Student Feature - Adam Swims for a Cause
We sat down with Adam, a Grade 10 student and swimmer at M’KIS, to learn a little more about what motivates him.
Starting at 8 years old and competing in his first national championship at the age of eleven, Adam is an exceptional swimmer with an impressive amount of national medals to his name. But winning is not what drives Adam ; it’s more important to him that he continues to improve his personal best times, stays healthy, and grows as a person. To achieve these goals, Adam trains 6 days per week, sometimes twice in one day! At Adam's last swim competition in Australia in December, he won 9 medals. His humility is admirable and something that draws people to him.
As a 10th grader, Adam has to complete an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Personal Project. He has chosen to use his strength as a swimmer and to find sponsors to earn money for a charity that is dear to his heart, the Hope Foundation in KL. From October 4 to January 31, Adam will be asking for donations for every kilometer he swims. He is calling his project Adam’s Autism Awareness Aquathalon. If you are interested in supporting Adam’s cause, please contact Ms. Schmidt.