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KLISS Primary Swim Meet

On Thursday 1st November, a group of BSKL swimmers went to KLISS (Kuala Lumpur International School Sport)to compete with eight other international schools for the year’s first swimming competition. 

Swim meet

Written by Kaylee 6C and Chloe 6D

We travelled to IGB International School ready and nervous but soon enough we got into the pool and started to warm up. We swam enough laps for ourselves to get a feel of the water but not to tire ourselves out. After an amazing warm up, everyone was all prepared and ready to give their best.

The competition started with the toughest event which was the 100m Individual Medley - the only 100m event of the day - combining four strokes into one race, followed by the 25m and 50m events. Our skills were put to the test as we watched our team mates conquer the pool. Cheering and applause could be heard throughout the meet. The atmosphere was definitely electric with tremendous excitement, eagerness, energy and everything in between. The cheering got louder as we progressed into the relay events which is always the most exciting part of the day. Our relay teams were well strategised and formed so that most swimmers had a chance to participate in them. The relays were really fun to watch and it was an extremely close race between BSKL and ISP.

Overall we came second place after ISP and HELP was placed third in this round of competition. It was a lively and enjoyable experience for all of us at BSKL. A big thank you to all the coaches that guided us throughout the day and parents that were there to support us.

A total of 7 school records were broken during this meet - an outstanding achievement indeed. Simon Qi Xin (Y4) broke 3 records in 100m IM (1.27.96sec), 50m free (34.71sec) and 50m breast (48.71sec); followed by Mexus Lau (Y4) 2 records.

In 50m fly (38.31sec) and 25m fly (17.12sec); and Zachary Lim (Y6) 1 record in 100m IM (1.23.67sec); Yogen Bacha (Y6) 1 record in 50m fly (38.03sec).

Well done to everybody who participated in this competition.

Swimmers who participated were: Gabrielle Alexis Lim, Sofia Mazni Ani Sani, Sarah Chloe Chedal-Anglay, Ryanne Tan, Simon Qi, Jacobo Fernandez, Yao Sern Tan, Scott Chang, Paxton Nyeo, Nikita Scanlan, Mexus Lau, Chia Zhang Ze, Wong Rong Zhen, Justin Jang, Ross Weathers, Abigail Brown, Amelia Traerup, Elly hong, Eileen Lee, Kate Bukovsan, Andrea Yap, Zachary Lim, Yogen Bacha, Sean Whitfield, Edgar Chan, Riess Ling, Kaylee Wong, Celine Forouzani, Paris Nyeo, Arysha Kanda, Chloe Wong.