The Seals Swim Club has landed a sh66m sponsorship from Centenary Bank towards the inaugural Invitational Swimming Championships due July 2-5 at Kampala Parents School pool, Naguru.
Currently the biggest competitive swim club in Uganda with over 150 swimmers between the ages of 2 and 22, Seals has invited participants from Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa ahead of 4-day championship.
The championship will be followed by a three-day swimming training camp conducted by one of South Africa’s national elite youth swim coaches Hilton Slack of Swimlab Aquatics, July 6-9. A camp wrap-up gala will then crown the Seals activities from July 10-12.
According to Seals Swim Club Chairman Tefiro Serunjogi participating clubs can opt to attend the invitational, the swim camp or the full program running from July 2 -12.
Centenary Bank Chief Manager-Business Development, Percy Lubega handed Seals Chairman Tefiro Serunjogi and Treasurer Irene Mudanye a sh66m cheque towards the organization of the event.
“The bank is glad to be sponsoring the sport for the third year running and is interested in supporting the youth in the country through a number of initiatives as part of its business through different products and services,” Lubega stated.
“This is part of our wider CSR activities, but we also believe in what the Seals are doing that is why we came out to give them a hand; we are a winning bank and we would like to identify with winners so we hope this sponsorship can inspire the swimmers and uplift the brand of the bank,” Lubega added.
The Seals will field 75 swimmers for the event that will have competition in the 12 and under, 13-14, 15-16 years and the open category for the 17 and over.