Defending champions Green Hill Academy host the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) Midlands Primary Schools Gala tomorrow.
The last three editions have been held at Rainbow International School – Kasanga but in a positive development, the competition now goes to one of the one participating schools.
The Kibuli-based Green Hill, which has always faced competition from Seeta Junior, Daffodils and Kampala Parents School, will look to make home advantage count. It is a points’ game and numbers will count. Being at home, Green Hill have the chance to field a relatively bigger team just like last year where they fielded at least two swimmers per event.
“In a big way, we are ready to defend what we won last year,” James Bond Kisame, head of sports at the school, said.
“We also believe that unlike the Independence Gala where we also have to compete against the International Schools, the ground of competition is fair in this gala because it is restricted to national schools,” Kisame added.
For USF and sponsors Midland, it is another opportunity to relish the growth of this competition geared towards the growth of swimming in schools.
“For us it is a great initiative and we are pleased to be part of a programme that promotes talent. For USF, we believe that from this you can get talents to nurture to greater heights,” R Jason Lewis, Rainbow’s Head of Secondary School that represented Midland, said.
Some of the swimmers owe their improvement to club swimming but there is also evident quality and growth of numbers in schools.