Swimming Union receives hefty donation
Bank Windhoek has sponsored the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) with N$100 000 with the ultimate goal of developing the sport and groom swimming athletes to compete at national and international levels. The funds will be used to host the NASU summer season long course (50 m) events, which will be held from October this year to April next year. This long course season will be branded as the Bank Windhoek Long Course Series.
“Swimming is one of the few Namibian sport codes that continues to perform well on regional and international platforms,” said Elzita Beukes, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at Bank Windhoek “We believe that this sponsorship will assist the union to promote and grow the sport and hopefully one day, groom swimmers that will bring an Olympic medal back home,”
“We are grateful for the sponsorship and we look forward to working with Bank Windhoek to promote swimming as a sport in Namibia. Unfortunately, due to the absence of the right standard sized swimming pools in most towns, the Long Course competitions can only take place in Tsumeb and Windhoek. However, swimming is not an expensive sport and is therefore accessible to a large segment of our society. We would welcome anyone who is interested to take up swimming as a sport,” said Angelika Diekmann, General Secretary of NASU.
NASU is affiliated with the Namibian Sport Commission and the Namibian National Olympic Committee, and internationally with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the African Swimming Federation (CANA).