DStv Uganda and the Uganda Swimming Federation hosted the National Independence Swimming Gala at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU).

This two day event saw about 13 schools closely compete for the top position. The competitors took part in the different swim styles from the 400m relays, 50 meter breaststroke, 200-400 medley relay, 100m fly to 50m freestyle.  All the sprints took excellent technique and explosive strength for the game.

Speaking to the journalists, MultiChoice Uganda PR and Communications Manager, Tina Wamala said, “DStv Uganda has keen interest in supporting children in sports, because we believe in a generation of fully rounded children that don’t only excel in academics but also participate in sports.”  “Swimming has taken centre stage for DStv Uganda because it physically and mentally engages children and it is a fun game.”

She continued by saying, “DStv Uganda has contributed Ugx 25 million in this particular gala as a way to support organisation and the participants because we see a lot of potential in this. We are also grateful for the support given by the parents and families of the participants. It has been great seeing them cheering on and the tremendous encouragement given.”

The Secretary General Uganda Swimming Federation, Moses Mwase, while congratulating the winners he said, “We thank all the participants for taking part in the gala and professionally competing and encouraging each other, you have all made this event remarkable. We congratulate the winners for the excellent exhibition of talent at its best and also encourage those who didn’t win, never to give up and look forward to the coming competitions.”

Overall results of the winners

Categories School Points
Overall Best School Aga Khan School 3,240
2 Position Green Hill Academy 2,155
3 Position The British School of Kampala 1,562

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