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Relays poised to brighten Dar swimming gala

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    Taliss-IST swimming championships

    Last updated: April 13th, 2019.

    Relays for both U-12 swimmers will color the Taliss-IST swimming championships scheduled to start tomorrow at the International School of Tanganyika (IST) swimming pool in Upanga.

    The U-8 year’s old swimmers will compete in two relays, 4 x50 Individual Medley (IM) Relay and 4×50 Freestyle relay. The events is expected to be very exciting as it will feature upcoming swimmers who will compete in four different swimming styles.

    The swimmer will open their campaigns with butterfly style before competing in backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle races.

    Speaking yesterday, Taliss-IST club manager, Hadija Shebe said apart of the U-12 swimmers, other swimmers will also compete in the same relay including the freestyle discipline.

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    “We have decided to include medley and freestyle relays with an aiming to gauge the swimmers’ talent. As a swimmer, you need to learn and compete in four styles. So medley is the combination of it and helps to make the event to very exciting,” said Hadija.

    Other age categories to be competed are U-13, U-14 and U-15 relay races for girls and boys. Hadija also said a total of 107 swimming disciplines will be competed in the event.

    She added 71 events will be held on Saturday while 36 events will be staged on Sunday. “We are now in the final preparations ahead of the event. We thank all sponsors, parents, swimmers and clubs for showing Good Corporation ahead of the event. We also thank Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) for the biggest support,” said Hadija.

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    Meanwhile, Mwanza Swimming Club (MSC) has confirmed to field athletes in the event. According to Hadija MSC joins International School of Moshi (ISM), Zanzibar’s Wahoo and FK of Dar es Salaam.

    Also involved are ISM Arusha, Dar es Salaam Swimming Club (DSC), Bluefins (Dar es Salaam), Mwanza Swimming Club, Mis Piranhas (Morogoro), Champions Rise (Dar) and hosts Taliss-IST. The competition is sponsored by DStv, Jubilee Insurance, Azam, Pepsi, K&K Company, SDS, RK Technotronics, Kaka’s Restaurant, Subway Osterbay and Taliss– IST Parents.