Archive - 2011
Siblings Florian and Silja Hentzen won the Elite Men and Women’s categories of the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile in Swakopmund on December 27.
Hundreds of spectators flocked to watch as the swimmers took to the ocean and swam from Tiger Reef to the Mole.
Sea temperatures were very cold but fortunately the sea was relatively calm. The pace was furious as swimmers jostled each other to get into the water first and to gain a competitive advantage.
In a thrilling race, Henzen just managed to beat Boris Kulikowski by two seconds to the line.
Swimming - youngsters excel
2011 was a great year for Namibian swimming with a host of young swimmers coming to the fore with some excellent performances.
In December 2011 Namibia’s top junior swimmers rewrote the record books with some exceptional performances at the African Junior Swimming Championships in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The Namibian team won a record 14 medals, which consisted of two gold, five silver and seven bronze medals, while they came third overall out of 11 competing nations. South Africa won the competition, followed by Zimbabwe and Namibia.