Vanessa Lee- Girls Swim Team Captain
After what has been a very thrilling, entertaining and mirthful three days, the Early Fire Swim Meet has come to a successful end. The competition saw swimmers from KLASS, ISKL, ISP and Tenby coming in to compete in races ranging from the 50m freestyle sprint to the 400m individual medley. The GIS Dragons had the greatest turnout, with over 100 swimmers competing over the three days.
Hosted in our very own GIS pool, the meet began on Friday afternoon with 200m and 400m events packed in back-to-back. Despite the first day being the long distance (and often more grueling) events, our younger Dragons swimmers did not shy away from the challenge. Many primary swimmers competed in their first distance races and it was great to see so many of them pushing their limits. Massive respect also goes to our secondary swimmers who had just come back from camp and were able to produce medal-winning performances.
Over the weekend, we saw some spectacular swims from all our competitors and some amazing sportsmanship as well. Having been in the Dragons swim team for the past 7 years, I can honestly say that our family of swimmers grows bigger and stronger year after year. The energy and zest both inside and outside the pool was phenomenal over the weekend; our swimmers’ spirit only rivaled with the cheering and shouts from parents and supporters. It is truly incredible to be part of such a great community.
Undoubtedly, the meet could not have run as smoothly and efficiently if not for all the help we received over the weekend. A huge thank you goes out to all parents, teachers and coaches who volunteered their time to help run the meet. We received very positive feedback from spectators across the board. And of course, special thanks to Coach Rich who dedicated lots of time and effort behind the scenes in ensuring a successful and fun swim meet. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Whether or not we went home bearing medals or with PBs, this swim meet has been a great experience for all Dragons swimmers. An excellent start to the swim season and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in the future!