Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Open Water Swimming in Namibia

It is not often that we report on open water swimming from Namibia, but the Pointbreak Oanab Dam Swim and the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile are proving that the growth of open water swimming is truly global.

Namibia is in southern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, sharing borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. The country is named after the Namib Desert and - what is most remarkable given its growth in open water swimming - it is the second most sparsely populated country in the world after Mongolia.

The Pointbreak Oanab Dam Swim (shown above) offers prize money and had over 80 swimmers participating under great conditions, while the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile (shown on left) also similar numbers of participants.

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