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    Brunei swimmers to make splash at SEA meet

    |     Fadhil Yunus     |

    SIX swimmers from Brunei Darussalam will take part in the 43rd South East Asian Age Group (SEAAG) Swimming Championships 2019 at the Morodok Techo National Sports Complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from June 28-30.

    The swimmers comprise three male swimmers – Nur Haziq Samil, Joel Ling and Zeke Chan – and three female swimmers – Ashley Chai, Emma Yusuf and Breanna Lee Le Er.

    Nur Haziq will compete in the 16-18 years age group. He will take part in three events including the 100m and 200m backstroke as well as 200m Individual Medley (IM).

    Joel, who is in the 13 years and under age group, will take part in five events, the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke as well as the 200m and 400m IM.

    Zeke, who is in the same age group as Joel, will also take part in five events including the 400m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly and 400m IM.

    The swimmers in a group photo. – BASA

    Ashley will take part in the 16-18 years age group. She will contest six events, the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle as well as 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke.

    Emma will be in the 14-15 years age group and her four events are in 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.

    Breanna will compete in the 13 years and under age group. She will take part in seven events, the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly and 400m IM.

    The trio of Nur Haziq, Ashley and Emma are national record holders.

    The swimmers are accompanied by team manager Awangku Farid bin Pengiran Idrus, who is also a BASA Executive Committee member and coach Bonnie Zhang who is also the assistant coach of the Brunei national team.

    The Brunei contingent is supported by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA).

    The swimming competition will be hosted by the Khmer Swimming Federation and supported by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), Southeast Asia Swimming Federation (SEASF), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia and National Olympic Committee of Cambodia.

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