THE Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA) has begun preparations ahead of the approaching Youth Commonwealth Games slated to take place from July 18th to 23rd, this year, at Nassau city in Bahamas.
Speaking to the ‘Daily News on Saturday’ yesterday, TSA Secretary General Ramadhani Namkoveka said his association has already started preparations ahead of the event, as one way of ensuring that they win medals at the competition.
“As one way of enhancing the chances of doing better during the incoming event, the country’s top swimmer who studies at St. Felix in Britain, Collins Saloboko will land in the country on Tuesday next week ready to team up with his colleague Celina Itatiro as the duo will fly high the nation’s flag during the competition,” said Namkoveka.
He further revealed that the pair will be drilled by the safe hands of Coach Ameir Abdallah from Zanzibar. Additionally, the Swimming boss disclosed that once all preparation measures have been completed, the team shall be officially handed to Tanzania Olympic Committee for further arrangements of their foreign trip.
Namkoveka made it clear that his association’s aim is to groom competent Swimmers who will be able to do wonders during the 2020 World Olympics to be staged in Tokyo, Japan, hence requested attention from the government and stakeholders to rally behind them as they thrive to improve the sport of swimming in the country.