BY TAURAI MAUNGA
Fitchlea Primary School, hosts to the Charles Pasi Swimming Gala retained their title at the annual swimming event held on Friday last week.
The event is held every year since 2002 to commemorate the late Charles Pasi who founded the event in 2002. The event is there to celebrate the legacy of Mr Pasi who loved development and progress.
The event saw six primary schools from various regions of the country gracing the occasion. These schools include Kwekwe , Fitchlea, Lundi Park, Shabani, Anderson and Helen Mchie Primary Schools.
Speaking at the event John Garikai Geza the guest of honour expressed gratitude to the schools for supporting swimmers and urgued all participants to take the sport seriously.
“Today we all witnessed high level skill performance and sportsmanship among the swimmers. I wish to congratulate the participants who represented various schools team excellently. To the participants, I say congratulations on doing your best by continuing to perfect your skills,” said Geza.
The host of the event Fitchlea Primary School came first with Shabani and Anderson Primary Schools coming second and third respectively. Kwekwe Primary came fourth, Helen Mchie came fifth and Lundi Primary was on the sixth.
Charles Pasi is affectionately remembered for the great work he did for Fitchlea Primary School which include facilitating the construction of a fish pound, the whole map globe and path demarcations at the school.
The Pasi family was being represented by Herbert Pasi at the event who later expressed his gratitude in his speech.
“I want to thank Fitchlea Primary for hosting this event, we are happy to do this in remembrance of our late father. Thanks to all the schools and everyone who have come to this event,” said Pasi.
Ropafadzo Mucherera of Fitchlea and Anesuishe Maphosa from Shabani won the best junior swimmers. Loraine Mhlanga of Fitchlea and Tapiwa Ndemera of Fitchlea won best middle swimmers. Shantel Verenga from Shabani and Tabena Chikukwusafu of Fitchlea won best senior swimmers. Above all Tabena Chikukwusafu and Tapiwa Ndemera both from Fitchlea won the best overall swimmers of the event.