During the weekend of the 31st of March, the ISS Sharks Swimming squad competed at the Rocket science invitational meet. The event was launched with the open water swimming races on Friday evening. This event is a challenging and physical event, where swimmers have to cope with a certain amount of rough and tumble, whilst learning to set their pace.
Our swimmers with little training in this type of race showed great skill. The next two days, our students swam numerous races where team points and individual points were tallied. Over the course of the weekend the Sharks had a total of 95 personal best swims (that means they swam that race faster than they had ever done before) -- a testament to their commitment to training and determination on the day.
Click here to view more photos on Flickr Overall, the ISS Sharks team were awarded 4th place with 1985 points. Considering the size of our team compared to some much bigger schools this result shows the excellence of our swimmers. In the same event in 2016 the team was awarded 1429 points which means this year's results is a 556-point improvement on last year. In total, we are proud of our 9 new school records (age category in brackets) achieved by:
We must also congratulate our Year 4 students who finished joint 2nd in their age category, an excellent achievement.
Well done girls!