Other Sports of Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
The Ghana Swimming Association says its main focus is to qualify young athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Secretary General of the Association, Williams Kyei, said in an interview that two swimmers, Ophelia Swayne and Kwaku Addo, had been given universality slots by the International Olympic Committee to participate in the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjin, China.
“Our focus is on the youth. The oldest swimmer on our books is 20 years, so we are hopeful for our youth project which began in 2009, and very soon it will start to bear results,” he said.
Three of Ghana’s brightest swimming prospects from the Tesano Dolphins Club, 17-year-old Ophelia, 16-year-old Kwaku Addo and 14-year-old Kwasi Abbiw Jackson, who recently participated in the FINA Swimming World Championships in Spain, had a 100 per cent improvement in their qualifying times at the event even though they did not win any a medal.
The Association has also received two invitations to participate in the Lagos International Swimming Classics from the November 6-11 and also the Africa Junior Swimming Championships from 28th of November 28 to December 1 in Lusaka but it needs financial support in order to make their participation in these tournaments a reality.