The CANA Zone IV swimming and water polo championships entered day three with more records being broken as South Africa maintained a lead on the gold medal tables despite Zimbabwe having the highest number of points.
The game of swimming has been described as one of the best in recent history as swimmers continue to better the best times that had been set at the previous edition that was hosted by Mauritius.
Leading the medals standings are South African swimmers who have been dominant amassing 25 golds, 16 silver and 6 bronze for a total of 47 medals, 4 short of the 51 total tally by hosts Zimbabwe who have recorded 12 golds, 21 silver and 18 bronze.
Despite the fewer gold medals, Zimbabwe currently lead the points table with 1 707.5 points, the Zambians on second position with 1 305 points while South Africa are on third with 1 163.
This 15th edition of the championships has seen a number of games records being shuttered with Zimbabwean swimmers among these top achievers.
Robyn Lee was the toast of Zimbabwean swimmers by day three with an amazing four games records breaking feat so far.
Lee smashed Ana Nobrega’s 2015 games record in the women 17 and over 100m butterfly in a time of 1:04.43 seconds before being part of the women 15 and over 400m freestyle record breaking relay team that also had Devyn Leask, Nyasha Mukonoweshuro and Maryke Koen.
They won their race in a time of 4:10.28 seconds.
Lee was not yet done as she was to break her third record of the competition when she won the women 17 and over 50m butterfly event in a time of 28.65 seconds before shattering her own women 17 and over 100m backstroke event she had set during the hit stages.
The last record to be broken by a Zimbabwean was the boys 15-16 50m breast stroke that was won by Liam O’Hara in a time of 30.69 seconds, also beating his own time set during the hits.
Action continues tomorrow morning before the official closing ceremony that is set for Sunday evening to be addressed by the Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane.