Pakistan Swimming Federation is the national governing body of sport of swimming in the Country. The Federation is the member organization of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) since 1948 and the founder member of Asian Amateur Swimming Federation (AASF) since 1978.
The Federation was formed in 1948 with its headquarters in Lahore. The same year it was affiliated with the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).
In 1951, the first National Swimming Championship was held in King George V Memorial Swimming Pool, which is now known as Iqbal Park Swimming Pool. Since then, National Championships (open and age group, male and female) are held annually. The swimming competitions have also formed part of programme of the National Games.
The present office bearers of the Pakistan Swimming Federation under the dynamic command of Mr. Kamran Lashari, Chairman Pakistan Swimming Federation were elected in 2013 with its headquarters in Rawalpindi.
9th Asian Swimming Championship - Dubai, November 15 - 25, 2012
Led by Team Manager Mrs. Shagufta Shishmahal, Pakistan's swimmers, Kiran Khan, Lianna Swan, Anushe Engineer, Anushe Saif and Sikander Khan are participating in the 9th Asian Swimming Championship that is being held at the Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai from 15 - 25 November.
Swimmer Lianna Swan broke 2 national records in the 1st day of the event in the 100m Freestyle in a new national record time of 1:03.52 and in the 400m Individual Medley in a new time of 5:26.50.
Karachi continue Sindh Games domination
KARACHI: Karachi continued their domination of the 16th Sindh Games on the second day as 14-year-old swimmer Saad Amin added seven medals to the team’s total of 43 gold in the multi-sport competition. Larkana won six gold medals to end the day in second place with hosts Hyderabad sitting in third.
Amin won seven gold medals in nine swimming events, while Larkana’s Muhib Chandio won the 50-metre and 100-metre backstroke events.
Amin won the three freestyle events, two butterfly and two breaststroke competitions, while bagging a silver medal in the 50-metre backstroke event.
“Amin is a talented swimmer and is our main hope in the upcoming National Games,” Sindh Swimming Association (SSA) Secretary Mohammad Ali Shishmahal told The Express Tribune. “He is among the candidates for the best athlete award since his tally of seven gold medals in individual events is very difficult to be surpassed.”
Meanwhile in other sports, Karachi’s Mohammad Shahzad won the cycling event, finishing the road race in 23 minutes to win the gold medal, while teammate Abdullah secured silver with a difference of 22 seconds and Sukkur’s Abdul Jabbar bagged the bronze medal after clocking a time of 23.52 minutes.
In the softball event, Hyderabad men’s team defeated Karachi 12-9 in the final after a 14-7 win over Hyderabad in the last-four encounter.
In traditional sports, Sukkur won the kabaddi title as they defeated Mirpur Khas 47-20 in the final, and Larkana 2-0 in the kodi kodi final.
Karachi’s Razia Sher Khan won five individual medals in the athletics events. She won the 100-metre, 200-m and 400-m races along with high jump, long jump and triple jump events.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad women’s handball team defeated Karachi to win the gold medal, but the Karachi women’s netball team outplayed the hosts to clinch the netball event.
Karachi are leading the women’s events with a total of three gold medals after four events.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012.
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