On the 9th and 10th of December, Coast Amateur
Swimming Association (CASA) concluded the long awaited 9 years
and under Swimming Gala held at the Bandari KPA College Mombasa.
event attracted swimmers from The Aga Khan Academy, Aga Khan
Primary School, Bandari Swim Club, Blue Ocean Swim Club and
Octopus Swim Club.
of seventy four young athletes swam their hearts out for the red
ribbon gold medal.
became even more specta-cular when two young swim-mers attempted
time trials for national records in the junior gala giving the
younger swimmers an insight of what their potential could be in
very proud to see that coaches are raising the level of swimming
at the coast as the two young swimmers managed to break seven
Saturday, Ivan Hart under the coach Abdulmalik Abubakar of
Mombasa Aquatics broke his first record in the 400m Freestyle in
boys 10/11yrs category.
swam a time of 5:08.25 erasing the old record held by Kunaal
Khagram with a time of 5:14.19 set on 10th October,
2015. The young 11yr old swimmer got his second record in the
200m Butterfly on Sunday.
record was being held by Thomas Tabuka with a time of 2:55.08
set on 31st May, 2015.
the new record with a time of 2:46.87 in the boys 10/11yrs
third record was the 400m Individual Medley with a new record
time of 5:54.42 erasing the old record of 6:00.72 set on 10th
October, /2015 set by Kunaal Khagram. The second young swimmer
was Lubaina Islam Ali under the same coach, broke her first
record on Saturday in the 400m Freestyle.
yr old swimmer swam a time of 5:10.99 breaking the girls
10/11yrs category record of 5:12.95 which was set on 20/11/2010
by Rebecca Kamau.
second record was the 200m Freestyle where she managed to swim a
time of 2:28.39.
record was held by Victoria Okumu was set on 28/11/2016 of
2:29.39 in the girls 10/11yrs category.
Lubaina’s third record was the 200m Butterfly held by Eva Donde
in the same age category.
time was 2:55.54 set on 21/01/2001 and the record time is
Sunday morning, she went for the 400m Individual Medley which
was being held by Maria Brulnehner with a time of 6:05.16.
swam a new time of 6:03.08 erasing the old record in the
10/11yrs girl’s category.
Bandari Swim Club took first position as they won a total of
eighty two medals from their twenty seven young swimmers gaining
607 points, while The Aga Khan Academy came sec-ond with 301
points from their twenty two swimmers winning a total of thirty
position was taken by Blue Ocean Swim Club with nine young
swimmers who took home a total of twenty medals giving them 161
position was awarded to Mombasa Aquatics with five swimmers
taking home five medals as they earned 27 points.
four swimmers, The Octopus Swim Club came fifth with a total of
three medals giving them 25 points.
sixth position, Aga Khan Primary earned 20 points from six
swimmers who won a total of two medals.
Girls category, Alexandra Hart-8yrs of The Aga Khan Academy,
Duini Caffini-9yrs and Jasmine Pendo-9yrs of Bandari Swim Club
had a very good swim in most of their events taking home 75, 62
and 39 points respectively.
boy’s counterparts Iqbaal Bayusuf-8yrs of Bandari Swim Club,
Ameir Muravej-9yrs of The Aga Khan Academy and Hashim
Sheikh-8yrs of Bandari Swim Club had some wonderful perso-nal
best times and took home 57, 52 and 48 points respectively.
takes this opportunity to inform the swimming community that it
held its AGM on 26th November 2017 at and that a new
committee has taken over.
team comprises of Mr. Ahmed Kadernani (Chairman), Mr. Fauz Bani
(Vice Chairman), Mrs. Larissa Hart (Secretary), Mr. Tony Rosafio
(Assistant Seceretary), Mr. Tafawa Zubeir (Competition
Secretary), Mrs. Zarina Khan (Treasurer), Mr. Thomas Bifwoli
(Assistant Trea-sure), Mrs. Salma Jezan (Public Relations), Mr.
Abdulmalik Abu-bakar (Life Saving), Mrs. Halima Oloo (Member),
Mr. Mehboon Harunani (Member) and Mr. Sanjeev Khagram (Member),
would like ask for all support from parents and well wishers.
also calling to the Mombasa County for their support and other
sponsors with any assistance to the sport.
wish the swimmers an excellent swimming season and are looking
forward to a great year ahead.