The annual North meets South Swim Meet took place last
weekend and there were 8 schools competing against each other. They competed
for the overall trophy, which for the 2nd year running went to ISB
(International School Bangkok).
for the starting gun for the kayak race.
kayak race was the most popular event of the day: 8 teams from the different
schools raced against each other
Vose from Grade 2 did a fantastic freestyle race.
her nearly perfect jump into the pool, Stefanie Hannah finished 2nd in the
race. It’s all about having fun!
race begins with a good dive!
2nd place went to Harrow International School (HIS), 3rd
Prem International Chiang Mai, 4th Lanna International Chiang Mai, 5th CMIS
(Chiang Mai International School), 6th GIS (Grace International School), 7th
APIS (American Pacific International School), and 8th CDSC (Christian German
School, Chiang Mai).
This is an annual event and is called the north/south
swim meet. The North (all Chiang Mai points added together) competes against
the South (all Bangkok points added together), which the South won for the
2nd year running.
In the N/S relay, the North came first - the relay team
consists of the best 12 swimmers in Chiang Mai plus their coaches against
the best in Bangkok plus their coaches.
It was a great weekend with some fine performances. There
were bronze, silver and gold medals for all events and trophies for the best
in each age group.
The events were: 50m backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke,
freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley, 200m freestyle relays,
200m-medley relay, and 50m-kayak race.
Patrick from CMIS proved as always to be an unstoppable
force and managed a clean sweep in the events he entered, taking home
several gold medals for his outstanding performances.
5-year-old Jasmin participates in the race. Just imagine where it will lead
her in 10 years time!
fun and sport - young and older children working and playing together. From
left: Dan Nambin, Stephanie Hannah, Melanie Forbes-Harper.
Nambin & Jaime Mackey from Prem School enjoying an afternoon at the
The event was hosted by Prem with the help of the CMU PE
students who spent long hours in the sun acting as timers and judges.
The North Relay team: (Students) Emily - Prem, Danny -
Lanna, Marie - GIS, Natit - Lanna, Madeline - GIS, Narit - Lanna, Miriam -
GIS, Pitch -CMIS, Sonya - Prem, Patrick - CMIS, Melanie - Prem, Pete - APIS,
(Coaches) Janet - Prem, Miranda -Prem, Roong - CMIS, Gillian - Lanna, Sean -
Basically it was really good fun. The Bangkok schools love coming to
Chiang Mai for the weekend and have already booked in for next years meet. A
day well spent!