Geil ... The Pupkewitz Jetty Mile

Geil … The Pupkewitz Jetty Mile

The annual Pupkewitz Jetty Mile is coming up in Namibia (southwestern Africa) in Swakopmund on December 27th.

Swimmers can also swim the 600-meter sprint.

Defending champion Max Siedentopf explains, “I love the unpredictability of the Jetty Mile. The atmosphere is fantastic. It is different and challenging every year. Will the water be icy 12°C (53.6°F) or a reasonably warm 20°C (68°F)? Will the waves be high, choppy and rough, draining the energy out of you or will the sea be smooth and easy to swim?

Will the sun shine or will it be misty with poor visibility?. Unlike pool competitions you also never know how strong your opposition is going to be. The unpredictability makes the mile special and each year its an adrenaline rush. The Jetty Mile is just geil.


The male and female winners will each receive N$1000 (US$146) in cash in addition to the total of N$10,000 (US$1,464) in cash prizes distributed across the various categories and another N$20,000 (US$2,928) valued in prizes.

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