Evolution Sports Welcomes Olympic Swimmer Nada Arakji!

Did you know that the Evolution Swimming programme was started by an Olympian?

Nada Arakji, a former Doha College student and two-time Olympian, opened Evolution Swimming alongside British Ambassador Michael O'Neil in 2012. 

Nada was the first woman to represent Qatar at the Olympic Games! She made history when she participated in the 50-meter freestyle at the London 2012 games. She also had the honour of representing Qatar at the Rio games in 2016. 

After trying our many sports, including basketball, ballet and netball, she discovered her real passion when she started swimming at the age of 4. 

In 2011 her hard work paid off when she was invited to join the Qatar National Team. From there, she was able to achieve her dream of participating in the Olympic Games. 


Nada was named an International Olympic Committee (IOC) "Inspirational Young Change-Maker" for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. She was also a member of Doha's 2020 bid committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

At Evolution Sports, we always welcome Nada as she continues to encourage young people, especially girls, to get involved with sports. 

At our impressive new facility in Al Wajba, her words of encouragement for any young learner can be found in our competition swimming pool.

"Be the best you can be, enjoy the process, and you will achieve excellence. Never give up the challenge, and before you know it, your dreams will turn to reality." - Nada Arakji

We thank Nada as she continues to be a positive ambassador of all members at Evolution Sport and aspiring athletes around Qatar.


Did you know Evolution Swimming is adding more programmes in Al Wajba? 

Sessions will commence on Sunday 8th November at Doha College, Al Wajba and run for a 6-week term up until the winter break. 

Adult Learn To Swim 
The return of adult learn to swim will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Doha College, Al Wajba. To further creative convenience for adults, Evolution Swimming has introduced a 12 session sports pack for 600 QAR. The pack will provide you with access to 12 sessions and offers the security of membership along with the perks of not paying when unable to attend for whatever reason.  

Swim Fit 
Swim fit will run for swimmers 10 years and over on Monday 5.45pm to 6.45pm and Friday 8am – 9am at Doha College, Al Wajba. This group is aimed at those who can already swim but want to improve their fitness without the competitive pressure of our academy. 

Kids Tri Club
Due to popular demand Evolution Swimming has introduced Kids Tri Club. The new programme is for kids aged 8 years and over, each and every Saturday from 11:45 am - 1.00pm at Doha College, Al Wajba. 

Learn to Swim
We are extremely excited to reintroduce our learn to swim programme in the near future. Open to everyone from age 3 and onwards, the programme is designed to introduce confidence and swimming techniques in a friendly and safe environment. For more information, please email Rconti@evosportsqatar.com.