At least 12 countries have confirmed their participation in the highly-anticipated Africa Aquatics Zone 3 Swimming Championship which is due at Gahanga Swimming Pool, Kigali, from November 23-25. READ ALSO: Swimming: 30 selected for Africa Zone III championship The competition, now in its eighth edition, is organized by the Africa swimming governing body, Africa Aquatics, and serves as a qualifying event for the Commonwealth Games. Swimmers from Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Africa, and host nation Rwanda will gather in Kigali for the regional competition. They will compete in various categories including Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Medals will be up for grabs in 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m. ALSO READ: Niyomugabo optimistic ahead of Aquatics championships Africa Aquatics Zone 3 Swimming Championship was initially scheduled to be held in Sudan but, due to security issues the championship was relocated to Rwanda who last hosted a similar competition in 2016. A total of 30 swimmers will represent Rwanda at the competition.