Keitsile leads Bots team to CANA Zone 4

Splash: Keitsile in action
Splash: Keitsile in action

Swimming sensation, Gaamangwe ‘Junior’ Keitsile is fired up ahead of the 2022 edition of the CANA Zone 4 Championships to be held in Lusaka, Zambia this week. Botswana Swimming Sport Association (BSSA) is sending a team of 28 swimmers.

Keitsile will be making his second appearance at the championships. He competes fresh from the South Africa National Aquatic Championships that were held in Gqeberha where the Propellers Swimming Club member registered for six races. In his first race the butterfly 50m, Keitsile clocked 27.25, while in the freestyle he recorded 26.66.

He registered 2:25.16 in the 200m freestyle with another 2:37.74 in the individual medley. He then stopped the clock at 1:02.21 in the 100m butterfly with 58.41 in the 100m freestyle. Keitsile completed his races with a 50m backstroke registering 30.47. Keitsile’s coach, Simon Tshwaane said although he failed to win a medal, he managed to qualify for three finals. “The event is where you meet African swimming giants from the Olympics and World record breakers including underdogs who are also thriving to reach international podiums.

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