Swimfest gets good response

DUBAI - Swimfest, an initiative by Belhasa Projects to encourage young swimming champions in the UAE and promote an active lifestyle among children, saw enthusiastic participation from students from various schools in the UAE.

By (KT Report)

Published: Sat 25 Jun 2011, 11:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:24 PM

The latest swimming competition by Swimfest was held at Jumeirah English Speaking School in Arabian Ranches where students in the age group of 7-12 from seven schools including JESS Arabian Ranches, JESS Jumeirah, Wellington International School, Jebel Ali Primary Schools, Repton, Kings and Dubai English Speaking School participated.

“Swimfest is aimed at encouraging children who are interested in swimming and it is also about leading an active lifestyle through participation in sports. Swimming is one of the best exercises as it works all the core muscles. With the help of the swimming coaches in the schools, we are also trying to create awareness of safe swimming practices and the importance of not wasting water,” said Greg Garner, CEO of Belhasa Projects.

Earlier this year Swimfest also took place at Dubai International School, Nad Al Sheba; and Al Hikma Private School in Ajman, for students from various UAE schools.

“The feedback from students and school authorities has been very encouraging and we look forward to reaching out to more schools in the future,” said Malay Shah, general manager, Belhasa Projects.

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