For the first time, Israel is set to host the International School Sports
Federation swimming championship this year, the Education Ministry announced
Approximately 200 swimmers between the ages of 14 and 17 will
participate in the competition, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday
at the Wingate Institute, located north of Herzliya.
will be joined in the pool by competitors from Brazil, China, France, Germany,
Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Turkey.
“It is an
honor for the ministry to host such an important competition,” Education
Ministry director- general Dalit Stauber said in a statement.
competitions are a bridge for dialogue between young people from all over the
world,” she added.
Stauber stressed that in recent years, the ministry
has been encouraging schools to increase physical activity among its students,
and that these efforts have resulted in a 30-percent increase in the number of
students that engage in physical activity during their leisure time.