April 25, 2018

Bali Barongs Bring Home A Swag Of Medals

Just four years after the Bali Barongs Swim Team was initiated, the team has successfully sent 13 young athletes to compete in the Aquadragons Open 2018, an event organised by the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS).

Just under 250 swimmers from 16 swim teams converged on Jakarta to compete over the weekend of April 7 and 8th. Under the talented leadership skills of former Olympian and Coach Luisa Striani, the Bali Barongs finished 7th in the overall team scores with amazing performances from these up and coming athletes.

Over the course of the weekend, the swimmers continued to challenge themselves to achieve their individual goals as well as building a fantastic team dynamic. Team spirit and camaraderie among the group members was clearly evident in the the way they continued to motivate each other throughout the meet, with special focus on new teammates – some of them first time competitors at such an event.

Olivia Kerr Muir won the Age Champion for 11 year old girls followed by Nadia Felicia Winkler in 2nd place. 10 year old Emerald Kerr Muir came 3rd place in her overall age group. Both Kerr Muir girls were very keen to compete, despite the fact that they were only back visiting Bali on a brief vacation from the UK! The Bali Barongs girls relay teams won two gold medals and one silver medal while the boys relay team managed to win two bronze medals.

Medals and new personal bests were set by Charli Indiana Veale, Ezra Setianto, Laura Pet, Harrison Broue, Ayden Malik Grossinsky and Eashaan Rajebsohale. Amazing swimming improvements were witnessed in pool performances by India Campbell Bite, Amelie Von Harrach, Dinda Winkler and Dylan Jones.

The swim squad is always looking for new swimmers to join this fantastic team. Coach Luisa trains at Finns Recreation Club through the JSA program, starting from after school classes with excellent progression towards competitive swim squad training. With her personal encouragement and gentle yet persistent coaching, the Bali Barongs have developed into a high performance team, excited to share their passion for swimming with newcomers.

Bali Barong athletes compete again this month in the upcoming BSSA inter school swim meet on April 24th, many swimming in healthy competition against each other for line honours.

The athletes in this enthusiastic junior swim team hail from different backgrounds, ages and schools across the island with a good complement of swimmers from Canggu Community School, Bali Island School, Australian Independent School and Pro-Education. Their passion for swimming and commitment to an often gruelling early morning and afternoon training program have brought them together as a team – and it shows. Success at swim meets such as this year’s Aquadragons Open only comes from hard work, dedication, team spirit and of course, a good coach!


Bali’s Best Sports Bar None!

Finns Recreation Club is all about live sports! Not only does it play host to some of the biggest football events on the island, with no less than thirty TV screens across this unique venue, it’s easy to see why the place is getting a name for itself as the premier choice for sports fans to get their fix of footy and more!

Mad about football but can’t get to the game? With even more TV screens inside The Sports Bar and around the al fresco area of Bistro C, Finns Recreation Club can bring the game to you here in Bali! Multiple screens ensure optimal viewing for all. With the Australian NRL and AFL seasons in full swing, Finns Recreation Club is the place to catch all the action live. Finns Recreation Club is committed to covering every single one of the games, live in The Sports Bar and at Bistro C.

Entry to Finns Recreation Club is free which means everybody is welcome to come and watch the games in air conditioned comfort and indulge in a few icy cold beers, cocktails and bar snacks while they’re at it! There is a daily happy hour running from 5pm – 8pm with all beer, wine, cocktails and cider offered as buy 1 get 1 free.

Thursday nights the BBQ is fired up and it’s all about AFL. Bali’s local team aptly named the Bali Gecko’s, train on the sports field at Finns Recreation Club from 6pm. Anyone is welcome to join them for a run on the grass, or if you prefer you can enjoy the comfort of the Sports Bar and watch Thursday night AFL with a snag or steak from the BBQ.

Should you choose to watch your favourite team on a Sunday, then you can also enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast. Available from 11am with a choice of Pork, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian it’s a match made in heaven.

Soccer, Basketball and Baseball fans are not forgotten. Finns Recreation Club is committed to providing all the sporting action. Refer to the weekly sports schedule on their website http://finnsrecclub.com/whatson/tv-sport-program/ to check if your favourite is being covered.

Guaranteed match coverage, cool, comfortable and classy……. It’s Bali’s best place to watch live sports, bar none!



Make Mum Feel Like a Megastar!

For most of us, our mums (or Mr Mums) are instrumental in making sure we are well cared for, loved and looked after on a regular basis. From their role as driver, doctor, psychologist, mentor, chef, cleaner, carer to cop, a mother’s day is never done and many of us need to make more of an effort to show our appreciation for these megastars.

As Mother’s Day is just around this month’s bend on May 14th (note to self – mark on calendar!!) Body Temple is making sure it’s Mum’s Month for the whole of May so there are plenty of options and opportunities to show your favourite Ibu just how much she means to you.

What could be better than some pamper time without the pestering? Book her in for serious relaxation rehab with a 60 minute Warm Stone Massage experience and Body Temple will book the ankle biter into Cubby House Kids Club for two hours of free play time. Ahhhh….. the serenity!

Spa packages make great presents (hint, hint husband….) and May’s Go Glow combo is something every mum will appreciate. Start with a 60 minute Sandalwood Body Treatment, then get your glow back with the 45 minute Illuminating Radiance Facial followed by the refreshing and rehydrating tonic of cool, young coconut water post treatment.

Special treats can mean so much more when they are shared, so here’s an idea kids…… Why not choose a Mum’s Day pressie that will make memorable occasion for both of you. Book a mum and mini me manicure and sit side by side as your get your tips tidied! Buy one and get one free and don’t forget to ask about their cute nail art options. It’s a win win situation guys – you get brownie points, a day out with mum AND pretty painted nails.

Toni & Guy Essensuals understands that busy mums are just too time poor to bother with regularly blow drying their hair. T&G stylists are more than happy to take care of that task for you and they’re even pitching in with one for free! Book four blow drys this month and you’ll only have to pay for three!

Just can’t decide what to get Mum for Mother’s Day? You can custom design your present with a gift card from Body Temple Spa and let her decide what her body needs. They also have cute rattan gift packs featuring Body Temple’s signature range of lotions, shower gels, massage oils and soy candles for take home spa treatments. Looks like you’re sorted now Dad, ‘cos with this month’s specials, Body Temple has made gift giving a breeze! But you’d better mark it on the calendar…… just in case!

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