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Sasa appreciative of Asum support
Published on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) was praised for their input in the just concluded 51st Sabah Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2018 held at the Likas Sports Complex over the weekend.
Some 460 swimmers from Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, Penampang, Brunei and Likas participated in the meet co-organised by Sabah Aquatic Sports Association (Sasa) and Sea Dragon Swimming Club.

Sasa President Anthony Kiob was thankful to Asum for their support on the technical side led by Fina certified instructor Chee Pao Kam.

“We are pleased with the support given by Asum technical officials to upgrade the local swimming technical skill in the pool.

“I hope Sasa will continue to collaborate with Asum to gain more advance knowledge and skill for the benefit of the whole swimming fraternity in the State.”

He also hoped that Sasa would organise more technical courses in the near future to source for more national level officials.

“We must recognise that our local technical and control room team had gained a lot during this meet under the guidance of Asum, and I am grateful to Asum for giving Sabah an opportunity to find more suitable candidates as technical officials to officiate in the National Age Group and Malaysia Open which will be held in March and May in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.”

Anthony was also pleased with the overall results derived from the swimmers in the meet.

“I am proud to say that there is an increase in the number of swimmers qualified to attend Malaysia Age Group in Bukit Jalil on March 15-18 and this is due to the hard work and dedication of both coaches and swimmers.

“This time we have 20 as compared to 16 last year. They are Jay Lo, Samuel Ng, Yipp Sin Hung, Gerald Tsen, Edwin Law, Adrian Frederic, Eddie Law, Sharifah Destinee, Loo Yie Bing, Beverly Lai, Loo Yie Cheng, Yong Xing Ru, Shane Chong, Chu Xin Ying, Lovell Wong, Yong Zi Yi, Lo Meng Sum, Logan Wong, Hollymax Bell and Sharon Voon.”

“We must say this is the hard work and dedication of both coaches and swimmers to see such improvement including an increased number of new meet and state records.”

He added that Sasa and coaches will use the SAG results as selection for state athletes in Sukma Perak 2018.

Meanwhile, Sea Dragon Swimming Club (SDSC) was the overall champion followed by Penampang District Swimming Association (Preps) and Sandakan Swimming Association Sabah (SSA).

Anthony said it is great to note that coaches are working cordially to promote the sports to source new junior talents.

“We thank all the coaches for their dedication and commitment to make swimming a success and bring glory for Sabah.

He also disclosed that there will be a novice competition in May this year organized by Sasa.

The main aim is to provide additional avenue and platform for the development of junior swimming talent to mature into state and national and international level.

He thanked MSN for their continuous financial support and also Sabah Sports Board for the provision of facilities for routine training as well as National Institute of Sports for rendering sports science services to coaches and swimmers.– GL Oh

Malaysians All Star Program

 

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia would like to announce the introduction of the
Malaysian Swimming All Star program. This initiative has been designed to recognise our high achieving junior swimmers in Malaysia and to encourage their continued hard work in the training pool.

This year at the 2018 National Age Group Championships we will be awarding recognition All
Star swim caps and certificates to our best young junior swimmers. All swimmers that reach
the qualification time standards attached below will receive the signature cap and certificate
(athletes are limited to 1 cap/certificate). The time is to be swum at the National Age Group
Championships only.

 

SEA Age Group 2018 Qualifying Times

ASUM is pleased to announce the SEA Age Group 2018 qualifying times as follows:

 

Selection criteria:
The swimmers will be selected based on the following conditions:
1) The Main Qualifying meet will be MIAG 2018. However results from the ASUM/MILO Sportexcel Swimming Championship 2018 may also be considered.
2) A swimmer must have competed in MIAG 2018, unless granted an exemption by the selection committee, due to illness where evidence will need to be provided
3) Only the top 6 swimmers in each age group will be considered.
4) Selection Priority:
a. Automatic selection: Time set to be at least equal to the silver medal time for the SEA Age Group 2017.
b. Consideration: Time set to be at least equal to the 5th placing for SEA Age Group 2017. Only the fastest 2 swimmers having met the 5th placing will be considered.
c. Development: In the event there are still slots available, the swimmers with the highest FINA pointscore from MIAG 2018 and have been selected into the National Junior Squad, will be considered.
5) The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.