ISB swimmers make a clean sweep of ACAMIS Invitational victories!
By Nic Wilson and ISB Communications Team
Published on Friday, April 14, 2023
Swimmers from the International School of Beijing (ISB) made a splash at the ACAMIS Invitational, being the overall champions in both the recent senior and junior meets. With the vibrant and competitive atmosphere and ISB’s supportive team culture, swimmers thrived!
The Association of China and International Schools (ACAMIS) acts as a networking platform with the aims to promote international friendship within international schools. This year, the ACAMIS Swim Invitational was hosted at ISB and Shen Wai International School in Shenzhen, south China.
The ACAMIS Senior Meet (for swimmers aged 13 and over) was held at ISB on March 17 and March 18, with 15 schools competing across the two days. The ISB community really came together, with almost 100 parent and student volunteers helping to support the event. ISB showcased remarkable community spirit and great organization over the course of the event. Twenty-four ACAMIS records were broken: 16 Individual and eight Relay.
Nineteen schools competed in the ACAMIS Junior Meet (for swimmers aged 9-12) at Shen Wai International School on March 24 and March 25. There was lots of excitement in the air as ISB’s “blue army” of traveling supporters cheered on the swimmers. This event really galvanized the change back to normalcy and provided that much-needed motivation for many of ISB’s swimmers to keep swimming towards their goals.
Athletic events like the ACAMIS Swim Invitational are great, as they provide a safe environment for students to experience and participate in cooperative and competitive sport and gives students the opportunity to travel and meet new friends. ISB parents, swimmers, and coaches were amazing ambassadors for the school, and what a way it was for these young athletes to experience their first travel meet since 2021– being overall champions! Way to go, ISB swimmers!
ISB is an extraordinary school, made so by a tradition of educational excellence spanning 40 years. Establishing, nurturing, and growing such an exceptional learning community has been and remains intentional; we work hard to build strong relationships so our learning is at its best.