ZASU promises medals at swimming gala

CANA Zone 3 & 4 Swimming Championships, Lusaka, Zambia 25 -28 April 2013
THE Zambia Amateur Swimming Union (ZASU) has promised to assemble the best team for the African Junior Swimming championship starting on November 28 to December 1.

ZASU vice-president Guy Phiri said in Lusaka that Zambia was blessed with good swimmers who would be brought together during the competition to enable the country produce good results at the forthcoming championships.
Phiri said 12 good swimmers had already been identified to take part in the championships.
“We need 12 swimmers to take part in these championships and these are people who we have already identified, some of whom are based outside the country and will have to be called to come home to take part in the championship,” he said.
Phiri said the swimmers were aged between 12 and 18 and that his union wanted to use the championship as the platform to select the Junior Olympic Games team.
He said ZASU had been monitoring the performance of the swimmers closely and knew who to get on board for the upcoming event.
About 240 swimmers were expected from the 20 countries and each team is supposed to feature 12 players.
Phiri said time had come for Zambia to show the world that it was a force to reckon with in the game of swimming.
Meanwhile, Phiri has said ZASU would work closely with the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) to ensure a good audience for the event.
He said athletes were encouraged if there was a big number of spectators to cheer them on.