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Mini Olympics take to the wáter for swimming challenge 

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Local youngsters have been taking part in the popular Mini Olympics in the north of Tenerife.

The swimming tests saw 200 students gather in the Municipal Swimming Pool in Los Realejos.

The Mayor, Manuel Domínguez was present to preside over this first event in the series with teams taking part in relays and 50 metres.

Sr. Dominguez highlighted “the faces of enthusiasm and enjoyment of the children of 5th and 6th grade of ten schools in the municipality.”

The Mini Olympics encompass three days of competition, one of which took place last November in the Sports Complex Basilio Labrador. The next is on May 19th at the Estadio Iván Ramallo with the final medals.

The tournament is in its fourth year and is hailed as great fun, as well as promoting sport and fair play from an early age.

“It encourages personal and group effort, together with coexistence between children of different points of the municipality belonging to different schools that otherwise would not have contact,” said the Mayor.

Education councillor, Sandra Pérez thanked all those who helped to organise the tournament, including the schools, the trainers and all those who gave their time and energy.