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Miri swimmers make splash in 7-9 Years Swimming C'ship
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HRH Prince Abdul Muntaqim in action during the Boys 25m breaststroke event at the Brunei 7-9 Years Swimming Championship on Sunday. Courtesy of BASA

Swimmers in action during the Brunei 7-9 Years Swimming Championship at the Mumong Sports Complex in Belait on Sunday. Courtesy of BASA.

HRH claims silver in Boys 25-metre freestyle event

Kelab Renang Pujut Miri (KRPM) were crowned the champions of the Brunei 7-9 Years Swimming Championship at the Mumong Sports Complex in Kuala Belait on Sunday.

They bagged a total of six gold, two silver and one bronze medals to finish at the top of the 11-team competition.

Jerudong Swimming Club bagged second spot with five gold six silver and four bronze medals while Miri Amateur Swimming Association followed closely behind with five gold and three bronze medals.

ISB Hammerheads occupied the fourth spot with four gold, five silver and three bronze medals while Royal Brunei Recreational Club (RBRC) earned fifth position with their haul of three gold, five silver and one bronze medals.

His Royal Highness Prince Abd Muntaqim also got in on the action for ISB Hammerheads where he won a silver medal in the Boys 25-metre freestyle (seven years) event with a time of 27.77s.

His previous best in the event was 32.14s from the last edition in October.

HRH also achieved a new personal best time in the 25m breaststroke event with a time of 48.27s. His previous time was 58.22s.

A total of 110 swimmers took part in the one-day tournament and two meet records were broken.

Jovyn Lau of KPRM completed the Girls 25m Butterfly (eight years) event with a time of 17.56s to beat the old time of 19.48s set by Andra Chai.

The other record was set by Kirsten Chong of Gymkhana Club Miri in the Girls 25m breaststroke (nine years) event with her time of 23.02s.

The previous record was also held by Chai with the recorded time of 23.38s.

Organised by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA), the other teams that took part in the tournament were Dolphin Swimming Club, Gymkhana Club Miri, Hornbill School Swimming, Panaga Stingrays, Tutong Swimming Scheme and Micia Swim Team.

It is also highlighted that the Learn to Swim (LTS) programmes will begin in Mumong soon, with Belait being the last district in the Sultanate to receive a swimming scheme.

Courtesy from Brunei Times