GIS KL Dragons Sports Teams

SEASAC Swimming Day 1 Report

A very long and incredibly exciting day is complete and after another fantastic buffet, swimmers are off to bed.
It has been a record breaking day for the Dragons with 5 meet records being broken, 30 Top 5 finishes, more than 50 PBs and a great platform to attack from on day 2.
The record breakers were: Mia O’Leary breaking 3, first was the 50 Breaststroke (previous record 37.91 by Mia herself in 2014) dropped a massive 35.80 to win the age group and post the fastest time of any age group! 30 minutes later she repeated the trick, this time in the 50m Butterfly (previous record 31.44 from 2009) with an impressive 31.16. After lunch she launched an assault on the 100m Freestyle, one of the oldest records on the books from 2008 (1.04.91). Taking it out strong she finished in a massive PB 1.04.06.
Jared Deck was not to be outdone in the 13/14 year old age group with some stunning racing which showed his versatility. He began the day early this morning racing to a record in the 400m Freestyle (previous record 4.35.03 from 2009). His time was a 4.33.34, team mate Howard Sim (swimming in the 15+ category) raced him all the way to take bronze in his age group also.
Jared then came back to utterly demolish the 200 IM record (previous record was 2.29.09 from 2014) and win the event by 12.5 seconds in 2.23.94.
He also smashed a big 100m fly in his teams Medley relay (1.03.5), which puts the current record, held by GIS old boy Adam Lim from 2008, on alert for tomorrow.
Anjali Lim, 13, swimming against a number of older girls, who unfortunately doesn’t get to swim her pet events 200 fly and 400 IM, still found her way to the top of the podium. A perfect finish gave her the title in 50m Fly (31.32), before more podium finishes in 200 IM (3rd- 2.36.90) and 200m Breaststroke (2nd- 2.56.59). Anjali will be looking to add her name to the record breaking list tomorrow in her 100m Fly. Her times at PRAKL and MSSWP would earn her that.
Howard Sim, like Anjali, one of the youngest in his age group, was up to the challenge, sneaking through a tight race to win the 100m Freestyle (57.62). He also bagged medals in the 400m Freestyle (3rd- 4.32.91) and 50m Breaststroke (3rd- 32.68).
The over 15 girls pair of Yap Li Wen and Zoe Bowden put together a string of strong swims against some top swimmers from Singapore. Yap Li Wen took Golds in her 50m and 200m Breaststroke events (36.28 and 2.52.52 respectively), with a 5th place PB in 200 IM (2.39.39).
Zoe was determined to make her mark, using a very fast opening 50 to win silver in 1.02.87. She also took 3rd in 50m Back (33.71) and a solid 5th (4.56.05).
Top 10 finishes earn points and plenty of other GIS were in the hunt: Rachel Gibbons, Vanessa Lee, Josh Yong, Raphael Menard, Caitlin Deck, Sam Lim, Ryan Ting, Max Luer, Kotoko Ida, Lyn Sze Ng, Arika Okubo, Jordan Chin and Bradley Lim.
Tomorrow morning will see the completion of the events and the final relays.
Bring it on! FAST Swimming

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