Intramurals: Swimming

Female swimmers dive after hearing the loud bang coming from the starter gun. ©Precious Gandia
Female swimmers dive after hearing the loud bang coming from the starter gun.
©Precious Gandia

Swimming enthusiasts as well as friends and supporters of the different college swim teams flocked the USC swimming pool at the main campus of the University of San Carlos last Tuesday, September 9, 2014, and Thursday, September 11, 2014.

The preliminaries were held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:30am. The events on this were composed of individual and group competitions.

Included in the individual events for females were 50-m butterfly, 50-m backstroke, 50-m breast stroke, 50-m freestyle and 4×50-m individual medley.

The individual events for the males, on the other hand, were the following: 50-m butterfly, 100-m backstroke, 100-m breaststroke, 100-m freestyle and 4×50-m individual medley.

The group event for both male and female swimmers on that day was the 4×50-m medley relay. Only the swimmers who finished their heats in the fastest time frame proceeded to the finals on September 11, 2014, Thursday.

The finals immediately started at 1:30 PM. After the final round, the awarding ceremony immediately followed.

For swimming women, the School of Law and Governance grabbed the third place, the College of Engineering grabbed the second place while the School of Business and Economics bagged the first place.

For swimming men, on the other hand, College of Architecture and Fine Arts claimed the third place, College of Engineering claimed the second place while the School of Business and Economics seized the first place.

A female pirate from the School of Business and Economics butterfly sprints her way towards the wall earning herself a gold medal. ©Precious Gandia
A female pirate from the School of Business and Economics butterfly sprints her way towards the wall earning herself a gold medal.
©Precious Gandia

Overall, the Red Pirates from the School of Business and Economics emerged as champions, remaining undefeated for the past three years. The swimmers from the College of Engineering and the School of Business and Economics followed as first runners up and second runners respectively.

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