Swimming is a popular competitive sport with a wide range of events from short sprints to long distance races. With that said, professional swimmers would train up to 6 hours a day to ensure that they’re fit and ready for the competitions held. Just recently, an 11-year-old boy has achieved incredible results in a swimming championship in Kuching.
Rising star, Sheamus Chew wins 7 gold medals in a swimming championship held in Kuching
According to The Borneo Post, Sheamus Chew who is currently 11 has managed to bag 7 gold medals in the recent swimming championship in Sarawak. The rising star has won 5 individual gold medals and 2 team relay gold medals, whilst breaking several meet records.
The 11-year-old managed to break his own record of 33.17s in the Boys Group C 50m butterfly, by clocking in at 32.09s this time round. Following that, Sheamus has also set a new record for 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 100m backstroke by clocking in at 29.29s, 37.25s, 1:15.19s, and 1:18.42s respectively.
Prior to this, the rising star has also achieved amazing results in the 50m butterfly at a swimming championship held by one of his idols, Daniel Bego, by coming in at 33.19s early this year during March. Other than that, Sheamus also teamed up with Roman Aryan Raphel, Angelia Chan Jia Wen and Sharon Chew Tze Xuan to win the Mix 11 50m breaststroke relay and Mix 11 50m freestyle with a record time of 3:15.34s and 2:23.38s.
Sheamus is currently trained by Teo Ah Hua with his previous coaches being Voon Yong Hui and Abdul Rahman. He is expected to appear in the next competition, the MAS-NSC-Milo Junior Splash Swim Leg 1 and the said event will be held at the National Aquatic centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur from June 3 to 5.
Good luck and all the best Sheamus!
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