Saturday, July 25, 2009

Public Service Swimming Meet 2009

Posted by Dawn at Saturday, July 25, 2009
I have been waiting so long to take part in this meet as I have been out of action for 2 years, since I kept giving birth one after another! So finally, I could be back again, representing MOE to swim!

Yes, I was pretty excited and kept wishing I wouldnt get pregnant again as I really didnt want to miss it.

I love competitions!

I thrive on challenges!

It was also a great opportunity to catch up with old friends.

This meet has definitely been more and more competitive since the time I took part which was few years back. We were up against ministries like Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Singapore Sports Council(SSC), Housing Development Board (HDB), Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) (which Singapore Sports School is under), People's Association (PA), Polytechinics, Universities.

I took part in 4 events- 2 individual (backstroke and freestyle) as well as 2 relays (freestyle and medley relays) altogether in a day and after swimming my first event, I was quite disappointed with myself.

I regretted not training for it. I regretted not keeping in a better shape as I felt so heavy. I felt like I was in another body, a body which I do not recognise and remember having, a body which didnt seem like mine. Sigh..I wasnt too happy after my swim. Guess thats what happens after giving birth consecutively! haha..

Nevertheless, I am thankful, with the help of everyone, I got 2 golds for the relays. Was the first swimmer for one and the last swimmer for the other.

For the past couple of years, it has always been MOE or MINDEF to take the overall championship and this year, we were actually tied for the championship! So disappointing as MOE broke a number of records, while MINDEF didnt event break a single one!

Anyway, at the end of the day, I am just thankful I survived swimming 4 events one after another.


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