The first Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala will take place Friday 11 October 2019 and Saturday 12 October 2019 at the Western Suburbs swimming pool in Katutura.
Over 120 participants have entered, culminating in 1002 splashes scheduled for the two-day event.
“This is always an adjustment for our swimmers as they go from training in indoor pools of approximately 25 metres to swimming galas in an outdoor 50 metre pool. Our coaches ensure that the swimmers are prepared as far as possible but there is definitely still a sharp intake of breath with their first dive into the colder outside waters," said Nicky McNamara, spokesperson for the Namibian Swimming Union (NASU).
“We had some amazing results from our swimmers over the short course season and expect the same from the long course season," McNamara said.
There will be seven clubs taking part, including a swimmer from the Stones Water Polo Club, with participants ranging from eight to 60 years of age. Clubs participating are Aqua Swimming and Fitness Club, Dolphins Swimming Club, Marlins (MAC) Swimming Club, Phoenix Swimming Academy, Stones Water Polo Club, Swakopmund Swimming Club and Oranjemund Swimming Club.
“We are again thankful to Bank Windhoek who join us as sponsors for another season. Their contribution and assistance is truly valued," McNamara concluded.
“Bank Windhoek is proud to be associated with NASU and the Long Course Gala. Over the years, we have seen talent being developed to compete on international level. It fills us with pride that swimmers have competed, set records and won internationally, something all Namibians can be proud of," said Bank Windhoek's Public Relation Manager André le Roux.
All media are invited to attend the Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala this Friday and Saturday at the Western Suburbs swimming pool.
Contact Samuel Linyondi at cell: +264 812124239 if you need assistance to get to the venue.