By Elizabeth Lee (19S03C) and Kathlyn Laiu (19S05A), Girls’ Captains and Daryl Tan (19S03F) and Dylan Siew (19S06E), Boys’ Captains
The Raffles Swim Team consists of disciplined and courageous Rafflesians willing to give their all to fulfil their full potential in the water. While many students are fast asleep there are many days where swimmers wake up at 4:45am and plunge into the cold waters at 5:30am to squeeze in a training session before school. But we are not done for the day. After a long, tiring day of school, we head back into the pool for yet another training session before heading home to hit the books. This is a common daily routine of a swimmer.
Swimming may be an individual sport; the intensive trainings and competition experiences build resilience and perseverance. But being a part of a team is what helps boost the motivation and drive to keep going. Having a whole team cheering you on in addition to the adrenaline pumping through your veins before a race can help a lot. It could even be the reason for you touching the wall just a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of your competitor. Trust us on that.
Every year, we come together as one, and make waves at the National School Games. Even though we don’t train together, we come together as a family, and race our hearts out for One Team Raffles, cheering for one another and swimming for each other.
To join us, simply have a competitive swimming background and official timings from previous competitions which meet the qualifying times of the National School Games. We look forward to seeing you soon!