By uspa Media

Sailfish Swimming Club emerged winners of the Swimming Without Water Challenge.

To the challenge Sailfish beat top clubs Dolphins, Makerere and Whales swimming clubs that finished second, third and fourth respectively in the eleven-team competition.

Other teams in the challenge included Altona, Hotel triangle Mbarara, Kampala Junior Academy, Stanbic Black Pirates, Kelp, Stanbic Black Pirates Rugby Club and Wakanda.

Swimming Federation officials at the prize giving ceremony of the Swimming Without Water Challenge. PHOTO BY Kinthan Images

The challenge was organised by the Uganda swimming federation in celebration of the FINA Aquatics Day with the theme “Swimming without Water.”

During the challenge participants recorded videos of exercises keeping them fit including riding bicycles, running, stretching, yoga routines and other training tools without going to the gym.

UOC executive committee member Ganzi Mugula (L) congraculates the Stanbic Black Pirates officials Dan Canowira during the prize giving of the swimming without waters challenge. PHOTO BY Kinthan Images.

Meanwhile Uganda swimming Federation president Moses Mwase has appealed to the government to waive off some of the conditions set for sports activities to resume.

“Whereas we could fulfil other SOPs, testing athletes every two weeks is too expensive for us to afford and that is an area we request the government help us,” Mwase said.

“Next year is loaded with several international activities and the only way to prepare our athletes is to have them back in the waters as soon as possible,” he stressed adding that they have laid down standard international recommended safety measures.

He urged coaches to keep monitoring athletes and guide them to stay fit because the swimming without water challenge proved that athletes are eager to get back to action.

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