DMSS Gators Swimming Club will host a high-level swimming competition at the University of Botswana Swimming pool from 24th to 27th March 2022. This swimming competition will see some of the best up and coming swimmers Botswana has produced compete against each other and also provide a much needed platform to develop new swimmers to introduce them to the sport. The DMSS Gators Swimming Gala is a highly anticipated fixture on the swimming calendar which has previously seen up to 10 swimming clubs participate.
This year we anticipate 8 clubs, of which 6 are from Gaborone, 1 from the Francistown and 1 from Zimbabwe. This will see up to 250 swimmers take part. We look forward to hosting swimmers from across the country in this much anticipated swim meet. This is a competitive gala which will not only assist to identify the top swimmers in the country but will provide a platform for new and developing swimmers to compete in a high-pressured environment. This training is critical for the development of swimmers nationally, and is seen as a gateway competition for other national and international competitions for Botswana to compete in,” said Thobo Moleko – DMSS Gators Vice Chairman.
Botswana has produced swimmers who have competed at the level of World Championships and the Olympics. Naomi Ruele, David Van der Colffe and James Freeman have all come from the DMSS Training programme and have been awarded elite scholarships from prestigious universities in the United States, due to programmes and platforms such as this.
“We’re really looking forward to the competition and I have no doubt that all of the team members are ready to give this their best shot. Aquatic sports have never been a big thing in Botswana, but we have so much potential and I wish to urge more parents to sign their children up for this phenomenal sport. The health benefits undoubtedly speak for themselves, it is great for losing weight as well as keeping fit but it is also very refreshing and calming,” said in his closing remarks.
This tournament is made possible by BOKOMO Botswana, Incepta PR and Strategies, The PR Practice, De Vre, Emergency Assist 991, Virgin Active and Showgroup Botswana