HONG KONG swimmers once again failed to set any national records in the second day of the swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada. All four swimmers were overwhelmed by the quality field at the Saanich Commonwealth Place, led by the Australians, Canadians and English. Arthur Li was fifth in his heat in the men's 10 metres butterfly after a promising start. Li even looked to be challenging the leaders with 25 metres to go, but he faded over the final stretch and was well outside his national record of 55.78 with a time of 57.14. Australian Scott Miller won the heat in 54.81, which was also the fastest time of the three heats. Robyn Lamsam got off to an excellent start in her women's 200 metres freestyle heat and was actually leading her race at the half-way mark, turning in 1:00.11. But the strong field, led by heat winner Karen Pickering pulled away and Lamsam was left trailing in fifth place with a time of 2:07.09. Her best time for the event is 2:05.14. In the previous heat, Hong Kong's Fenella Ng was sixth in 2:08.42, outside her fastest time of 2:07.82. Ng was seventh to turn after the first 50 metres but improved to second at the half-way mark. Her challenge faded, however, as Canada's Marianne Limpert went on to win the race in 2:04.37. Snowie Pang, in the women's 200 metres breaststroke, was nearly five seconds off her best time as she finished sixth out of six. Pang was out of the frame from almost the start of the race and eventually trailed in with a time of 2:47.15. Her best time for the event is 2:42.42. Australian Samantha Rile set a Games record for the women's 200 metres breaststroke when she touched home in 2:29.42, beating the previous mark of 2:31.20 set by Canada's Allison Higson in Edinburgh, 1986.