NASA Invitational Swimming Gala

22 November 2004

The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, participated in the Nasa swimming gala held at Aquatic Complex, Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi.

Click to enlarge imageThe Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, participated in the Nasa swimming gala held at Aquatic Complex, Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi and sent 12 swimmers, three from junior school and nine from senior school. The prominent teams were from Nairobi which came under the category of provinces. Each province, school, club or country entered two best swimmers for each event.

Click to enlarge imageThe team won its first gold medal when Rachita Shah swam 100m backstroke in a time of 1:25:13, beating two Zambian girls and the rest of the swimmers of her age group. The second gold medal was won by Ushir Patel in a time of 1:21:85 after defeating Nasa and Zambian swimmers.

Meet Records
Click to enlarge imageThe team had its best moment when Ushir Patel broke the meet record of Nicholas Zanette which was set in year 2000, the old time was 31:98 and the new time now stands at 31:17. He went on to beat another Nicholas Zanette record of 50m backstroke in a time of 36:41 while the old time was 38:83. Our 12/13 age group Freestyle Relay boys set a new meet record of 2:17:45 after beating the old time of 2:49:67 set in the year 2000 by Oshwal High School. The team won 34 medals in total, 11 Gold, 16 Silver and 7 Bronze.

The participants were: Vishula Patel, Hinna Vayani, Jason Rose, Suhani Dhanani, Neeraj Chandi, Anwar Gullied, Siham Yusuf, Ushir Patel, Taariq Bawazir, Emmanuel Chebukati, Jason Musau and Rachita Shah.

Names

Gold

Silver

Bronze

N° of medals

Ushir Patel

5

2

1

8

Jason Rose

2

2

2

6

Rachita Shah

1

4

1

6

Vishula Patel

1

*

3

4

Anwar Gullied

1

1

*

2