Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The main purpose for Bangkok - Patana Feeding Frenzy

After two free days in Bangkok we spent the next two at the Patana School 50m pool for the Feeding Frenzy competition. This was Iman's second time at the competion and first for Jack and Ayden. With over 500 swimmers from the ages of 7 to 18 representing International school from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore; it was a very tough competition. 

The first day being the long course events, Ayden and Iman competed in 100m free, 100m breast and 200 free. And Jack in 100 free, 100 breast and 100 fly. And the second day was 50m with all fours strokes for all three.

Being in the same category of boys 8 years and under, Ayden and Jack swam together in 4 heats together. Here's Ayden showing Jack his ribbon for heat winner in 100m breast.

Panorama of pool thanks to Hubert Menard

On the starting blocks and both in the middle lanes, Jack and Ayden fight it out in their 50m breast heat.

The small JSC team with Coach Eva

The medal and ribbon total for the JSC team. What's lovely about this competition is not only do 1st, 2nd & 3rd  places get medals but 4th - 8th get ribbons as well. Ayden finished with 3 ribbons for heats and 

4th for 200m freestyle
6th for 100m breaststroke
5th for 50m butterfly
8th for 50m free

Aside from the 200m free all other events had up to 30 boys in each race and Ayden was the only 7 year old to feature in the top 10 of the group and finished 10th overall.

Jack did equally well with the following and finishing 12th overall

5th for 100m butterfly
7th for 100m breaststroke
8th for 100m freestyle

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