WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UGANDA SWIMMING FEDERATION, DR. DONALD RUKARE
POSTED ON 21 JANUARY 2014
On behalf of the UGANDA SWIMMING FEDERATION (USF)
, I would like to welcome you to the Official Website of the Federation, which continues to get populated with useful updates.
The Federation had a very exciting first year – 2013, since election of the current Executive
that took place during the elective Assembly held in February 2013. Details of the Federation’s activities will be explained during the forthcoming USF General Assembly
due on Saturday 15 February 2014
at the Lion Centre, Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
The Executive has prepared an eventful Calendar for 2014
which includes a number of key regional and international Events, to wit –
The 12th Edition of the CANA Zone III & IV Swimming Competitions, 24 – 27 April 2014 at the Kampala Parents School Swimming Pool;
The 2nd African Youth Championships, 22 – 31 May 2014, Gaborone, Zimbabwe;
The 20th Commonwealth Games, 23 July – 3 August 2014, Glasgow, Scotland;
The 15th FINA World Masters Championships, 27 July – 10 August, Montreal Canada;
The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games, 16 – 28 August, Nanjing, China.
The Executive is particularly excited that Uganda will for the first time proudly host the 12th Edition of the CANA Zone III & IV Swimming Competitions, 24 – 27 April 2014
which should increase our visibility as an Aquatics nation, where we hope to field a full team for every event.
We will be working closely with the athletes through their coaches and parents to ensure that Uganda is ably and effectively represented at all the CANA Championships and the other Events.
Of particular interest to the Executive is Masters.We intend to market Masters through a number of Events in 2014, in order to ensure that older athletes come back in their droves to the sport they dearly love. The highlight for this should be the 15th FINA Masters Championships in Montreal, Canada.
We will also continue to strive hard to ensure that Aquatics develop particularly outside Kampala, but as you can imagine, this will require finances and a concerted effort from all interested stakeholders, yourself included. The Executive will roll out an aggressive plan towards realizing out dream of a NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE
. Our STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
will ably advise this, and at the opportune time, we will be able to discuss the first draft with stakeholders.
In order to keep you well informed, we will ensure this website
is always up to date, and intend to bolster this with a quarterly Newsletter, that will be sent out by email to you and other interested stakeholders. We therefore welcome your comments, and invite you to send us feedback.
Permit me also to wish you a fruitful year 2014, and to solicit your continued support for the Federation.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Donald RUKARE (Dr.)
PRESIDENT 2013 - 2017