Bangalore based Stonehill International School hosted Stonehill Super Splash 2018, a two-day international swim meet that kick-started on May 18. The event, which was hosted in a six lane outdoor 25 metre swimming pool, saw participation of over 185 students from various schools from the Asia Pacific region. Also participating in the meet was Swyree Sangakkara, daughter and Kavith, son of former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara. The crowd was ecstatic in the presence of the legendary cricketer, who was seen supporting his kids. The event was abuzz with the loud cheering of parents, coaches and siblings, alike. Decathlon, the largest sporting retailer and other vendors gave away goodies to encourage the participants. Addressing the crowd during the opening ceremony, Hakimuddin Habibulla, ex-Olympian swimmer (India) said, “Am here at Stonehill International School Bangalore for the Super Splash. I think it’s a beautiful event and am having a great time. It’s a fantastic day and a very festive atmosphere and I really encourage the kids to have lots of fun and that’s the key of this whole event, have fun make friends and take home good memories.”
“It’s great to be here at Stonehill Super Splash 2018. My son Kavith and daughter Swyree are taking part this year and so are a host of other kids from various schools. My children go to the Overseas school of Colombo. It’s brilliant that Stonehill International is hosting an event like this. The kids and the parents are having a great time and hopefully, if we have another one next year maybe we would be back,” said Sangakkara.
Completing its third chapter, Stontehill Super Splash, which had started out as a primary swim meet, has now expanded into an annual inter school event that includes around 6 other international schools. This event is a great opportunity for students to engage in cultural exchange.
Sited on a 34 acre campus about 20 minutes away from the Bangalore airport, the Stonehill International School is fully accredited by CIS/NEASC and the Australian Boarding Schools Association.