Malawi Aquatic Union’s (MAU) preparations for 2019 Fina World Championship which has started on 17 and is expected to end on 29 July in Gwangju, South Korea has been affected by cold weather conditions in the country.
Coach Yona Walesi confirmed of the failure for the swimmers to do practices due to lack of heated pools in the country.
“We are experiencing unconducive environment for preparation. The water is too cold for us to go in and do practices.
But Mau can brief a sigh of relief since, despite Tayamika Chang’anamuno’s failure to practice, three other swimmers, the likes of Amara Pinto who is in Thailand, Michael Swift in the United States and Filipe Gome in Portugal are doing there preparations using state-of the-art facilities outside where they are on various scholarships.
Mau is also expected to send two athletes, Jessica Makwenda and Murray McPherson to the Fina World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 18 to 26 August with Brave Lifa as their coach.
On 11-15 Septmber 2019, Malawi Aquatic Union will again send athletes to participate in CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championship to take place in Tunisia.