School sports: ACS (I) and Raffles reign, again

School sports: ACS (I) and Raffles reign, again
The C, B and A division teams from ACSI pictured on the podium at the Grand finals of 56th National Schools Swim Championship on 22 April, 2015.

The conclusion of the National Schools Swimming Championships yesterday saw Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and the Raffles family assert their usual dominance.

ACS (I) emerged overall champions in all three divisions of the boys' category, while Raffles Girls' School (RGS) swept the overall girls' titles in the B and C divisions. Raffles Institution's girls' team were crowned overall champions in the A Division.

Swimmers from both schools credited their success to strong support from their coaching staff, parents and friends.

Kevin Ong, who won four golds at the meet for ACS (I), said: "This dominance cannot be attributed to just swimmers alone. We've had a lot of guidance from our coaches, not to mention support from our teachers, parents and friends.

"We couldn't have done it without them."

RGS's Cherlyn Yeoh, 14, was part of the C Division 4x50m medley relay quartet that won gold at the Singapore Sports School yesterday.

She said: "The atmosphere was great and the support from our coach and school really played a big part."

RGS have won the overall title for both the B and C divisions for the past 11 years, and the school will continue to pull out the stops to ensure their successful run continues.

"We will definitely continue to work hard," said Cherlyn. "We want to continue winning the double championship."

This article was first published on April 23, 2015.
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