Swimming Coach applauds Teulings Swim Challenge
Kaleen Swimming Club Head Coach Chris Daka, has observed that the Teulings Swim Challenge which the OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre hosts will help many young swimmers develop their skills and subsequently qualify to start participating in the Zambia Swimming Union (ZASU) organized swimming galas.
Daka, whose swimmers took part in the Teulings Swim Challenge on Saturday, 31 August, 2019 at the OYDC Zambia, says it was motivating to see a number of young swimmers splashing waters and clocking impressive times.
He disclosed that Coen Teulings, the Chairman of the Merifin Capital in Belgium through the OYDC Zambia, is helping many young underprivileged children by allowing them to take part in well organized youth league games.
And one of the swimmers Emmanuel Banda, says he finds swimming to be an interesting sport stating that he was happy that his coach gave him a chance to compete for his swimming club. Banda, competed in the 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.
Meanwhile, OYDC Zambia programmes officer, Mellisa Majonga, says the centre remains committed to helping young athletes who are part of the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge develop their skills and become professional swimmers in future. She added that OYDC Zambia, is receiving good response from teams that usually take part in the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge which involve five sports disciplines beach volleyball, netball, taekwondo, hockey and swimming.
The competition on Saturday attracted over 50 swimmers from Lusaka Sharks, Kaleen Swimming Club and many other schools.