Some of the young swimmers at Sailfish swim club Eritine branch in Buwaate


For starters, the Eritine complex is found along Buwaate road, just behind Karib Oil fuel station (half a kilometer away from the junction in Najeera 2).

Time over and again, the element of infrastructure as well as equipment remains pertinent in the growth and development of any given sport in the box.

In Uganda, like many of the states in the developing economies, there is a pronounced status for inadequate sports facilities and gear.

Worse still, the few existing facilities and equipment are sub-standard and many lie in abject appalling conditions.

The aforementioned grey patches have hindered the steadfast and proper development of talent across the board for the different sports disciplines which has deprived the country.

Amidst these challenges, varying aggressive personalities and companies have forged means to pave on against all the odds.

The magnificent Eritine complex swimming pool in Buwaate

In Buwaate, a suburb of Kampala city, there lies a magnificent state-of-the-art swimming pool at the Eritine complex.

This swimming pool measures to 25 meters with six lanes.

To be exact, the Eritine complex is located along Buwaateroad, just behind Karib Oil fuel station (half a kilometer away from the junction in Najeera 2).

Young swimmers at Sailfish swim club at the Eritine complex in Buwaate
A young swimmer at Sailfish Swim club Eritine complex in Buwaate

At the complex, Sailfish swim club has established a branch that was recently launched in early March 2023.

According to Joseph Kabogoza, a head coach at Sailfish swimming club, this is an extension from the crop that also trains at Ambrosoli International School in Kampala.

“We are humbled to have launched a branch at Eritine complex, Buwaate. This is part of the main group that trains at Ambrosoli International school. We want to spread wings and attract as many swimmers as possible, polishing up their skills and getting them ready for local, regional, continental and international competitions” Kabogoza states.

Joseph Kabogoza, head coach Sailfish Swim club
Head coach Joseph Kabogoza conveys instructions

Kabogoza works alongside a committed team of coaches, administrators and other support personnel.

William Muloopa, Rogers Sabiiti, Sanon Muloopa, Vivian Namyaalo and Esther Nadunga are all assistant coaches.

Cake served to young swimmers at Sailfish Swim club Eritine branch in Buwaate
Merry making with the cake at Sailfish swim club in Buwaate

The administrators include; Deborah Musoke and Joanitar Kabogoza, among others.

By and large, the future of Uganda’s sports lies with basics as having the right coaches to prepare the best athletes via-a-vis standard equipment and facilities.

Joaneetar Nattabi Bugembe, proprietor for Eritine complex smiles (middle)
Some of the young swimmers at Sailfish Swim club (Eritine branch Buwaate) pose for a group photo

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

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