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.

2019 Zimbabwe Senior national Championships day 4

MATABELELAND 2019 Today was long! Swimmers had a number of races on the cards to swim along with the 800m freestyle this evening. Tomorrow we complete the programme with the 1500m freestyle and the finals of the 200 IM and the 50m Butterfly. Today the highlight was a...

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2019 SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Matabeleland winners in the 11/12 c 180 swimmers are taking part in the 2019 edition of the Senior National Championships here in Harare. Today we had an official opening with Lyn Coventry (mother of Kirsty Coventry), as the guest of honour who has retired from...

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AUSC YOUTH GAMES 2018

All in all our Swimming team were extremely successful at this year's edition of the AUSC Youth Games held in Botswana.  Our team achieved 11 individual bronze medals and 7 relay medals.  Denilson Cyprianos broke all 3 national backstroke records Click here for the...

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Let the Games begin!

Thanks to our sponsors Hammer and Tongues and our parents, the van der Westhuizens,  our medals for both Senior and Junior Nationals have arrived.  Zimbabwe swimming are always grateful for support and sponsorship as this relieves the pressure on the Administration...

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2018 MANICALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Great to see the smaller provinces holding successful Championships.  Manicaland have a dynamic Board who are working hard to ensure that swimming thrives in Mutare.  Click here for the full results

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REGION 5 TEAM DEPARTS FOR BOTSWANA

Swimming are providing a team of 8 for the Region 5 Games which start in Botswana in a couple of days time.  Our team of 4 Boys, comprising Dale Bruce, Liam O Hara, Denilson Cyprianos (Byo) and Ayman Khatoun (Hre), and 4 girls - Paige V d Westhuizen, Nomvula Mjimba,...

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2018 MATABELELAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

A full four days of intense competition resulted in the most exciting inter club competition in recent years.  The battle between Stingrays with 24 senior swimmers and Barracudas with 14 senior swimmers began with the 1500 and finished with the final relays this...

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PETER WETZLAR IS ON A ROLL

Peter Wetzlar, a student at the University of Kentucky, is currently swimming a long course meet in Greensboro, North Carolina and tonight not only did he break his own 50m freestyle National record, he managed to qualify with a B time for the World Championships in...

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2018 WORLD SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sometimes bad things happen to good people.  On the 30th October Robyn Lee who was preparing to attend the World Short course Championships in China, went over her bicycle handlebars and landed on the pavement leaving her with a broken arm.  She had it pinned and...

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