WINDHOEK, Jan. 24. – The fourth Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala will take place on Friday, 26 January 2018 and Saturday, 27 January 2018.
“The Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) remains greatly appreciative of the generous assistance from Bank Windhoek. We look forward to a great swimming weekend,” said Jurie Badenhorst, spokesperson for NASU.
This gala is a long course meet, meaning it will be held in a 50 metre, as opposed to a 25 metre pool. The Windhoek Gala will be held at the Olympia pool. Galas will also be held in Swakopmund and Oranjemund.
The following clubs will participate in this weekend’s gala; Aqua Swimming and Fitness Club, Dolphins Swimming Club, Marlins, Namib Swim Academy, Oranjemund Sale Sharks and Swakopmund Swimming Club.
170 swimmers have entered this year’s gala. Dolphins have entered 95 swimmers, Aqua 31, Oranjemund 22, Swakopmund 10, Marlins 7 and Namib Swim Academy 5.
This particular event will include the longer distances such as the 800 metre freestyle for women and the 1 500 metre freestyle for men and will serve as the final qualifier for the Bank Windhoek National Championships, to be held in Windhoek from 22 – 25 February 2018. – NDN Staffer