Penang Diving Invitational!

It is competition time again and we are off to Penang, Malaysia for 1st Penang Diving Invitational.

The team comprises of Tim, Chloe, Kelly, Xinmin, Myra, Arizir, Kimberly, Kay Yian, Enyun and Valerie with Coach Orla and Daryl and TM Damien.

We arrived on 26 Nov, Thursday afternoon and Soo Ann (Treasurer of Penang Swimming Association) received us. We were told that the official hotel had been changed. This means the team stays at Vistana Hotel while the parents, who have booked Krystal Suites, had to stay away from the team. Apart from this hiccup, the team managed to settle down quickly, have a quick dinner and get to the Aquatics Centre at Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) for night training.

The covered pool is adequately equipped with dry land training equipment and has platforms of all heights. The water is cold (usually the case in covered pools) but our divers got used to it after a few dives.

We ended at 9:30pm and took the team bus back to hotel.  We visited the convenience store to stock up on water and snacks while Daryl and I had an interesting encounter trying to buy a local prepaid SIM card. The attendant rented Daryl his spare SIM card for RM10 for a RM6 worth of talktime. He took a RM5 deposit which is refundable upon return of the SIM card. What a way to make money!

Off to Penang!

~ by Singapore Diving on November 27, 2009.

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