CANA Learn to Swim Programme "EVERY AFRICAN A SWIMMER", Feb 2020

The African Swimming Confederation (CANA) launched the African Learn to Swim Programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. The CANA Bureau agreed to implement this important initiative to reduce the high level number of drownings on our Continent. This programme held huge potential for Africa to save the lives of many Africans and grow aquatics on our continent.  CANA’s objective is to ensure that “Every African is a Swimmer”. Participants from 19 countries across the continent attended the four day programme in Johannes... Read More


Confederation Africaine de Natation (CANA) ZONE IV Swimming Championships – Botswana The Botswana Swimming Sports Association is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2020 CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships in Gaborone at the University of Botswana swimming pool. This tournament will be held 20 – 23 February 2020 and see the country host 13 countries with 320 athletes and numerous coaches, team officials and visitors from within our Southern African region. This is CANA Zone IV’s biggest annual swimming event ... Read More


Doha, Friday, 18th October 2019 -  South African swimming featured prominently at the 2019 ANOC Awards, which honored the commitment to the sport and outstanding athlete performances from five international multi-sport events. The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) held the sixth edition of the annual awards ceremony at the Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar on Friday and top South African swimmer Erin Gallagher was named Best Female Athlete of the African Games, which was held in Casablanca in August. ... Read More

FINA Approves CANA Zone 4 Champs as Olympic Qualifier

We are pleased to inform you that FINA has approved the CANA Zone IV Championships, taking place from the 20th - 23rd of February 2020 in Gaborone Botswana, as a meet where swimmers can achieve the FINA "A" and "B" Swimming Qualifying Standard Times. These qualiying time standards are a prerequisite for particing in major FINA competitions and the Olympics.  Botswana CANA Zone IV 2020 Team Read More

Moroccan open water swimmer set sail at the World Beach Games

Ben Rahou Mathieu from Morocco took to the waters at the World beach games to participate in the 5km open water swimming event. Mathieu completed his 5km swim in a time of  56:05 to claim the 12th position ahead of Mexican swimmer Daniel Delgadillo 56:06. A stellar effort from the Moroccan open water swimmer. Read More