National Junior Championships contenders to compete in 82 disciplines

01Jul 2022
Correspondent
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
National Junior Championships contenders to compete in 82 disciplines

EIGHTY-two disciplines will constitute the third edition of the National Junior Swimming Championships scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday in Dar es Salaam, the showdown's organizers have announced.

The two-day event has been organized by Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) and will take place at the Shaaban Robert Secondary School’s swimming pool (Champion Rise) in the city.

The competition will see swimmers below 12 years compete in various swimming styles.

The styles are Butterfly, Freestyle, Individual Medley (IM), Backstroke, and Breaststroke.

Speaking yesterday, TSA organizing committee chairperson Hadija Shebe said they have decided to put many disciplines aiming to gauge the skills and endurance of swimmers that are also preparing for international competitions.

Hadija said that they are happy to see nine clubs that will generate more than 200 swimmers competing in the event sponsored by Kilombero Sugar Company Limited as the main sponsor.

Burger 53, Rap & Roll, Pepsi, and F & L Juice are the showdown's other sponsors.

Clubs that will compete in the event include Bluefins, Champion Rise, FK Blue Marlins, Lake Swim Club, MIS Piranhas, Mwanza Swim Club, Pigec, Dar es Salaam Swim Club and Taliss-IST Swim Club.

She said the event will have age categories including U-7, eight, nine, 10, 11, and 12.

She noted that open events will be 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, and 200m Individual Medley (IM).

She explained that points for 400m Freestyle, 200m IM, and 200m Freestyle open events will be allocated to an individual swimmer, and medals will be handed over to winners based on a final place rather than an age group.

She said trophies will be presented to the top three swimmers in each age group while medals will be presented to the top three swimmers.

The medals are gold, silver, and bronze for the first, second, and third places finishers.

“Points will be allocated to first to 10th places, the top swimmer will get 20 points, second (16 points), third (14), fourth (12), fifth (10), sixth (eight), seventh (six), eighth (four), ninth (two) and 10th will get one point,” she said.

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