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Apr 3, 2017 | Swimming

Team Ghana returns from African Junior Swimming Championship

Team Ghana returns from African Junior Swimming Championship

By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA Accra, April 3, GNA - The National Junior Swimming team, arrived in Ghana over the weekend after participating in the African Junior Swimming Championship in Egypt.

The team, made up of two females and five males took part in the G1 and G2 categories, with two swimmers making it into the finals in a competition, that had African heavy weights in swimming, such as Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco and Kenya.

In an interview with GNA Sports at the Airport, Mr. Kodwo Abbiw Jackson, Chief Executive of Officer (CEO) of GH Dolphins and the head coach said, the youngsters performed creditably at the competition.

"It was heart-warming that two of the children made it to the finals of the G1 50 meters breaststroke and 100 meters free style final.

According to coach Jackson, the group is being groomed to take over the senior national team.

"We have a program in place that seeks to pick and train young ones. After we add a bit of skills to them for competitive swimming at the senior level.

"This would help us have a generation of swimmers, who would be competitive internationally." He added.

Captain for the team Kow Asafua Jackson, noted that though the competition was not easy, they gave out their best.

"I did my best and went for two finals, so did Maayaa and the rest of the team.

"The team is proud of our achievement though the competition was tough, with the likes of Egypt, Tunisia competing. GNA

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