About SwimZim

Welcome to Swimzim.org a handy guide to all things ‘swimming’ in Bulawayo.  We have news from our Learn to Swim school, Barracudas Swimming Club and the ins and outs of competitive swimming in Matabeleland.

You will be able to access the latest news at the swimming club, programmes for training if you are away from home, or what galas are coming up.  We will post pictures of our swimmers and keep you up to date if you are away.

Competitive swimmers and their parents will be able to get access to the National swimming records, the Matabeleland Records and the programme of events for the season ahead.  Details of tours will be available and general reminders will be on hand.

If you subscribe to our page you will be updated automatically by e-mail of all ‘breaking news’ thereby keeping you in touch with our world.

2018 MUTARE SPRINT RESULTS

      210 swimmers (only 6 of whom were over 18) took part in what was a celebration of swimming.  Some amazing times were achieved by a number of swimmers, not least by Tichatonga Makaya from Stingrays in Bulawayo who broke 3 records subject to ratification.  Click...

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2018 MUTARE SPRINT GALA

Whilst circumstances in Zimbabwe at the moment leave a lot to be desired, swimmers and their parents are heading to Mutare for the annual Sprint Gala which starts on Friday evening with the 200 IM, and continues on to Saturday with 50 and 100m events in all four...

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2018 MATABELELAND JUNIOR LEAGUE NO 2

A great turnout from the Junior swimmers today on what proved to be an extremely hot day.  Big shout out to our officials who reffed, started, timekept, stroke judged and turn judged in the blazing hot sun!  Congratulations to Mbali Sibanda, Avril Carinus  and Chante...

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2018 MATABELELAND GALA 2 RESULTS

Another night of splendour for Tichatonga Makaya who broke 2 Matabeleland records, the first his own in the 100m butterfly and the second the 200m freestyle for 12 year old boys.  Not to be outdone Timea Schultz broke the 100m backstroke record taking it away from...

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2018 MATABELELAND JUNIOR LEAGUE NO 1

Approximately 75 swimmers attended the first Junior League gala held at the City Pool on Saturday.  Mbali Sibanda broke the National 8 and under 25m Backstroke record which she set in March this year at the National Junior Championships. Click here for the full...

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Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

Our swimming duo have arrived in Buenos Aires and have been down to the pool for warm ups etc.  Liam will be swimming the 200m Breaststroke on the 10th October 2018.  Competition starts on the 7th October and finishes on the...

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2018 MATABELELAND HOSTS COACHES LEVEL 1

9 Prospective coaches attended the Coaches Level course here in Bulawayo this weekend.  We welcomed 2 coaches from Botswana, 2 from Gweru and five locals, all of whom learned what it takes to be a coach as opposed to a teacher.  They left this afternoon tasked with...

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2018 MATABELELAND GALA 1 RESULTS

A great turnout from Matabeleland swimmers on Friday night.  Some amazing swims from a lot of the swimmers especially the younger age groups, but Man of the Moment is Tich Makaya who managed to obtain his SA Junior time in his first swim along with a record (Mat) for...

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