Anna Ejuru, the only lady swimmer at Wagagai during a training session at the factory swimming pool near Kasenyi in Entebbe on Wednesday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Wagagai swimmers pose in a group photo after the training session on Wednesday near Kasenyi in Entebbe Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The International Swimming Club of Entebbe has partnered with Wagagai to train established and up-coming swimmers.

The club director cum founder Richard Mudde has for the last couple of weeks been training the swimmers in the fundamentals of swimming and life safety.

[/media-credit] Jorgen Lovesth (left) with the International Swimming Club of Entebbe director, Richard Mudde Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Joined by Norwegian, Jorgen Lovseth, a retired military officer who is a specialist in diving, Mudde has handled at least 17 swimmers.

There is only one female Anna Ejuru who is incidentally one of the best and experienced swimmers at the company.

[/media-credit] Anna Ejuru, the only lady swimmer at Wagagai during a training session at the factory swimming pool near Kasenyi in Entebbe on Wednesday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

According to Mudde, there is a great stride and development by the rate at which the swimmers are responding to training;

We are glad that the swimmers at Wagagai have shown commitment and keen interest in swimming.

Our colleague Jorgen Lovseth from Norway has handled special skills in life saving and safety

[/media-credit] Isaac Lordson in training at Wagagai swimming pool Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

One of the swimmers Isaac Lordson is impressed by the skills passed onto them by the two instructors.

Lordson, who also works in the plumbing department at the flower company revealed to Kawowo Sports that the swimming sessions have helped him attain more skills.

For sure, we must be blessed to be handled by the best instructors of swimming in Richard Mudde and Jorgen Lovseth.

I have learnt many skills in swimming that I did not know before.

Also, I am equipped in skills of ensuring safety and life saving in water bodies.

[/media-credit] Jorgen Lovseth talks to Wagagai swimmers Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The International Swimming Club of Entebbe is based at Lake Victoria Hotel and handles special cases of those willing to learn swimming.

They have partnered with a number of schools and institutions in Entebbe to further polish up the skills of the different swimmers.

[/media-credit] Jorgen Lovseth demonstrates life saving skills Credit:

Established swimmers at Wagagai:

  • Edward Gjinda, Isaac Lordson, Anna Ejuru, Julius Mukula, Emmanuel Okello, Richard Opolot, Moses Okello, Joseph Kabezzi, Wilson Byamukama, Nassar Masingano, Christopher Kizito

Learning swimmers at Wagagai:

  • Felix Turinawe, Conard Muramagi, Innocent Owilli, Muhammed Kirabo, Andrew Jjemba, David Tumwesigye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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