Over 260 swimmers from 8 international schools and swim clubs in Bangkok participated in our first VERSO SWIM MEET 2022 held on 11, June 2022 in our majestic Olympic swimming pool. Among them were Brighton College, BEST Bangkok Swim Academy, DBS, King's College, Pattana Sports Academy, SISB, Wellington, and VERSO. It was a challenging, tough, but rewarding day for all the swimmers who were back in the pool after a two-year break and did their best, with many achieving a new personal best. The competition included five different swims over 50 and 100 meters, including butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and kick.
At VERSO, swimming is more than just a sport - it's an important life skill, and that's why the school has invested in building two world-class swimming pools, including a 25-meter Junior Pool and a 50-meter Olympic Pool to support its swimming program and external swimming events.
Swim Meets are opportunities to make new friends and learn from one other
We were also honored to have Khun Thanavit Thosakul, former Secretary General of the Thai Swimming Association (TSA) and former swimming coach of the Thai National Team, present at the event, along with swimmers of the Thai national team who won several medals at the recent SEA Games in Vietnam in May 2022. these included Jenjira-Srisaard (Joy) who won two gold medals, Navaphat Wongcharoen (Wine) who won one silver and three bronze medals, Kamonchanok Kwanmuang (Nuey) who won one gold, three silver, and one bronze medal, as well as rising star swimmer Ratthawit Thammananthachote.
Khun Thanavit Thosakul, former Secretary General of the TSA (center) with Thai national team swimmers (L to R) Jenjira, Navaphat, Kamonchanok and Ratthawit.
They shared their inspiring stories and reminded participants to be confident and brave to overcome obstacles in their way, and reiterated the importance of discipline and training. They later signed autographs for the participants, took photos, engaged in fun quiz with the participants, and handed out medals to our young swimmers.
A lucky participant who won a prize from Thai national swimmer Navaphat during a fun Q&A game.
A BIG thank you to all our sponsors: ARENA, BEST Bangkok Swim Academy and Thai Nakarin Hospital - and much appreciation to the Samut Prakan District Office for their support, including all VERSO volunteers and friends.
Our sponsors with VERSO's executives, L to R: Alan Ho, VERSO Operations Director, Eakgapon Poyprakon, VERSO Sports Development Manager, Kornchanok Pradsachak, Senior Consultant , Bangkok Athletics Co.,Ltd., Chattraporn Chalermkit, Club Asst. Manager, BEST Bangkok Swim Academy, Thanavit Thosakul, Thatchamet Thananonwuthichat, Managing Director Bangkok Athletics Co.,Ltd., Wanpen Kriangkao, Director and Senior Consultant, The One Solution, and Chester Liang, VERSO Business Development Manager
It was a challenging, tough, but rewarding day for all the swimmers who were back in the pool after a two-year break and showed their best
Congratulations to VERSO students Prim Pingkarawat, left, who won 4 gold in 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke and Kyoka Shodladd, right, who won 2 gold in 50m and 100m butterfly and 2 silver in 50m and 100m freestyle.
Over 260 swimmers from 8 international schools and swim clubs in Bangkok participated in the first VERSO SWIM MEET 2022
More than 100 medals were presented to our young swimmers
The Arena was transformed to a swimmers hub with Facebook live coverage of the SWIM MEET 2022