(Xinhua) -- Conrad Thorpe,
head of the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) Interim
Management Committee, said Wednesday that Kenya will
have its best crop of emerging swimmers at the
Africa Games on August 18-31 in Casablanca, Morocco.
"The Africa Games form a solid foundation for the
young swimmers we intend to help qualify for the
"There is also the CANA (Confederation of African
Nations Amateur) zone four swimming championships,
where Kenyan swimmers performed well last year.
"This year we will have it in Windhoek, Namibia
in February," said Thorpe.
Despite facing myriad management challenges and
financial constraints, the Kenyan delegation is
looking forward to the trip to Casablanca as part of
its build up and preparation ahead of next year’s
Olympic qualifiers for the 2020 Games in Japan.
Sylvia Brunlehner, her sister Maria Brunlehner
and Emily Muteti have impressed on the global scene
and will be part of Kenya team for the Africa Games.
In the boys’ side, the East African country will
place their hopes on the prowess of U.S-based Issa
Abdallah Mohammed and Steve Maina Kimani.
Maria tops in the FINA ranking with 758 points
followed by Muteti with 750 and Sylvia 730, while
Abdalla has 711 followed by Kimani 668.