SJK Chung Hua No.5 overall champions at 5th PASC Inter-Primary School Swimming Competition

The Chung Hua Primary School No. 5 team celebrating their victory with (back row, from left,) Voon, Morshidi, Abdul Karim, Tan and Tony.

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KUCHING, May 23: SJK Chung Hua No. 5 was crowned the overall champion at the 5th Power Aquatics Swimming Club (PASC) Inter-Primary School Swimming Competition.

The competition, which was held at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre in Petra Jaya yesteryda saw SJK Chung Hua No.5 claiming the top spot by collecting 355 points, followed by St Joseph’s Private School in second place (346.50 points) and SJK Chung Hua No. 4 in third (269 points).

St Joseph’s Private School also dominated the boys’ competition with 185.50 points while SJK Chung Hua No.4 were the girls’ champions with 194.2 points.


According to a statement, the competition also witnessed four new records where a Year Six pupil Cayden Mineve Chin from Borneo International School (BIS) clocked 35.24s in the ‘Boys’ 12-Years-Old 50m Backstroke’ event, erasing the old record of 36.85s set by Julius Abbas in 2018. He also won the ‘Best Boy’ award for Primary Six, and the ‘Best Boy Group’ award.

Eleven-year-old Elise Then from SJK Chung Hua No.5 created a new record in the ‘Girls’ 11-Years-old 50m Backstroke’ event when she clocked 39.46s, erasing the old record of 40.12s set by Kelly Teo in 2017, including smashing the older record of 36.50s by Bibienne Ong in 2018, with a new time of 36.26s. She won the ‘Best Girl’ award for Primary Five, and the ‘Best Girl Group’ award.

The third new record was set by Primary Six pupil Cheeren Ngo from SJK Chung Hua No.3 Kuching who clocked 1:23.13 in the 100m butterfly, smashing the old record of 1:29.00 set by Genevieve Liew in 2018. She also won the ‘Best Girl’ for the Primary Six category.

The Best Boys and Best Girls in a photo-call with (back row, from left,) Voon, Morshidi, Abdul Karim, Tan and Tony.

Meanwhile the other best boys, namely Affan Muhammad Danish of SK Merdang (Primary 1), Brayon Lee of SJK Chung Hua No. 3 (P2), Jonas Chai of SJK Chung Hua Bt 8 (P3), Max Chew of SJK Chung Hua No. 6 (P4), Sheamus Chew of SJK Chung Hua No. 5 (P4), and Bryston Lee of SJK Chung Hua No. 3 (P5). Both Sheamus Chew and Max Chew shared the title after they tied in the Primary Four category.

The best girls are Lau Dar Yen of SJK Chung Hua No. 6 (P1), Sheryl Chew of SJK Chung Hua No. 5 (P2), Yeo Caitlyn Xuan of St Joseph’s Primary School (P3), Arshabel Chong Jiin Sii of SJK Chung Hua Bt 8 (P3) and Charissa Ang Yee Ting of SJK Chung Hua No. 4 (P4). Caitlyn and Arshabel were in a tie as best girls for the Primary Three category.

A total of 151 swimmers from 26 primary schools in Kuching and Samarahan took part in the one-day competition, which also saw new schools competing. They were SK Merdang, SK Pinang, Sekolah Rendah Islam Al Amin, and Mahad Tahfiz Tun Abdul Rahman.

The 5th PASC Inter-Primary School Swimming Competition closing ceremony was officiated at by Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Also present were Sarawak Sports Corporation chief executive officer Morhsidi Fredrick, PASC president Kapitan Tan Kun Gee, PASC advisor-cum-meet organising chairman Voon Yong Hui and Nestle Shopper and Consumer Engagement operation manager Tony Merill. — DayakDaily