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Spring opens swimming season.

Bank Windhoek earlier this week handed over a boast of N$100,000 to the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) to host the Bank Windhoek Long Course Swimming Series.

After a brief break from the water swimmers will return for the Bank Windhoek Long Course Swimming Series which is set to start in October and end in April 2015.

The bank sponsored the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) with the ultimate goal of developing the sport and groom swimming athletes to compete at national and international levels.

The Long Course season includes 10 swimming galas and a five day Bank Windhoek Namibia National Long Course Swimming Championship.

Sanet de Waal, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at Bank Windhoek said, "Bank Windhoek is proud to be associated with the Namibia Swimming Union as swimming continues to be one of the sport codes in Namibia that performs well at regional and international level."

"The participation of our swimmers at these competitions continues to grow every year and last year, some of them broke swimming records, including winning four medals (two golds, silver and bronze) at the African Youth Games Swimming competition, which was held in Gaborone, Botswana in May this year. Three swimmers had also qualified for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games that took place in Nanjing," said De Waal. The administration of NASU expressed their gratitude for the generous sponsorship as it contributes immensely to the development of the sport. They further encouraged anyone who is interested in taking up swimming as a sport to contact NASU for more information.

NASU, which has been operating since the 1950's, is affiliated to the Namibian Sport Commission (NSC) and the Namibian National Olympic Committee, and internationally with the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the African Swimming Federation (CANA).

Caption: Put on your swimming caps: Pictured with some of the swimmers at the handover of the sponsorship are, Sanet de Waal, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at Bank Windhoek, (seated on left) and Bettina Steffen, President of NASU (standing on right).


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Publication:Namibia Economist (Windhoek, Namibia)
Date:Sep 5, 2014
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