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HKIS middle school ISSFHK FINALS clean sweep The HKIS middle school swim team broke 8 records and got 16 golds, 3 silvers and 9 bronze medals over all. This was a very impressive meet for the MS team achieving over all winner in the boys and girls under 12s and the under 14. HKIS were the clear winners. The record breakers Charlotte McFarland, Ananya Mohanty, Audrey Sandeen and Jenevive Won broke the Girls under 12 medley relay in 2:22.18 Celia Bartel, Annika Chu, Sunny Lee and Sophie Donohugh in the...

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XMAS BREAK TRAINING SCHEDULE XMAS SCHEDULE 14TH-24TH DECEMBER XMAS SCHEDULE 25TH DECEMBER - 5TH JANUARY 2020

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HKSSF INTER-SCHOOL - PRIMARY - HONG KONG ISLAND EAST Last Friday, 32 primary school students of the Hong Kong International School competed at the HKSSF Inter-school Hong Kong East Swimming competition at Victoria Park Swimming Pool. The meet included some of the fastest swimmers from many local and international school in the Hong Kong Island East District attended this meet. HKIS had all 3 grades participating in the meet, Girls/Boys A, B, C Grades giving many of the students an opportunity to test their skills in multiple events against the...

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HKKSF INTERSCHOOL DIVISION 1 - KOWLOON PARK SWIMMING POOL This past Friday, the HKIS girls’ swim team competed at the Division 1 HKSSF championships. This meet is known to be one of the fastest meets in Hong Kong as competitors included scholarship athletes and national team members. The atmosphere is what sets this meet apart from any other meet that we have ever attended. Most schools had a cheering squad with various prepared songs and chants, along with school flags, tattoos, merchandise, etc. With Back to Back promotions from Division...

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HKSSF Division 1 Heats A team of 30 Female Dragon Swimmers from both Middle School & High School descended on Kowloon Park Swimming Pool on Friday 18th October for the fast and furious HKSSF D1 Swimming Championships (Heats). This meets is classed as the fastest meet in Hong Kong with 12 of the fastest schools battling it out for a place in the finals. Many of the swimmers will be back this week for Finals (list below) on the 25th in a meet that is televised live in Hong Kong....

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X’MAS CRACKER ANNUAL SWIM MEET To Stingrays Parents, Many of you are familiar with our X’mas Sprint meet and potluck event that we annually hold. This year, Head Coach David Pool and his team had planned on an expanded X’MAS CRACKER ANNUAL SWIM MEET scheduled for December 7th and 8th to include our Stingrays’ swimmers as well as local and overseas teams. Given the current state of affairs in Hong Kong, many of the overseas teams are now unable to travel to Hong Kong. Thus, we have decided to slim...

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Stanley Wong - Team Captain Hello, my name is Stanley Wong, as I was one of the swimmers who were able to participate in the Division 2 HKSF meet on Thursday. Going into the meet, I can say that most of us felt really confident. This applied especially to Elias, Asier, Victor, and I, as we had just come back from a 10 day swim camp in Phuket. However, below all the nervous feelings, everyone felt excited to be back into racing and seeing where they were in terms of...

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D Y L A N | M E D E I R O S - PHUKET My name is Dylan Medeiros and I joined stingrays about 11 months ago after many months of debating. Two months into joining I traveled to Shanghai for my first ever swim meet and swam a 34 second 50 free, and 1:19 100 free at the time I treated these benchmarks for my future and I had my eyes set on my own goal of breaking 30 seconds in 50 free. I knew it wouldn’t...

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Hi everyone, my name is Laura and I was fortunate enough to go on the Phuket Training Camp this year. I traveled along with 12 others, both in Performance and Competitive. It was a 10-day camp that included 16 sessions along with land on top of that. Personally, I have been lucky enough to have gone to 5 different variations of this camp with Stingrays, and I have to say that each time has brought new takeaways for me. This time, in particular, something that was different for me was...

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When you work hard, push yourself to your limits and engage in physical activity, you are not only competing with other swimmers, you are also competing with your body. If you have ever been injured, you know how stressful and life-altering it can be. Whether it’s the disappointment of having trained so hard and no longer being able to compete or the feeling of being an outsider rather than a part of the team, there are many sources of injury stress. It is important to know how to cope with...