When we think of Half Term (18-21 February 2016), we think of disabling the alarm clocks, catching a good movie and maybe, just maybe catching up on some studying. Officially, there are no sporting fixtures and student athletes get a rest. However, this weekend is showing that many student athletes are busy doing what they do best and at high levels.
Top high school swimmers from around Zimbabwe have emerged on Bulawayo. Matabeleland Swimming Association are hosting the Senior National Swimming Championships this weekend at the Municipal Pool which was refurbished and upgraded for the AUSC Region 5 Games in December 2014.
St John’s College, Old Georgian’s Club and several other venues in Harare are hosting the Junior Squash National Championships for both primary and secondary level students. The top three students in each age category will qualify to represent Zimbabwe internationally.
All roads lead to Nyanga this weekend for those who are engaged in the sport of triathlon. Saturday will see the Schweppes Water Troutbeck ATU Triathlon African Cup, Zimbabwe National Championships and Troutbeck Mile Open Water Swim. Students will be using this international event to qualify to participate in African and SA Triathlon Championships in March.
Meanwhile, three high schools, St John’s, St George’s and Falcon College have sent their first team cricket squads to participate in the Independent Schools Cricket Festival taking place at St Alban’s College in Pretoria, South Africa.
And with track season roaring into full gear with PE Sprints next week Wednesday (24 February 2016), we know a lot of track athletes are stretching those muscles and preparing to show us their speed.
Half Term? Maybe, but the life of a student athlete continues….