THE Bank Windhoek National Long Course Swimming Championships will start on Thursday, with 184 athletes competing for the national honours.
According to Bank Windhoek’s Marketing and Corporate Communication’s Team, the 184 athletes are from six swimming clubs and the International Paralympic Committee. These athletes will participate in 1 628 entries, with 17 individual and five relay events.
The interim President of the Namibia Swimming Federation (NASFED), Riaan Steyn, commended the swimmers for training during the season to qualify for the swimming championships.
“(This is) a highlight on the swimming calendar, and one that swimmers spend hours preparing for. The occasion will see participants from clubs across the country competing for trophies, medals, and even the chance to go down in the record books as one of Namibia’s fastest,” Bank Windhoek added.
Bank Windhoek explained that the swimming championships also allow the swimmers to qualify for other prestigious events outside Namibia. This includes the All-Africa Games, the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games and the FINA World Championships.
The Bank Windhoek National Long Course Swimming Championships will start on Thursday and end on Sunday. The event will take place at the Olympia Swimming Pool in Windhoek and entrance will be free.