More than 1,000 children aged between seven and 11, from 25 different schools, flocked to the state-of-the-art Hamdan Sports Complex as they aimed to end the long season on a high.
During the three previous meets, the standard of the tournament was already high and it proved to be no different in the finale.
Among those who made a big splash in the pool were Jumeirah English Speaking School’s Sam Deveney-Douglas and Dubai English Speaking School’s (DESS) Isobel Bryant. Deveney-Douglas triumphed in the 50m backstroke Year Six contest in 34.08 seconds, while Bryant clocked 1min, 17s in the 100m individual medley in the same age group.
Kings Dubai also had a day to remember with three of their swimmers achieving personal bests. Janya Shah topped the Year Five, 25m butterfly category in 18.30s, while Raphael Sibuet finished runner-up in the individual medley with 1m 29s.
Year Six captain Iman Humphrey led by example, finishing second in the 50m freestyle in an impressive time of 34.67 seconds.
After some thrilling duels, it was DESS who were celebrating as they took home the Division ‘A’ league title ahead of JESS.
Kings, Horizon, Victory Heights, Nord Anglia and Kings Al Barsha were also crowned champions in their respective divisions.
Tournament organiser Jessica Lambson was impressed with the talent. “It was great to see the children do incredibly well after swimming hard all year. I was very proud watching the children trying their best for their schools,” she said.
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