KUCHING, July 6: Some 500 swimmers from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand are expected to make a splash when they meet at the coming 2nd Sarawak Short Course Sprint 2022 at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre on Aug 13 and 14.
The event is organised by Power Aquatics Swimming Club (PASC) in collaboration with the Sarawak Sport Corporation (SSC), and supported by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development.
PASC organising committee led by president Kapitan Tan Kun Gee has yesterday (July 5) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at his office in Baitulmakmur 2 Building here to hand over an invitation letter for the Minister to close the event.
The delegation also briefed Abdul Karim on the progress of the event, which will see more teams coming to Sarawak for the first time.
According to the club’s press statement today, the aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity and a platform for beginners and junior swimmers to showcase their skills at a suitable competitive environment as well as to identify potential swimmers and high achievers.
As many of the participants will be visiting Sarawak for the first time, Tan expressed his delight that the response received have been encouraging.
“This is our second time holding an international event like this, and we are in high spirits to continue holding it annually.
“PASC has always been actively holding local meets, and the club strives to go beyond by holding international level competitions to forge memories as well as leaving a legacy of friendship and sportsmanship.
“When we applaud our athletes at the pool, our differences fade away, leaving us with only our similarities to forge a sincere union of hearts for our nation,” he said.
In 2019, the 1st Sarawak Short Course Sprint 2019 attracted a total of 376 swimmers from Indonesia and Malaysia, with PASC emerging as the overall team champion. — DayakDaily