I still can remember how happy am I during first year, to swim in the pool, after stop my training for about 7 years. That's what I check for after I received offer by USM, wow, there is a pool!
During my time as Junior Exco (S n R), we need to arrange events for outings, need to duty as Lifeguards, check the lifeguard room cleanliness, and of course, help monitor the lifeguard disciplines. But second year I'm still enjoy to do all this stuffs, although my results drop under 3.0.
During that time, we all still happy family.
LAst year, during my 3rd year, is a bad year for me.
Being a vice captain, I need to deal more with the higher authority, the pak cik (guarding the entrance), and also members from lifeguards.
When there are too many things come together, I still able to handle it.
But, when too many politics come together, I feel depressed.
Sports should be just sports! but our dear head of sports unit, is doing a great job to stop the development of student sports.
Let's say about the swimming pool.
This is happen recently.
Case 1, USM lifeguard corps
Unit Sukan hired 3 permanent lifeguards to duty at the pool without inform or discuss with USM lifeguard corps. So one day, 3 lifeguards suddenly pop up! and most importantly, they do not know anything about USM pool rules! They were not informed properly by the unit sukan (I dont think they should be called management nor administration unit).
This is a sign of not respecting students body. As being the most active lifeguard corps in Malaysia, Sports unit USM is trying to stop us from growing, ya, good job, USM lifeguard corps is going down. * And the so call permanent lifeguard is just sitting up at the entrance and look from there, teaching swimming while on duty. This is called PROFESSIONAL! Unit sukan really did a good job!
Case 2, Minden fencers
My friend is the founder of minden fencer, Abe Woo.
I still remember how hard to build it up in the starting point, exam month but every sunday we will gather at unit sukan for training to fence!
That time, our coach is Sir Lim Pei Jing.
he did contributed a lot to build this sports in USM.
Now, he resigned from USM. Why?
Sports unit accept another coach by just looking at the letter and never never consult the team.
This is another similar case, never respect others.
What a loss for Minden Fencer.
Don't think what University can do for you, think what you can do for the university!