First Master Swim Event

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Kinta Roadrunners Ipoh (KRI) recently organised the first ever Master Swim Event in Ipoh.

The event was held at the Kinta Swimming Club and was a time-trial competition where each competitor had to swim 1km. The Kinta Swimming Club being a 50-metre pool, each competitor had to swim 20 lengths.

1st Master Swim, time trial, event. 11 age groups, (35-60years) with 61 particpants
1st Master Swim, time trial, event. 11 age groups, (35-60years) with 61 participants

The competition was categorised into 11 age groups starting from 35 years till 60 and above. The response was very positive with 61 participants signing up for the event.

The Men’s overall champion went to Mr Wong Kim Keong (15:23.01) while the Women’s overall champion was won by Ms Chan Siew Chooi (23:07).

(left photo) Champion's Women Chan (23:07) and Men's Wong (15:23.01) with Speedo Sponsor Sujatha
(left photo) Champion’s Women Chan (23:07) and Men’s Wong (15:23.01) with Speedo Sponsor Sujatha

The oldest participant was Mr Liang Jian Guang, 73, who completed the swim in 26 minutes and 5 seconds.

Senior participant Liang, 73 (26:00.05)
Senior participant Liang, 73 (26:00.05)

KRI President Mr Chong Him Shoong said the reason for the Club to organise this new event was to promote swimming in Perak and to motivate adult swimmers to improve their swimming skills and fitness.

The sponsors for the event included Kinta Swimming Club, Speedo Malaysia, Brooks Malaysia and F&N.

JAG