Support the ‘Amphibian’s dream
Gideon Nasilowski, known as ‘The Amphibian Namibian’ will be competing in the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, from 6 to 10 August.
The swimmer is requesting for support in the form of finance for his next paralympic competition, from the public. Nasilowski who has received so many titles in the short period he took up the sport, will be representing the country in-order to keep his dream alive of reaching the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.
The finance he receives will enable him reach and compete in the championships. Which also offers international classification of which he has to take part to be classified. The classification is important for him to be confirmed and focus on the qualifying standard for Rio in his specific classification.
“I am fully convinced that I will qualify for Rio 2016” said Nasilowski, in an earlier interview with the Economist.
The swimmer on his quest to compete at the international championships in Pasadena, USA. Nasilowski hopes and dreams of becoming the first paralympic swimmer to reach the paralympics for Namibia and is determined never to quit until he has reached his goal.
The Pan Pacific swimming Championships is a long course swimming event staged to allow an international championship-level in the non-olympic and non-world championship to compete.
The meet is considered to be one of the toughest international swimming competitions outside of the olympic Games, world championships and European Championships, due in part to the presence of swimming power-house nationals like Australia and the United States. The meet was last held in 2010.
“I want to show that yes I can do anything, I can be a full time worker and great sportsman as well. I am determined to always do better and I believe that perseverance and determination are the keys to achieving goals” he said.
The company of sponsorship will have the opportunity to have Nasilowski wear their brand at the competition, which provides international exposure, provide ample mileage for their company, along with advertisements on social networks and the Amphibian Namibian website, and free motivational about the company.
Earlier this year, he competed in the South African Senior National swimming championships for the second time, he broke one record and this is where he qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships. He was also nominated as Windhoek Lager’s ambassador in the sports Category and took part in his first triathlon.