Students demonstrate talent at Annual Inter House Swimming Gala

20 July 2012

On Friday March 30 2012, The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi held the Annual Inter House Swimming Gala at the school pool.

On Friday March 30 2012, The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi held the Annual Inter House Swimming Gala at the school pool.

Seventy two races were organized which included the traditional strokes of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, individual medley and the frantic and energetic relays.

The Swimming Gala is always a hotly contested affair where all the students have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents alongside their classmates.

The competition started off with the 100 meters Individual Medley followed by the 50 meters Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. These were followed by the 25 meter versions of the Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle.

The gala offered the students the chance to compete and score individual and house points in the year 7, 8 and 9 open boys’ and girls’ categories. The first two students in each category won the right to a first place and second place medal. Once the individual races were over, it was time for the students to win points for their Houses. The relays races were next and, as always, were great fun, involving four students swimming frantically to propel their teams to victory.

It was a very dramatic gala but, in the end, Mumbi Kiragu captained her house Venus to a victory with 343 points ahead of Jupiter who had 254 points, followed by Mars with 156 points and Saturn with 126 points. Venus’s co-captain Kevin Njugi, could not have phrased it better as he collected the Winning Trophy: “VENUS ROCKS INDEED!”

In the Individual categories:

Grade 7
Serish Thakker of Jupiter House took overall girls’ grade seven, with 63 points followed in second place by Aashika Chandaria of Mars House with 36 points. Mwenda Muriuki of Mars House was first in the boys’ category with 56 points, followed in second place by Kahenya Kang’ethe of Jupiter House with 44 points.

Grade 8
Fiya Shah of Saturn House took overall girls’ grade eight with 63 points, followed in second place by Gathoni Kangethe of Venus House with 25 points. Salman Hasham of Venus House was first in the boys’ category with 63 points, followed in second place by Azaan Rahemtulla of Saturn House with 30 points.

Grade 9
Wambui Wambugu of Jupiter House took overall girls’ grade nine with 63 points followed in second place by Stacy Njoki of Venus House with 39 points. Samuel Ndonga of Venus House was first in the boys’ category with 63 points followed in second place by Dhruv Shah of Saturn House with 55 points.

Open Category
Mumbi Kiragu of Venus House took overall girls’ open category with 62 points, followed in second place by Stephanie Nazi of Venus House with 19 points. Mazar Yakub of Jupiter House was first in the boys’ category with 55 points, followed in second place by Philip Ireri of Mars House with 43 points.

It was a great event and all the students should be very proud of themselves for all that they achieved.

Well done everyone!