Regina Optimist Dolphin swimmer, Michael Qing won 2 more gold medals and set 2 more World records bringing the total to 5, at the 4th Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) World Swimming Championships in Albufeira Portugal.

His latest 2 records were set in 100 Fly and 50 Free. His time in the 100 Fly was 1 minute, ten seconds and 54 one hundredths which was a 12 second best time for Michael.

There was no World record in this event; Michael’s time establishes the record which will make it a pretty fast record for other to break in the future in the Mosaic class of Down Syndrome swimmers.

In the 50 Free event Michael’s time was 0:28.94 which eclipsed the previous record by almost a full 3 seconds.

The competition concludes today with a Closing ceremony and Gala Dinner.

Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) was created out of concern that sswimmers with Down Syndrome were being outclassed in competition by other people with learning disabilities who did not have the same physical disabilities that are often associated with Down Syndrome. For this reason the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) was created. This organisation now provides the opportunity to swim at a World Class level through its World Championships held every two years and also keeps World Record information for swimmers with Down Syndrome. Swimmers who register with DSISO every two years are able to keep in touch with other Down Swimmers and eventually, as in the UK, South Africa and Australia, established their own DS National Swimming Organisations to further the opportunities for Down Swimmers such as National and Regional Championships.

For more information contact:

Marj Walton Peter Wilkins
Executive Director Coach of Michael Qing
Swim Saskatchewan Inc. Regina Optimist Dolphins (ROD)
Phone/voice: 780-9238 ROD office: 586-3909
Cell: 539-4430 Cell: 540-5773
Fax: 525-4009 Email: