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25 March, 2024

ACAMIS Junior Swimming 2024

ACAMIS Junior Swimming 2024 - ACAMIS Junior Swimming 2024

The BISS swim team had a fabulous weekend of swimming at ACAMIS Junior 2024 hosted by Xi’an International School. The event was a resounding success with more than 100 volunteer staff involved in organising the swimming gala for more than 24 schools with 440 swimmers and 400 spectators. Xi’an International School shared their wonderful facilities and gave all visiting schools a very warm welcome. The Mayor of Xi’an also attended the opening ceremony, making this event the biggest our team has taken part in in recent years.

Despite the long flight and our parents’ busy schedules, 11 BISS families travelled to Xi’an to proudly represent our school. A competitive spirit, a willingness to break their PBs and compete at national level with the best swimmers in China, motivated our BISS Lions athletes to do their absolute best as they competed at a very high level of swimming.

It was the first time we travelled by plane as a team for a swim meet, and the first experience of swimming and competing in a 50m pool for most of our swimmers. All the BISS Lions swimmers broke at least one of their 25m pool PBs! The team achieved two bronze medals in 50m and 100m freestyle. The 9-10 girls event belonged to Emily Lu (6P), and Luke Kim (7U) won a ribbon in the 200m freestyle 11-12 years old boys.

It was an honour to take a part in one of the biggest swimming events for international schools in China. We are very grateful to Xi’an International school for their professionalism and preparation. Such an event is what inspires and builds an interest in swimming as a sport and motivates athletes to compete and to improve.