USF 1st Annual Dinner & Swimming Awards Gala (Nawab Restaurant, Garden City)

Download the Summary of the Nominees and Winners for the Various Categories

The USF also recognized and appointed the following distinguished personalities as Honorary Members of the USF:

1 - Dr. Maggie KIGOZI
2 - Mr. Gabriel OLOKA
3 - Mr. Nicolas Onegi p'MINGA
4 - Mrs. Drashna KOTECHA
5 - Mr. David WALAKIRA
6 - Mr. William F BLICK
7 - Mr. Simon MUJABI "Salongo"
8 - Coach Abdu KIGONYA

The following Individuals received special Awards and recognition for their contribution towards Swimming in Uganda

1 - Dr. Sudhir RUPARELIA
2 - Her Royal Highness Sylvia NAGGINDA, Nnabagereka of Buganda
3 - Mrs. Drashna KOTECHA, Director Midland Group of Companies
4 - Mr. David WALAKIRA, Director Excel Insurance Company
5 - Mr. William F BLICK, President Olympic Committee
6 - Dr. Donald RUKARE, FINA & CANA Bureau Member/USF President/UOC Secretary General
7 - Mr. Peter MUGISHA, 1st USF Vice President (Administration)
8 - Mr. Tefiro SERUNJOGI, Chairman Seals Swim Club.

The following Sponsors/Partners were recognized:

1 - FINA
2 - Uganda Olympic Committee
3 - National Council of Sports
4 - Vodafone Uganda
5 - Stanbic Bank Uganda
6 - Madhvani Group of Companies
7 - Ruparelia Group of Companies
8 - Midland Group of Companies
9 - Excel Insurance Company
10 - AAR Health Services
11 - New Vision Newspaper Printing & Publishing Company
12 - Mulwana Group of Companies
13 - Nnabagereka Foundation

The following journalists were recognized for being supporting of USF during 2015 -

1 - Mr. Emmanuel SSEKAGO
2 - Ms. Aisha NASSANGA
3 - Mr. James MAYANJA
4 - Mr. Michael NSUBUGA
5 - Mr. Alfred ODONG
6 - Mr. David NAMUNYALA
7 - Mr. Ndyamuhaki EMANZI
8 - Ms. Aisha NAKATO
9 - Ms. Aminah BABIRYE
10 - Ms. Philip CORRY
11 - Mr. Makhtum MUZIRANSA


This is to confirm that the 2ND USF NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on Saturday 26 March 2016 at Green Hill Academy starting at 8.30 am.

Download the Summons, the zip folder and the team entry forms that you should fill out and return no later than Monday 21 March 2016.

Please note that there will be a Team Managers' Meeting on Thursday 24 March 2016 at Green Hill Academy Swimming Pool, which is mandatory for all Schools Representatives/Managers to attend.

Please read the attached Summons in detail, and mark the deadlines.


Meet Events [zip]
Team Entry Form
Team Relay Form


The Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) in partnership with Midland Group of Companies does regretably confirm postponment of the 2nd USFMidland Inter-Primary School National Swimming Championships that was due on Saturday 12 March 2016 at Rainbow International School.

A new date will be communicated in due course.

Incoveniences, if any are highly regretted.

Latest online edition of the FINA Aquatics World Magazine

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the successful cooperation regarding our common FINA Aquatics World Magazine has been constant for six years. We could not have achieved it without your engagement to popularize the FINA Publication within your Federation and among your colleagues. As a result of this consistent and loyal cooperation of the Bureau, Committees and Federations 1,6 million online readers can get in the impressive world of aquatics six times a year on a free of charge, digital basis.

We have the pleasure to send you the first edition of the year. This majestic issue gives you alluring and captivating features of the Best Athletes of the Year who received their reward at the FINA Awards Gala, “Soirée des Étoiles” hosted in Budapest, Hungary, among other very popular columns, such as One Star, One Discipline, Family News, etc.

Naturally your feedback, comments and additional ideas are really welcome, as always in order to get appreciation for our Magazine by more and more aquatic fans.

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FINA reveals best aquatic athletes of 2015

The FINA Athletes of the Year 2015 were unveiled in Budapest (HUN) in a memorable FINA World Aquatics Gala - "Soirée des Etoiles" (Evening of the Stars), held in the iconic Vigado Concert Hall on Sunday January 31, 2016.

FINA awarded the best athletes across FINA's six disciplines in men and women's categories and paid tribute to their greatness and achievement in the sport.

Fukuoka (JPN) and Doha (QAT) to host 2021 & 2023 FINA World Championships

The Japanese city of Fukuoka will host the 2021 edition of the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Masters Championships, while Doha in Qatar will host the same two competitions in 2023. The decision was made after the vote of the FINA Bureau today in Budapest (HUN), some hours before the staging of the FINA World Aquatics Gala – Soirée des Etoiles.

Key sports industry leaders to attend FINA World Aquatics Gala – Soirée des Etoiles


Budapest, Hungary, will play the host to the second FINA World Aquatics Gala - "Soirée des Etoiles", bringing together the movers and shakers of the sports industry to pay tribute to the aquatic greats.

Around 300 attendees will take part in the ceremony, while 50 media (TV, web and written press) have confirmed their presence. The evening will be broadcast on national TV, MTVA, as well as live streamed (further information regarding the live stream will be comunicated).

Amongst the guests, ANOC, OCA and Olympic Solidarity President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Mayor of Budapest and Head of the FINA World Championships 2017 Organising Committee Istvan Tarlos, Mayor of Windsor Drew Dilkens, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Wilfried Lemke, and influent Olympic writer Alan Abrahamson (last year’s winner of the FINA World Journalist Award) will be present among others, providing their support to the FINA Family and the whole Aquatic Community.

FINA annually organises this important evening to recognise the continuous efforts and achievements of the aquatic stars across FINA’s six disciplines.

Recognitions will be awarded to best athletes of 2015 (men and women) in each discipline; swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming, open water and high diving.

The FINA World Aquatics Gala - "Soirée des Etoiles" will be held on Sunday January 31, in the iconic Vigadó Concert Hall {shown in image} overlooking the Danube river.

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