Uganda will be sending three elite swimmers to the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships(25m) from December 3-7 at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, in Doha, Qatar.
The team is made up of national swimmers Elisha Ekirikubinza, Arnold Kisulo, Jamila Lunkuse and will be coached by Abel Ddamulira, who is also the Uganda Swimming Federation Vice president technical.
Kisulo, will be swimming in 100 meters Backstroke, 100 meters butterfly, 100 meters Backstroke and 50 meters butterfly while Ekirikubinza will be swimming in the 50, 100 meters breastroke and 50 meter freestyle. Lunkuse will swim in the women’s 50 and 100 breastroke.
“FINA has supported the three elite swimmers who will be representing the nation at the championships,” Don Rukare, the Uganda Swimming Federation president who is also the leader of the delegation said yesterday at Aga Khan School. “The Qatar Swimming Association together with the Qatar Olympic Committee has developed the 1st FINA /Doha 2014 Youth Programme for the FINA World Swimming Championships under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, General Secretary – CEO of the Qatar Olympic Committee and have invited youth swimmers from all the FINA affialiated federations and associations.”
Uganda’s youth swimmers that will attend the Youth program include Jethro Sengonzi and Kimberly Hind, who will also be accompanied by coach Nana Nakiddu.
National coach Muzafaru Muwanguzi, will also be attending a FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic for elite coaches from all the FINA affliated associations and federations and will be held from November 30 to December 1.