A Rainy and windy day welcomed the NTU swimming competition.
All participants were warming up and ready for the competition in the cold and wet weather. But their determination to compete did not seem to be affected by the weather.
The competition started at 13:00 and ended at 17:00 on 15 Oct 2022, organized by the Athletic Department. Not only the students, anyone from NTU was welcomed including the teaching staff so around 100 participants were at the scene. A team of five members from R10 and R11, from GMBA also actively participated in various competitions. Four athletes joined the 50 meters mixed relays, and three also participated in individual competitions of men’s 50m butterfly and women’s 50m breaststroke.
GMBA group members performed well during the competition. For the Relay contest, the team got 13th place and for the individual, Angela got 14th in the female 50m breaststroke. Robert and Ansem got 16th and 20th place in the male 50m butterfly. We could hear the cheerleading group cheering and chanting “GMBA” from the audience stage. Each of them received a certificate and T-shirt for outstanding performance. After the competition, the participants and cheerleaders together had a celebration hot pot near the campus. The dinner ended with the appreciation speech and members promised to train harder to perform better next year and to spread the word to welcome new participants.
This event again shows that our GMBA members are not only professional and remarkable in academics and working but also talented in sports. Having a common goal of achievement as a team, this competition is one of the best ways to bond with friends and seniors. The process of training and goal-setting together makes both the process and the result more valuable.
Looking forward to the GMBA participation in the coming year’s NTU Swimming competition.