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Cerys G. qualified for the TAPPS State Championship.
On February 9, BISH swimmers competed in the TAPPS State Swim Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The hard work and determination of top three swimmers, Cerys G., Amber D. and Jasper L. allowed them to compete amongst hundreds of swimmers from all over the state.
Due to the current pandemic, the varsity swim team at BISH has had numerous changes to its regular practices and meets – allowing only limited number of students to qualify and train. With many people opting for virtual learning, team members have had the challenge of working on training methods and drills through a computer screen.
“I was so fortunate to have been able to still attend the TAPPS State Championship Swim Meet, even in these unusual times,” said Cerys, one of the talented varsity swimmers. “I was going into this meet with limited training, due to COVID protocols. I was grateful that I was able to return to some form of normality. As well as this, I felt even more lucky considering only 3 members from our school attended. There was also a limited number of spectators that were allowed in the facility but the use of live streaming made the meet extremely interactive for those that stayed at home,”
Amber had an outstanding performance, coming 4th in the 200-yard individual medley and then 6th in 100-yard breaststroke. Cerys showed great resilience after coming back from an injury and earning 6th place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:33:80. Jasper came 1st place in his heat and obtained his personal best time of :58:01.
These fantastic achievements by our students are inspiring and wholly encompass our school’s motto to ‘Be Ambitious’. With that, training for upcoming meets has already begun as the varsity team continue to show their motivation, talent, and hard work through practices that push their limits.