Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Phillip Seidler (Namibia)

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions – Phillip Seidler (Namibia)


Phillip Seidler is a 23-year-old pool and open water swimmer from Swakopmund, Namibia who is coached by his mother Nadia Seidler.

He finished 2nd in the 5 km race at the 2019 South African Open Water Swimming Championships in Jeffreys Bay.
He competed on the 2019 FINA / CNSG Marathon Swim World Series in Seychelles on 12 May 2019.

He competed in the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Setúbal Bay, Portugal on 20 June 2021. He qualified as the African continental qualifier for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Tokyo Olympics at the age of 23.

He finished 3rd in the 2021 South African Open Water Swimming 10 km Olympic Trials in 1:55:06.44 in March 2021, which qualified him for the FINA Marathon Swim Qualifier 2021 where he finished 23rd in 2:03:11.20.

On 16 July 2019, he finished 31st in the FINA World Championships 10 km marathon swim in 1:50:14.40 at the age of 21.

On 12 May 2019, he finished 33rd in the FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series 10 km marathon swim in 1:58:58.80 at the age of 21 in Seychelles.

Date of Birth
25 Mar 1998

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence
Swakopmund, Namibia

Languages Spoken

Name Of Coach
Nadja Seidler

Tokyo Olympic Games – Marathon Swim Predictions: “Expect the Unexpected”

WOWSA expects the unexpected at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Both the men’s and women’s races will be extremely close in the very flat – very warm-water, extremely humid and tightly-packed conditions.

It is anyone’s guess what will happen in the women’s race on August 4th and the men’s race on August 5th. Who will win gold? Who will finish in the Top 10? Will anyone have to quarantine or be prevented from swimming due to COVID-19 regulations?

No one knows. But WOWSA based its bold predictions on the track records of the world’s fastest marathon swimmers combined other intangibles, tendencies and tactics of each Olympic athlete.

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