A four member team of Liam Davis, Liam O’Hara, Robyn Lee and Nomvula Mjimba will represent Zimbabwe at the CANA Zone 4 Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Cairo, Egypt. The Championships will run from the 17th to the 20th of October.
Although the competition regulations stipulate that each country can send up to 28 swimmers, with no more than two per event, Zimbabwe is fielding a team of four, two girls and two boys. The smaller team size means that Zimbabwe will not be able to compete in the relay events. Swimmers compete in two age categories, one for those born in 2001-2 who are U15 and one for those born in 1999-2000 who are U17.
Davis, a student at St John’s College, will take part in four events – the 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke and the 100m butterfly. O’Hara, the rising youthful star out of Falcon College, who enjoyed a stellar day breaking records at the Christian Brothers College gala on Tuesday (13 October 2015), will compete in the 50m and 100m breaststroke as well as in the individual medley.
Mjimba, who was attending Dominican Convent Harare before recently being awarded a swimming scholarship to study in South Africa, will swim in six events: the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke and 50m and 100m butterfly. Youth Olympian, Lee who has built her swimming career while studying in Australia, will race in eight events; the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley.
None of the four national team members are new to international competition and will carry the Zimbabwean flag with pride.