Saturday, 22 July 2017

IBSC Team Briefing - 6th Sel Arena Short Course Sprint Invitational 2017

Attention to IBSC swimmers,

Swimmers who are participating in the 6th Selangor Arena Short Course Sprint Invitational 2017 scheduled on 28-30 July, 2017 at Shah Alam are required to attend a team briefing.

Date    : 26 July, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time   : 6:30 pm
Venue : Cheras Pool, Bandar Tun Razak

School leave letters will be distributed in due course.

Your attendance is appreciated.

Vincent Low
Team Manager

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

IBSC swimmers made a big splash at 2017 ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash, Leg 1

The ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim, Leg 1 for 2017 has just concluded last Sunday 16 July, 2017 at Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur after a 3-day stiff competition among 774 swimmers from 34 swim clubs in Malaysia. Team IBSC sent the biggest contingent of 171 swimmers and the club is happy to expose so many junior athletes, some of whom are first timers.

IB's talented swimmer, Ng Zi Syuen proved the girl's power when she splashed her way to all golds in her 8 individual events that she participated in, and along the way she charted 5 PBs.

12 year old, Zi Syuen also broke the 50m breaststroke (36.86) and renewed her own timing in 100m breaststroke (1:19.75) in the Group 3 Girls event. Her superb performance also helped her team mates won all golds in the relay events. Zi Syuen collected 88 points as top performer of the club.

Ng Zi Syuen, amassed 8 gold
From left, Ng Zi Syuen, Teo Sze Hui, Vanessa Wong and Cliona Tan formed a strong relay team despite mostly being at disadvantaged year 

Ng K-Yang, in Group 3 boys, as anticipated, cornered the breaststroke events when he emerged first with new PBs in the 50m breast (33.44) and 100m breast (1:14.93), both smashing the meet records. A new rookie in Group 3 boys, Harry Chong, sprung up a pleasant surprise bronze in 100m breaststroke (1:19.16).

Ashley Ting, also collected quiet many points as she gathered 1 gold in 100m backstroke (1:11.79), 4 silver and 5 bronze in her individual events.

Junior sprinter, Tobin Sia,  showed an amazing performance in the Group 4 boys when he bagged 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in individual events. He broke the 50m backstroke record with a new time of 34.95. Tobin later teamed up with his peers to win 4 gold in all 4 relays events with all new meet records time.

Group 4 boys, from left, Sew Jia Wei, Tobin Sia, Teo Zun Jet and Nicholas Long accompanied by Coach Shazali and Coach Kamal

Siblings Teo Sze Hui and Teo Zun Jet each pocketed a gold in their 100m fly and 50m breast events respectively and added a couple of medals too in the relays.

In the youngest Group 5 boys, 8 year old Muhammad Dhuha, showed case his talent in the pool when he grabbed 4 silver and 1 bronze in his individual events.

The other points and medals achievers are shown below. Well done to all!

IBSC concluded the event with 14 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze for individuals events and swept 11 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze out of 30 relay events. IB accumulated 1112 narrowly behind the defending champion, DSA (1184). The team has given a healthy fight in good competitive spirit and is proud of the swimmers' achievements.

Many juniors got the chance to compete with some tasting sweet victory but most importantly they have the opportunities to learn more on techniques and rules of the race and hope to they will do better in the next competition.

The working committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all for the cooperation given by all the swimmers and parents during the 3-day event. Sincere thanks to team mates, En. Nizar and Vincent Chin, our Chaperones Choi Ling, Joan Choi and Lily, and all the coaches for their selfless contributions to make the meet a successful one.

See full results here.

CK Wong
Team Manger

See more photos here.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Buy your 29th SEA Games 2017 tickets now

For sports enthusiasts eager to watch the 29th SEA Games 2017, Kuala Lumpur, please hurry to purchase your tickets online as some have been snapped up. Tickets can be purchased between RM10 to RM20 via this link.

The aquatic events from 17th to 30th August, 2017 seem to be very popular. Kindly refer to the schedule below.

Below is the order of events for Swimming.

The swimming events will be held at National Aquatic Centre, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Check out more of SEA Games tickets.


Friday, 7 July 2017

6 IBSC swimmers made it to 9th ASEAN School Games 2017 in Singapore

ASEAN School Games (ASG) is an annual games for high schools in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and organised under the authority of the ASEAN Schools Sports Council (ASSC). The ASSC is an apolitical regional sports council that promotes sports among member countries.

This year, 2017, the Ministry of Education (Singapore) will be hosting the 9th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) from 13 to 21 July 2017. 9 ASEAN countries will be participating ie.  Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. The 10 sports that will be organised in this edition are Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Netball, Sepak Takraw, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling and Volleyball. Approximately 1800 athletes and officials are expected to participate in this event.

IBSC is extremely proud that 6 of its swimmers have been selected to participate in the 9th ASEAN School Games 2017 in Singapore which will be scheduled from 13-21 July, 2017.

Incidentally all males, they are (clockwise from top) Ng Kai Wen [left], Brandy Chew, Sebastian Soon, Low Ken Ji, Iqmal Muqhis bin Faizal and Steve Khiew Hoe Yean.

The athletes are required to check into a centralised training camp starting this weekend, from 9 - 12 July, 2017 at Johor Sports School prior to crossing the border for the competition.

Eagerly awaiting the camp and regional competition, they expressed their expectations and targets in the school games. Excerpted from the swimmers' messages to the club, they shared their aspiration and hope.
Ng Kai Wen, is feeling simply ecstatic and excited on his maiden appearance in the Asean School Games. "Swim all you can", he expressed it short and precise and "I just expect to improve on my timings", he added.
Sebastian Soon, currently training under the national team, felt excited having the opportunities to meet friends again from other states and countries during the camp and race. On his wish list, he said "I hope the camp will provide healthy food and comfortable place to rest so as to prepare us adequately for the School Games. I think I will perform better if my body condition is good, so lets see....  I  also hope to contribute to Malaysia by winning at least one medal in my pet event, the 400m IM."
Brandy Chew, was rather astonished when he found out his name was in the list of selected swimmers. He expressed "I am really happy that I qualify for ASG. I don't really have a high expectation of myself as the Asean School Games is a competition among all the best swimmers from other countries. All I hope is that I can hit a new personal best and learn something new from a meet of this big scale."
Low Ken Ji, hopes to do well in Singapore for ASG. In the camp, he also hopes to compare notes and see the performance of his team mates. He declared, "I feel that I may not be able to achieve 100% performance but nevertheless I will try my best and in the process hopefully I am able to hit my PBs during the meet."  
 Iqmal Muqhis, a happy-go-lucky guy, was kind of excited in going to the camp and race but with mixed feelings. "I have not been training much because of the fasting month but I will try to swim my best", he responded. "Hopefully I will improve on my time and get a medal"
Steve Khiew,  honoured to be selected once again to ASG, he conveyed "I expect the camp to be an exciting one. I will try my best to win some medals in the meet and hopefully bring back at least one gold for my country. 200m backstroke event could land me a good chance". He went on to say, "I would like to wish all my team mates the best of luck". 

IBSC also wishes all of them the best in the 9th ASEAN School Games 2017, Singapore.

Updates on the school games and results can be tracked via the host's link below.

Meanwhile, the swimming timetable can be viewed here.


IBSC Team Briefing - ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim 2017, Leg 1

Attention to IBSC swimmers,

If you are participating in the ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Swim Splash 2017, Leg 1 scheduled next weekend (14-16 July, 2017) at Cheras pool, please attend a team briefing as follows :

Date    : 12 July, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time   : 6:30 pm
Venue : Cheras Pool, Bandar Tun Razak
Agenda :
  • Team seating
  • F&B arrangement 
  • Scratching of events
  • Distribution of school leave letters 
  • Other matters
Your attendance is appreciated.

CK Wong
Team Manager

Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Star : Jeffrey rooting for Welson to break his 1,500m freestyle national record at the KL Games


KUALA LUMPUR: There will be one special guest cheering on Malaysian swimmer Welson Sim as he bid for glory at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games next month.

And it’s none other than the Malaysia’s former king of long distance swimming Jeffrey Ong (pic).

The six-foot tall Jeffrey, a multiple SEA Games gold medallist himself, will be rooting for the 20-year-old Welson to break his (Jeffrey’s) long-standing men’s 1,500m freestyle national record when the swimming competition is held at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil from Aug 21-26.

Penang-born Jeffrey clocked 15:23.61 when he earned a silver in the 1,500m freestyle at the World Games in Sheffield, United Kingdom in 1991. And the record still stands.

“It’s been too long. Twenty-six years if I’m not mistaken. I met Welson recently and he is a talented swimmer.

“Age is on his side. I hope he can break my national record and do well at the SEA Games next month. What better way to do that in front of the home crowd, right?.

“I will be there to see him swim and I know the atmosphere will be great,” said Jeffrey, 45.

Welson is the only swimmer with a fighting chance of beating Jeffrey’s national record in the 1,500m freestyle.

The Sarawakian, who already holds the 200m and 400m freestyle national records, clocked a personal best of 15:31.10 in 1,500m freestyle at the Singapore national age-group meet in March.

In his heyday, Jeffrey also ruled the middle and long distance swimming events at the Asian stage.

He was a double gold medallist in the 400m and 1,500m freestyle events in four straight SEA Games from Bangkok 1987 to Singapore 1993.

He also clinched a silver in men’s 200m freestyle in his final SEA Games appearance in Singapore.

Jeffrey also became the first Malaysian male swimmer to make the podium at the Asian Games when he bagged silver in the 1,500m freestyle in Beijing 1990.

He also represented the country at two Olympic Games – in Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992.

“Those were exciting days as a swimmer. I was also around Welson’s age when I set the national record,” recalled Jeffrey.

“Nowadays Asian swimmers need to go below 15 minutes or you can forget about making the finals at the world level.

“In my days, that wasn’t the case. In fact, I was the Asian record holder for three years with that time.”

Jeffrey is now involved in a different kind of sport. He is the regional commercial director for PGA Tour.

“I don’t play golf but I have had to learn now that I am in the industry. It’s kind of like a baby learning to swim,” he said in jest.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim 2017, Leg 2 , Melaka

Kindly be informed that Persatuan Renang Amatur Melaka will be hosting the Leg 2 of ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim 2017 at Pusat Akuatik Hang Jebat, Melaka for swimmers aged 14 and below to spur interest in swimming for junior development and to tap new talents. See details below.

Dates                               :   22nd – 24th September, 2017 (Fri - Sun)
Venue                              :    Pusat Akuatik Hang Jebat, Melaka
Organizer                        :    Persatuan Renang Amatur Melaka
Rules                               :    FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :    1st January, 2017
Entry Closing Date         :    25th August, 2017 (Fri), 3:00 pm.
Team Manager Meeting  :   21st September, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events
Entry Fees                       :   RM6/event and RM24/relay team
Rules                               :   Download here

The Order of Events are :

For IBSC members wishing to participate in the race, please download the entry form here. Cost of transport, accommodation and dinner is on own expense and arrangement. The Club will arrange for snacks and lunches during the competition. Kindly submit your entry form before 19 August, 2017.

For location of the pool, please refer to the map below.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pesta Renang MBPJ ke-12 2017

We are pleased to note that IBSC has received an invite from Stingray Swimming Club for non-state swimmers to participate in the 12th Pesta Renang MBPJ 2017 as follows :-

9 September, 2017 (Saturday)
Kelana Jaya Swimming Pool
Novice swimmers only
Date of reckoning
1 January, 2017
Entry fees
RM35 per swimmer; RM50 per family relay
IBSC’s deadline
31 July, 2017 (Mon)

Interested novice swimmers from IBSC can obtain the entry form from the office or download from the blog. State swimmers who wish to participate may swim as exhibitionist swimmers only.

Please download entry form, order of events and rules here.

Please return the form together with your entry fees to the office for further action latest by 31 July 2017.

Thank you for your attention.

IBSC Swim Committee

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Star : Welson finishes fifth in 200m freestyle in Monte Carlo


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s top swimmer Welson Sim finished a creditable fifth in the men’s 200m freestyle final in the Mare Nostrum Tour in Monte Carlo.

The 20-year-old Welson touched the wall in 1:49.61 to tie with Stanley Matthew of New Zealand for fifth in a world class field on Sunday.

Britain’s Guy James, the reigning world champion, won the race in 1:47.27 ahead of South African Brown Devon Myles (1:48.31).

Australian Mack Horton, the Rio Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle, took the last spot on the podium in 1:48.56.

Kuala Lumpur SEA Games-bound Welson made the nation proud when he claimed gold in the 400m freestyle on Saturday.

The Rio Olympian overtook Horton in the last 100m to set a new national record of 3:49.48 and claim his first ever win in the Mare Nostrum Tour.

Fellow Olympian Phee Jinq En’s bid for a medal ended when she finished eighth in the women’s 50m breaststroke final with a time of 33.09.

Chan Jie and Tern Jian Han finished fifth (55.21) and (57.02) in the men’s 100m butterfly B final.

Wong Fu Kang clocked 1:05.01 for seventh place in the men’s 100m breaststroke B final while Caroline Chan clocked 1:07.31 to be placed fourth in the women’s 100m backstroke B final.

The Malaysians will now proceed to the other legs in Barcelona, Spain (June 13-14), and Canet, France (June 17-18).


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