Record broken at Tsumeb gala
Heleni Stergiadis of Dolphins Swimming Club, broke the long-standing record of Christine Briedenhann in the Girls 9-10 Individual Medley of the first Bank Windhoek Long Course Swimming Gala held in Tsumeb last Saturday.
The record was set in December 2006.
Heleni undoubtedly displayed the best performance of the day by breaking the record and scoring several first places while improving most of her times.
The two best overall swims of the day, according to FINA (International Swimming Federation) points, went to Zanré Oberholzer (NSA) for her 100m Backstroke with 621 points and 200m Backstroke with 604 points.
Zanré has once again shown her dominance in these events as she prepares herself for the Olympic Youth Games in Nanjing, China.
Not far behind in the overall standing in third place, was Molina Smalley of Dolphins Swimming Club, with 590 points in the 800m Freestyle. International swimmer, Quinton Delie, also of Dolphins Swimming Club, took fourth place on the FINA points table with 586 points for the 100m Butterfly. Quinton recently returned to Namibia after finishing with his studies in South Africa where he trained at the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria.
“With the swimmers already displaying good quality swimming at the start of the season and a long standing record having been broken, the rest of the season is set to be filled with action-packed races”, said Angelika Diekmann, General Secretary of NASU.
Although the water was cold early the morning, it soon heated up and the swimmers recorded a multitude of personal best times.
The swimmers had a total of 714 splashes.
The next Bank Windhoek LC Gala takes place at the Western Suburbs pool in Windhoek this Friday and Saturday.