Harrow’s 2 Fast 2 Furious

Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly & Freestyle. These are the strokes that we do when competing. These strokes were seen last Saturday, the swimming team had a competition at Harrow for their annual 2 Fast 2 Furious swim competition.

The competition started early, where we had swimmers arriving at the school around 6:30 and starting their warm-up at 7:40 in Harrow’s cold pool. As with most of the other competitions that are held by other schools, the 8-year-old’s and younger started us off with the butterfly stroke race. The event slowly went up to the secondary swimmers after numerous events.

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First photo: Pham(G8) after placing 4th in his heat, Second Photo: Tate(G9) ending his heat with a great touch and placing 3rd in his heat

As we finished our butterfly event, some unexpected news was heard by the teams. Can you guess what happened? It’s quite obvious what happened but if you were not sure there was rain nearby, thunder to be specific. It was so close to the school, we had to pause the race.

While waiting over 1 hour to hear what was going to happen, many of the swimmers went outside to play basketball, football or volleyball in the undercovered area to hear what was the final decision.

After the hour was over the decision was made to give out the medals for butterfly, and we managed to receive 2 FIRST PLACE medals!! When hearing our school receive those we all cheered and it made us all very happy. Those first place medals went to Szilvi(G9) & Gunn(G8)!

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Szilvi and Gunn receiving their medals

We had over 50 swimmers there, waiting to hear what was the final judgment. We were all wondering what was going to happen and how big the decision might be. So it was decided by all the team coaches that the event should be canceled. As soon as it was announced that it was canceled many of the swimmers and families started to murmur and quickly get ready to leave.

At our next practice, our coach mentioned that at that moment we were in 4th place, we were right behind Harrow, and we were beating other BISAC schools with only 50 swimmers. Many of us wondered what could have happened if we kept swimming. We might have come 3rd, 2nd or even 1st! But we will never know.

This was the last sports event of the year. I hope you all enjoyed watching our sports team excel and hopefully, we will begin next year with a win. Until next year. 

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