Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) has suspended all their activities until further notice due to the coronavirus Pandemic.
According to the federation’s chairman Patrick Muyah, the events set for May and June have been postponed to September.
“With what is going around us, we can’t take chances. The safety and health of swimmers are paramount and we will have to wait until we are given the go-ahead by the government to resume operations,” he added.
Some of the events included the national championship and Inter-school tournaments among others.
“It’s a window of opportunity for our swimmers with the next 12 months enough to get into good shape and attain the qualification mark for Tokyo,” he added.
A provisional squad of four swimmers —Emily Muteti, Issa Abdulla, Danilo Rosafio and Maria Brunlehner— were named in January for Tokyo show. The KSF chairman expressed confidence that the quartet will still fly the flag high at the games despite the postponement.
“They are our best swimmers in the country and they are training under the best coaches abroad. I am sure come the games next year, they will do the country proud,” he added.