Zahra Pinto is Thanyapura’s Sports Hotel Mentor and Aquatic Instructor and brings her vast knowledge of swimming to the team.

She is an inspirational choice for those looking to step up their swim game, and she works closely with the FINA scholarship swimmers who train at Thanyapura.

Coach Zahra is an Olympic athlete from Malawi. As an athlete who competed against some of the best swimmers in the world, Zahra gained extensive experience and developed the meticulous practices she uses today when coaching her sessions. In 2008, Zahra was voted as the Malawi Sports personality of the year and was also the youngest competing athlete at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Ms. Pinto has a passion for the development of swimming in developing countries and it is what drove her to start coaching and mentoring. Her bubbly personality, diligence and patience have been key characteristics which make her the perfect choice in mentoring and managing young developing swimmers who join in on the FINA program.