KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- National swimmers will capitalise on the Southeast Asia (SEA) Swimming Championship 2014 in Singapore in June as a warm-up for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland in July.
Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) honorary secretary, Edwin Chong said the Singapore tournament could be an excellent platform to expose junior swimmers for the Commonwealth challenge as Malaysia's chances of ending the 12-year medal drought was slim.
"As we are not sending senior athletes competing in Singapore, I want junior swimmers to take advantage of the tournament in preparations for the Commonwealth Games," he told BERNAMA.
He said national swimmers would also be pitted at the Malaysia Open Swimming Championship 2014 at the National Aquatic Centre, Bukit Jalil from May 8 to 11.
Malaysia last won a medal at the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 through Alex Lim Keng Liat who took home a silver and a bronze in the men's 50m metres and 100m meters backstroke respectively.....