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The British International School, Abu Dhabi BIS Abu Dhabi’s Team Falcon participated in the Middle East Union Cup Swim Meet Mon 15 May 2017

On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April Bis Abu Dhabi took 40 swimmers from across Primary and Secondary to participate once again in the Middle East Union Cup Swim Meet (MEUC) at the Hamdan Swim Centre in Dubai.

Swimming is one of those unique sports that some schools participate in for the entire year and train up to 15 hours a week.  There are schools at the other extreme that have their students compete in all sports and only swim 8 - 10 weeks a year.  For our own students we have begun training  in our new 25m swimming pool this year and so the 50m pool the competition was held in did not seem so long.

With high technology touch pads and FINA rules many students were extremely nervous. The two day event was to be an experience; just to see each participants name in lights on a large screen was a thrill. There was a huge improvement this year with most of our swimmers finishing in the Championship group and achieving 15 medals – 4 gold, 8 silver, and 3 bronze. We also had 3 participants win a medal in the Development group – 2 silver and 1 bronze.

Well done and congratulations to all those who participated. Thank you to the parents who made the journey with their child all the way to Dubai. 

Ms Hook