ALEX Fong Lik-sun set the only record at the recent Division One age group swim meeting in the Kowloon Park pool, but national coach Chan Yiu-hoi is unperturbed by the moderate overall results. Fong, 15, won the 200 metres backstroke in 2:14.87, beating his own national junior record set in August at the Asia-Pacific Championships in Sri Lanka by 0.25 of a second. However, that was not Fong's best time for the event, as he had recorded an unsanctioned 2:14.18 at the local Chinese Amateur Swimming Association meeting a week ago. Said coach Chan: 'The times were very moderate, and I wasn't even impressed by Alex's time in the 200 back because it was still more than half a second behind his personal best. 'But I wasn't disappointed at all. The overall results were satisfactory considering that many of the senior swimmers are coming back from a long lay-off and this is not their competitive season.' Chan pointed out that another reason for the sub-standard times was the recent cancellation of full-time national squad training, and the Hong Kong internationals now only train together on weekends. However, Chan stressed that the senior swimmers have maintained a tough training programme under the guidance of their own club coaches. 'They are training at their own clubs and it's doing them good because they need a change of schedule and environment,' said the Hong Kong Sports Institute's head swimming coach. 'Training separately also intensifies the rivalry among the squad members and this will lead to bigger improvement in the long run. 'And these top swimmers going back to their clubs also acts an inspiration for the up-and-coming youngsters. Hopefully, we will have more devoted young kids in training.' While the leading internationals only had an average day in terms of times, there emerged a couple of promising youngsters who bear watching - Alan Cheung Man-tsun, Jeremy Yip, Jennifer Ng Chi-kwon, Chung Yuen-yi, Victoria Chan Shiu-man, Cassie Chow and Elaine Ho.