The Sunday News
Ngqwele Dube, Sports Correspondent
THERE were no new national records broken at the 2020 National Swimming Championships that ended last Sunday in Bulawayo although swimmers managed to better their times.
Zimbabwe Swimming chairperson Tracey Doorman expressed delight with the performances of swimmers despite lack of new records, emphasising that several swimmers managed to come up with personal best times.
The championships were held at the City Pool from 8 to 12 December.
“Records are not always broken but that does not mean the swimmers did not do well as they managed to better their times showing improvement and a sign of good performances. Overall the championships went well, they were superbly organised and what is next is for the Cana team to prepare for the Zone 4 Championships scheduled for Botswana next month,” said Doorman.
While Harare Province won the overall points cup with a combined total score of 3 066, Matabeleland lifted the aggregate cup which is derived from dividing the number of points each team scored by the number of swimmers they have.
Zimbabwe’s CANA Zone IV Team
Girls 11/12: Tori Dawe, Peyton Wishart, Mikayla Makwabarara, Loyiso Mahobele.
Boys 11/12: Limbikani Kalipengule, Khaya Vimba, Sean Reilly, Kyle Heyns, Patrick Duff.
Girls 13/14: Timea Schultz, Mkhuseli Mahobele, Vhenekai Dhemba, Kiara Goodinson, Saira Ramajan.
Boys 13/14: Bjorn Mhlanga, Tichatonga Makaya, Tawanda Chisungo, Onesimus Ngwenya.
Girls 15/16: Paige van der Westhuizen, Riana Rollo, Nyasha Chinyani.
Boys 15/16: Cory Werrett, Callum Morgan, Jasper Mpofu, Jake Oostindien, Nathan Ngwenya.
Girls 17 and Over: Nomvula Mjimba, Siobhan Jones, Gemma Schonken, Courtney Brown.
Boys 17 and Over: Denilson Cyprianos, Quintin Tayali, Joash McKonie, Brett Jones, Tait Mills.