MIS swimmers hold sway in National Club Championships 

20Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
MIS swimmers hold sway in National Club Championships 

MOROGORO International School (MIS) swimming team, aka Piranhas, put scintillating performance in this year’s National Club Championships, which took place at the (IST) Upanga Campus pool in Dar es Salaam this week.

Participating teams in the championships, organized by Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA), include Taliss-IST, Mwanza Swim Club (MSC), Dar Swim Club (DSC), Bluefins, International School Moshi, Champion Rise, FK BM and Zanzibar Wahoo.

Thobias Mwangunga, MIS team’s coach, said the institution gears towards empowering students in both classroom and extra curricula activities.

Mwangunga was adamant the club will keep on producing good swimmers, after having produced 17-year old Dennis Mhini and Collins Saliboko.

The budding swimming team, which has put impressive showing in several tournaments and won accolades for their team spirit, won 48 medals in the championships.

Saliboko and Mhini won most of the medals for the MIS team.

The two youngsters, who previously studied at MIS, received scholarships to study at prestigious St Felix School in the UK, thanks to their accomplishments in swimming and outstanding academic performance.

Saliboko walked away with five gold medals and recorded five personal best times in the championships whereas Mhini recorded eight personal best times and won gold medal in 200m Backstroke.

Mwangunga was happy to see Saliboko and Mhini compete for their former school, the boys are a great role model for some of the team’s junior swimmers.

He also pointed out that the championships brought many memorable moments which include impressive showing by MIS team in Free Style and Medley Relay events, which saw the outfit’s swimmers put amazing finishes.

“We look forward to continuing working on building our team and improving our swimmers’ understanding of the sport’s techniques,” he said.

Mwangunga noted the MIS will hold open tryouts for children to join the MIS swimming team in Morogoro on May 4 at 10am.

He said the event is open to any ambitious and talented swimmers of all ages within the region.

He noted it will be a great opportunity for swimming enthusiasts in the country to cooperate with the well-established and reputable team.

 

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Morogoro International School (MIS) swimming team’s member, Denis Mhini (front row, R) poses for picture with team mates shortly after the completion of this year’s National Club Championships in Dar es Salaam early this week. The squad, popularly known as Piranhas, won over 40 medals in the event. PHOTO: MICHAEL SIKAPUNDWA

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