On the final day of competition at the 4th Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) World Swimming Championships in Albufeira Portugal, sixteen year old Regina Optimist Dolphin swimmer, Michael Qing won another 2 more gold medals and set 2 more World records bringing the total to 7.

These records came in the 50 meter Fly and the 100 m Breast.

His time in 50 Fly was 0:31.31 which was a personal best time by one and a half seconds and breaking the previous world record by 6 seconds. This is an incredible amount of time for a 50 meter race. Michael finished the 100 Breast with a time of 1 minute 22.69 seconds bettering his previous best time by almost 2 seconds and lowering the World record by a whopping 15 and a half seconds!

Michael now holds a total of 12 Down Syndrome Mosaic Short Course World Records (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 1500 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly and 200 IM).

All in all Michael achieved 7 World Records, 7 Gold Medals and 6 lifetime best times at the competition in Portugal and was awarded the swimmer of the meet. Team Canada finished 4th overall in the competition.

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: pwilkins7@gmail.com
email: marjwalton@swimsask.ca