The challenge/remote competition "Walk&Hike&Run in #SWIMproject" has ended, in which students of sports schools and clubs of Latvia were invited to participate through the application "Strava". The battle for 1st place lasted until the last minute of the challenge, when Arturs Zeps from Valmiera Sports School showed his last results 15 minutes before the end of the challenge, that is, May 14 at 11:59 p.m., thus ahead of his rival Enrika Kalna from Liepaja Sports Games schools. Arturs covered 354.5 km during the challenge, and Enriks Kalns - 345.2 km. All credit to the two guys who commented on each other's actions on the app and also helped the SWIM team monitor the other contestants to ensure a fair competition. We congratulate Arthur from the bottom of our hearts!
Several mothers also lived with their aspirants, and all of them agreed that the young athletes are so "heated up" that in the morning they stick new plasters on the rubbed blisters and start fighting again. Thank you to the moms for your support, both by providing sufficient supplies of patches and by following, so that the competition and battle in the distance competitions in the "Strava" SWIM club is fair.
Although 125 participants had initially registered for the challenge, 87 completed the activities, among whom the battle for kilometers and the prize was also taking place. All 87 walked or ran a total of 3661.5 km.
The winner Arturs Zeps will be awarded with a Garmin Instinct 2 Solar smart watch for his excellent performance, which is provided by the European Union co-financed Erasmus+ project "Sports with Meaning" (SWIM), while the Board of Directors of Sports Educational Institutions of Latvia (LSIIDP) has provided two more Garmin smart watches, which will be raffled off among all challenge participants who accumulated at least 15 km during the week. The draw will take place on May 23 during the LSIIDP board meeting around 14.00 (the time will be specified) and will be broadcast live on the LSIIDP Facebook profile.
The LSIIDP and SWIM project team would like to thank the participants of the challenge/remote competition for their activity, dedication, determination and achieved results, which certainly please not only the organizers, but also give satisfaction to each of the young athletes. Thank you!
The purpose of the "Sports with Meaning" (SWIM) project implemented by the LSIIDP is the use of digital technologies in the learning and training process, in vocationl and vocational oriented sports education.
Project partners: Coordinator: Latvijas Sporta izglītības iestāžu direktoru padome (Latvia), Türkiye Okul Sporları Federasyonu (Turkey), Colegio San Gabriel Zuera (Spain), Futbolo mokykla klubas "Lituanica" (Lithuania).
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