Peter Dahl Obituary, Peter Dahl Has Passed Away – Death Cause
- Isabella Mia
Peter Dahl Obituary, Death – The swimming community in Namibia has lost a renowned advocate. The Namibia Swimming Federation has expressed its deepest condolences to the Dahl family after learning of Peter Dahl’s loss. Dahl was an integral part of the process that led to the development of swimming as a sport for competitive events in Namibia.
He is also credited with the establishment of new clubs outside of Windhoek and Swakopmund, as well as the increase in the number of competitors, officials, and qualified coaches. Dahl served in this capacity from 1991 to 1997. According to Laursen, he also obtained funding for the growth of the sport, as well as tournaments, tours, and annual events, through FNB, Pupkewitz, FINA, and the IOC Olympic Solidarity — and when finances were low, he topped them off from his own pocket.
According to his lifelong friend Larry Laursen, Peter served as Chairman of the Hochland 154 Round Table, was a long-time member of the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW), was a Marlins Aquatic Club Trustee, and served as both Vice President and President of NASU (now NASFED). During his time at NASU, he played a significant role in “the rapid improvement and upgrading of swimming in Namibia.” Dahl is said to have been instrumental in Namibia’s admission to FINA (now World Aquatics) while he was serving as President of NASU from 1991 to 1997.
Although Laursen claims that “the one thing he never saw Peter Dahl do was swim,” his legacy in the pool itself lives on in the accolades earned by his children Frank and Monica, as well as the accolades earned by thousands of other swimmers who have access to facilities and associations in which Peter Dahl was either directly or indirectly involved.
On behalf of each and every member of the Federation, NASFED would like to express our deepest sympathies to Peter Dahl’s family and friends. (Many people are reminded of how important Peter Dahl was to the sport of swimming in Namibia owing to Larry Laursen, whose touching eulogy was shared here),