The first day of the Division One Inter-school swimming competition (Kowloon and Hong Kong Island) 2016-2017 saw several new records being made at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool today.
Diocesan Girls’ School’s swimming team captain Toto Wong Kwan-to, 16, broke two records, in A grade girls 50m and 100m backstroke with times of 29.87 and 1:02.93 respectively.
Toto said her school swimming team was determined to take home the overall title for the 29th time in a row. Breaking two records was incredible and, delighted, she said: “I really improved my attitude and my propulsion. I’m more mature and experienced than last year, so I had expected to improve on my previous records.”
“I will take part in the women’s 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke events, as well as the 100m individual medley in The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 at Victoria Park swimming pool from October 29-30. With these experiences, I’m confident I’ll be able to break more records in the final,” says Toto.
Belilios Public School’s Jasmine Wong Yuk-yan, 17, set a new record in the A grade girls 50m butterfly with a time of 27.29 seconds.
Record-breaker Vincent Suen will double in freestyle and butterfly at the 2016 Inter-school Swimming Competition
DGS Ho Nam-wai, 14, broke the A grade girls’ record for the 200m freestyle, coming first with a time of 2:05.24.
Vincent Suen Wai-cheong, 17, from Wah Yan College, Kowloon, and his long-time adversary from La Salle College swimmer Martin Lam Ho-yin, also 17, broke records in the A Grade boys 50m freestyle. Vincent won the heat with the record-breaking time of 23.47 seconds, whereas Martin came second with 23.50.
At the end of the day, DGS had topped the girls’ table with 158 points. Heep Yunn took second with 124 points, and Good Hope School came third with 92 points.The defending champions Diocesan Boys’ School are ahead with 129 points in the boys’ event, followed closely by La Salle College with 122 points. St. Joseph’s College are third with 117 points.
The Inter-school Swimming Competition finals will be held on Monday, November 7.