We proudly cheered and supported 33 impressive ISS swimmers at the 3-day invitational which was held at Thanyapura, Phuket. Our young Sharks put on such a spectacle with many wristbands being snatched up by our team. The athletic performances of our swimmers across senior and primary schools representing their school was inspiring.
After a full day’s travelling on a sweltering bus the children got stuck in right away with the open water events taking place that first evening. For some battling this course was their first ever attempt but successes for our Sharks were plentiful!
The following day was an early 5:30am start with warm-ups scheduled at 6:30am. Despite this our swimmers and coaches kept smiling and focusing on the tasks ahead with bleary-eyed parents tending dutifully to their charges checking they have everything they need for a successful day. What a successful first day! So many heat winners and PBs broken sometimes by up to 30 seconds.
Sunday was a welcome half-day as the wrenching humid hot weather took its toll on everyone’s energy levels. But some swimmers never faltered bringing home better and better times. For Yunho this was the key to his successful 2nd place overall finish in a strong field of fearsome athletes.
For others there was disappointment being so close to a podium finish but the competition on the day was simply too great. However their achievements cannot be understated and the many medals the ISS Sharks were awarded is a testament to their dedication in this highly competitive sport.
As a team, ISS finished overall 4th out of 15 teams so definitely a result to be proud of. Notable performance from Yunho, Paul-Eric, Leonardo, Tom, Haneul, Lily N, Petr and Bella C. Who all reached top 5 overall in their age category. The event consisted of 1 open water, 6 other events and 3 relay races which all went towards a final team point score.
Next swim meet will be the BISP, Phuket at the end of April! Sharks, keep up the training!
One of our parents have created this video from the Swim Meet, click on the image above...