Windhoek — The Namibian Swimming Union (NASU) has hailed all it’s swimmers who attended the SA Level 3 gala that was held at Newton Park, Port Elizabeth on the 16 – 20 of this month.
The Level 3 gala still remains the standard to measure oneself against Africa in terms of Age Group Swimming. A total of 500 swimmers participated in this event.
This is one of the most prestigious events that takes place yearly in South Africa, which gives age group swimmers a proper platform to showcase their talents.
“We are proud of the fact that our athletes count has gone up from 5 athletes in 2010 to 11 in 2012. Congratulations to the swimmers who had good results and many personal bests. A total of 13 Namibian records were broken and were also bettered during the course of the event,” reads a statement from NASU.
Zanre Oberholzer set a total of six records in the heats and finals in the women’s age group of 13-14. Kiara Schatz also managed to establish three records in the women’s U/12, while JP Engelbrecht broke two records in the men’s 17-18 age group and Toni Roth set one new record in the women’s age group 13-14.
Kari van der Vaart also broke a record in women’s age group 17-18.
NASU further acknowledged he contribution of each and every parent for their support and commitment towards the achievements of the swimmers.
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