Thank you for joining MIS Swimming’s another Year End Pool Party.
To celebrate another great year for MIS Swimming, we have decided to hold another Pool Party just like last year. I’m very glad to see that the Year End Pool Party is becoming our tradition to thank everyone.
The weather was perfect for the Pool Party, however, it might have been a little bit too hot for the parents.
Just like last year, there were plenty of food to go around for everyone and Yosep also gave out little party bags for every student.
We also can’t leave out our MIS Encouragement Meet for our swimmers. This time, they also received a small prize along with their ribbons.
LOCATION and SWIM BOOTCAMP
Our squad team once again had the privilege to join our sister swim school (Seongnam Aquatic Club) in South Korea for a 3 1/2 weeks bootcamp. Since it is summer in Korea, it was a great opportunity to escape the winter here in Melbourne during the school term 2 break.
The training program is headed by our Head Coach Yosep Yang.
We stayed at a new sports centre in Seongnam city specially built for athletes.
We trained in an indoor 50M Pool and the swimming complex is next to a newly refurbished soccer and track and field stadium for our dryland exercise.
Apart from swimming, the swimmers learn the local culture, experience the local food and ways of life where we traveled by public transport like the car, bus, speed train and taxis.
During the weekend, we experienced one of Korean’s favourite sports, the baseball.
There were lots of Virtual Reality Arcade Game Centre around Korea and we gave the swimmers an opportunity to visit one during our break.
18th FINA World Championship in Gwangju
One of the highlights of the trip was the once in a lifetime experience to visit the 18th FINA World Championship in Gwangju. We were at the opening night and witness Mack Horton, Ariarne Titmus, and all the Aussie Swimmers in the Relay program. It was a spectacular experience to be able to sing our national anthem when the Australian own Gold in Womens 4 x 100M Freestyle event.
Our swimmers got to meet Park Tae-Hwan in an autograph session as well.
Our MIS Swimming Club committee met with the President and Vice-President of the Gyeonggi-Do Swimming Federation to discuss and share learnings and strengthen our partnership moving forward.
If you would like to know more about our training program – please reach out to our headcoach Yosep Yang via our contact page
The 2019 Summer Long Course Competitions at MSAC were a big hit on achievements for MIS Swimming Club athletes with each competitor smashing out records and Personal bests in their events.
Metro Junior Finals
During the Metro Junior Semi Finals, Chan Charoensuk, Hodam Lee, Jiyoo Seo earned Personal Bests in their respective strokes (50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke). It was a fantastic effort by the athletes. Congratulations to them all !
2 Swimmers made it to the Final on Sunday.
Sean Park won Bronze Medal in the 50M Breaststroke and
Ryan Chung won Bronze Medal in the 50M Freestyle.
2019 Victorian Metro Long Course Championships
The 2019 Victorian Metro Long Course Championships was a highlight of the Summer Long Course Season with lots of acheviements during this 4 days Championship. There were lots of Personal Best from the club throughout the event with lots of achievements. Chan Charoensuk, Alex-Joowon Lee, Daniel Lee and Diana Lee had a great swim with Personal bests being broken in their events.
The medalists for the Championship were Ryan Chung with a Bronze Medal in the 200M Freestyle and another Bronze Medal in the 100M Freestyle.
Sean Park earned a honourable Silver Medal in the 50m Breaststoke.
School Sports Victoria Swimming Carnival
Our swimmers made it through to the Eastern Metropolitan Regionals School Sports Victoria Qualification ( 3 out of 5 swimmers are first time qualification ).
Our swimmers won Silver medals in 12 Years Old Breaststroke and Freestyle presenting their school.
Thank You for joining us at GESAC for our year end pool party.
This year the weather was better than last with overcast but no rain. It kept all our food and drinks nice and dry.
The day was a great success with a delicious food from families served up to all in attendance and indoor pool and giant slides for everyone to play.
Every swimmer receive a party bag from Yosep our coach.
We finish the day with a MIS Encouragement Meet for our swimmers with MIS Printed Ribbons for the First, Second and Third place swimmers. We also create Participation ribbons for all swimmers who had signed up for the event.
Swimmers with their ribbons.
Swimmers in action
- SCHOOL CARNIVAL
MIS Swimmers had success with students qualified and enjoyed success in the School Swimming Carnival at the following levels :
- National (Hobart)
- Optus Junior District Championship
- Metro Optus Junior Dolphin Championship
- 2018 Metro Short Course Junior Championship
- 2018 Metro East Junior Selection Trial
- 2019 Optus Victorian Age Championship with our 12 year old qualifier (Diana Lee) who had broken her PB on the day of the championship.