November 24, 2012
Twenty-five swimmers and four coaches traveled to Singapore to compete in the 25th Annual Santa Claus Meet held November 24th - 25th at the Singapore American School campus. Fifteen teams from Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Bangkok competed at the meet. Cheered on by family supporters, our swimmers had an excellent swim meet with Personal Best times, Heat Winner Ribbons, Medals and Place Ribbons and a great deal of fun together as a team.
Of special note, was the awarding of the High Points Award for 9 & 10 year old boys to PARKER HUGHES, who managed 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals out of the 4 events in which he participated. Congratulations Parker!
Also awarded to the entire AquaDragons team and their Coaches was the coveted Sportsmanship Award. This Award is given to the team exhibiting all the ideals of sport including respect to other swimmers, coaches and officials and graciousness in winning or losing. Congratulations to the Coaches and the Team:
Coaches Rohim, Indra, Berman, Rina
Jason Bergin, John Bergin, Tariq Bethune, Zachary Bethune, Parker Hughes, Ryan Hughes, Jamie Jenviphakul, Justin Kalugin, Luka Kalugin, Madoka Kimura, Aadi Konidena, Vivian Ng, Fredric Ngo, Lieve Olufsen, Nicholas Parris, Garrett Pashen, Katherine Pashen, Kyle Pashen, Riwa Tamai, Amos Tanoyo, Christabel Utama, Bernard Vega, Katherine Wardhana, Misaki Yokoi, Tomoki Yokoi.
Special thanks go to Janelle Hughes who organized this trip for all participants. Without Janelle's help and the help of Lynda Pashen and Tuty Bergin, this event would not have been the success that it was! Also a big thank you to Torill Olufsen who took these fabulous photos! THANK YOU ladies!