Lincoln Swimmers – Life in the Fast Lane
Breaking SAISA records, Lincoln records and swimming personal bests, our Snow Leopards had a victorious swim meet at TAISM in Oman. On the first day, we spent the morning training at the pool in TAISM and were treated to an afternoon at the beach and a lunch from Subway as our coaches wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication our team had shown throughout the season and during Dashain break.
As for the actual competition, our Coach Davis best describes it when he said “Competition was fierce and there were lots of strong swimmers, but spirits were always high and we are very proud of all our student-athletes achieved.” The mighty Snow Leopards bagged 5 golds, 10 silvers, 10 bronzes, 11 4th places, 12 5th places and 14 6th places.
Shreetika Singh and Oshina Bharati broke the SAISA record for 100m fly, and Niharika Tuladhar set a new SAISA record for 100m breaststroke in the girls 15-19 age group. Our Lady Leopards placed 2nd in the girls 13-14 category, 1st in the girls 15-19 division and finished 2nd overall in the tournament. A huge achievement indeed!
The advantage of having our swimming pool showed the growth of our LS swimmers in this competition. We are proud of the high levels of sportsmanship throughout the season as well as during SAISA. I can confidently report we have all had a positive experience and grew not only as swimmers but also as mature human beings.
Rahab Moktan & Aditi Dhital (Captains)