WRITTEN BY
Yulian Omelchuk
19 September, 2019

How swimming at Northbridge is more than just records and medals, it teaches a way of life

How swimming at Northbridge is more than just records and medals, it teaches a way of life Firstly I would like to congratulate our Nagas Swim Team at Northbridge International School Cambodia after a great performance in the recent home swim meet. A lot of parents and students are looking for their passion, and swimming is a lovely and comfortable activity to consider. It could be suitable for all of us. Let me describe it.

Firstly I would like to congratulate our Nagas Swim Team at Northbridge International School Cambodia after a great performance in the recent home swim meet. A lot of parents and students are looking for their passion, and swimming is a lovely and comfortable activity to consider. It could be suitable for all of us. Let me describe it.

I am a swim coach of the Nagas Swim Team. Swimming is not always about gold medals, about huge glory or about pride. However, swimming is a sport that could provide not only safety but a part in your future. When I say future I mean responsibility. Swimming is definitely a responsibility to go alongside our future and offers us freedom.

DSC_0299

When a young athlete is planning his or her schedule, their brain works 100 percent. It’s not only: “Oh sorry I forgot, or ah I’m late…”.

After achieving their personal best result in a swim challenge with a great deal of practice, they will never see this as a challenge. Swim students quickly learn that all of our life elements work together at the same time, ensuring the success that we wish to see.

1b392184cddf49688d7660a4e23587a8

All students have dreams and goals, but sometimes they need the help of adults around them. Their goals will be different to each other, and the outcome could be a trophy or simply an individual victory.

I consider individual victory as their greatest achievement.  This is where the journey begins for them and points them in the right direction for success in life. 

79ae8400527049d993f307885f4ceb3e

With the help of parents and the coach a child understands the hard working way of life. They wake up earlier than before and earlier than others, they organize their breakfast, lunch, dinner and learn to balance the rest of their day, including homework.

0353dd8acec84e32a83ce29531f07edc

I would definitely promote the NCAA system for their code of behavior. If an athlete doesn’t aim for their personal best in all aspects of their lives they wouldn’t be encouraged in swimming competitions. 

Sport is responsibility. 

Responsibility is our life.  

These are all benefits of the sport of swimming.