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, held over the weekend of 29-30 March 2014. Thanyapura’s Olympic standard aquatic centre played host to a total of 17 teams from eight countries joining the meet from as far afield as Russia, China (Beijing & 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 advantage to take the trophy for overall winning team with 2,740 points, while Bangkok Dolphins scored second place with 2,649 points and Thanyapura’s Silverfinz placed third team 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 amounting to 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 18-20 April. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.