Twelve SOIS Sabers middle school swimmers traveled to the American School in Japan (ASIJ) in Tokyo to compete in a swim meet on December 11, 2015. The Sabers team finished in a very strong 3rd place out of 9 teams, with the girls finishing 3rd and the boys finishing 4th. Team scores can be seen here. Photos below.
Two of the opposing teams were high school teams, and the other teams come from schools with year-round competitive swim programs. "Considering that we have only a 6-week MS swim season, this is an impressive result for the young Sabers swimmers," commented head coach Mr. Kevin Bertman. "I couldn't be prouder of our swimmers," added assistant coach Ms. Marcella Cooper.
Congratulations to Coach Bertman and Coach Cooper and the 12 SOIS swimmers: Tadayoshi Kamegai, Marina Ninomiya, Shinki Maeda, Hinako Kudo, Sophia Smith, Karin Tomiyama, Kazuma Watanabe, Tomoki Kawabata, Akihiro Takebe, Julia Torieda, Koki Takine, Hanako Uchida.