Fireworks Expected At the Last Swimming Gala

The last edition if the Bank Windhoek Swimming Gala for this year will be held at the Olympia Swimming Pool in Windhoek this weekend. The gala gets underway on Election Day, 28 November at 15h00, featuring 102 swimmers with a total of 673 splashes.

Top swimmers, Zanregrave Oberholzer, Toni Roth, Sonja Adelaar and Daniela Lindemeier will be participating in the upcoming World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar early next month and will thus not be available for this gala.

This leaves room for other upcoming juniors to take top honours in the offered events. Upcoming young swimmers such as Ricardo Richter, Jade Coury, Carissa Esslinger, Heleni Stergiadis, Corne Le Roux, Ronan Wantenaar, Ju-Ane Oberholzer and Rene Viljoen will participate in this weekend’s gala.

Swimmers are hoping to qualify for the Bank Windhoek Namibian Championships to be held in February next year and also qualify for the various level galas to be held in South Africa next year. Therefore, some excellent times and good competition amongst the swimmers is expected this weekend.

Swimmers Kiara Schatz, Nicolai Flemming and Zune Weber will be using this as a warm-up gala before they leave for the African Union Sport Region 5 gala in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, from December 9, 2014.

Source : New Era