National Swimming begins Tuesday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:15, Sep 09,2019


The 33rd edition of the National Swimming and Diving Competition will be held at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur from September 10 to 12.

Some 515 swimmers - 390 boys and 195 girls - from across the country will compete in the age-level competition, sponsored by Saif Powertec Limited.

The boys and girls will compete in the events split into five age groups — 10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-20.

In the diving event, there will be three categories — 1-metre springboard, 3-metre springboard and 5-metre platform diving.

The diving event will be held at the Bangladesh Navy Swimming Pool as there is no springboard at the national swimming complex.

A total of 95 teams from six Divisional Sports Association, 44 District Sports Association, 43 swimming pool clubs, one education board team, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan  and Bangladesh Ansar will take part in the competition.

Bangladesh Swimming Federation secretary MB Saif disclosed the details during a press conference at the Bangladesh Olympic Association Bhaban on Sunday.

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