11-14th December saw one of the biggest swim meets in the BIS calendar take place in Bangkok. BIS took a team of 32 including 18 primary and 14 secondary students to represent the school.
Some dedicated students had already flown early to the competition to participate in the long course races and were rewarded for their commitment. Jeremie Luong picked up two gold’s in the 800m freestyle and 400m IM as well as silver in the 1500m free. His success was replicated by his younger brother Alois who also achieved two gold’s (1500m free, 800m free) and a bronze (400m free).
Saturday saw the start of the 200m races and BIS continued to be ambitious. Some highlights included Carl Chua and Sean Tan in the 200m breaststroke, the boys were 1st and 4th respectively both achieving new PBs.
Sunday proved to be an exciting day with the sprints and relays. It was a tough weekend for the girls who performed well in their individual events but did not have enough numbers for a relay team, well done to Sylvia and Cielo for their perseverance over the weekend. Our 11-12 year old boys (John Lee, Jaewan Joo, Andrew Vu and JaeWeon Jung) team narrowly missing a medal in the 200m medley relay coming in a close 4th but there were improvements in every age group from there. The 13-14 year old boys (Jacob Bieri, Cedric Chua, Bean Pham and Alois Luong) swam into bronze position and the senior boys (Jeremie Luong, Sean Tan, Jun Won Hwang and Carl Chua) managed a superb silver medal and new team PB, a fantastic achievement as the youngest swimmers in the 15 and over age category.
Although BIS competed as a team some students achieved great individual success. Alois Luong was 3rd overall in the boys 13-14 age group only missing 2nd place by 3 points. Jeremie Luong placed 2nd overall in the 15 and over category with Jun Won Hwang placing 3rd.
Please congratulate the students if you see them for their outstanding effort and commitment over the whole weekend. We look forward to taking an even bigger team for even more success next year!
Check out the PE twitter feed for more results and pictures of the weekend.
Well done to: JaeWeon Jung, Jaewan Joo, John Lee, Sylvia Ninh, Cielo Miguel, Jacob Bieri, Bean Pham, Bion Neo, Alois Luong, Cedric Chua, Jun Won Hwang, Sean Tan, Carl Chua, Jeremie Luong.
Miss Gallagher / PE Teacher