DSA Swimming Club third overall at Inter Club Meet
The state of Perak played host to the 37th National Inter-Club Swimming Championship for The President Cup and the highly competitive Meet was held at the Pusat Akuatik Tuanku Zara on 23-25 November. As always the Meet had a large number of participants, numbering over 1300, from swim clubs all over Malaysia. Both DSA Club and DSAS Swimming Clubs participated in the Meet as separate teams. The young swimmers did the clubs proud with DSA Swim Club placing third in the overall ranking while the smaller team of DSAS swimmers stood at 9th position.
The highlight and the crowd attraction for DSA Swimming Club was the presence and participation of Malaysia National and Olympic Swimmer, Welson Sim. The Olympians presence was a huge morale boost and a source of motivation for the young swimmers as they looked to follow by example to the reach the heights that Welson Sim has achieved.
Both DSA and DSAS swimmers did well in their events building up very creditable points and medal positions. Some of the top point winners for DSA Club included Chong Xin Lin, with 6 Golds and over 90 points to team tally. Georgene Wee added 3 more Golds followed by Welson Sim and Darren Lew Chen Jet with a Gold each and many more points. Yap Yong Jie, Grace Kim, Austin Gan, Jaydrien Ng, Sean Goh and a host of others; about 22 swimmers from the team made their contributions towards the total points putting the Club in the third place overall. Marcus Woo Yong Hau, a President Cup newbie, astonished the crowd with a Gold medal swim in his Breaststroke event. Heidi Chong Zi Xin brought home a Silver while other swimmers like Adam Jeffery Dillon, Jerriel Lau, Erin Eu Lakshmanan and many others added to the points tally for the DSAS Swim team bringing them within the top 10. A detailed view of the medal winners and points tally is given below.
With the biggest event of the year wrapped up, it’s been a great year for swimming clubs DSA and DSAS with more than 10 swim Meets on the calendar completed. One more Meet remains for closing the year and overall it has been a great year with new champions at every Meet. Undoubtedly, there a lot of sacrifices and motivation provided that is usually unseen by many. The large support system starting with the parents, the DSA swim coaches and all the staff who have been at the forefront always to make these great results happen.
Hats off to the team, thank you Team DSA, One Team, One Dream and looking forward to the year 2019.
RESULTS – Day 1- With Seed Time
RESULTS – Day 2 – With Seed Time
RESULTS – Day 3 – With Seed Time