Swimmer sets national record
A 12-year-old swimmer with the Tsawwassen-based Winskill Dolphins Swim Club set a national age-group (NAG) record this past weekend.
Tai Long Singh, a student at Southpointe Academy, posted the fastest 100 meter backstroke of any 12-year-old in Canadian history at the Island Pacific Cup Invitational Meet in Victoria, head coach Ben Keast said in a media release.
"His new national age group record of 1 minute 2.87 seconds soundly downed the previous standard which had stood for nine years since 2003 at 1 minute 3.17 seconds," he said.
This past summer, Singh broke his first provincial record at the Canadian Age-Group National Championships in Calgary in the long course boys (11-12) 200m freestyle.
He then broke another provincial record (in the 100m backstroke) representing Team Canada at the North American Challenge Cup.
“Tai Long aims high, has a vision, and works hard towards his goals," said Singh's coach, Amy Canuel.
"We sensed this NAG record was coming since the summer but it’s still an important breakthrough performance for him. . . We have the whole season ahead of us. He has further ambitions and knows to continuing striving."