Kampala Parents School over the weekend affirmed their position as a hub for sports excellence, after the Swimming team garnered 56 medals at the second Midland National Schools Swimming Gala.
The second edition of the prestigious tournament was held at the Rainbow International School in Kansanga. The tournament brought together over 400 swimmers from eight schools.
The Ruparelia Group owned school won 13 Gold medals, 30 silver Medals, and 13 Bronze Medals.
Furthermore, KPS swimmers and (coincidentally siblings) Francesco Kagugube and Chiara Nansubuga were voted the best in the boys’ and girls’ categories respectively. Nansubuga, 12, is on the Uganda national swimming team.
Ronald Mubiru, the swimming coach at Kampala Parents School commended the extra effort put in by his swimmers to make certain of their success.
“The pupils also have a lot of discipline and are dedicated to swimming,” Mubiru stated.
The head of games and sports at Kampala Parents School Godfrey Kyankya said the school treasures co-curricular activities so much that school has put in place enabling facilities to help pupils train in different sports disciplines comfortably. They have a swimming training schedule. The school trains every Thursday evening and Saturday morning. The talented Nansubuga said training hard and remaining focused has helped her to excel as a swimmer. She has participated in international tournaments with the national team and won international certificates and trophies.
The second edition of Midland National School Swimming Gala was held in close partnership with Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) and sponsored by Midland Group of Companies through the Midland Foundation. It aims at developing young talented swimmers.
Other schools that took part in the tournament included Lohana Academy, Seeta Junior School, Daffodils Primary School, Green Hill Primary School, Golden Berry Schools, Kampala Junior Academy and Taibah Schools.
The overall winner was Daffodils, followed by Green Hill and Kampala Parents School. Max Kanyerezi, the head of swimming activities at RISU, said the school is determined to put swimming to a higher level and being part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.