27 January 2017
LABUAN – Labuan International School (LIS) Swimming Club had recently won in fifth place in Sabah Age Group held at Likas Sports Complex by bagging three gold, six silver and five bronze medals in total.
It was the third swimming competition that LIS Swimming Club took part since its establishment last year.
The 13-year-old swimmer, Lee Wei Len had bagged two gold in both butterfly event of 50m and 200m, while gaining two silver in 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke.
While, Lee Wei Wen aged 11 won one gold in 50m freestyle, three silver in butterfly for both 50m and 100m events, and 50m backstroke.
Lee did also captured four bronze in 200m (individual medley), 100m and 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke.
Both of them were qualified for the National Age Group.
On the other hand, the 16-year-old Tan Xue Wen won a silver in 200m freestyle and a bronze in 200m backstroke.
The swimming team comprsing 18 swimmers was led by its head coach, Clement David.
Spokesperson for the club told that along with the school’s focus on the students’ balance on ‘Body, Mind and Soul’, there are various extra-curricular activities provided for students to explore their interests and talents.
“Swimming is one of the popular subjects in LIS. Hence, the management of the school had hired a professional swimming coach since the Olympic size swimming pool was launched last year,” said the spokesperson.
Sea Dragon Swimming Club won the overall champion with 48 gold, followed by Persatuan Renang Penampang (PREPS) 47 gold and PJMS Swimming Club 18 gold.
Meanwhile, Labuan International School will be organising the 2nd Labuan International Swimming Championship (LISC) on 3rd and 4th November this year.
It is expected to attract many good swimmers from Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei to participate in the game.
For more info, please contact Kimlee Choy 014-9292820.