Gangtok, 03 Sept:
The 14th Sikkim State Open Swimming Championship 2018 organised by Sikkim Amateur Swimming Association [SASA] was held at Tashi Namgyal Academy in Gangtok on 01-02 Sept, a press release informs.
Veron Gurung  of Delhi Public School has created a new State record during the heats of the 50 mtrs free style. He clocked a timing of 00:28:75 beating the record created earlier by Sidharth Rabden who had set the record at 00:29:19.
Over 150 participants from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Manjusri Public School, Nim Valley School, Water Garden Swimming Club, Taktse International School, Institute of Hotel Management [Sajong], Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, GD Goenka School [Siliguri], Delhi Public School [Siliguri], Assam Valley School [Tezpur], and others from the open category battled in the pool for the two days.
Ninety-five swimming events under various categories like sub junior boys & girls [group III & IV], junior boys & girls [group I & II] and men & women [Open] were heldas per rules and regulations of Swimming Federation of India and International Swimming Federation [FINA].
Promotional events of 25 mts were also held in all categories to encourage amateur swimmers.
Adhyaksha, East, SS Bokhim, who attended the finals of the championship as chief guest, handed over medals and certificates to the winners under different categories.
The organisersof the championship have extended gratitude to all for making the event a success.