SWIM Champions Yet Again at SAISA
TAISM are SWIM Champions Yet Again at SAISA
Kathy Walker, Aquatics Coordinator
The TAISM swim team lit up the pool at the American School of Bombay during the SAISA Swim Championships held on October 9-11, 2013.
Led by the high school boys (ages 15-18), who were named SAISA champions for the second consecutive year, members of the team broke TAISM and SAISA records, set personal bests, and brought many medals home to Muscat.
Akanksha Rao set a new TAISM record in the 200m individual medley for the 10-12-year-old girls. Sam Marriott countered with his own TAISM record in the same event for 10-12-year-old boys. The 400m freestyle relay team of George Young, Karl Emil Hemmingsen, Osei Richins, and Sam Marriott also set a TAISM record.
Serena Lee set a new TAISM record in the 200m freestyle for the 13-14-year-old girls, and was a member of the 400m freestyle relay team, along with Akanksha Rao, Hannah Turner, and Katya Herbert, who also set a new TAISM record. Sam Baldwin stormed to new records in the 20m freestyle, the 100m breaststroke, and the 200m breaststroke. Not to be outdone, Kyle Bradbury set two new TAISM records of his own, in the 100m and 200m backstroke. Mark Kluknavsky aged up and set a new TAISM record in the 100m butterfly.
Josie Baltimore led the way in the girls 15-18 age group by setting three new TAISM records in the 50m freestyle, the 200m breaststroke, and the 50m butterfly. Brian Teo matched the tally by setting three TAISM records of his own: the 50m freestyle, the 50m butterfly, and the 100m individual medley.
Continued highlights of the meet included Josh Lee’s gold medal performance in the 200m breaststroke, setting a new SAISA record in that event. Brian Teo won the 400m freestyle, and the freestyle relay of Josh Lee, Tollef Bjelland, Terence Teo, and Brian Teo made them SAISA champions. TAISM also brought home a sportsmanship trophy which is a scintillating award.
All in all, the swim team represented TAISM very well in this competition.