Typesetter | Jul 20, 2017 | 0
Swimming gala continues this weekend
The third Bank Windhoek Long Course gala will take place this weekend at the Marlin’s Club swimming pool.
About 699 individual entries were received for the gala. On Friday, 27 November swimmers will participate in various events which include a 800 metre freestyle, 100 metre breaststroke, 50 metre backstroke and 100 metre butterfly.
On Saturday swimmers will have to cover longer distances but still compete in much shorter articles which will include a 50 metre freestyle, 50 metre butterfly, 50 metre breaststroke, 200 metre backstroke, 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre breaststroke and 400 metre individual medley.
This is one of the last three galas in which the swimmers will be able to qualify for the Bank Windhoek Nationals, which will take place in February 2016.
The gala starts at 15:00pm on Friday and at 9:00am on Saturday.
Bank Windhoek has sponsored the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) with N$110,000 to host the series with the ultimate goal of developing the sport and groom swimming athletes to compete at national and international levels.
The Long Course season includes five swimming galas and a three day Bank Windhoek Namibia National Long Course Swimming Championship, scheduled to take place in February 2016.