DSA Swim Team youngsters, first-timers shine through with 8 New Records, over 30 Gold
The young swimmers from DSA Swim Team had a great initiation into competitive swimming at the ASUM/NSC/Milo Junior Splash Swim 2018 – Leg 1 held on 11th-13th May at the National Aquatic Centre. Bukit Jalil. Though not able to repeat the championship performance from the previous year, the team gained a lot of experience on the many aspects of competitive swimming. It was great watching them getting into the midst of it all, right from reporting to the Marshall room, marking the events and lanes on their hands and also beating their personal best timings.
The record breakers included the Okuzono sisters with Misa Okuzono setting 4 new records in her events while elder Yumi Okuzono rewrote 2 records in her name. In addition the Girls Relay also made new records in the 4×100 Medley Relay for the 9-10 yrs and 11-13 yrs age groups. Besides these, there was a host of sterling performers from the many young upcoming champions in the team, like Xin Lin Chong in the Girls 9-10 yrs group who took home 9 Golds and 1 Silver. Eyna Arissa Emil Rinaldi, Alvina Ching Ru En and Xin Ting Hiew were the other Gold medal winners. It was also a stupendous team effort as the swimmers together won medals in 24 Relay events, possibly first time occurrence.
A detailed list of the new records are as
- Girls 11 – 12 100m Backstroke – 1:31.21
- Girls 11 – 12 50 Backstroke – 32.69
- Girls 11 – 12 100m Fly – 1:06.89
- Girls 11 – 12 50m Free – 28.81
- Girls 13 – 14 100m Fly – 1:05.14
- Girls 13 – 14 50m Free – 28.73
Girls 11-12 4×100 Medley Relay
MEET Rec: 4:57.08L
Misa Okuzono, Eyna Arissa Emil Rinaldi, Bendix Dahl Alma Louise, Yu Xuan Wong
Girls 9-10 4×100 Medley Relay
MEET Rec: 5:29.88L
Samantha Yong Scanlan, Pan Celyn Xiao Ying, Yunie Goh, Hayley Yap Hay Ee