In March, Tanglin hosted the SEASAC Swimming Championships 2017 at the OCBC Aquatics Centre. Fourteen schools from Thailand, Malaysia, Jakarta and Singapore, competed for the title of Girls and Boys Champions.
The event was opened with a performance by a Tanglin student band, Common Youth, who really got the crowd going. A good luck message from GB swimmer, Jazz Carlin, got the swimmers ready for some great swims.
The swimmers certainly rose to the occasion, breaking 46 of the 102 records over the two days. In the main event, UWCSEA East took the Championship for the Boys and UWCSEA Dover for the Girls. Tanglin’s Merlions finished in 9th place in the Boys and 6th in the Girls. The Merlion's achieved personal bests and a number of swimmers took home silver-wear. Click here for the full results.
To close the event, soloist Tazmin Al-Awa (Y10), performed poolside ahead of the final individual medal presentations. The teams returned to Tanglin, where the 400 swimmers and staff celebrated at a gala dinner. The event was opened by duet, Rachel Alexander (Y11) and Sharanya Das (Y11). After the presentations were finished, we celebrated with a set from student DJ Ollie Blakey (Y8). Year 12 CAS (Creativity Activity Service) students Jing Hye Park, Arunima Mukherjee, Michelle Kwon, Kim Comer, Melissa Guenther, Maisie Lawton and Joisu Hirayama also created a beach themed photo booth for all the swimmers to have their team photos in.
Over the two days, student photographers, Shivam Pota (Y10) and Aleksandr Isaev (Y10) shot some great action both in the pool and in the stands. To view their photos, please click here.
We look forward to seeing the swimmers, coaches and staff at future SEASAC swimming events.
A big well done to all the swimmers and thank you to all those who made this such an enjoyable event!