Watching Kirsty Coventry win four gold and a silver medal at the just ended All-Africa Games that were held in Maputo, Mozambique, has forced the corporate world to join in sponsoring of swimming in the country.
Pool Pump and Filter Centre IT and marketing executive Audrey Marwa said they have discovered that there is life in sports, hence their decision to support swimming as part of their social responsibility programme.
The company is targeting children within the age group of nine to 13 years.
“We have decided to pay back to the community that gives us business. Our company specialises in supplying, maintaining and construction of swimming pools especially in schools.
“We have therefore lined up swimming galas that are going to be held at some of the schools that will be part of the competition,” she said.
The programme has for past years been running out of Harare in areas like Kadoma, but the sponsors have since decided to come back to the capital.
“We will have A schools in their own group, while B schools will also make their own group. The two do not have to be placed in the same group considering their status.”
The first gala was held at Alexander Park Primary School last Friday.
North Park Primary School will host the second gala on October 1. The third meet will be held at Greystone Park on October 22 with the last at Gateway Primary School on October 29.
All participants will get medals and certificates.