Samui's International Schools come together for a swim meet hosted by ISS.



It's not often that we see 4 international schools on the tiny island of Koh Samui come together for a sporting challenge! And what a competition it was! At the beginning of February, ISS was delighted to welcome LIS, Oonrak and Panyadee for an inter-school swimming competition brilliantly organized by Mr Withers, ISS Sharks Head Coach.


Many parents came to join the event to cheer on their little prodigies and respective schools making it a memorable and splendid day for all.


Click on the links below to view and download all photos of the swimming competition 2019:


Koh Samui Swimming Competition 2019

Awards Ceremony


ISS Sharks, the school's swim team was represented by 18 unstoppable swimmers from Years 1 to 10.


Mr Withers chose the fastest swimmers for backstroke and freestyle during time trials in their swimming lessons:


  • Vladimir (year 1)

  • Sofiia (year 1)

  • Dennis (year 1)

  • Tommy (year 2)

  • Tabitha (year 2)

  • Grigory (year 3)

  • Kamilla (year 3)

  • Yunho (year 3)

  • Nora (year 4)

  • Sophia (year 4)

  • Egor (year 5)

  • Leonardo (year 5)

  • Lou (year 6)

  • Seraphina (year 6)

  • Ing (year 7)

  • Haneul (year 8)

  • Erng (year 9)

  • Paul-Eric (year 10)

Mr Withers split the meet into 7 age categories (boys and girls separately) focusing on 2 strokes:


1) Freestyle (25m for younger primary years and 50m for the older students)

2) Backstroke (25m for the younger swimmers & 50m lengths for the older)


The event was finalized with a mixed-aged relay race which really got the assembled crowd cheering for their teams.


Click on the links below to view and download all photos of the swimming competition 2019:


Koh Samui Swimming Competition 2019

Awards Ceremony


Our swimming pool area was packed with students and supporters from all four schools with a charged and competitive atmosphere.


Some swimmers from the other schools also proudly took home some gold medals.


The awards ceremony took place in the garden outside the pool where swimmers were rewarded for their impressive efforts.


Mr Withers proudly handed out dozens of medals with some of the strongest swimmers bearing 2 medals for backstroke and freestyle podium places.


ISS was delighted to maintain their winning streak and keep their 1st place trophy with a highest-points score.


Congratulations to Mr Withers for putting together a successful event whilst testing all swimmers to their full potential. The Sharks Swim team is looking forward to its upcoming trip to Thanyapura, Phuket in early March.



Click on the links below to view and download all photos of the swimming competition 2019:


Koh Samui Swimming Competition 2019

Awards Ceremony

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