Hundreds of athletes converge in Namibia

The Confederation Africaine de Natation Amateur swimming championship takes place next weekend, with athletes from 14 countries competing in water events.

10 February 2019 | Sports

Yolanda Nel

The Namibia Swimming Union hosts the 2019 CANA Zone IV Championships, which include the FINA (Fedération Intérnationale de Natation) disciplines, swimming, open water swimming and waterpolo.

Athletes from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe are competing during this five-day event.

The waterpolo games take place at the Katutura swimming pool, while the open water swim is slated for the Oanob dam at Rehoboth. The gala take place at the swimming pool in Olympia.

Each country is allowed to have two swimmers per country per event as well as one team per country per relay . The technical meeting for the swimming championships will be held on Friday 15 February at 18:00 at the Safari Hotel, while the technical meeting for the open water swimming takes place on 16 February at 17:00, also at the Safari Hotel. The technical meeting for the waterpolo is held on Sunday 17 February at 18:00 at the Safari Hotel.

The Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) is recognised as the national sports association responsible for swimming and is affiliated to FINA, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and the Namibian National Olympic Committee (NNOC).

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