More Hong Kong national records are expected to fall at the Epson World Cup, which starts at Kowloon Park Indoor Swimming Pool today. Hong Kong national head coach Chan Yiu-hoi said yesterday his swimmers should be able to rewrite more records than in the last Cup. 'We broke seven national records and eight junior national records last year, which was quite a successful result,' said Chan. 'This time, we sent seven swimmers, five boys and two girls, to the highlands of Kunming, China, for a two-week intensive training camp. 'They made tremendous improvement throughout the camp. These swimmers should be able to do well today. 'With so many top swimmers around the world competing it will be difficult for us to win medals at the event. Still, I hope they will try their very best.' The seven swimmers are Fong Lik-sun, Michael Scott, Tsui Lap-yin, Lau Cheuk-hin, Chow Cheung-chiu, Snowie Pang and Chow Kei-sze. The events to watch today include the women's 200 metres freestyle, where world record-holder Claudia Poll from Costa Rica will be competing. Hong Kong's Robyn Lamsam and China's Nian Yun are in the other heat of the same event. Hong Kong's Alex Wong and Tam Chi-kin will have a tough start to their Cup when they compete against world record-holder Mark Warnecke in the men's 50 metres breaststroke. Meanwhile, Chan will again negotiate with Chinese veteran swimmer Lin Li , in the territory with the Chinese team, concerning her possible appointment as coach of the national team. Lin, world record holder in the women's 200 metres individual medley, has been invited to coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute for a year. Chan said: 'We first invited Lin almost a year ago. But she could not confirm as she was busy with her preparations for the Atlanta Olympics. 'Lin is one of the greatest swimmers in the world. Her extensive experience would be a great help to our young swimmers. 'If we want to improve our performance in international events, we should have more coaches like Lin, who are great swimmers themselves and have coaching experience.'