The race for the overall Division Two inter-school swimming titles couldn't be tighter this year with just seven points separating the top 10 girls' schools and six points separating the leading five boys' schools. Pearl Ho of German Swiss International School (GSIS), sitting top of the Grade C table and sixth overall on 42 points, says her teammates have what it takes to make a clean sweep of the grade titles. 'We've got some strong swimmers - we're confident we can win at least two grades and hopefully the overall title and promotion,'' said Pearl, a contender in the 50-metre butterfly and 200m medley finals today. 'I'm sure King George V School, South Island School, St Catherine's School for Girls, and last year's Grade A champions, St Francis Canossian College,will be pushing us all the way,'' she said. 'The relays at the end of the day will be where the titles are decided,'' said Pearl, 14, who trains with top local swimming club South China Athletic Association (SCAA). GSIS can also challenge in the boys' Grade B and Grade C. Man Hon-so, 14, looks a strong favourite for the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly finals. But the school's boys' squad have less depth than the girls'. 'There aren't many of us so it's hard to win the overall title - but we can still do our best,'' said Hon-so, who is also on the SCAA team. Hon-so is catching up on lost time. 'I missed the inter-school championships last year because of a perforated eardrum - I really want to do well,'' he added. South Island are top of the boys' overall table with 47 points, five clear of St Stephen's College and West Island School. GSIS are ninth with 31 points, and last year's Grade A champions, Rosaryhill School, are back in 15th on 24 points. 'I think Munsang College (seventh on 39 points) have an outside chance for the overall title - they will be strong in Grade B and the relays - but it looks really good for South Island,'' said Hon-so.