4th PASC inter-primary school swim meet seeks to unearth local talent

Olympic swimming pool. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, Feb 12: Registration is now open for the Power Aquatics Swimming Club (PASC) 4th Inter-Primary School Swimming Competition for schools in Kuching and Kota Samarahan.

According to a press release today, the organising committee expects around 250 swimmers for this year’s competition, to be held at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre on April 7.

Trophies await the ‘Best Boy’ and ‘Best Girl’ teams and also the top swimmers in each age-group.

PASC president Tan Kun Gee said the competition will be a platform for grassroots swimmers to display their talents, and learn sportsmanship, goal-setting, the value of hard work, as well as coping with disappointment.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for individual and team events (relay) covering 50 metres to 100m distances in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly categories, along with a certificate of participation for all swimmers.

Meanwhile Tan revealed that four PASC swimmers had been selected by the Amateur Swimming Association of Sarawak (Asas) to compete in the National Age Group competition in Kuala Lumpur after they met the qualifying time for ‘Category A’ following their achievement at the recently concluded Sarawak Age Group (SAG) 2019 swimming championship.

The swimmers are Wilfred Tan, Ong Zong Lian, Darren Leong and Dylan Leong.

Tan said a total of 42 PASC swimmers who competed under the KOTAS banner at SAG 2019 had contributed 21 gold medals, 18 silvers, and 16 bronzes; with two Best Boy awards won respectively by Cayden Mineve Chin of Group E and Darren Leong of Group D.

“Cayden and Wilfred also created three new individual meet records during the SAG. Our team also contributed two new relay event meet records,” he added.

Additionally, Tan expressed his appreciation to Bright Star Optical Centre and D’ Eye Optical Lawas for their generous sponsorships.

For further inquiries on the 4th PASC inter-primary schools competition, email paswimmingclub@gmail.com, or contact Voon at 016-888 5623. Entry forms will also be forwarded to schools soon. — DayakDaily