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With temperatures soaring close to 40 degrees Celsius, 312 energetic six-to-18-year-old swimmers and their many supporters packed the grandstands at the Thanyapura Invitational Swim Meet presented by Rocket Science Sports, on March 29 and 30.

Thanyapura’s Olympic standard aquatic center played host to a total of 17 teams, and swimmers from eight countries joined the meet from as far afield as Russia, China (Beijing and Shanghai), Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Thailand (Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok).

After two busy days of competitive swimming, Phuket’s BIS Flying Fish reaped the home-ground advantage to take the trophy for the overall winning team with 2,740 points, while the Bangkok Dolphins scored second place with 2,649 points and Thanyapura’s Silverfinz team placed third overall with 2,519 points.

Overall, the event was a great success, having attracted 12 new teams to participate: Shanghai Community International School (4th place overall, largest point score for international team), Valle Verde Aqua Lasers Swim Club (Philippines), Fighting Fish Swim Team (Singapore), Shanghai Ykpao School (China), Phuket Swim Club, Green Archers Swim Club (Philippines), Tube Swimming (Kazakhstan), Extreme Fitness Athletics (Russia), St Clare Montessori School (Philippines), Aqua Panthers (Phuket), The Swim Lab (Singapore) and Concordia Shanghai International (China).

The Shanghai Community International School brought in the most swimmers – 40 students. A total of 291 swimmers improved their times in a total of 1,313 different events. The event was sponsored by the Sports Authority Thailand, Rocket Science Sports and Coca-Cola.

For teams and individual swimmers who missed this exciting meet, Thanyapura will soon host another great event – the Superkidz Invitational Swim Meet – over three days during the school term break on April 18-20. Contact aquatics@thanyapura.com for more information or to register.

 

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