Pupkewitz Jetty Mile 2020

December 28, 2020

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King of the Jetty Mile 

Eight consecutive title for Seidler

A total of 143 swimmers completed the the 14th edition of the Pupkewitz Jetty Mile. The race started at the Tiger Reef past the jetty towards the Mole where the finish line is situated. Despite hitting a sandbank during the start of the race and picking up a shoulder injury, it took Seidler only 0:20.10  to complete the nautical sea mile swim and short beach sprint to cross the finish line. The South African Amica de Jager won in a time of 0:22.27.

Finishing the race despite injury

Seidler was rushed to hospital afterwards and is now recovering from torn muscles and a light consussion.

Adhering to COVID-19 Rules

Yvonne brinkman, The Pupkewitz Jetty Mile oganiser from OTB Sports said: “In order to adhere to health precautions, we had a decent number of participants. Due to COVID-19 regulations, we divided the competition into four separate catogeries and in different camps consisting of men, women, the sprint, and the kiddies’ race.”

Brinkmann further added that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no prize-giving ceremony was held after the event in order to avoid a large crowd. The respective winners collected their prizes on Monday between 10:00 and 13:00 at the OTB Sports shop in Swakopmund.


The 1.92km open-water race started at 15:30 at the Tiger Reef. Participants swam past the jetty towards the Mole where the finish line is situated.

The top three men and women results for the 2020 Pupkewitz Jetty mile ended as follows:


1. Philip Seidler – 0:20,10

2. Nico Esslinger – 0:22,57

3. Mikah Burger – 0:23,16


1. Amica de Jager – 0:22,27

2. Helini Stergiadis – 0:24,47

3. Tiana Esslinger – 0:25,56

The complete results can found at Pupkewitz Jetty Mile.


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