Kenya swimmers jet out for Malawi CANA Zone Monday

Written By: Buckley Fedha

Bella Thorpe is one of the most experienced swimmers in the team (File)

A youthful swimming team of 14 swimmers, eight boys and six girls, will leave the country Monday morning to represent the country at the Cana Zone Four championship set to be held in Malawi from Wednesday to Saturday.

Led by captain Imara Bella Thorpe, the team is focused on collecting as many medals in the tournament as possible despite the event being one of the toughest events as they will be competing against experienced swimmers from other developed nations including South Africa, Mauritius and Zambia.

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Bella Thorpe is one of the most experienced swimmers in the team having won a silver medal at the 2016 event in Mauritius.

Other dependable swimmers in the team are Rushab Shah who won a total of three medals; one silver and two bronze medals, at the 2016 event in Mauritius and Clyde Lwanya who won two bronze medals at the 2017 edition in Zambia.

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Kenya has an impressive record at the Cana events especially having finished second at last year’s Cana zone three championship held in Tanzania.

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In addition to setting a target of collecting many medals at the tournament, the Kenyan swimmers will be aiming to attain qualifying times for the World Swimming Short Course championship set to be held from the 11th to 16th of December this year in Hangzhou, China.

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