Swimming: Glen Lim secures double triumph in S'pore c'ships with 400m free win in national mark

Glen Lim in action during the Singapore National Age Group Championships Men’s 400m freestyle super final at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on March 17, 2018.
Glen Lim in action during the Singapore National Age Group Championships Men’s 400m freestyle super final at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on March 17, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Swimmer Glen Lim set a national record of 3min 54.12sec in the 400m freestyle on the last day of the Neo Garden 14th Singapore National Swimming Championships on Saturday (June 23).

The 16-year-old, who hails from Swimfast Aquatic Club, erased the old mark of 3:54.64, set by Pang Sheng Jun at last year's SEA Games - en route to victory at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

It was the teenager's second national record in the four-day meet. Glen also lowered his 800m freestyle national record of 8:18.21 with an 8:15.08 effort on Wednesday.

Chinese Swimming Club's Gan Ching Hwee won the women's 400m freestyle in 4:17.37.

In addition, five Singapore swimmers won the 50m sprint events. Quah Ting Wen started the ball rolling with a 27.20sec victory in the women's 50m fly, while Hoong En Qi won the women's 50m back in 29.83sec.

Roanne Ho then won her pet event - the women's 50m breaststroke - in 31.61sec, before the Republic clinched a double in the freestyle sprints.

Amanda Lim won the women's event in 25.38sec while Teong Tzen Wei won the men's event in 22.52sec.