TSA to host open swimming championships    

12Oct 2019
Renatha Msungu
The Guardian
TSA to host open swimming championships    

THE national open swimming championships have been scheduled to take place at the International School of Tanganyika (IST) Masaki in Dar es Salaam from October 26 to October 27.

Taliss-IST Club swimmer, Amylia Chali, takes part in a competition, which took place in Dar es Salaam recently.

The event will feature all clubs from Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar according to Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) secretary general, Inviolata Itatiro.

Inviolata said that swimmers will contest in four age categories, namely, nine and 10 years group, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 years and over respectively. 

She said that the winners in each event will be awarded medals.  

The first, second and third would be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals respectively.In age groups, first and second would be awarded trophies while awards for open events will be based on the final place rather than the age group.

“All open events will be awarded based on a final place. Open events will count towards individual points whereby the first placed swimmer will be awarded 20 points while second and third would be awarded 16 and 14 points respectively,” she said.

The fourth-placed winner will take home 12 points while fifth (10 points), sixth (eight points), seventh (six points), eighth (four points), ninth (two points) and 10th placed will be awarded one point.

According to Inviolata, only swimmers whose clubs have paid the annual membership fee and are registered members of TSA are allowed to compete in the event if they have met the qualifying times.She pointed out that only swimmers who have attained times in competitions held from January 1 this year are accepted. 

Inviolata said each swimmer is eligible to compete in up to eight individual events and two relay events.“Entry submission strictly closes at midnight on October 20, clubs are urged to register early on,” she disclosed. 

“Each of participating clubs must make sure their annual fees are paid by October 22.”