Desert Cubs Swimming Talent Hunt 2018


Desert Cubs organizes two main swimming events for the season, one is the Desert Cubs Swimming Meet which is a part of the annual Sports Day and the other is the Desert Cubs Swimming Talent Hunt. Through these competitions, swimmers are motivated to invoke their competitive instincts at an early age. This year the Desert Cubs Swimming Talent Hunt 2018 took place for the 3rd consecutive year on 20th April 2018 at Sharjah English School. 

We started the day with the Beginner and Intermediate events taking place in the morning, which were limited only to Desert Cubs members while the Senior events took place in the afternoon and were open to external academies in order for our senior swimmers to get their much-needed exposure by taking part in a competitive meet. This year for the very first time we had a visiting team, CH Swimming Academy from Sri Lanka. Joining them were two Dubai based swimming academies, Aqua Team and Cherish Sports. 

All our swimming members were categorized into various events according to their skill level and practiced hard during a period of one month to prepare for the competition. Many of the swimmers got the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of their friends and family members and it was encouraging to also see the new joiners participate in the Beginner events with the help of swimming boards. 

We witnessed a fierce competition in the Senior events held in the afternoon as each academy’s swimmers were vying for first place. CH Swimming Academy, Sri Lanka won many of the top positions while the other academies including Desert Cubs swimmers did their best to bring glory to their individual clubs. 

Overall, it was a wonderful experience for all the competitors and the evening wound off with an award presentation for the best performers of the competition. We were honored to have former Olympic swimmer Ms. Sarah Lajnef as the chief guest to give away the awards. Ms. Lajnef motivated the young swimmers by telling them that nothing was impossible to achieve if you practiced regularly and worked hard.  All the swimmers were thrilled to meet her and take photographs with her, which she was most obliged to do. 

Desert Cubs would like to thank all the parents and volunteers for helping make this event a success for the academy and all its swimmers.

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