team of 30 players, 15 boys and the same number of girls from Ramba Secondary, Maseno School, Kisumu Academy, Jelaram Academy and Chemelil Academy, and are coached by Ken Ochieng.

Aberdares region third from last year’s championships has 30 swimmers and will be coached by Amos Mzenge. The coach has a lot of expectation form his swimmers as competition begins.

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