Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman, yesterday watched the 27th National Age Group Swimming Championship. It was held at the National Swimming Pool, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.

Upon arrival yesterday morning, Her Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Reitred Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Also in attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince's sons, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman. In the morning session, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Muntaqim represented the Peak Performance Swim Club. Yang Teramat Mulia took part in the boys' 100-metre backstroke event, recording a time of 1 minute 59.74 second, breaking the previous personal record of Yang Teramat Mulia.

Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah also watched the championship in the afternoon session. Also present was Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Faathimah Az-Zahraa' Raihaanul Bolkiah. Taking part in the afternoon session were His Royal Highness the Crown Prince's son and daughter, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah. Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Muntaqim represented the Peak Performance Swim Club, achieved a new personal record in the 50 metre butterfly event with a time of 45.71 seconds.

While, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah represented the Hammerheads Swimming Club, also achieved a personal record in the 50 metre butterfly event with 54.06 seconds. 354 participants from 18 local and foreign teams participated in the championship organised by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association with the support of the Youth and Sports Department. It is a platform for the participants to further strengthen their potential in swimming and acts as a preparation for the upcoming SEA Games 2019 in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines and South East Asia Age Group Championship in Cambodia.

Source: Radio Television Brunei