• 1 Champion
• 2 days
• 10 age groups
• 12 Teams
• 61 KLASS Torpedo swimmers
• 80 officials
• 169 relay teams
• 497 swimmers
• 686 relay swimmers
• 1125 points scored by KLASS
• 1264 entries
• 4230 points scored by all teams
On Friday and Saturday 2 - 3 December, Alice Smith hosted the annual ISAC Swimming Championships for the third year in a row. ISAC is a group of KL international schools which includes Garden International School, Mont Kiara International School, International School KL, Tenby Setia Eco Park, Nexus, British School KL, Australian International School Malaysia, International School Parkcity whilst St Christopher's International Primary School and Uplands from Penang competed as Associate members.
KLASS were the defending Secondary and Overall Champions and were keen to do well again.
Tension built all week as the meet programme was published and it became clear just how close the meet was seeded to be with GIS likely to win in Primary category and take a lead into day 2. The standard of swimming within International schools across Malaysia has clearly risen to a new level.
As expected GIS Dragons went out to an early lead with their strong U11 swimmers doing well in the 200IM events. However, by event #6 we had overhauled their led with some strong swims from the KLASS U9 boys and girls. this included a meet record for Alex Peter in the 100m FREE.
KLASS Torpedoes were able to hold on to this lead with the points gap stretching to 25 points at one stage. Our "second string" swimmers were scoring well whilst other schools were struggling to get 2 swimmers in scoring positions.
GIS made a late surge through the 100FLY and re-took the lead going into the relays. The gap was just 5 points with relays being worth double!
The led changed hands 3 times during the relays as first the U9's dominated and then their U11's dominated their division. In the end, KLASS Torpedoes won both the girls and boys U9 categories whilst GIS won both the U11 girls and boys event. Overall GIS Dragons took the Primary school title by just 5 points!
This represents an excellent effort from our Primary school swimmers considering how we thought things would work out at the start of the day. This narrow lead will surely allow our strong Secondary team to capture the overall title.
Our team set 3 new meet records!
Out of 38 events, ISAC schools broke 21 meet records including every relay. Excellent days of competing and raising our swimming standards.
From the outset KLASS Torpedoes were in dominating form and never looked like being caught as Secondary or overall champions.
Meet records in individual events were set by:
- David Ong - 50 & 100 BREAST
- Victoria Hovenden - 50 & 100 BREAST
- Sadie Gordon - 50 & 100 BACK
- Owen Allwood - 100 BACK & 100 FLY
- Nur Latifa Zahra Mohd Faud - 50 & 100 BACK
- Falk Meier - 50 & 100 FREE
- Matthew Trott - 50 BACK
During the meet ISAC schools broke 29 meet records. Of these, 24 were set by KLASS Torpedoes swimmers!
KLASS Torpedoes won gold in EVERY (12 races) relay event! Of these 12 relays, 11 were meet records! This was truly incredible.
Swim of the day has to go to Jamilla Abdel-Razek who received her anchor leg on the relay narrowly in second to GIS. She produced a gutsy and determined sprint to out touch the GIS swimmer in the last stroke of a very exciting race which encapsulated the day.
At the presentation ceremony, KLASS Torpedoes won all 6 age group trophies, the Secondary Championship and defended the Overall ISAC Swimming Championship, winning by 114 points.
Our highlights this year include:
• U9 Girls CHAMPIONS
• U9 Boys CHAMPIONS
• U11 Girls Third
• U11 Boys runners up
• U13 Girls CHAMPIONS
• U13 Boys CHAMPIONS
• U15 Girls CHAMPIONS
• U15 Boys CHAMPIONS
• Senior Girls CHAMPIONS
• Senior Boys CHAMPIONS
• Primary CHAMPIONS
• Secondary CHAMPIONS
• OVERALL ISAC Swimming CHAMPIONS!
Head Coach KLASS Torpedoes
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