The Feeding Frenzy Swim Meet is one of the most competitive meets for International Schools within South East Asia. To participate in this meet students must achieve set qualifying times. We took a team of 12 students to represent the BIS Barracudas, ranging from Year 4 to Year 13.
Throughout the meet, all students were challenged both physically and mentally. The conditions were tough! Outstanding sportsmanship was displayed by Richard (9 – 10 Boys) throughout the whole competition. Richard supported every team member, always watching and cheering his teammates. He stepped down from a relay to ensure all students had the opportunity to swim a relay over the weekend. Richard faced many challenges and sometimes disappointment, he accepted these and moved forward to ensure he could continue to achieve his goals. He was an outstanding sportsman.
The Bangkok Feeding Frenzy 2019 will also hold a special place for two of our senior students; Jacob and Alois. This was their last time competing in this meet. Alois has participated in this competition for 8 years and Jacob 10 years. Alois and Jacob are the Senior Barracuda Captains, not just because of their outstanding performances in the pool, but for the respectful leaders they are. Jacob and Alois spent their weekend competing and supporting all team members. They are excellent role models and students. Congratulations Alois and Jacob for your outstanding achievements!
All students achieved outstanding results in a very competitive meet. The team achieved a total of 54 new personal best times and 44 Top 10 finishes. To place in the top 10 in this high level competition is an outstanding achievement. Every student from BIS achieved a top 10 finish! Our overall medal tally was 17 medals; 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 7 Bronze. The medal winners included;
- Kim Ly 200 IM
- Kim Ly 50 Breaststroke
- Kim Ly 100 Backstroke
- Kim Ly 50 Butterfly
- Kim Ly 200 Freestyle
- Kim Ly 50 Freestyle
- Kim Ly 50 Backstroke
- Kim Ly 100 Freestyle
- 9 – 10 Girls Medley Relay; Sao Mai, Myla, Kim Ly & Ingrid
- Matheo 1500 Freestyle
- 9 – 10 Girls Freestyle Relay; Myla, Sao Mai, Ingrid, Kim Ly
- Alois 100 Freestyle
- Richard 50 Breaststroke
- Richard 100 Butterfly
- Richard 50 Freestyle
- Myla 100 Breaststroke
- Ryo 50 Breaststroke
During swim meets students achieve points based on their position, these points go towards the team's total points and also their individual points score. Kim Ly competed in the 9 – 10 Girls and she finished first overall, this is an outstanding achievement, especially as Kim Ly is still 9 years old.
BIS also achieved a podium finish as the second most effective team for the weekend. This outstanding achievement was a result of all team members, striving their hardest to achieve top 10 finishes. Congratulations BIS!
Throughout the weekend we also achieved 18 New School Records!
- Kim Ly (9 – 10 Girls): 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly and 200 IM
- Richard (9 – 10 Boys): 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, 100 Butterfly and 200 IM
- YunJi (11 – 12 Girls): 400 Freestyle, 50 Breaststroke and 200 Breaststroke
- 9 – 10 Girls Medley Relay: Sao Mai, Myla, Kim Ly and Ingrid
- 9 – 10 Girls Freestyle Relay: Myla, Sao Mai, Ingrid and Kim Ly
The Bangkok Feeding Frenzy allows students to not only challenge themselves in the pool but also allows them to develop lifelong skills such as goal setting, facing adversity and teamwork. At the conclusion of every day, each coach awards a swimmer of the day. The following students achieved this accolade;
- Matheo – for his outstanding performance in the 1500m Freestyle. It was the first time he ever raced this event and he placed second!
- YunJi – for performing to a high standard despite being ill. YunJi ensured her mindset was positive, even though her body was not 100%
- Ingrid – for achieving all personal best times and swimming an amazing final leg to snatch the silver medal for the team
- Ryo – for achieving all personal best times and being a gracious team member
- Kim Ly – for outstanding performances in and out of the pool
- Richard – for demonstrating what it means to be a true sportsman
- Alois – for being a positive role model
Congratulations to all the BIS students and thank you to all the parents who travelled and supported the team.
Ms Emily McClelland, Head of Aquatics