The ‘Amphibian’ goes fishing
Old Mutual showed support to the talented swimmer by sponsoring his efforts with a timely boost of N$20,000 to enable him take part in the championships that will be take place from 6 to 10 August.
Gideon hopes and dreams of becoming the first paralympic swimmer to reach the paralympics for his country even though he has made plenty of history locally and internationally. He is determined to never quit until he has reached his goal.
In 2011 Gideon became the nations’ first paralympic swimmer in history, competing at the CGA championships in Johannesburg classified as a S4 swimmer and set four records for Namibia. In 2012, he took part in the SASAPD championships in South Africa for the first time and broke all four records. That year he was nominated as disabled sportsman of the year. In 2013, Gideon competed at the SASAPD championships in South Africa for the second time, His qualification is changed from a S4 swimmer to a S3 swimmer. Gideon competes at the South African Swimming Championships in Port Elizabeth for the first time, here he broke one his records and swims an A- qualifying time for world championships in the breaststroke. Earlier this year, he competed in the South African Senior National swimming championships for the second time were he broke one record which automatically qualified him 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.