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PHUKET: British International School (BIS) Phuket swimming sensation Raymond Windsor is making waves for his local swimming club in Japan.

In July, during the BIS summer vacation period while at home in Japan, Raymond dived into Japan Prefectural (State) competitive swimming for the first time. At the Japan Junior pre-Olympic cup meet for Tochigi Prefecture (Honshu Island) on July 17, he exceeded expectations.

Raymond came first in the short course 50-meter and 100m freestyle with times of 28.31 seconds and 1:01.29 respectively. The times are also new personal bests (PBs) for Raymond and make him the fastest 12-year-old in Tochigi Prefecture for both events.

In the long-course events on July 3, Raymond placed 2nd in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and again set new PBs in 50m freestyle (28.55) and 50m breaststroke (37.16).

A superlative effort from this young athlete, and the Gazette looks forward to reporting on his future sporting prowess in the pool.

— Neil Quail

 

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