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First swimming gala this year to kick off Friday

First swimming gala this year to kick off Friday

The Bank Windhoek Long Course swimming Gala will kick-off on Friday, 9, concluding on Saturday, 10 October.

This will be the first instalment of the event this weekend, with events taking place in Windhoek’s Olympia pool, Swakopmund and Oranjemund towns simultaneously.

The swimming event which is open to all registered clubs and swimmers will see contestants compete in 850 events. Results from all three events will be combined in the end to determine the outcomes.

“We are all very excited as this will be the first gala since COVID-19 started,” said the Namibia Swimming Union’s (NASU) President, Aileen Botha. “Swimmers are all in good shape and are ready to put in exceptional performances.”

“Swimming is one of the few Namibian sport codes that continues to perform well on regional and international platforms, and our gratitude goes to Bank Windhoek for making meaningful contributions to the sport over the years to help us achieve these accomplishments,” concluded Botha.

 Ready to compete: Swimmers are ready to put in exceptional performances this weekend.

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