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 HARARE GALA 4

Harare also held their 4th Seeded gala on Friday night, and coincidentally also had a 1500m event on the programme.  Only 6 swimmers took part, whilst 32 were trundling away in Bulawayo. Click here for the full...

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2018 MATLAND GALA 4

A great turnout for Gala 4, only swimmers from Petra, Centenary and Masiyapambile were missing as they were preparing for their interhouse galas today.  It was quite a long evening while we celebrated the 32 swimmers who competed in the 1500 which now requires...

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HARARE SHORT COURSE 2018

Aapproximately 100 swimmers went off to Heritage School this morning to compete in the Harare Short Course.  Potentially 8 records were broken, but they are subject to ratification.  National records require 3 qualified timekeepers to be present at the time and sadly...

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BULAWAYO HOSTS THE ZAU LEARN TO SWIM COURSE

The Zimbabwe Aquatic Union has developed a Learn to Swim Course designed to assist teachers who work with small children and this weekend 9 teachers are attending this course in Bulawayo.  Teachers are not only learning how to work with young children, but are...

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2018 MATABELELAND GALA 3

More good results from swimmers in Matabeleland last night, a number of Matabeleland records fell, and a 200 freestyle national record for Tichatonga.  Matabeleland can now boast that 6 swimmers - Dale, Denni, Tich, Liam Quintin and Cory, who have qualified for SA...

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MUTARE SPRINT GALA 2018

The dust has settled and a couple of additional facts have emerged following the Sprint Gala.  The first is that young Donata Katai (aged 14) achieved the Qualifying time set by ZAU to attend the World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest in 2019.  Her time for...

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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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