On Saturday, December 9, 20 (10 male and 10 female) select middle school students represented YISS at the KAIAC Middle School All-Star swim competition. The competition was fierce as seven other schools also sent their best middle school swimmers. From the very first event, it was clear that the YISS team was focused.
The meet started with the Girls’ 200 Medley relay, and both of YISS’ girls’ relay teams dropped four seconds off of their previous best times! Not to be outdone, the Boys’ Medley relay teams competed next. Both of YISS’ boys’ relay teams dropped a surprising five seconds. The relay team of Eric O. (8), Timothy P. (8), Ryan Y. (8), and Bryan S.J. K. (7) won the event and set a new KAIAC record! These great relay performances spread confidence to the rest of the team as almost every swimmer continued to beat their personal bests in their individual events throughout the competition.
Top performances in the competition included:
Eric O. (8) - 1st 100m IM *New KAIAC Record, 1st 100m Free *New KAIAC Record
Bryan S.J. K. (7) - 1st 50m Free, 2nd 100m Free
Katherine H. (8) - 1st 50m Fly, 2nd 50m Free
Jennifer Y. (8) - 2nd 50m Fly, 3rd 100m Free
Sophie C. (7) - 2nd 50m Breast
Ryan Y. (8) - 2nd 50m Fly
Jeffery Y. (6) - 2nd 50m Back
Hannah K. (8) - 3rd 50m Back
Timothy P. (8) - 3rd 50m Breast
The top performers were supported by equally impressive personal improvements from the other members of the YISS Team. The competition concluded with another dominating performance from the boys’ relay team, breaking last year’s KAIAC record by two full seconds! Each member contributed valuable points, which led to the most exciting result of the day—both the YISS boys’ and girls’ teams won the overall team competition, crowning them Middle School KAIAC Champions!