WINDHOEK, JAN 22 – The next Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala takes place on 25 and 26 January at the Olympia Swimming Pool in Windhoek, and according to the Namibia Swimming Association’s executive committee member, Nicky McNamara, seven teams will be participating in the Bank Windhoek LC4 Gala.
Visiting teams Club Tsv Hohenbrunn-Riemerl (Germany) and Dolphins WP (South Africa) will mix it up local clubs with Aqua Swimming Club, Dolphins Swimming Club Windhoek, Marlins Swimming Club Windhoek, Namib Swim Academy and Swakopmund Swimming Club.
“We have a total number of 138 swimmers participating in this event are with a total of 912 entries into the various events. We are also excited to see that the Master swimmers participation has also increased. Our NASU President Wilfried Poser will also be participating in two 50 metre events,” McNamara said.
The first events on Friday afternoon will be the 800 metre Freestyle event and on Saturday morning the 1500 metre Freestyle event, in which not only the young athletes participate but also quite a few Master swimmers.
“These are long distances and as such, the swimmers competing in these events have an exceptionally high fitness level. Many of the swimmers would have trained throughout their December holiday to maintain their level of fitness. Those who were unable to, will definitely feel the distances after the weekend,” McNamara said.
“NASU would like to thank Bank Windhoek for its continued support and development of the sport, which has produced top international competitors over the years,” McNamara concluded. – NDN Staffer