Early March is the busiest stretch for championship meets. The results are now all in. Expect the final rankings later this month.
Swimmers from Southeast Asia recently posted some amazing results at the SEASAC Senior Championships, hosted by Bangkok Ruamrudee International School March 3 & 4. SEASAC is the only conference within the ISA results that competes in Long Course Meters. As a result, the results are not eligible for all-conference records, but many of these times are as fast as anyone in International School swimming have swum. On the final rankings, all of the results are converted to SCM times to ensure fairness. These are done using SwimSwam’s formula which can be found here. All times in this article, however, are listed as the original LCM times.
UWC East has won the last two mythical overall titles, but saw a strong challenge this year in SEASAC by Bangkok Patana who took the female team title over UWC-East 145 to 127. The strong showing by UWC East’s male team will look to sleep them on top of the final ISA rankings. In ISA, they repeated their team title, 170 to 130 over UWC-Dover.
There were some great relay races. In the female 200 Free Relay, Bangkok Patana took the win in 1:53.75, .03 ahead of UWC-East. UWC-East dominated the 400 Medley Relay, winning by nearly 6 sends in a time of 4:35.93. The margin was significantly closer in the 200 Medley Relay but UWC-East still ot the win in a time of 2:03.85. In the final event of the meet, UWC-East beat Bangkok Patana in the 400 Free Relay, 4:08.14 to 4:10.06.
Ruby Cristol and Katie Henderson were both three time champions. Cristol, swimming for UWC-East took the title in both the 100 (1:04.72) and 200 (2:22.27) Fly alone with the 200 IM (2:29.21). Henderson, swimming for Tanglin Trust School, swept the backstroke events. Taking the 50 Back (30.42), 100 Back (1:05.95), 200 Back (2:27.05). The only other multiple event winners were Clair Hightower of Bangkok Patana in the 200 (2:12.89) and 400 (4:40.75) Free and Adi Erquiaga of UWC-East in the 50 (35.68) and 200 (2:44.18) Breaststroke.
Other winners were:
Ria Zaman - UWC-Phoenix - 100 Breast (1:17.75)
Millie Loughnan - Australian International School - 50 Free (27.90)
Kaitlyn Dibbayawan - Bangkok Patana - 50 Fly (30.26)
Gemma Halim - UWC-East 100 Free (59.96)
Chloe Burkill - Bangkok Patana - 400 IM (5:15.68)
Multiple event winners highlighted the men’s meet with five different individuals that took at least two event wins over the two day competition. The race of the meet was the 100 Fly, where amazingly, five swimmers finished under 1:00, including Bryan Leong of Garden International School, the winner in 55.85. setting a new SEASAC record and converting to over a second faster than ISA All-Conference record, in fact, he was just .01 off the SCM record with his long course time. Leong also took the 50 Free (24.46), 50 Breast (30.92) and 50 Fly (25.81).
UWC-East swept the backstroke with two different winners, Jeremy Kemp taking the 100 (1:00.86) and 200 (2:11.29) with Owen Allwood taking the 50 (27.22). They also had the 200 (1:57.76) and 400 (4:14.69) freestyle champion in Jonathon Parker. Stamford American International School also had multiple event champions, with Max Silver taking top honors in both IM’s and the 200 Fly. He won the 200 IM in 2:13.89, the 400 IM in 4:51.88 and the 200 Fly in 2:07.35. Daniel Looi, also of Stamford took the 100 (1:09.56) and 200 (2:34.27) Breast. The other champion was Alard Schroeder of UWC-Phoenix in the 100 Free, with a time of 53.86.
The relays were swept by UWC-East. In the Freestyle relays, they took the 200 by 2.5 seconds over Stamford American in a final time of 1:38.52. In the 400, they took the title by 8 seconds over UWC-Phoenix with a final time of 3:37.55. In the Medley Relays, they won the 200 in 1:51.13 and then in the 400, they won by a staggering 9 seconds, with a final time of 4:02.23. UWC-E was also victorious in the two mixed relays.
Unfortunately, relay names were not listed in the results I have but will update this summary later if made available.