Sunday, May 05, 2013

JIS Junior School Swim Gala 2013

Another Swim Gala to add to the list, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Its amazing going back the years seeing Iman starting to swim competively and Jack and Ayden in the shallow side of the pool. How they have all grown up in that swimming pool!

Ayden was very excited to be in his first proper gala and his year group were the first to start off the morning with their short freestyle and backstroke races and one fun race. Ayden was full of energy and came first in both race and second in the fun race. This year the gala took on a different format. There were no ribbons for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place but their placings counted as points for their house.

Both Iman and Jack did well in all their 25m and 50m races and gained points for Blue House. Did the children prefer the new format to the old 1st, 2nd and 3rd including best girl and best boy trophies? In our opinion competition is healthy even from a young age. Though it is important to earn points for your team, recognition must also be given to those that excel in their sport. If recognition is given to students that perform at academic levels then, shouldn't it also be give to students that perform well physically? 

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