Posted on 26-Oct-2014
October 6th, 2014
PETALING JAYA - On the 4th of October, it was another Saturday for our usual parade before the final exams started. While for most of the students, it was probably the best time to prepare for the coming exams, we decided to have an off-the-usual; a swimming outing. A total of 30 Boys, accompanied by 3 Officers of the 12th KL BB Company went to the PJ Palms Sport Centre for a swimming outing. Clad in company t-Shirt and casual bottoms, we eagerly await the activities that were to follow.
As early as 8am, we all had reached the entrance of the sports centre and began to fall in, led by the infamous Sergeant Ong Wil Sern. Upon fell into four files, Sergeant Ong gave us further instructions; where to go when he released us later on. After the briefing, we proceed to the cricket lanes for our next agenda - Singspiration. Our worship team for the day was led by Sergeant Ong, Corporal Brian Eu, with Corporal Brendan Eu and Lance Corporal Samuel Siew on the guitar and the cajon respectively.
The session was short and simple with just two songs – Mighty to Save and Christ is Enough. Despite that, we enjoyed the time of fellowship in singing the songs, the fellowship that we had together. After that, we went to prepare for the final written examinations for the award classes, Christian Education Basic Level and Safety Basic Level. Our last Awards Classes were last week and today was our written assessment. Our Officer, Mr Andrew was there to conduct the tests for those in these few classes. For those who were not involved, they had to undergo Drill session for about more than one hour, conducted by the Drill Basic Class members. The class members present were Lance Corporal Teh Eng Hong and Private Teoh Eu Gin. Movements like sizing a squad, stationary drill, marking were amongst the drill sequence executed. Overall, it was a productive session. All members knew how to do the drill movements covered in that session. Then we went and changed into our swimming outfits and waited for further instructions.
At around 10 am, we gathered around the 50-metre length and 3-metre depth pool. We were told by our Captain, Mr. Nicholas Yeap, that we are going to commence the swimming test for those who wanted to take the test. Those who were ready had to inform Captain to have his time taken for the purpose of assessment. The swimming test had 3 parts: The first part is you can chose to swim a variety of strokes based on certain time limits and certain distances. One such example was swimming in any style you want for 400 metres, no time limit, which is to say, no time limit, but 8 laps non-stop. Thank God, most of those who took the test passed the assessment. Captain, assisted by some Members to record the time taken by each eager swimmer, conducted the assessment.
The swimming test had 3 parts: The first part is you can chose to swim a variety of strokes based on certain time limits and certain distances. One such example was swimming any style you want for 400 meters, no time limit, which is to say, no time limit, but 8 laps nonstop. Thank God, most of those who took the test passed this. Another example is swimming 100 meters freestyle, time limit is 1 minute and 45 seconds, swimming 100 meter butterfly in duration of 2 minutes and 15 seconds, swimming 100 meter breast stroke which the time limit is 2 minutes and 10 seconds and finally 100 meter backstroke, time limit is 2 minutes.
While these swimmers taking their test, some of the boys went the other side of the pool playing a ball game outside the cricket lane court and some just lazed around the pool chit-chatting with one another. After all, we booked the pool until 12pm. As it was yet another weekend, we had to share the pool with some visitors. We even saw some visitors having scuba diving class at the other side of the pool. Time really flies. Before we even knew it, it was 12pm. Everyone had his share of fun today at the complex and now everyone is hungry. Everyone went on separate ways and some even went lunch nearby. Another day of Parade was over and we all eagerly await our next Parade.