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AKA Mombasa students shine at swimming championships

23 November 2022

Sixteen students from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa participated in the Confédération Africaine de Natation (CANA) Zone III Championships in Tanzania from 16-20 November. The championships brought together young swimmers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Burundi, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia.  

“The performance of our swimmers at the CANA event has been superb,” said Coach Fakhry, who leads the Academy’s swimming team and also coaches the Kenyan Olympic team. “The early morning training has paid off. I am very proud of our swimmers’ achievements, and I believe more is to come.” 

The students from the Academy represented their respective countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, winning a total of 14 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 13 bronze medals. For Grade 10 student Tugi Mwige, this event was not just about competing against others, but also forming bonds with teammates and others. 

“Swimming in Tanzania was a wonderful eye-opening experience, said Tugi, who won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals for Kenya. “Meeting and competing with the best swimmers from several countries in Africa with our shared passion and love for swimming was amazing. Friendship across the nations in the pool is an experience I shall always be grateful for.