In celebration of International Women’s day, Evolution Swimming hosted a one off ‘girls only’ swim meet at Doha College, West Bay last Friday.
Excitingly, in attendance was London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympian Nada Arakji, who came along to meet the swimmers and present the medals.
In the afternoon sunshine, that has finally made an appearance, our girls competed against each other in a series of light hearted races that gave them all a chance to put in to practice the skills they have been working on in their weekly sessions.
The event concluded with some a relay race between some of our squad swimmers and the coaching team. The coaching team delivered a timely reminder that their swimmers still need to keep working hard in training to catch them up! Coach Dylan raced out of the blocks to build a healthy lead before Coach Nima was chased down to provide a tense final leg finish. Fortunately, Coach John held off the determined challenge of Junior Squad swimmer, Gaby Carr to bring in victory for the coaching team.
Having handed out medals to each of our participants, Nada was then kind enough to offer her expertise in delivering a starts and turns clinic to some of the higher level swimmers.
For the squad swimmers in attendance, this was the second opportunity this year that they have had the opportunity to train in front of an Olympic swimmer with London 2012 gold medallist Breeja Larson preceding Nada with her presence at Evo Swimming this year.
Thanks to all who attended, we hope that you had a fantastic morning!