Sarawak Short Course Sprint draws over 500 swimmers

Poster for the upcoming swimming event.

KUCHING: Sarawak’s biggest swimming event will take place at Pandalela Rinong Aquatic Centre here on Aug 13-14.

The 2nd Sarawak Short Course Sprint is a competition made up of 529 swimmers from 20 teams from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand, with 16 out of 20 teams from outside Sarawak.

The competition is organised by Power Aquatics Swimming Club (PASC) in collaboration with Sarawak Sport Corporation (SSC) and supported by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development.

The final session is set to begin at 7.30am, followed by the closing ceremony at 4.30pm on the second day of the competition.

Minister for Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah will close the competition, plus there will be a welcoming dinner for officials from all teams.

Organising chairman Voon Yong Hui said he was overwhelmed by the response, as the entries hit their expected target of 500 participants.

He added that during the first Sarawak Short Course Sprint 2019, there were a total of 376 swimmers from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Voon also expressed his appreciation to all sponsors for their contributions and added that the public are welcomed to watch the competition and show their support.

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