Coming to a momentous close, the 27th Palmolive Sindh Women’s Swimming Championship 2019 set the tone of triumph for its contestants. Surpassing many milestones and setting the bar high, Pakistan’s female swimmers emerged victorious as the crowds celebrated the winners and the new records achieved in the six age groups that were contested.
Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Ltd. and organized by Karachi Women’s Swimming Association (KWSA) for 27 years, the Palmolive Sindh Women’s Swimming Championship has consistently provided a platform for female participants to hone their talent. Promoting swimming on a national scale, this competition opens the doors to both new and seasoned swimmers, giving them the confidence to represent Pakistan at home and abroad.
Over the course of two days, 7 new records were created in 67 events at the 27th Palmolive Sindh Women’s Swimming Championship 2019 – setting challenging swim times for next year’s competitors.
The final prize distribution ceremony brought smiles to many, as their achievements brought prestige and honor to the schools and clubs they were representing. The honourable Chief Guest Maheen Rahman, Chief Executive of Alfalah GHP Asset Management graced the occasion and presented medals to the winning swimmers and teams. The Chief Guest was immensely impressed by the performance of the participants and also applauded KWSA (Karachi Women’s Swimming Association) for their continuous efforts to promote female swimming in Pakistan and Colgate-Palmolive for making this initiative possible through their sponsorship. Omer Qadri, Marketing Director of Colgate-Palmolive Pakistan Ltd., also graced the occasion with his presence.
The continued participation of highly competitive and enthusiastic atheletes is the secret behind the success of this two-day swimming event. In all, 250 children and 23 institutions took part, and set new standards of record-breaking excellence through excellent sportsmanship, setting the bar high for next year.
2019’s Record Breakers:
1. Open Age 200M IM: Zaha Shaikh, Karachi American School
2. Age 12 and Under 100M Breaststroke: Amna Khan, Karachi Grammar School
3. Age 14 and Under 200M Freestyle: Zaaria Butt, Karachi Grammar School
4. Age 14 and Under 100M Breastroke: Fatimah Allahwala, C.A.S
5. Age 14 and Under 100M Backstroke: Fatimah Lotia, Bay View Academy
6. Age 14 and Under 100M Medley Relay: Ilham Khan,Emaan Zuberi, Zaaria Butt and Mirral Rasool, Karachi Grammar School
7. Age 16 and under 200M IM: Alisa Motiwala, Karachi Grammar School
Karachi Grammar School was the overall group champion with 404 points. Bay View Academy followed in the runner’s up position with 246 points, and Karachi American School bagged the third position with 111 points.