Kirsty Coventry Opens New Petra Pool

Kirsty Coventry officially opened the new swimming and water polo pool at Petra High School in Bulawayo on Friday.

The new pool, which bears the three-time Olympian’s name, will increase the quality and intensity of Bulawayo’s aquatic competition.  In particular, the development of girls’ and boys’ water polo teams at Petra will be a welcome addition to the limited number of schools who participate in the sport.

Zimbabwe’s Golden Girl gave an inspiring speech to the Petra student body before adding a splash to the launch by diving into the pool named after her and swimming an 800m medley against Petra’s relay teams.