Merlions Set the Pace at the SNAG Swimming Championships

Merlions Set the Pace at the SNAG Swimming Championships
Merlions Set the Pace at the SNAG Swimming Championships
The 51st Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) Swimming Championships took place over the past two weekends and our Merlions were more than ready to put their year of training and February's SEASAC competition experience to the test! Our younger swimmers set the pace in the Junior Invitationals (12&U), recording top 10 finishes, personal best times, and school records.

Nathalie (Year 7) won five medals and proved herself to be one of the fastest 12&U swimmers in Singapore. In the Senior meet (13&O) the team made their most finals ever, with multiple top 10 finishes. Adding to the Junior meet medals, Katie (Year 12) won a gold and two silvers, lifting the team to their highest medal haul at these championships. Katie also made two British Swimming Olympic Trials qualifying times while Maddy (Year 9) and Tilly (Year 8) recorded times that made the top 25 rankings in their UK age groups.

The Singapore Swimming Association put in an incredible amount of work to host these events, a huge thank you on behalf of our Merlions.

In the February SNR SEASAC meet, our Merlions were able to compete against UWC EAST and UWC DOVER, an incredible moment for the swimmers to not only race for the first time in a year, but also to enjoy the social side of competition. The scale of the meet wasn't limited to these three schools however, they were also racing virtually against schools within SEASAC who were competing in similar hub conditions. All swimmers raced extremely well, breaking personal best times and school records.

The SNR Boys were up against experienced and veteran UWC teams, so this was a good development year for them. Congratulations to the 4x100m team relay as most the boys went sub 60 for the first time.

Our SNR Girls team had the best SEASAC in Tanglin's history in the conference, with school records being blown away. A fantastic result of 2nd place overall, with Katie, Amanda and India all picking up Gold medals and congratulations to Katie for winning the competition MVP award. Both the boys and girls will be around to see next years SEASAC which is very exciting indeed!

We can't wait to see how all our 14&U swimmers get on in upcoming the Virtual Singapore National Age Group competition, where the team is on track to win more SNAG medals and top 10 rankings.