Goh and Donets promote swimming in Dubai schools

World Championship (25m) dual gold medallist Rachel Goh of Australia visited Jumeirah Primary School as part of a UAE Swimming Federation programme to promote swimming in schools, according to a Press release.

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Published: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 11:44 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:59 AM

Goh is in Dubai to participate in the third Dubai International Swimming Championships 2013 Age Groups, being held at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex from January 30 to February 2.

Goh, together with gold medallist Stanislav Donets of Russia were also to meet students at Horizon School, Australian School Sharjah and the Sharjah International School.

Rachel Goh of Australia with students of Jumeirah Primary School. — Supplied photo

The project is organised by the UAE Swimming Federation, the governing body of aquatic sports in UAE that has set out a vision and strategy for swimming founded on the basis of social inclusiveness regardless of age or ability, and lifelong participation. One of the key aspects of the strategy is the promotion of partnerships between schools and swimming clubs.

The two gold medallists will introduce students to the competitive side of swimming but will also be emphasising the fun side of participation.

Goh and Donets will be joined by approximately 500 young swimmers from around the world in the Dubai International Swimming Championships, which is now in its third year. This year the UAE National Junior Team will compete against local clubs such as Al Wahda Club, Al Ain Club, Hamilton Aquatics and Dubai Dolphins, as well as teams representing Australia, Russia, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan.

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