Last weekend the Phoenix Swim Club traveled to HCMC for the annual ISHCMC Invitational Swim Meet. Our swimmers placed 4th at the meet – the highest place of any team traveling to the meet! The meet took place in the new ISHCMC Secondary School pool. We knew right away we were going to swim fast. The pool was new with state of the art equipment and the swimmers felt strong during warmup!
The team broke 9 team records with Rio Nakasuji leading the way as she broke 5 records on her own. One of the records she broke was 14 years old! Rio set new standards in the 9+10 50 free, 50 back, 50 fly, 100 fly and 200IM. In addition she anchored our freestyle relay coming from behind to place 4th. Chikashi Nakano smashed the 100 backstroke record for 9+10 boys and Duc Le did the same in the boys 13+14 200IM. Jacob Biros continued his assault on the UNIS Hanoi record board with new records in the 50 breast and 100 breast.
Flora Hamilton won the high point award for Girls 15+over with a first place in every event she swam. Jacob Biros also received a trophy placing 3rd overall in the Boys 15+over age group.
Our swimmers were especially tough winning almost all the close races we were part of. Every swimmer in every race fought to the end resulting in dozens of personal best times. This was the first meet with preliminaries and finals for our age groupers. In each of the 50 meter events, the fastest 8 were chosen to race against each other after the initial swim. Swimmers who participated in one or more finals were: Chikashi Nakano, Rio Nakasuji, Rei Ogasawara, Rory Hamilton, Nam Khanh Truong, Jonathan Katen, Betty Bui-Reilly, Jacob Biros, Flora Hamilton, Linh Trang Do, Gaby Chanen, Mina Dippe, Lily Noda, Nghia Le, Mina Mok, Alexandra Slewka, Gai Ogasawara, Amelie Ogasawara, Duc Le and Ben Josi. Well done PSC Swimmers!!!
See you at our next and final meet of the year is Saturday, May 25.