Young first-timers win at 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championships 2017
DSA Swimmers had much to celebrate as the young swimmers on their first experience at an International Meet brought home the medals for Malaysia at the 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championships 2017 held at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei between10-12 November 2017.
The swimmers included Darren Lew Chen Jet, Koh Teck Chen, Atticus Ng and Ong Yikai who had a great time at the Meet and the high level exposure brought out the best in them. Darren Lew Chen Jet, who has been very consistent in his performance at the Meets in Malaysia, gave a sterling display winning a very impressive 4 Golds and 1 Bronze at this International Meet. He was also awarded the Best Boy for his Group. Darren has definitely made great progress and his amazing talent is getting better with each Meet, being beautifully nurtured by the coaches at DSA. Koh Teck Chen won a Bronze and also made an impressive performance at his debut International Meet and we look forward to more victories from him. Other DSA swimmers who also made international debuts were Atticus Ng and Ong Yikai who also gave a good performance at their events.
The detailed medal tally was as follows
Darren Lew Chen Jet (Group 3 Boys 13& under)
- 200m Backstroke – Gold
- 100m Backstroke – Gold
- 50m Backstroke – Gold
- 50m Butterfly – Gold
- 50m Freestyle – Bronze
- Also Awarded Group 3 – Best Boy
Koh Teck Chen (Group 2 Boys 14-15)
- 200m Butterfly – Bronze
Congratulations to the swimmers for bringing home the glory for Malaysia and DSA, and we await more laurels as more champions are created. A big thank you also to the DSA coaches, parents, friends and well-wishers for the steadfast and much needed guidance and support to the young champs.