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University mocked for ‘online’ swimming competition

A university in Shanghai, China has been mocked after switching its swimming test to an “online” format due to being quarantined because of Covid-19.

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Some mocked the school by wearing swimsuits and “swimming” in bed.

Previously, Shanghai University said that students who have not completed the 50-meter swim test before graduation can do it “online” at home. The university believes that the move is to “ensure that the graduation process goes smoothly” amid the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in Shanghai. The public notice on the school’s website has now been removed.

According to SCMP, students at some of China’s top universities are required to master swimming as it is considered an essential survival skill.

Specifically, to pass this test, students must complete the test “Basic theory of swimming” before May 29. This announcement immediately caused the school to be ridiculed with more than 120 million views on the social networking platform Weibo.

“This is embarrassing when it comes from a prestigious university. How is a theory test equivalent to a swimming pool test?” – commented one Weibo user.

“Students swim in their bathtubs?” – another person asked a question.

Many people even shared videos of them pretending to swim in their bedrooms to submit papers. For example, a young man put on swimming goggles, put on a lifelike swimsuit, and then “swimmed” in bed.

It is known that Shanghai officially lifted the 2-month-long distance order on June 1.

Dang Duong (According to Business Insider)

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