Seals Swim Club Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

National Swimming Championship

Overall Team Rankings

1. Seals – 3,606

2. Silverfin – 3,466

3. Dolphins – 3,208

4. Supra – 991

5. Gliders – 616

6. Kampala Aquatic – 616

7. Sailfish – 292

8. Altona – 220

9. Marines – 177

10. Shark Teens – 142

11. UCU – 109

12. Malta – 96

13. Baseline – 68

14. Marlins – 52

[/media-credit] Seals Swim Club celebrate with the trophy Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Individual Scores

8 and Under

  • W: Amelia Mudanye (Seals) – 82 points
  • M: Jethro Mugisha (Silverifin) – 73

9-10 Years

  • W: Heather White (Silverfin) – 160
  • M: Jason Malan (Silverfin) – 172

11-12 Years

  • W: Kirabo Namutebi (Dolphins) – 162
  • M: Ruben White (Silverfin) – 160

13-14 Years

  • W: Mercedes Mwebeiha (Silverfin) – 123
  • M: Tendo Mukalazi (Dolphins) – 134

15 and Over

  • W: Avice Meya (Silverfin) – 172
  • M: Patrick Rukundo (Kla Aquatic) – 100

Seals Swim Club defended the DStv National Swimming Championship held over the weekend at at Kampala International School of Uganda (KISU), Bukoto.

Seals collected 3,606 points by the end of the event on Sunday. Their girls led by 8 and under leader Amelia Mudanye (82 points) were on top of the game and swung the competition their way with 2010 total points.

[/media-credit] Amelia Mudanye Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Silverfin Academy, who actually train at KISU, were overall runners up with 3,466 and were also runners up in the men and women’s categories.

However, six of their swimmers, including their captain Avice Meya, topped the 10 different age categories.

There was little luck for Dolphins, who won the first edition of this championship in 2015, but they completed the podium places with 3,208 points despite their boys topping with 1,895 points.

It was not purely action in the pool as swimming fraternity also bid farewell to Uspa swimmer of the year (2016) Nicholas Malan and his family, who return to South Africa at the end of July.

Nicholas and his brother Jason, who topped the 9-10 years age category with 172 points, the most accumulated by any swimmer over the weekend, are members of Silverfin.

Nicholas, 14, has represented Uganda in the Zone III and IV championships while his brother also went to the Zone IV competition in Rwanda last year.

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