Efforts to push up swimming in the north

Taking a plunge: Some of the swimmers who attended the summer camp
Taking a plunge: Some of the swimmers who attended the summer camp

Most of Botswana's top swimmers belong to clubs based in Gaborone, indicating a lack of quality in the northern part of the country.

Selebi-Phikwe, which was affected by the closure of the BCL Mine, once had a vibrant swimming club with well-maintained facilities.

However, these facilities have now fallen into disrepair and the swimming club has relocated to Palapye, leading to a decline in the number of swimmers in the region. To address this decline, three coaches, Gondo Gondo of the Stingrays Club, Solomon Mpusetsang and Simon Tshwaane from the Propellers Club, organised a three-day swimming summer camp in Francistown.

Editor's Comment
‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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