Sports cultivate our resilience to adversity and shape our minds to think in a positive light, according to Mr Wong Chun Yan, our guest of honour of this year’s annual swimming gala.
The event witnessed how the old hands at the game demonstrated their edge over the other not so experienced newcomers to the competition. There was a range of styles for keen swimmers to choose from: butterfly, breast stroke, free style and back stroke. Among the events, the open grade relay and medley relay attracted some of the cream of different houses to flex their muscles. Their parents and coaches were out watching their all-out effort, slashing clean through the waters.
At the opening ceremony, Sr Agnes led the prayer and announced the official opening of the day’s programme. Throughout the competitions, the six houses roared with all their might to cheer their own members, as well as impress the adjudicators for the best cheering team award. Ms Elea Chan, from the Alumnae Association, Mr Kelvin Lee, the PTA Chairman and Sr Veronica took turn to present the trophies and medals to the winners. Mr Wong Chun Yan, a Hong Kong delegate of at Asian Championships and Fina World Championships, and a local athlete distinguished in breast stroke, presented prizes to inter-house winners before addressing the school.
After the fierce rounds of neck-and-neck competition, this year’s individual champions eventually emerged: Wong Po Yin, Chan Tsz Yin Cary and Chow Wing Yan Yen were crowned individual champions of C, B and A Grade respectively. House of Curie became this year’s C grade overall champion with their stunning results. To our amazement, House of Keller seized the titles of the overall championships of both B and A Grade. As if icing on the cake, House of Keller, who took down top prizes of two grades, turned out to be the best cheering team of the day as well. Who is there to get in the way? Good for you! House of Keller!