Posted by: Tom Archer

Swimming captains Kassidy Dawn and Titouan Savelon take us through the ISST championships held at Cobham.

On the 9th and 10th of March, the BSN swimming team competed against 11 other schools in the International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST). The event was hosted by the American Community School Cobham in their own onsite pool and featured some exciting racing over the two days. 

The senior girls (Kassidy Dawn, Emma Berry, Lucy Kirkwood, Ailsa Philbin and Emma Savelon) did exceptionally well finishing 2nd overall in their division. This was achieved with an impressive 2nd in both the medley and freestyle relays, alongside gold medals in the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle for Emma Berry as well as a silver medal in the 100 freestyle, Kassidy Dawn won silver in the 100 breaststroke event and both girls broke 4 school records between them.

The senior boys  and the junior girls did consistently well to earn points by making finals. The Junior boys also did themselves proud, despite being the youngest group at the tournament. Eliott Savelon deserves a special mention for his efforts in earning a silver (200 freestyle) and a bronze medal (200 IM) in two of the most challenging events at the competition.

The team bid farewell to their two senior captains, Kassidy Dawn and Titouan Savelon and made them proud by qualifying for 22 finals out of the 32 events, achieving a 6th place overall with an impressive 44 personal best times earned across the two days.