DSA Swim Club wins PRAKL Age Group Swimming Championship with a stunning 33 new records and 184 medal haul
DSA Swimmers made their way into the chronicles of Malaysian Swimming at the end of the 3 day MILO/PRAKL Age Group 2019 clinching the Overall Championship of the prestigious Meet held at Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras KL, on 19-21 January, 2019. With the second largest team of 227 swimmers, DSA topped the Medal count in the Meet with a total of 184 medals, 78 of them Gold. This was a significant increase from the previous year tally of 136 medals of which 52 were Gold and also the best ever results by the Club so far.
With this first ever win, DSA swimmers made their mark as they beat the reigning champions by a comfortable margin of over 15 Golds. New Meet records came pouring in with Yap Yong Jie, Misa Okuzono, Darren Lew Chen Jet, Alma Louise Bendix Dahl, Cynthia Khor Wen Qi, Georgene Wee Ee Jern, Tan Yi Qin and Chong Hiong Kiet adding their names into record books multiple times. New records were also made in the Relays and Group Medleys making the Meet one of the most successful participations by DSA Swim Club so far. Besides overwhelming counts of records and medals, 20 DSA swimmers also qualified for the Malaysia Invitational Age Group Championships (MIAG) 2019, which was the cherry on the cake for the Club. The overall performance of the young swimmers were remarkable and many of them like Grace Kim, Chong Xin Lin and Woo Seungmin, who although were at a disadvantage, being drawn with older competitors in the same age group, still managed to contribute medals to the total tally.
Golds were brought home by Yap Yong Jie who won a record breaking 13 Golds, followed by Alma Louise Bendix Dahl with 12 Golds, Misa Okuzono with 11 Golds. Georgene Wee Ee Jern added 9 Golds and Darren Lew Chen Jet won 8 Golds. Chong Xin Lin took home 4 Golds while Shermann Choong Li Sheng and Liam Eu Li-An won another 3 Golds each. Chong Hiong Kiet also added another 2 Golds to the tally while Eunice Wong Ee Yin, Tan Yi Qin, Koh Teck Chen, Grace Kim, Cynthia Khor Wen Qi and Aishath Sajina added 1 Gold each to the team collection of Golds. The Relay teams also did a magnificent job winning 7 Golds in the Group and Medley events. A detailed look at the Medals tally is given in the table below.
With this, DSA Swim Club has well and truly opened the year’s calendar with a bang, and it is with great happiness and privilege that we thank everyone starting from the young swimmers themselves, the DSA coaches, parents and everyone else who did their bit for this awesome win. We look forward to the Meets coming up all through the year with high expectations of more success, Go Team DSA!