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Bank Windhoek sponsors Namibian swimming

July 22, 2013

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Bank Windhoek has sponsored the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) with N$100 000 with the ultimate goal of developing the sport and grooming young swimmers to compete at national and international level.

The funds will be used to host the NASU summer season Long Course (50m) events, which will be held from October 2013 to April next year.

The long course season will be branded as the Bank Windhoek Long Course Series.

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

“Swimming is one of the few Namibian sport codes that continues to perform well on regional and international platforms. We believe that this sponsorship will assist the union to promote and grow the sport and hopefully one day, groom swimmers that will bring an Olympic medal back home,” said Elzita Beukes, Communication Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement and Bank Windhoek.

“We are grateful for the sponsorship and we look forward to working with Bank Windhoek to promote swimming as a sport in Namibia. Unfortunately, due to the absence of the right standard sized swimming pools in most towns, the Long Course competitions can only take place in Tsumeb and Windhoek. However, swimming is not an expensive sport and is therefore accessible to a large segment of our society. We would welcome anyone who is interested to take up swimming as a sport,” said Angelika Diekmann, General Secretary of NASU.

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

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