44 swimmers represented Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, at the three day FOBISIA swimming championships hosted by Bangkok Prep last weekend. 23 schools and over 600 swimmers from across Asia attended the event.

Swimmers could compete in a maximum of 6 events over the weekend, Shrewsbury finished in 5th place with a total of 835 points. The boys team finished 3rd overall and the girls team finished 9th.

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women team scores

For many swimmers this was their first experience at racing longer events  in a 50m pool such as 200m butterfly and 400IM, their determination in these events contributed to the overall success of the team. 

While it is easy to measure the success of a team by the number of medals won or points scored, the true success of a team comes in what can not be measured – the team spirit, the willingness to put your team first, going the extra mile for your team, racing an event you feel is not your best event but you know that it will help your team score vital points, and mostly getting out of the water after your race knowing you gave your very best effort. 

This weekend I did not see 44 individuals, I saw a team of swimmers working together to motivate and encourage each other. A team going the extra mile together. Swimmers who had never swum in a 50m pool before racing like this was their home pool. I have never been more proud of our team than watching them swim this weekend. 

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In total 44 swimmers competed in 208 individual events and 14 relays, recording 84 first time 50m pool (long course) competitive swims in a Shrewsbury swim suit and 102 new personal best times. 

Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Genis – Year 9 

3rd Place Overall High Point Score

400m IM – 2nd Place

200m Breaststroke – 2nd Place

100m Breaststroke 2nd Place

50m Breaststroke 2nd Place

 

Win L Y12

200 Backstroke – 3rd Place

100 Backstroke – 2nd Place

100 Butterfly – 2nd Place

 

Nick Y10

200 Backstroke – 3rd Place

400 IM – 3rd Place

 

Sean Y6

200m Butterfly – 3rd Place

 

Girls 13-14yrs Medley Relay Team – 3rd Place

Kate

Genis

Proud

Purse

 

Boys 11-12yrs Medley Relay Team – 3rd Place

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Maxi

Loogcluin

Sean

 

Boys 11-12yrs Freestyle Relay Team – 3rd Place

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Sean

Maxi

 

Boys 9-10yrs Freestyle Relay Team – 2nd Place

Finn

Tonkaaw

Tata

Poom

 

A huge congratulations to all swimmers who performed exceptionally well in very demanding conditions over an extremely long weekend. Our focus now moves to BISAC in March with details of Marlins Mayhem coming out next week. 

 

I am so proud of you all

Mrs Gill 

Aquatics Director. 

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