Umtali (now Mutare) has an Olympic size swimming pool as well as municipal pool at Sakubva. Local schools include the Umtali Boys School and the Umtali Girls school, with Umtali Primary School and the Chancellor Junior school which opened in 1954. Hartzell High School (est. 1897) and new schools like Hillcrest Prep and College has two swimming pools (1982), are also located in the area.
Local swimming clubs were/are Border Dolphin Amateur Swimming Club, ..