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Nakaleke shatters personal record at swimming gala

Nakaleke shatters personal record at swimming gala

Eliphas Nakaleke once again managed to break his own record in the 50 metre fly category for boys 8 years at the second Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala which took place last week at the Katutura Municipal Swimming pool.

“Being early in the long course season and with the swimmers not being fully fit only one Namibian Age Group record was broken. Nakaleke broke the boys 8 years and under 50 metre fly record in a magnificent time of 39.85 seconds. He bettered his own record which stood at 41.33 seconds;” said Jurie Badenhorst, on behalf of the Namibian Swimming Union (NASU).

In total 124 athletes competed with 829 individual entries relating to 22 events.

Meanwhile, Heleni Stergiadis secured the first three places on the Fina points system, meaning she had the three best overall swims. That is in the Women 15-16 years 400 metre individual medley, 400 metre Freestyle and 800 metre Freestyle when she respectively scored 615, 597 and 587 points.

The following clubs took part in the Gala which the Bank has been sponsoring for five years: Aqua Swimming and Fitness Club, Dolphins Swimming Club, Namib Swim Academy and Marlins and Swakopmund Swimming Club.

Caption: Alex Oliver Moller from Aqua Swimming Club pictured during the men’s 13-14 Breast stroke.



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