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KUCHING, May 19: Power Aquatics Swimming Club (PASC) managed to achieve a respectable sixth placing with its 13-member delegation of swimmers at the ‘Malaysia Junior Splash Swim Leg 1 2018′ meet held at the National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Bukit Jalil on May 11-13.
According to a press statement, PASC collected a total of 269 points in the event which saw the participation of 1,219 swimmers from 38 clubs from across the country.
PASC president Tan Kun Gee said the number of swimmers participating was an important factor to consider because the assessment result was based on a point system.
Overall, PASC won three gold, five silver, as well as seven bronze medals, in individual as well as relay events.
Tan highlighted the accomplishments of Dylan Leong as ‘outstanding’. The swimmer collected three gold medals and one bronze medal. He also broke two records, in the 50m Breaststroke event when he clocked in at 42.24s erasing the previous record time of 44.30s; and set another new record at 1.33.07 in 100m Breaststroke event, breaking the old record time of 1.34.88.
The other medallists were Casper Tan, Sara Tham, and Janice Tan.
“Dylan is also one of the top swimmers in the country in his age group (eight and below) and we are sure he is on the way to becoming a star swimmer of Sarawak,” added Tan.
Tan also thanked the Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for allowing the club’s swimmers to train at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre.
“The opportunity to have access to proper professional coaching and good facilities are two very imporant factors for the development of any athlete,” he stressed.
At the meet, the Ikan Bilis Swimming Club comprising 179 athletes won first place after collecting 1,301.50 points, followed by Dsa Swimming Club (1,153.50 points with 195 swimmers), and Pade-Supersharkz Swimming Club (476.50 points with 140 swimmers).
The New Wave Swimming Club comprising 40 athletes came in fourth with 357 points while fifth place went to Srikl Sharkies with 301 points (60 swimmers).
The next swimming competition that PASC will take part is the 2nd Leg Splash Meet in Melaka which will be held from July 27 to 29. — DayakDaily