The Speedo Open


The Speedo Open was held under fair skies Saturday and Sunday April 13 - 14 at the Cilandak Pool with over 260 swimmers representing 14 teams from Jakarta, Bandung and Duri, Sumatra. Swimmers competed in 6 age groups (8 & Under, 9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 & Over), with 90 individual event winners and 20 relay event winners.

Our event Sponsor, SPEEDO, provided vouchers to each competitor as well as voucher prizes to the 1st place finisher in each event and to the Top 3 FINA Points winners in each age group (see below). The vouchers may be redeemed at any Planet Sport Store before May 19, 2013. Additionally, Speedo provided major discounts to all their apparel sold during the weekend.

Girls Top FINA Points

Age Group

Boys Top FINA Points

1st - Steffi Sinay, DISC

2nd - Cindy Apriedwisilla, DISC

3rd -  Rahma Auy Nurranti, DZS

8 & Under

1st - Nathanael Noah Handojo, DISC

2nd - Jason Bergin, Jakarta AquaDragons

3rd - Tegar Aditia Putra, DISC

1st - Elena Hyre, Jakarta AquaDragons

2nd - Fardiba, DISC

3rd - Roro Kinasih, AIS


1st - Nicolas Karel Subagyo, JAQ

2nd - Aqib Rahman, KDL

3rd - Liam Black, AIS

1st - Vanesa Lorent, DISC

2nd - Asia Bonali, Jakarta AquaDragons

3rd - Scarlett Irwin, Jakarta AquaDragons


1st - Jamie Jenviphakul, Jakarta AquaDragons

2nd - Berkeley Upton, AIS

3rd - Dwika Fatih, DSCB

1st - Angela Black, AIS

2nd - Claire Han, AIS

3rd - Ratu Shalsabila, HC DISC


1st - Parker Hughes, Jakarta AquaDragons

2nd - Theo Sebastian Soedirdjo, DISC

3rd - John Bergin, Jakarta AquaDragons

1st - Putri Wijaya, DISC

2nd - Thea Kirana, DISC

3rd - Kelly Arifin, Jakarta AquaDragons


1st - Arssenio Putra, AST

2nd - Iskandar Zulkarnaen S, KDL

3rd - Sam Nesteroff, Jakarta AquaDragons

1st - Maggie McGuffee, Jakarta AquaDragons

2nd - Jade Dharmadji, Jakarta AquaDragons

3rd - N Kinara Dhyastami, DZS

15 & Over

1st - Jee Ooung Hong, Jakarta AquaDragons

2nd - Tariq Bethune, Jakarta AquaDragons

3rd - Arief Rowe, Jakarta AquaDragons


Jakarta AquaDragon swimmers had 198 PBs!

and 8 New Short Course Meter Records were set by:

·      Parker Hughes - 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke

·      Jee Ooung Hong- 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly, 400m Individual Medley

·      Parker Hughes, Yehwan Shin, Elliott Irwin and John Bergin in the11-12 year old Boys 4 x 50m Medley Relay

Congratulations to ALL Swimmers for your personal achievements!

After a meet such as this one we need to thank SO many people. We hope we have not forgotten anyone. Thank you to all parent volunteers who worked on the day and especially to those who came forward to volunteer more than the minimum requirement. And thanks also to Lieve Olufsen, Katherine Pashen, Kate Cordisco, Jonathan Cordisco, Jack McGuffee and Nirhan Nurjadin for running, time keeping and announcing. Without the help of parents and siblings, we cannot run these meets and our swimmers would not have the opportunity to compete.

Special thanks go to:

·      Our VIP volunteers Elsa Donohue (PIE Principal), Terry Donohue (JIS Academy Director), Linda Round (JIS Varsity Team Coach) and Wayne Kaler (past AquaDragon and JIS Varsity Team Head Coach) who made special appearances as volunteers. We know you could have been a dozen other places this weekend but we were most pleased and thankful you decided to spend it with us!

·      Murwanto Atmadji (IT Department), Dino Vega, Torill Olufsen, Diane Ngo, Makiko Hori who took the time to attend extra training sessions and were put to work at our meet running computers in the control room and turn judging at poolside. You all did a marvellous job!

·      Our food, snack, merchandise and award coordinators Yati Parris, Hiroko Tamai, Felicita Tasi, Imelda Tanoyo, Tuty Bergin, Diane Ngo, Claudia Bae, Makiko Kawamoto. Thanks for keeping us fed and hydrated (and awarded?)!

Over And Above Extra Special Thanks to Suzy Cordisco, Janelle Hughes, Liz McGuffee and Torill Olufsen. There would not have been a meet without their hard work and dedication.