Morogoro school targets honours in Dar swimming championship

26Jan 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Morogoro school targets honours in Dar swimming championship

MOROGORO International School (MIS) swimming team ‘Piranhas’ has said it is ready for the Taliss swimming championship slated to take place in Dar es Salaam this weekend.

Morogoro International School (MIS) swimming team’s member, Vanessa Dickson, participates in recent competition in Morogoro. She will be among swimmers that will battle it out in the Taliss championship in Dar es Salaam.

The team’s coach, Grace Sanford, said her outfit will enter 20 players in the event, which will be held at International School of Tanganyika (IST) Upanga campus.

She said the team has been training well ahead for the championship and she is confident it will win more medals in the event which has attracted more than 12 swimming clubs from across the country.

“We have a team of about 20 swimmers, who have confirmed their participation, and we are all looking forward to this competition,” Sanford said.

“Taliss swimming championship is a great competition for our swimmers, who are very keen on improving their times in swimming events.”

“At MIS, we have been training very hard in preparation for this wonderful event”.

Sanford said every swimmer at MIS is keen on beating their respective personal best time in the Taliss championships.

The MIS swimmers, she said, are as well looking forward to interacting with fellow swimmers from other clubs and schools.

“Swimming galas are very important for swimmers because the events are the only time that swimmers get to share their experiences and build memories,” the MIS swimming team’s coach said.

“We are grateful to Taliss and Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) for organizing such a wonderful event aimed at promoting sportsmanship in Tanzania,” she said.

The coach mentioned MIS Piranhas’ swimmers that will participate in the championship as Joseph Sumari, William Chengula, Charlotte Sanford, Dennis Mhini, Natalie Sanford, Nicholas Ngusaru, Ian Lukaza, Vanessa Dickson and Ian George.

George Coleman, Sarita Maeda, Faraja Mbonde, Elizabeth Joshua, Lissa Stanley, Taher Vejlani, Lance Mshindo, Hussainah Musajah, Annet Makuri and Angel Makuri also make the list.

“I’m very confident that the selected swimmers will do wonders in the event, you know our swimming team has been improving recently,” she said.

“We have produced swimmers who have represented the country’s national team in regional and international events, we hope our swimmers will improve their respective best time, as well as gain the much needed exposure and experience in the Tallis event.”

One of the organizers of the Taliss swimming championship, Alex Mwaipasi, said the event has attracted 242 swimmers from 12 clubs.

He mentioned the clubs as Wahoo Swimming Club from Zanzibar, Mwanza Swimming Club, Arusha Swimming Club, Hopac, Kennedy House, Champion Rise Swimming Club, Dar Swimming Club, IST, Morogoro Swimming Club and hosts, Taliss.

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