Our students trained very hard leading up to the event, many of them continuing their training programs over the Christmas holidays.
We departed Malaysia on Thursday 10th January to be ready for the long distance events on the first day of competition. The events posed some of the toughest challenges our students could face, swimming up to 400m freestyle or harder still the 400m IM. Many of our students took on the challenge willingly, scoring valuable team points - worthy mentions must go to Alison Wright, Stella Cassey, Yana Bacha, Alejandro Fernandez, Zhi Lin Teoh, Alex Traerup, Thomas Harkin, Paige Bukovsan, Samantha Scanlan and Josh Bekink, for completing such grueling events.
Following the long distance races, our sprinters took to the pool for some lightening quick heats. We held our own in most of the events and even managed some podium finishes in both the individual and relay events. These awards went to Daniel Liew, Yana Bacha, Alison Wright, Weijie Chiam and Leila Furlong. The most distinguished award went to our star swimmer Daniel Liew winning the ‘over 15’ age group category making him the overall fastest swimmer at this competition.