Dr Donald Rukare President, Uganda Swimming Federation

Session: Creating Outstanding Development Programmes

Dr. Rukare is the President of the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) and Board Chair of Special Olympics Uganda. Dr. Rukare is credited with turning around the USF during his tenure.

Dr. Rukare also holds a number of sporting portfolios which include: Secretary General of the Uganda Olympic Committee; Chairperson of the Uganda Olympic Merits and Award Commission; former head of the NOC legal commission; Vice President of African Swimming Confederation (CANA) and a Member of the FINA Masters Committee.

Dr. Rukare is a former national swimmer who represented Uganda at national, regional and international championships and held several national records between 1980- 1992.

Dr. Rukare is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a Legal Specialist with sound knowledge of International and Human Rights Law. He has over 20 year’s experience in the field of access to justice human rights, good governance and development cooperation. Dr. Rukare is a guest faculty member at Makerere University Uganda and the Center for Human Rights University of Pretoria South Africa.
13th National Independence Swimming Gala RESULTS

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FINA The 2015 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will take effect on January 1, 2015.

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2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games, 16 - 28 August 2014, Nanjing, China (CHN)

12 FINA World Swimming Championships On the 10th of February 2010, the 122nd IOC session at Vancouver announced Nanjing as the host city of the second summer YOG.The slogan of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games is “Share the Games, Share our Dreams”.

Nanjing 2014 aims to:
  • Boost self-understanding, active participation and creativity in young people both in the sports arena and in everyday life
  • Promote understanding of other cultures, build up friendships, and help young people to appreciate responsibility in a mature way
  • Advocate fair competition and respect for the rules
  • Build awareness of a healthy lifestyle and protection of the environment
  • Boost self-confidence of young people.

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The 12th African Senior Swimming Championships

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We deeply regret to inform you that the African Swimming Championships scheduled for Dakar, Senegal has been postponed. This is due to several countries deciding to NOT to attend and others agreeing to send only a diminished number of swimmers, because of the health issues presently prevailing in some countries in West Africa.

The decision to postpone the event was taken in conjunction with the Senegalese Swimming Federation.

CANA will inform all countries in due course whether to re-schedule the event to another venue or take any other appropriate decision. We thank you for your understanding.
12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Doha, Qatar
From December 3 - 7, 2014

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Organised in even years, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) gather the world's fastest swimmers for a five-day, top-level showdown in 25-metre pool.

This year, about 900 swimmers coming from all continents will compete in the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), held in Doha (QAT) from 3 - 7 December 2014.
46 events (34 individual and 12 relays) are featured on the competition programme, for a total 138 medals.
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1st FINA Youth Training Program due 3 - 7 December 2014, Doha

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FINA together with the Organising Committee of Doha 2014 will organise the first Youth Training Programme, taking place on December 3-7, 2014 during the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

The objective is to give an opportunity to standout swimmers from each FINA National Federation to experience the World Championships and get inspiration from top athletes in the sport. About 350 swimmers, aged 14 to 16 years old, will be taking part in the programme at Doha's Hamad Aquatic Centre in the Aspire Zone. During the five-day course, tomorrow's swimming prospects will get in touch with renowned coaches to learn about the latest training trends and techniques.

This is also a unique chance for them to meet fellow young swimmers from around the world, sharing stories, cultures and a common passion for the sport in a unique setting: the venue of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)!
The programme will provide the swimming hopefuls with a strong bedrock for knowledge-building as well as long-lasting memories and motivation for the future.

16th FINA World Championships and the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships
24 July - 9 August 2015, Kazan, Russia

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Russia is proud and excited to host the 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2015 FINA World Masters Championships in Kazan. This international event will promote aquatic sports in the city and the Republic in general, along with promoting the national goal of healthy life-styles and a legacy of youth oriented sports activities for the future of the country.
Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From August 5 - 21, 2016

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