2014 YISS Swim Invitational Recap

Courtesy of Jason Van Galder, Yongsan International School of Seoul:

There were countless Personal Best times and huge improvements from all of our swimmers; from our youngest first-time ever swimmers swimming in their first competition to the veteran-experienced High Schoolers. We have so many talented swimmers in the ranks, it tickles me to see the hard work that our kids have put in and the results that they produced this last weekend.

With over 83 swimmers that swam for YISS, there are too many names to recognize, so many Personal Best times, so many with improved technique, so many who overcame fear of the water, so many who have grown in their teamwork this last year!

To acknowledge some specific accomplisments, the following have broken their respective Age Group ALL-TIME SCHOOL RECORD and either broke into the TOP 5 standings or improved upon their already existing place in the ALL-TIME TOP 5:

Abby Bacon, 15+ Girls 100 IM
Nick Dascher, 15+ Boys 100 IM
Eric Oh, 9-10 Boys 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free
YoungJu Choi, 9-10 Boys 50 Fly
Natalie Sorensen, 8 and Under Girls 25 Back
Ryan Salem, 8 and Under Boys 25 Breast
Woosik Chang, 15+ Boys 50 Free
Kevin Rhee, 13-14 Boys 50 Free

The following Swimmers Broke into the YISS ALL-TIME Top 5 Times in their respective age groups:

Yoona Choi, 11-12 Girls 100 IM, 50 Free
Yehjee Kim, 13-14 Girls 100 IM
Cy Ahn, 11-12 Boys 100 IM
Katherin Han, 11-12 Girls 50 Free, 100 Free
Kelly Yun , 11-12 Girls 50 Free
Ryan Yim, 9-10 Boys 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free,
Ryan Salem, 8 and under Boys 25 Free, 50 Free
Kelly Yun, 11-12 Girls 50 Fly
Justin Oh, 13-14 Boys 50 Fly
Sebastian Elizondo, 13-14 Boys 50 Fly
Alex Rios, 15+ Boys 50 Fly
Taehoon Kim, 8 and Under Boys 25 Fly
Teo Yoon, 9-10 Boys 50 Back
Sam Pak, 11-12 Boys 50 Back
Jason Euh, 8 and Under Boys 25 Back
Ririka Tamura, 11-12 Girls 50 Breast
Clair Yoo, 11-12 Girls 50 Breast
Sam Choi, 13-14 Boys 50 Breast
Matthew Lee, 8 and Under Boys 25 Breast
Eric Lee, 9-10 Boys 100 Free
Andrei Del Villar, 11-12 Boys 100 Free
Natalie Sorensen, 8 and Under Girls 50 Free
With the talent that was witnessed this last weekend, these records and Top 5 times won’t stay long it seems! There is a lot to look forward to as we step into the summer and into the new school year in the fall!

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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