Windhoek hosts swimming championships
One hundred and fifty eight swimmers are taking part in the Bank Windhoek Long Course Namibia Swimming Championships at the Olympia swimming pool in Windhoek.
The championships, which started on Thursday, 28 November will end on Sunday, 1 December 2013.
Swimmers from all over the country, some from as far as Oranjemund, are competing at this prestigious event. Organisers say this event is the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the South African Prestige Age Group meet in March 2014. Juniors, Zune Weber and Ronan Wantenaar stand a good chance to qualify.
The defending champions, Dolphins Swimming Club, look set for another big win at the championships with the biggest number of registered swimmers. Dolphins have a strong group of swimmers with senior Quinton Delie, and junior Heleni Stergiadis leading the troop.
Namib Swimming Academy will be without some of their senior stars as the Junior African Swimming Team leaves for Lusaka before the championships. Seniors Daniela Lindemeier, Christiaan Lamprecht and Jorn Diekmann will have to hold the fort while junior Zune Weber will be a potential challenger for selection as the junior victrix laudorum.
Up and coming young swimmers such as Corne Le Roux, Rene Viljoen, Clarissa Esslinger, Heinrich Burger and Krynauw Weber are expected to make headlines.
The official opening ceremony will take place on Saturday 30 November at 08:30. The public is invited to come and support the swimmers as they compete in this prestigious event.