by Jeffrey Talabucon, Head of Aquatics –
The final swim meet of the 14/15 school year – the Singapore Swimming Age-group Conference (SSAC) Championships – was held at UWCSEA East on 5-6 June. And CIS were the CHAMPIONS!
6 international schools, CIS, AIS, SAIS, GEMS, Nexus and SJII, participated and were vying to win the Champion trophy. After 81 swim events, our CIS Huskies proved their strength by winning 2 age group trophies (11-12 y.o. and 15 y.o. & over champion trophies) and garnered a total of 2598 points. This outstanding score made us the overall Champion for SSAC 2015. What a stupendous achievement!
As Head Swim Coach, I am extremely proud of our team’s achievements this year. They have shown an amazing level of commitment, and done extremely well.
A few of this year’s highlights:
- 4 time champions – Huskies Swim Meet 2014, Nexus Invitational Meet 2014, SJII Invitational Swim Meet 2015 & SSAC finals 2015.
- We have seen a 100% improvement rate in our swimmers’ personal best times.
- We have won numerous medals and awards, both locally in Singapore and at overseas competitions.
- More than 30% CIS swimmers qualified for the Singapore National Age Group Swim Meet
These achievements are immense, but it would be remiss of me not to thank the community behind the team. Thank you to our very supportive swim team parents, our swim coaches (Ms. K and Coach Mark), our Head of Athletics and Activities Mr. Jeff Martin and of course, our winners – The CIS Husky Swimmers!
I am excited about next year and look forward to building on our amazing 2015 successes. Go Huskies!