Namibia Masters perform

The Namibian Masters swimmers performed exceptionally well at the 2019 South African Masters Swimming Championships on the 20th of March in Port Elizabeth.

The Namibian master swimmers brought home 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 8 Bronze medals after 4 days of intense competition. Over 200 master swimmers from South Africa, Namibian, Germany, Botswana, UK and Spain took part in the Championships.
The most notable performances from the Namibian swimmers were in the women’s 60 – 64 age group, 200m Individual Medley where Cheryl Young set a new South African record of 3:05. 5. She also took gold in the 400 Individual Medley and the 800m Freestyle.
Paddy Murphy (57) walked away with a Silver medal in his age group on the opening day of competition in the 3.0 km Open Water race with a time of 41:16.3. He claimed Gold in the 800m Freestyle with a time of 11:18.8.
Jane Samson took Gold in the Women’s 50 – 54 age group 100m Breaststroke with a time of 1:35.4 but had to settle for Silver in the 50 meter Breaststroke where she was “out touched”at the finish.
Zoë Mitchell (52) produced a Silver medal performance in the 3.0 km Open Water race and collected Bronze in both the 800 meter and the 200 meter Freestyle.
The team’s “Relay Specialist”, Carl Brinkmann (56) was unstoppable in both the 50 meter Mixed Medley Relay and in the 50 meter Mixed Freestyle Relay. He also finished with 4th place in both the individual 50 meter Butterfly and in the 100 meter Freestyle events in his age group.
Gábor Salamon (62) was happy with 4 personal best finish times out of his 6 individual events. This included a Bronze for the 400 meter Freestyle and a 4th place in the 50 meter Butterfly.

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