Record Success at Inter International Schools Swimming

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An outstanding team effort by our Junior and Senior School swimmers led to what may have been our best ever performance in the Inter International Schools Swimming Championship, with our highest score in many years despite the increased competition.  A record twenty students won points for the school with a further twelve contributing in relays, showing that it was a true team effort.

The Junior School swimmers had their best ever year at the meet, which bodes very well for the future.  Saira Dilshard led the way, winning the 50m Butterfly and finishing 3rd and 4th in her other events.  Anna Shearer won points for the school in all her races and Junior School Swimming Captain Pippa Fox finished 7th in the 200m Individual Medley. Saira’s brilliant butterfly leg also helped the Under 10 Girls finish 5th in the Medley Relay.

Maya Weerasinghe and Tiffany Johnpulle led the way for the Senior School, both winning medals in all three of their events.  Maya won gold in 50m Butterfly while Tiffany missed out on 1st place by an agonising 0.03 seconds in the 50m Freestyle.  In her final year in the team, Anya Law came 4th in 50m Breaststroke and 5th in her other events.  She and Tiffany led our Over 16 Girls Relay team to Bronze in the Freestyle Relay and Silver in the Freestyle Relay, our best ever relay result.

Some of the best performances came in the Over 16 Boys category.  Seniya Ariyananda won Bronze medals in both 100m and 200m Freestyle, despite being injured.  Amaan Buhary finished 4th in the 200m Individual Medley and the final individual event, the 50m Freestyle, while Virul Abeygunawardane also scored points in all his races.  They combined with Swimming Captain, Takaharu Higuchi, to win Bronze in the prestigious final freestyle relay, narrowly missing out on a remarkable victory in a very tight finish.


Saira Dilshard             Under 10 Girls                        1st                    50m Butterfly

                                                            3rd                    50m Backstroke

Maya Weerasinghe      Under 16 Girls                         1st                    50m Butterfly

                                                              2nd                    50m Freestyle

                                                              2nd                    100m Freestyle

Tiffany Johnpulle        Over 16 Girls               2nd                    50m Freestyle

                                                    2nd                    100m Freestyle

                                                    3rd                    50m Backstroke

Seniya Ariyananda      Over 16 Boys              3rd                    100m Free

                                                    3rd                    200m Free

Over 16 Girls                                                  2nd                    Medley Relay

(Tiffany, Anya, Saira, Vinati)                          3rd                    Freestyle Relay

Over 16 Boys                                                  3rd                    Freestyle Relay

(Virul, Seniya, Amaan, Takaharu)

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