Articles tagged 'swimming'

Racism row hits Zim Swimming 11 May 2018 HARARE - In a rather sad and damning development to the country's sport, the Zimbabwe Aquatic Union (Zau) is in the eye of a storm after allegations of racism. The Mary Kloppers led-board is allegedly sidelining black administrators from key decision-making positions among other things. Tho...
Kirsty appointed IOC chair 6 February 2018 HARARE - Following a vote of confidence from all members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Athletes' Commission (AC), Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer Kirsty Coventry was officially appointed by the ICO president as the commission's chair during a joint meeting between the IOC executive bo...
Kirsty officially opens Petra pool 21 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Olympian Kirsty Coventry officially opened the Petra High School swimming pool situated in the leafy suburb of Selborne Park in Bulawayo yesterday. Speaking at the occasion Coventry said she was happy that schools were still considering swimming as one of the sports that learners sh...
Coventry lands top African gong 27 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry added another feather to her illustrious cap in Johannesburg on Saturday night when she won the 2016 African Union Sport Council RASA Region5 Sportswoman of Year award. The Harare-born swimmer bagged the award ahead of South Afr...
Coventry in solid preps for World Champs? 9 June 2015 HARARE - Kirsty Coventry got her preparations for next month's Fina World Championships off to a descent start with some good times at the 28th edition of the International Meeting of Canet en Roussilion in Canet, France over the weekend. The seven-time Olympic medalist finished third in her f...
Kirsty qualifies for World Champs 21 April 2015 HARARE - Kirsty Coventry secured a World Championship place with a win in the 200-metre backstroke at the Arena Pro Swim Series Mesa in Arizona, United States over the weekend. The 31-year-old two-time Olympic gold medallist, who is currently training at SwimMAC, demonstrated that age is no hu...
Girls College win inter-schools' final 3 March 2015 HARARE - Bulawayo's Girls College emerged victors at the girls inter-schools' swimming finals that concluded on Saturday at Harare's Les Brown Pool. Although no long standing records tumbled, the finals were fiercely contested among participants from various schools across the country. Girl...
Kirsty sets up swimming academy 12 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry has established Academy in an effort to save lives from drowning. Coventry, who is currently making a coming back in the United States, made the announcement through her Facebook page yesterday. “I am very pleased to officially announce...
Kirsty makes strong comeback 19 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's swimming sensation Kirsty Coventry made a commendable return to the pool, posting some admirable times at the United States Grand Prix Series. Zimbabwe's first-ever and only swimming gold medalist begun her come back following 30 months out with a 4 by 400 metres freestyle ...
Zim swimmers hope to carry momentum 9 December 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's swimming team concluded the 12th Fina Swimming World Championships in Doha yesterday after recording some commendable times, and are now hoping to carry their form into the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games. The six swimmers were expected to arrive...
Zim swimmers struggle in Doha 5 December 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's four-men swimming team is finding the going tough at the 12th Fina Swimming World Championships which got underway on Wednesday in Doha. The 2014 edition has welcomed athletes from 160 different countries with Zimbabwe’s four competitors among the over 900 swimmers. Day ...
Mutare hosts swimming gala 7 October 2014 HARARE - A number of leading local swimmers are expected to battle it out at this year’s edition of the National Sprint Gala to be staged in Mutare on October 18. Zimbabwe Aquatic Union (ZAU) president Marry Kloppers said the organisation is expecting a huge turnout especially by those swimmer...
Kirsty announced official Econet Ambassador 4 July 2014 HARARE - Kirsty Coventry, who is gunning to compete in her fifth Olympic Games in 2016, yesterday received a major boost after being made brand ambassador for giant telecommunications company, Econet. The telecommunications giant said it was an honour to partner one of the most decorated femal...
Kirsty still believes 2 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Olympic swimmer, Kirsty Coventry, believes she still has what it takes to return to the top of her game and relocating to the United States provides her with a massive opportunity. Currently tied as the most decorated female swimmer in the history of the Olympics, Coventry, w...
Zim swimmers off the pace 27 May 2014 GABORONE - Zimbabwean swimmers found the going tough on day six of the on-going Africa Youth Games in Botswana’s capital, failing to garner a single medal yesterday. The closest they came to adding to their medal count was a fourth place finish in the 100m freestyle by Chad Idensohn. From t...
Idensohn wins silver 26 May 2014 GABORONE - Chad Idensohn was yesterday elated after scooping Team Zimbabwe’s first silver medal with a cracking 23.73 in the 50 metre swimming freestyle here at the on-going African Youth Games. The former St John’s College pupil, who moved to South Africa in 2012 in the quest of a better plat...
Mashonaland defends swimming title 25 February 2014 HARARE - Mashonaland successfully defended their Senior National Swimming Championship title at Les Brown pool yesterday. Mashonaland finished with 3 252 points followed by Matabeleland with 1 481 points while Mashonaland Country District finished on third position with 339 points. The cham...
Zim swimming's passionate plea 21 February 2014 HARARE - Swimming – a sport which gave Zimbabwe its first individual Olympic champion – still struggles to attract sponsorship despite it being potentially one of the country’s most successful sports. Mashonaland Swimming Board chairperson Niroshia Abdulla said this ahead of the National Senio...
Lee gives Zim hope 15 December 2013 HARARE - Fears that Zimbabwe’s presence on the international swimming map will fade away when Kirsty Coventry retires have been put to rest by the emergence of Robyn Lee. The swimming star-in-making has been breaking records at all the international swimming events she has taken part in recent...
Zim swimming prodigy makes waves 4 December 2013 HARARE - Rising Zimbabwean swimming sensation Robyn Lee continues to shine after she won four gold medals and one bronze from five races at the Junior African Championship in Zambia over the weekend. Zimbabwe finished in third position with four gold medals and two bronze with the second bronz...
Zim junior swimmers off to Zambia 28 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's junior swimming team is in Lusaka, Zambia, were they are scheduled to compete in the African Junior Swimming Championships which kicks today. The team comprise of Australia-based Robyn Lee and the Durban-based duo of Peter Wetzlar and Roxanne Brown, who are currently traini...